Turkish President Fails to Conquer New York City

Turkish President Fails to Conquer New York City

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appeared at an hour-long on-the-record event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York yesterday afternoon. The complete — if not entirely coherent — transcript of the English-language simultaneous translation can be found ...

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Turkish Leader Erdogan’s Misstep in NYC

Turkish Leader Erdogan’s Misstep in NYC

The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has a problem. Through his battles at home in recent years to ward off criminal investigations of his administration, his insistence on dismissing wiretaps that show he and his aides involved in backroom ...

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Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

When a segment of a major fault line goes quiet, it can mean one of two things: The “seismic gap” may simply be inactive — the result of two tectonic plates placidly gliding past each other — or the segment ...

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TURKISH TROOPS SEIZE 10 TONS OF DRUG

TURKISH TROOPS SEIZE 10 TONS OF DRUG

Turkish gendarmerie troops confiscated 210,000 cannabis plants, which could be used to produce 10 tons of processed hashish and 520 kilos of processed hashish, in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır on Aug. 2, according to a statement released yesterday. ...

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Happy, hoody 4th of July!

Happy, hoody 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July America! We, Turkish Americans celebrate the Independence Day of our new adopted nation, the one that we chose to immigrate to, and where we are living now.. We chose to live in this great nation not ...

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Is Turkey’s Partition Inevitable?

Is Turkey’s Partition Inevitable?

Jul 1, 2014 World turmoil in 2014 increasingly recalls that of one hundred years ago as national aspirations and trans-national ambitions set the world on a path to war. I do not suggest that the world is on the verge ...

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FBI investigates Gulen charter school chain

FBI investigates Gulen charter school chain

June 10, 2014 In an expected turn of events, news reports have confirmed what has long been reported by Substance News and other activists — Concepts Schools charter operator is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for yet ...

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Erdogan’s Coup

Erdogan’s Coup

Western depictions of Turkish politics have finally begun to catch up with the authoritarian reality. As late as May 2012, Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, could state confidently that “the Justice and Development Party has ...

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Episode In The Dark

Episode In The Dark

As the evening dusk settled over the city of Istanbul and blue waters of Bosphorus, a young fellow was treading along the winding asphalt road towards Yenikoy, an isolated borough of Istanbul on the European side. He had been walking ...

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Ambassador Shuffle: Iraq, Jordan, Turkey

Ambassador Shuffle: Iraq, Jordan, Turkey

State Department executive secretary John R. Bass, a former US ambassador to Georgia, is expected to be nominated to be the next US Ambassador to Turkey, U.S. officials told the Back Channel. Bass, a career member of the Foreign Service, ...

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