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Sunday, February 23, 2020

‘Rising signs of depression, in Turkey’ warns medical expert

‘Rising signs of depression, in Turkey’ warns medical expert
Barçın Yinanç

According to data from the Health Ministry, increasing number of people in Turkey suffer from depression, said Professor Mansur Beyazyürek. “Independent of their socio-economic level or political views Turks give signs of depression; this is across the board phenomenon,” Beyazyürek told Hürriyet Daily News.

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How crises provide easy victories to Turkey’s Erdoğan | Ahval

How crises provide easy victories to Turkey’s Erdoğan

Gökhan Bacık
Feb 22 2020 07:04 Gmt+3
Last Updated On: Feb 23 2020 01:53 Gmt+3
When discussing coups d’état in Turkey, particularly the most recent coup attempt on July 15, 2016, we have to use theoretical hypotheses to make predictions since we do not have access to what transpires inside the state.

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Turkey says will 'temporarily' close Iran border over virus fears, World News | wionews.com

Turkey says will 'temporarily' close Iran border over virus fears
AFP Istanbul, Turkey Feb 23, 2020, 07.00 PM(IST)

Iran confirmed eight deaths from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, the highest toll of any country outside China, as the supreme leader accused foreign media of trying to use the outbreak to sabotage a general election.

Turkey on Sunday announced it would "temporarily" close its land border with neighbouring Iran as alarm grows over a spike in new coronavirus infections.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Erdogan’s Turkey - The Jerusalem Post

Erdogan’s Turkey

Erdogan’s Turkey preaches democracy, fairness and justice while it remains steeped in anachronistic authoritarianism.

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Erdogan to Hold Syria Summit With Russia, France and Germany | Voice of America - English

Erdogan to Hold Syria Summit With Russia, France and Germany
By Agence France-Presse
February 22, 2020 01:51 PM

FILE - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his ruling party at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 5, 2020.
ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would hold a summit with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on March 5 to discuss the situation in Syria's last rebel enclave of Idlib.

"We will come together on March 5 and discuss these issues," Erdogan said in a televised speech, following a phone call on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his tele-conference with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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