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Monday, January 15, 2018

Turkey reveals route of ‘crazy’ Istanbul canal project

Turkey reveals route of ‘crazy’ Istanbul canal project

1/15/18 11:10 AM

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey has revealed the planned route for an ambitious canal in Istanbul that would link the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea — a project President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once dubbed one of his “crazy projects.”

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Erdogan Accuses U.S. of Creating `Army of Terror' on Turk Border - Bloomberg

Erdogan Accuses U.S. of Creating `Army of Terror' on Turk Border
By Selcan Hacaoglu
January 14, 2018, 3:59 PM GMT+3 Updated on January 15, 2018, 3:13 PM GMT+3

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Washington of establishing an “army of terror” along the Turkish border, as his country drew closer to open confrontation with U.S.-backed Kurdish troops in neighboring Syria.

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Turkey-EU relations: What now?

Turkey-EU relations: What now?
By Lida Filippakis / Published on: 15-01-2018, 12:19

After years of turbulent negotiations, Turkey and the European Union are entering a phase in which their relations are more focused on enhanced co-operation in certain areas, rather than a full EU membership of Ankara, analysts said.

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Turkey’s Abdullah Gül discovers political spine, maybe

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Always cautious before, former president and ally dares push back against Erdoğan, fueling chatter Gül might run against him in 2019.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Spiegel editor′s Twitter account hacked to post pro-Turkey message | News | DW | 14.01.2018

Spiegel editor's Twitter account hacked to post pro-Turkey message

The Twitter account of Spiegel editor-in-chief Klaus Brinkbäumer has been hacked and used to apologize for bad news published about Turkey. The magazine has published extensively on Turkey and its relations with Germany.

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Turkey and the EU: time for plan B? | German News | Expatica Germany

Turkey and the EU: time for plan B?

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After an over half century accession bid, Turkey and the European Union are moving into a new period of relations where tighter cooperation in specific areas will be prioritised over Ankara's drive for full membership, analysts say.

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Turkey to launch military operations in Syria | The Siasat Daily

Turkey to launch military operations in Syria

January 14, 2018, 6:39 AM IST

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey would conduct military operations in Syria’s Afrin if Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) militants do not withdraw in a week.

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