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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Turkey’s democracy | Jordan Times

Turkey’s democracy

Jul 19,2017 - Last updated at Jul 19,2017 0 0 googleplus0 0 0 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan marked the first anniversary of last year's failed July 15 coup by sacking 7,563 soldiers and police officers.

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Turkey’s Year of Turmoil by Carl Bildt - Project Syndicate

Turkey’s Year of Turmoil

STOCKHOLM – It has been one year since the failed coup in Turkey, and questions about the country’s future still abound.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Negotiating Missile Defense in the Turkish Bazar | Defense Update:

Negotiating Missile Defense in the Turkish Bazar
By
Tamir Eshel -
Jul 19, 2017

Turkey is negotiating a mega deal worth billions of dollars in a ‘Turkish Bazar’ style, where the European Eurosam consortium faces a competing offer from the Russians, through their largest missile exporter Rostec, as Ankara opens its missile defense program to foreign bidders.

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How US-Turkey relations have gone from bad to worse | TheHill

How US-Turkey relations have gone from bad to worse
By Edward Stafford, opinion contributor - 07/19/17 03:00 PM EDT

One year after the failed coup attempt of July 15, Turkish relations with the U.S. have gone from uneasy and challenging to difficult and strained; a return to the halcyon days of warm relations soon is unlikely, in part because such days rarely if ever existed.

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Turkey Can Ally With Syria's Kurds Someday - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Turkey Can Ally with Syria's Kurds Someday

David Pollock

July 2017

Most Kurds are now seeking rights in their respective countries, while downplaying the pan-Kurdish dream, giving Turkey more room to separate the PYD from the PKK instead of lumping them together.

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Eight suspects arrested for planning attack on main opposition’s ‘justice march’ - CRIME

Eight suspects arrested for planning attack on main opposition’s ‘justice march’

KAYSERİ – Anadolu Agency

Eight suspects were arrested on July 19 for planning an attack on the “justice march,” a 450-km walk led by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

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Turkey publishes over-upbeat growth forecasts: IMF - MarketWatch

Turkey publishes over-upbeat growth forecasts: IMF

Published: July 19, 2017 2:17 a.m. ET By Yeliz Candemir

ISTANBUL--The Turkish government has published overly optimistic forecasts of the country's economic performance for years, a sign that Ankara has to further improve the clarity and reliability of reporting on the country's finances, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

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Turkey and the Kurds are on the brink of war -- and the Pentagon is right in the middle of it

Turkey and the Kurds are on the brink of war -- and the Pentagon is right in the middle of it

Turkey and the US-backed YPG forces -- which have been helping the coalition fight ISIS in Syria -- have been clashing off and on since at least April.

At the end of that month, the two sides exchanged rocket fire, which Turkey says killed 11 YPG fighters. In early July, Turkey deployed troops to the Kurdish-held border in northwest Syria, which the YPG commander called "a declaration of war."

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