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Friday, February 15, 2019

Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey | Reuters

Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Satterfield, a veteran diplomat with deep experience in the Middle East, to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey, the White House said on Friday.

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US-Turkey Relations From a New Right Perspective - Conservative Daily News

US-Turkey Relations From a New Right Perspective

Posted by: Andrew Aleksi-Lankinen in Opinion, Trending Commentary, World News February 14, 2019 0

US-Turkey relations have gotten ever more complicated, and sadly readers rarely get an honest look into this topic by the people they trust to cover the news of the day.

It is crucial in an age of liars and demagogues who seek to distort everything their critics say, that readers know that just because they give a take about what the diplomatic relations should be, that doesn’t mean at all they support everything the leader does.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Turkey fails to win green light for safe zone at Syria summit

Turkey fails to win green light for safe zone at Syria summit
Ayla Jean Yackley February 14, 2019

Article Summary
Iran and Russia’s leaders tell President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he must acquire consent from Damascus to launch an offensive in northeast Syria against Kurdish forces.

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Turkey’s Erdogan facing resistance to his dictatorial rule – People's World

Turkey’s Erdogan facing resistance to his dictatorial rule
February 14, 2019 7:54 AM CST By Conn Hallinan

“Democracy is like a tram; you get off when you have reached your destination.” The comment by Recep Tayyip Erdogan—made more than 20 years ago when he was first elected mayor of Istanbul—sums up the Machiavellian cynicism of Turkey’s authoritarian president. As Turkey gears up for municipal elections March 31, it is a prophecy Erdogan has more than fulfilled: the prisons filled with the opposition, the media largely silenced, the courts intimidated, the bureaucracy tamed, and more than 150,000 people fired.

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Shockwaves of Turkey's Market Tremors Keep Pounding Economy - Bloomberg

Shockwaves of Turkey's Market Tremors Keep Pounding Economy
By Cagan Koc
February 14, 2019, 5:02 AM EST Updated on February 14, 2019, 6:32 AM EST

The economic fallout from Turkey’s currency crash last summer just kept on getting worse toward the end of the year.

Industrial production capped 2018 with its biggest plunge since June 2009 following three months in contraction, according to data released by Turkstat on Thursday. Led by a double-digit fall in manufacturing, output dropped an annual 9.8 percent in December. Industry fared worse than every estimate compiled by Bloomberg.

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U.S. ally Turkey looks to Russia and Iran to protect its interests

U.S. ally Turkey looks to Russia and Iran to protect its interests

Analysis: The U.S. organized a global conference on the Mideast in Warsaw, but Turkey's leader is at a summit with Russian and Iranian leaders instead.

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Spotlight: Turkish government struggles against soaring prices ahead of polls - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Spotlight: Turkish government struggles against soaring prices ahead of polls

by Burak Akinci ANKARA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ahead of mayoral and municipal elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared war against inflation that risks to jeopardize his ruling party's election bid amid an economic downturn.

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