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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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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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The Red Line and the Rat Line

The Red Line and the Rat Line

Why Erdoğan is pushing Obama for Syrian invasion? What is CIA’s, MI6’s, MIT and Russian involvement in Syria? Who did the Sarin attack in Aug? Who is behind the gold trade with Iran resulting in the shoebox operation and the ...

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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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The End of Erdogan

The End of Erdogan

It is hard to imagine how in any society a Prime Minister caught on tape firing journalists because he does not like their point of view or instructing television stations to stop the broadcasting of an opposition leader’s speech in ...

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Erdogan concedes government phones are tapped

Erdogan concedes government phones are tapped

Turkey’s prime minister has said tapes purporting to be conversations with his son over money are a ‘shameless montage’ Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday voice recordings purportedly of him telling his son to dispose of large sums ...

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Turkey elections: On the campaign trail with the man hoping to deliver Erdogan a body blow

Turkey elections: On the campaign trail with the man hoping to deliver Erdogan a body blow

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not only facing the most serious crisis of his 11-year leadership. His slipping popularity also means he faces the possibility of humiliation in his own back yard – with defeat for his candidate in elections for ...

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If the rest of the world really want to help Turkey

If the rest of the world really want to help Turkey

From Dani Rodrik’s weblog: Here is the one paragraph version of what is happening in Turkey. During the last decade in which he has been in power, Erdogan has allowed the Gulen movement to take control over the police, judiciary, ...

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