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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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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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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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Turkey: Cheats Triumph in Election – Wide Spead and Systemic Fraud

Turkey: Cheats Triumph in Election – Wide Spead and Systemic Fraud

The 30 March local elections may have been the dirtiest in Turkish history, according to numerous reports of widespread cheating. AD : The long-awaited municipal elections are complete in Turkey, under the shadow of the alleged widespread infractions by the ...

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Audio Leak Reveals Turkish Intelligence Chief and FM Planning to Attack Own Soil to Start War

Audio Leak Reveals Turkish Intelligence Chief and FM Planning to Attack Own Soil to Start War

March 27, 2014 A new audio leak reveals secret conversations which allegedly took place between intelligence chief Hakan Fidan, FM Ahmet Davutoglu, FM undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu and General Yasar Güler. In the leaked audio they talk about arming Syrian rebels ...

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Turkey, an emerging market dream turned into a nightmare

Turkey, an emerging market dream turned into a nightmare

Until the middle of 2013, Turkey was an emerging market favorite for global investors, triumphing over many of its peers with strong growth and political stability. In what represents a dramatic turn of fortune, a swift recovery to the economic ...

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Turkey Bans Twitter

Turkey Bans Twitter

The Turkish PM blocks Twitter and threatens to do the same for Facebook and YouTube. Social media has been a key tool for protestors in Turkey The Turkish Prime Minister has banned Twitter across the country. Twitter was blocked just ...

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Turkey: What’s going on and why you should care

Turkey: What’s going on and why you should care

Turkey has slipped alarmingly quickly from emerging market darling to market danger zone – and the emergency meeting of its central bank on Jan 28, 2014  is the latest attempt to stem an investor exodus. Turkey’s current problems stem from ...

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Berkin Elvan, a 15-year old victim of police violence dies today after 270 days of coma

Berkin Elvan, a 15-year old victim of police violence dies today after 270 days of coma

He was walking down the street going to a supermarket to buy bread. He had nothing to do with the protests. Berkin Elvan, a 15-year old boy died today, March 11, 2014. He was shot by a Turkish police officer ...

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