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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

NATO Commander Says 150 Turkish Officers Gone Since Coup - ABC News

NATO Commander Says 150 Turkish Officers Gone Since Coup

By lorne cook, associated press

NATO's top military officer says that around 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance's high command in response to the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July.

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RECEP TAYYIP ERDOĞAN – POLITICO

RECEP TAYYIP ERDOĞAN

THE OLD IRON FIST

TURKEY

Illustration by Denise Nestor for POLITICO

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the most consequential Turkish leader since the founder of the republic, Kemal Atatürk. For much of his first decade-plus in power, Erdoğan had a shot at building a unique legacy: as the religious modernizer who showed Islam was compatible with democracy, built a Muslim tiger economy with Chinese-style growth, ended Turkey’s internal conflict with the Kurds and brought his nation into the heart of Europe.

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Turks urged to trust in lira to defeat ‘tyranny of dollar’

Turks urged to trust in lira to defeat ‘tyranny of dollar’

Emerging markets face problem of rising US interest rates hammering currencies

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Are Erdogan’s outbursts undermining Turkey’s interests?

Are Erdogan’s outbursts undermining Turkey’s interests?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to learn the hard way that the international arena is not a place that will serve his political desires and ambitions. Yet he continues to come out with ill-considered outbursts that pose difficulties for Ankara at a time when it needs international support to overcome the difficulties it increasingly faces at home and abroad.

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US support for Kurds likely to continue under Trump administration - ARA News

US support for Kurds likely to continue under Trump administration
December 7, 2016

Erbil – The new Trump administration, which will be begin directing Washington’s new policies in two months, will most likely continue supporting the Kurds in both Iraq and Syria, according to analysts.

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WikiLeaks dump casts rare light on Erdogan inner circle

WikiLeaks dump casts rare light on Erdogan inner circle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems omnipotent, but few doubt that he is grooming Berat Albayrak as his successor. Foreign officials have described Albayrak to Al-Monitor as “Turkey’s most powerful man after Erdogan.” Some go as far as to suggest that he is already de facto running the country. Those who want to glean more about Albayrak, Turkey’s energy minister and Erdogan's son-in-law, can now sift through more than 57,000 emails supposedly associated with his personal email account that WikiLeaks released Dec. 6.

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Turkey detains adviser to main opposition party chairman in post-coup probe - Hurriyet | Daily Mail Online

Turkey detains adviser to main opposition party chairman in post-coup probe - Hurriyet

By Reuters

ANKARA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained an adviser to the head of the main opposition party over suspected links to the July coup, the Hurriyet newspaper said, the first time someone close to the senior ranks of the secular opposition has been targeted.

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Greek court agrees to extradite three Turkish officers | News | DW.COM | 06.12.2016

Greek court agrees to extradite three Turkish officers

A court in Athens has agreed to extradite three of the eight servicemen who fled Turkey for Greece after the failed July coup. On Monday, the court had rejected Turkey's extradition request for three others.

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Economists urge rate hike to stem Turkish lira sell-off | Business | DW.COM | 06.12.2016

Economists urge rate hike to stem Turkish lira sell-off

The Turkish government's attempt to launch state tenders in the lira currency and President Erdogan's call for Turks to sell foreign exchange will not be enough to shore up the tumbling currency, economists say.

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