Did Turkey Just Let a Chinese Trojan Horse into NATO?

Did Turkey Just Let a Chinese Trojan Horse into NATO?

  The Turkish government’s recent decision to award its high-altitude missile defense contract to China conjured images of the residents of Troy rejoicing the large, Greek-made wooden horse near the end of the Trojan Wars. That story did not have a pleasant ...

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EU to fault Turkey over protests but urge new talks

EU to fault Turkey over protests but urge new talks

A keenly awaited European Union report will criticize excessive use of force by Turkish police in tackling protests this year but urge the EU to breathe new life into Turkey’s faltering bid to join the 28-nation bloc. The executive European ...

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Turkey Sledgehammer trial: Key coup sentences upheld

Turkey Sledgehammer trial: Key coup sentences upheld

A Turkish court has upheld the convictions of key military officers ruled to have plotted the overthrow of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. A retired general accused of being the coup plot organiser, Cetin Dogan, had his 20-year prison sentence ...

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Ottoman Prince may enter politics

Ottoman Prince may enter politics

There are rumors that the grandson of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II is about to enter politics in a bid to become the mayor of Istanbul. The head of Turkey’s Great Union Party (BBP), Mustafa Destici, has made a very ...

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Turkey’s Spymaster Plots Own Course on Syria

Turkey’s Spymaster Plots Own Course on Syria

Hakan Fidan Takes Independent Tack in Wake of Arab Spring On a rainy May day, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan led two of his closest advisers into the Oval Office for what both sides knew would be a difficult ...

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Did Microsoft steal its fonts from the Turkish army?

Did Microsoft steal its fonts from the Turkish army?

The Turkish court that sentenced more than 300 officers on coup plotting charges in September (2012) apparently thinks so. The Turkish military has long set the ground rules for Turkish politics, and this was hailed as a landmark trial. Many ...

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Turkey lifts generations-old ban on Islamic head scarf

Turkey lifts generations-old ban on Islamic head scarf

Turkey lifted a ban on women wearing the Islamic head scarf in state institutions on Tuesday, ending a generations-old restriction as part of a package of reforms the government says are meant to improve democracy. The ban, whose roots date ...

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This Food Video Will Make You Cry

This Food Video Will Make You Cry

In travel or in our daily lives, at restaurants or at markets, we pass by others, forgetting that all the people we interact with are just like us… human: full of happiness and pain and hope. In Turkey, we tried ...

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New Law in Turkey Criminalizes Protests Before They Happen

New Law in Turkey Criminalizes Protests Before They Happen

‘Legal basis for a police state’: Drastic new regulation signals expansion of police powers despite global condemnation of crackdown on recent uprisings Turkish police can now legally arrest and detain people they deem at “risk of conducting a protest” without ...

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Erdogan taking Turkey back 1,000 years with ‘reforms’

Erdogan taking Turkey back 1,000 years with ‘reforms’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan this week unveiled his long-promised “reform package” to “chart the path of the nation” for the next 10 years — that is, through 2023, 100 years after the founding of Turkey as a republic. ...

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