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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hollywood Turkish Film Fest 'fulfills long-held dream'

Hollywood Turkish Film Fest 'fulfills long-held dream'

The festival, running through Monday, features 3 Turkish films as well as 5 short movies showing in Los Angeles

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy

Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy
Dirimcan Barut, Tulay Karadeniz

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States on Saturday, castigating Washington for what he said an “undemocratic” indictment against his security detail.

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Here's How to Pull Turkey Back From the Brink - Bloomberg Quint

Here's How to Pull Turkey Back From the Brink

Since its founding nearly a century ago, Turkey's foreign policy goal has been summed up in a simple phrase: “No problems with our neighbors.” But the situation today is different: “all our neighbors have problems.” And the Turks have plenty of their own.

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Turkish banks could face big U.S. fines over Iran - report | Daily Mail Online

Turkish banks could face big U.S. fines over Iran - report

By Reuters

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Six Turkish banks face billions of dollars of fines from U.S. authorities over alleged violations of sanctions with Iran, the Haberturk newspaper reported on Saturday, citing senior banking sources.

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Turkey Wealth Fund Shows Signs of Life as It Seeks Foreign Loan - Bloomberg

Turkey Wealth Fund Shows Signs of Life as It Seeks Foreign Loan
By Kerim Karakaya
and Ercan Ersoy
October 20, 2017, 9:59 AM GMT+2 October 20, 2017, 11:39 AM GMT+2

Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund has approached international banks including China’s ICBC for a loan, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg, showing its first signs of life after more than a year of inactivity brought on by internal disputes over its strategy and management.

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How the Kurdish independence referendum backfired spectacularly - The Washington Post

How the Kurdish independence referendum backfired spectacularly

IRBIL, Iraq — When Kurdish forces recaptured the town of Sinjar from the Islamic State two years ago, the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region gave a triumphant speech on a mountainside, with a breathtaking view of plains behind him.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Merkel calls for cut to Turkey EU funding | German News | Expatica Germany

Merkel calls for cut to Turkey EU funding

19th October 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday led calls for a cut to EU funding linked to Turkey's membership talks, to signal the bloc's unhappiness at Ankara's crackdown in the wake of a failed coup.

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Erdogan’s Insomnia And Safety Of NATO’s H-Bombs In Turkey – OpEd – Eurasia Review

Erdogan’s Insomnia And Safety Of NATO’s H-Bombs In Turkey – OpEd
October 20, 2017 Nauman Sadiq
By Nauman Sadiq

Recently, Pravda newspaper of Russia has reported [1] that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been suffering from serious sleep deprivation and that he was yawning and dozed off during a press conference with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko while he was on a state visit to Kiev, and the video of the incident has been going viral over social media.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Merkel wants EU aid cut to Turkey for democratic backsliding | Fox News

Merkel wants EU aid cut to Turkey for democratic backsliding

BRUSSELS – Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey get ready for eventual EU membership, given what she called a troubling direction the country has taken on democracy and rule of law.

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EU money can′t push Syrian schoolkids over Turkey′s language barrier | Europe | DW | 19.10.2017

EU money can't push Syrian schoolkids over Turkey's language barrier

EU funds expanded education opportunities for Syrian refugees in Turkey, but lack of physical classroom space and language skills still pose challenges for nearly a million children. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.

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Diplomats Working to Ease US-Turkey Tensions

Diplomats Working to Ease US-Turkey Tensions

October 18, 2017

ISTANBUL — A high-level U.S. delegation led by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Cohen met Wednesday with senior Turkish diplomats to resolve bilateral tensions.

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Erdogan’s diplomatic spats leave a trail of Turkish disputes

Erdogan’s diplomatic spats leave a trail of Turkish disputes

Ankara’s envoys pick up the pieces as relationships fray with western counterparts

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'Where are the others?': Somalia praises 'genuine brother' Turkey for bombs response

'Where are the others?': Somalia praises 'genuine brother' Turkey for bombs response
Abdi Sheikh

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Turkey’s swift response to Somalia’s deadliest truck bombing drew praise from survivors and officials who called Ankara their “only genuine” international partner.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Too many threats to Turkey’s economy / EDITORIAL - The Medi Telegraph

Too many threats to Turkey’s economy / EDITORIAL

Ankara is very dependent on foreign investments: these are the risks that it is taking

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Turkish Banker Can’t Duck Iran Sanctions Case, Feds Say - Law360

Turkish Banker Can’t Duck Iran Sanctions Case, Feds Say

By Bryan Koenig
Law360, Washington (October 17, 2017, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors urged a New York federal judge Monday not to dismiss charges against a Turkish banker accused of helping gold trader Reza Zarrab lie to banks to dodge U.S. sanctions on Iran, arguing his bid to duck the allegations or get a separate trial are rehashing already-rejected contentions.

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Germany reduces volume of arms exports to Turkey: report - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Germany reduces volume of arms exports to Turkey: report

BERLIN, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The German government has drastically reduced the number of approvals for arms exports to Turkey in 2017, the magazine Spiegel reported on Wednesday.

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EU-Turkey relations: Will Turkey manage to revive the EU accession process talks? – The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology - europeansting.com

EU-Turkey relations: Will Turkey manage to revive the EU accession process talks?
October 18, 2017 by Chris Anyfantis Leave a Comment

The EU leaders meet tomorrow in Brussels in a two-day summit where the relations with Turkey and particularly the accession procedure is going to be one of the main topics. The European Commission has been supporting the freezing of the EU membership talks as Jean Claude Juncker condemned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on political opponents.

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The West cannot afford to give up on Turkey - KBZK.com | Continuous News | Bozeman, Montana

The West cannot afford to give up on Turkey
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 4:01 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2017 4:01 PM
By Luigi Scazzieri

Editor's note: Luigi Scazzieri is a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform think tank. The opinions in this article belong to the author.

(CNN) -- European leaders are set to discuss the increasingly difficult issue of Turkey at a summit this week in Brussels amid the deepest freeze in bilateral relations in years.

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Turkey-Europe locked in war of words as EU summit opens | European Union | Al Jazeera

Turkey-Europe locked in war of words as EU summit opens
Umut Urasby Umut Uras

Tensions with Turkey will be high on the agenda of the European Union summit this weekend, amid calls within the bloc to freeze relations.

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'The threats continue​’: murder of retired couple chills fellow activists in Turkey | Environment | The Guardian

'The threats continue​’: murder of retired couple chills fellow activists in Turkey

The killing of two activists who successfully campaigned to shut down a mine has shocked environmentalists in Turkey who fear their deaths will embolden others to kill to protect their profits

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cartoonists in Turkey face growing government repression | Middle East | DW | 17.10.2017

Cartoonists in Turkey face growing government repression

Under Turkey's current state of emergency, drawing a cartoon that lampoons politics could land you in jail. Despite the crackdown, cartoonists in the country say they are not running out of inspiration.

More:Cartoonists in Turkey face growing government repression | Middle East | DW | 17.10.2017

Turkey: Another Arrest Warrant Issued to Prolong US-Turkey Visa Row | Expert Legal Review

Turkey: Another Arrest Warrant Issued to Prolong US-Turkey Visa Row

For a second time during the week, Turkish authorities have issued a US consulate-worker an arrest warrant on ambiguous charges.

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Bomb attack on police vehicle in S. Turkey leaves 12 wounded - report — RT Newsline

Bomb attack on police vehicle in S. Turkey leaves 12 wounded - report
Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 14:51

Twelve people were wounded in a bomb attack on a police vehicle in Turkey’s southern Mersin province on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing broadcaster NTV. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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EU: 1 million refugees in Turkey receive cash assistance - ABC News

EU: 1 million refugees in Turkey receive cash assistance

By The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey — Oct 17, 2017, 10:32 AM ET

Officials say a European Union-funded project that provides cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey has reached 1 million beneficiaries a year after its launch.

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Turkish spies reportedly betraying defectors in German immigration offices | Germany | DW | 16.10.2017

Turkish spies reportedly betraying defectors in German immigration offices

Officials working in Germany's immigration authorities pass on information about Turkish asylum seekers to the Ankara government, according to press reports. Turkish spies may have infiltrated German authorities.

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Report about Turkish gold-dealer raising questions about why Preet Bharara was fired - Business Insider

A new report about a Turkish gold-dealer is raising questions about why Preet Bharara was fired

Natasha Bertrand
Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked former Vice President Joe Biden to fire US attorney Preet Bharara last September over Bharara's involvement in denying bail to a Turkish-Iranian gold dealer set to go to trial in New York next month on charges of fraud and money laundering, according to The Washington Post.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Turkey Detained More Than 1,200 People in Last Week | World News | US News

Turkey Detained More Than 1,200 People in Last Week

Oct. 16, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish security forces detained 1,210 people over the last week for suspected links to militant groups or last year's failed coup, the interior ministry said on Monday.

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Turkey’s market climbing back as China balances US influence | Asia Times

Turkey’s market climbing back as China balances US influence

Poised to benefit more from China’s economic boom, Turkey will depend less on the US

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Kurdistan's vote for independence may be a step too far | TheHill

Kurdistan's vote for independence may be a step too far
By James Durso, opinion contributor — 10/16/17 10:40 AM EDT

The Kurds voted for independence on Sept. 25, a step that could serve to further isolate them in the Middle East and estrange them from their only serious ally, the United States.

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Turkey claims 'no need' for US, EU as Western ties deteriorate

Turkey claims 'no need' for US, EU as Western ties deteriorate

Ayla Jean Yackley October 16, 2017

After a week of sparring with the United States, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused European allies of undermining Turkey and dared them to walk away from EU membership talks.

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Turkish government revives its anti-divorce report

Turkish government revives its anti-divorce report

Nazlan Ertan October 15, 2017

The Turkish government has relaunched a debate on its controversial investigative report that seeks to prevent divorce and strengthen family unity.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

This kiss has become potent symbol of freedom in Turkey

This kiss has become potent symbol of freedom in Turkey

By Carlotta Gall

Istanbul: When he was released from prison after midnight late last month, Kadri Gursel walked straight to his wife, Nazire, and embraced her. Their lingering kiss in front of the prison, and a soldier's shy glancing away, was caught on camera by a Turkish photographer and sent round the world.

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EU leaders prepare for Turkey showdown

EU leaders prepare for Turkey showdown
Ankara risks losing funds linked to its bid to join union

Turkey risks losing more than €1bn in aid linked to its bid to join the EU, as member states prepare for a showdown over their deteriorating relationship with Ankara.

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The Middle East Pivot: Erdogan’s Turkey Seven Deadly Sins – OpEd – Eurasia Review

The Middle East Pivot: Erdogan’s Turkey Seven Deadly Sins – OpEd

October 14, 2017 James Petras

Multiple wars ravage the Middle East. Turkey has inserted itself into the middle of most of these regional conflicts and ended up a loser.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Erdogan says Turkish forces have ‘own game plan’ in Idlib, Syria - Newsline

Erdogan says Turkish forces have ‘own game plan’ in Idlib, Syria

Turkish military forces have been deployed to Syria’s Idlib province to monitor one of four de-escalations zones in the war-torn country, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. He emphasized however that they are “not bounded by just resistance or defense.”

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US Conspiracy Fears Grow in Turkey With Looming Court Case

US Conspiracy Fears Grow in Turkey With Looming Court Case

October 13, 2017 3:33 PM Dorian Jones

ISTANBUL, TURKEY — The current diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the United States, sparked by the arrest of local U.S. employee Metin Topuz at a diplomatic mission, is underscored by growing fears in Ankara that Washington is conspiring against it.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

US Conspiracy Fears Grow in Turkey With Looming Court Case

US Conspiracy Fears Grow in Turkey With Looming Court Case
October 13, 2017 3:33 PM

Dorian Jones

The current diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the United States, sparked by the arrest of local U.S. employee Metin Topuz at a diplomatic mission, is underscored by growing fears in Ankara that Washington is conspiring against it.

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Don't isolate Turkey, warn writers caught in crackdown Yahoo7 News

Don't isolate Turkey, warn writers caught in crackdown
by Michelle FITZPATRICK

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - Thinking back to his months in an Istanbul prison last year, Turkish journalist Can Dundar recalls a fellow inmate asking a guard for a book from the prison library.

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Amnesty Marks 100 Days of Detention for Turkey Staffers

Amnesty Marks 100 Days of Detention for Turkey Staffers
October 13, 2017 2:15 AM

Human rights group Amnesty International held events Thursday to mark 100 days since several of its Turkish staffers were detained in Istanbul.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

‘We Do Not Need You,’ Erdogan Warns US | Asbarez.com

‘We Do Not Need You,’ Erdogan Warns US

ANKARA (Hurriyet Daily News) – Amid the ongoing visa and arrest crisis between Ankara and Washington, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday that if the United States does not accept Turkey the way it is “then we do not need you.”

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Erdogan launches new tirade against US

Erdogan launches new tirade against US Turkish president: US is 'sheltering a terrorist'
By ANGELA DEWAN AND GUL TUYSUZ , CNN

ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a new tirade against the US, criticizing its support for Kurdish fighters in Syria and accusing the country of "sheltering a terrorist." The US and Turkey have been at loggerheads for more than a week, following the arrest of a US consular staff member. Metin Topuz, a Turkish national who works for the US consulate in Istanbul, is the second US mission staff member in Turkey to be detained this year.

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Trump Repeats Obama's Mistakes With Turkey - Bloomberg

Trump Repeats Obama's Mistakes With Turkey
The approach has been more "yes we can" than "make America great again."
by Eli Lake

October 12, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT+2

President Donald Trump's foreign policy often seems designed to spite his predecessor. Barack Obama's administration helped negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump voided it. Obama urged countries to accept more Syrian refugees. Trump is accepting far fewer. Obama brought us the Iran nuclear deal. Trump says it's an embarrassment.

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U.S. ambassador urges Turkey to provide clear evidence for detaining consular staff - Xinhua | English.news.cn

U.S. ambassador urges Turkey to provide clear evidence for detaining consular staff
Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-11 21:54:00|Editor: liuxin

ANKARA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass on Wednesday demanded Turkey provide clear evidence for linking a detained consular staff to illegal activities, amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis.

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Turkey: Renewed Torture in Police Custody, Abductions | Human Rights Watch

Turkey: Renewed Torture in Police Custody, Abductions

Investigate Detention Abuses and Locate Missing Men

(Istanbul) – People in Turkey accused of links with terrorism or with the 2016 military coup attempt have been tortured in police custody, while others have been abducted, amidst growing evidence of detention abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Envoy says US cooperation helped reduce attacks in Turkey - LA Times

Envoy says US cooperation helped reduce attacks in Turkey
Associated Press

The U.S. ambassador to Turkey says he hopes the two countries can quickly resolve a spat over the arrest of a U.S. consulate staffer, stressing that cooperation between the two allies helped reduce terror attacks in Turkey.

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Turkey's Erdogan says arrested US consulate staffer is a spy - Daily Press

Turkey's Erdogan says arrested US consulate staffer is a spy
SUZAN FRASER and DUSAN STOJANOVICAssociated Press

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday branded a U.S. consulate staffer who was arrested by Turkish authorities a spy and said it was Turkey's rights to take steps against "an internal threat," in the latest swipe in an escalating feud with the United States.

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Turkey's Erdogan gets warm welcome in mainly Muslim Serbian town

Turkey's Erdogan gets warm welcome in mainly Muslim Serbian town
Aleksandar Vasovic

NOVI PAZAR, Serbia (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan received a rapturous welcome on Wednesday during a visit to the Serbian town of Novi Pazar, capital of the Muslim majority Sandzak region that has seen mass emigration to Turkey since the violent breakup of Yugoslavia.

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Opinion: Turkey′s short term tactics bound to fail | World | DW | 11.10.2017

Opinion: Turkey's short term tactics bound to fail

While Ankara calls for good relations with the West, arrests of foreign nationals in Turkey on terrorism-related charges continue. DW’s Seda Serdar asks: Is Turkey using foreigners as diplomatic bargaining chips?

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U.S. Says White House, State Department Support Ambassador in Turkey - Bloomberg

U.S. Says White House, State Department Support Ambassador in Turkey
By Nick Wadhams
and Selcan Hacaoglu
October 10, 2017, 9:27 PM GMT+2

U.S. Signals Turkey Crisis Could Continue

The U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, has the support of the White House and State Department in his decision to suspend visa services over the arrest of a local Turkish employee last week, a move that quickly escalated into a crisis between the two countries.

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How Turks are being affected by US suspension of visas | USA | Al Jazeera

How Turks are being affected by US suspension of visas
Umut Urasby Umut Uras

Hundreds of Turkish citizens, including students, have been affected by the visa dispute between Washington and Ankara after the former suspended visa services in Turkey.

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WSJ journalist convicted in Turkey of spreading propaganda

WSJ journalist convicted in Turkey of spreading propaganda
10/11/17 3:06 AM

ANKARA, Turkey — The Wall Street Journal says one of its reporters has been convicted in Turkey of terrorist propaganda and has been sentenced to 2 years and one month in prison.

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Erdogan gains from his spat with US | GulfNews.com

Erdogan gains from his spat with US

The basic issue here is Turkey’s ongoing obsession with Gulen Published: 17:35 October 10, 2017 Gulf News WP This weekend saw the United States and Turkey engage in a tit-for-tat imposition of travel restrictions on each other’s citizens. It was yet another sign of the increasingly strained relationship between Washington and Ankara, two Nato partners who have traditionally kept deep military, intelligence and commercial ties.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Erdogan's escalating feud with U.S. hammers Turkish markets - Laredo Morning Times

Erdogan's escalating feud with U.S. hammers Turkish markets

Tugce Ozsoy and Selcan Hacaoglu, Bloomberg Published 11:43 am, Monday, October 9, 2017

Markets in Istanbul tumbled after the U.S. and Turkey stopped issuing visas for each other's citizens in a spat related to last year's failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, deepening divisions between NATO members already at odds over the war in Syria.

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Balance of Power: Trump’s Turkey Dilemma Isn’t Going Away - Bloomberg

Balance of Power: Trump’s Turkey Dilemma Isn’t Going Away
By Benjamin Harvey
and Brendan Scott
October 10, 2017, 12:06 PM GMT+2

All the displays of bonhomie between President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, couldn’t keep buried years of gathering resentment between Washington and Ankara.

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Monday, October 09, 2017

Turkey′s Recep Tayyip Erdogan on economic offensive in Serbia | Europe | DW | 09.10.2017

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on economic offensive in Serbia

Turkey's President Recep Erdogan is on his way to Serbia – along with a phalanx of welcomed investors. It is more than an economic visit: Ankara is looking for political inroads to the EU's backyard.

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Turkey Now Targeting Academic Freedom in Europe | Homeland Security

Turkey Now Targeting Academic Freedom in Europe

By Uzay Bulut October 9, 2017

Turkey’s targeting of dissident academics seems to have crossed the borders of the country. Academic freedom in Europe and in the U.S. is being stymied by the Turkish government and nationalist groups.

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Turkish lira and Istanbul bourse fall after US suspends visas

Turkish lira and Istanbul bourse fall after US suspends visas

Ankara-Washington row sends currency down 2.6% in afternoon trading

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U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services for security reasons

U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services for security reasons
Ece Toksabay

3 Min Read

An armoured Turkish police vehicle is parked near the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. mission in Turkey and subsequently the Turkish mission in Washington mutually scaled back visa services after a U.S. consulate employee was arrested in Turkey, in the latest sign of fraying diplomatic relations between the NATO allies.

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‘Hostages’ in Erdoğan’s new Turkey – POLITICO

‘Hostages’ in Erdoğan’s new Turkey

Ankara hints at prisoner exchanges between detained foreign nationals and Turks granted asylum abroad.

By Zia Weise

10/9/17, 4:08 AM CET

ISTANBUL — Ankara’s reluctance to release foreign citizens swept up in its post-coup purge has drawn accusations that they are being used as bargaining chips to pressure Turkey’s NATO allies into extraditing Turks living abroad. German politicians have gone as far as to call them “hostages.”

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

US suspends non-immigrant visa services in Turkey - ABC News

US suspends non-immigrant visa services in Turkey

By The Associated Press ISTANBUL — Oct 8, 2017, 2:29 PM ET Email The U.S. said Sunday it was suspending non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey, following the arrest of a consulate employee. The U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara tweeted a statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey saying that recent events have forced it to "reassess the commitment of the Government of Turkey to the security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel."

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Turkish military vehicles enter Syria's Idlib: sources

Turkish military vehicles enter Syria's Idlib: sources
Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Angus McDowall

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A small Turkish army reconnaissance team crossed the border into Syria’s Idlib province on Sunday, a senior Syrian rebel said, ahead of a planned deployment by Turkish-backed rebels there.

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Turkey President Announces Operation in Northern Syria | World News | US News

Turkey President Announces Operation in Northern Syria

Turkey's president says the country has launched "serious" operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province with Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces.

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From ‘Rosalinda' to ‘Sıla': Turkish TV series top global imported content market - Daily Sabah

Turkish TV series top global imported content market
ELIF BINICI

From ‘Rosalinda' to ‘Sıla': Turkish TV series top global imported content market
Over the last decade, Turkish TV series have become a major player in the global TV industry, as 25 percent of imported fiction content worldwide comes from Turkey

The most vivid memories of my childhood and early adolescent years involve Latin American soap operas occupying daily television from morning until late afternoon. Before I would head to school at noon, there was one particular series my girlfriends and I were obsessed with.

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Freed writer hopes Turkish journalism will wake up from 'coma' - World - Dunya News

Freed writer hopes Turkish journalism will wake up from 'coma'

(AFP) - Journalism in Turkey is at "death s door" but there is still hope it can emerge from a comatose state, one of the country s top journalists said after being released from jail.

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Europe, Turkey and the importance of reputations - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

Europe, Turkey and the importance of reputations

REPUTATIONS are fragile constructs. Whether we’re talking about individuals, companies, countries or even cities, perceptions matter. Brands count. That’s why PR firms, image consultants and advertising companies do a roaring business across the world.

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Europe's Top Rights Body Slams Turkey's Emergency Decrees

Europe's Top Rights Body Slams Turkey's Emergency Decrees
October 06, 2017 8:13 PM

Experts from Europe’s top human rights body on Friday expressed concerns over decrees issued by Turkey’s government that removed elected mayors from posts and replaced them with unelected officials.

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Friday, October 06, 2017

Venezuela’s Maduro meets Turkey’s Erdogan on European tour

Venezuela’s Maduro meets Turkey’s Erdogan on European tour

10/6/17 8:09 AM

ANKARA, Turkey — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is meeting his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for talks on bilateral relations and international issues.

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Report: US Consulate employee arrested in Istanbul

Report: US Consulate employee arrested in Istanbul
10/5/17 5:36 AM

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities have arrested a U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul over his alleged links to a movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. The U.S. Embassy said Thursday it believes the allegations against the staff member are “wholly without merit.”

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Erdogan will get fooled again

Erdogan will get fooled again

Pinar Tremblay
October 4, 2017

When things don't go Erdogan's way, he has used the same argument that he was "deceived," but does anyone still believe him?

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Will Ankara mayor resign? | Vestnik Kavkaza

Will Ankara mayor resign?
3 Oct in 16:10

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party rejected claims about resignation of long-time mayor of capital Ankara, Melih Gokcek.

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Erdogan, Rouhani stand together against Iraqi Kurdish state

Erdogan, Rouhani stand together against Iraqi Kurdish state
Amberin Zaman October 4, 2017

Article Summary
The Turkish president's Iran visit opened with a joint news conference in which he and Iran's president repeated Turkey’s demands that the Kurdistan Regional Government annul the results of the referendum on Iraqi Kurdish independence.

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How to reset Turkey-Europe Relations | European Council on Foreign Relations

How to reset Turkey-Europe Relations

Essay Ibrahim Kalin
04th October, 2017

European leaders ought to pay more attention to Turkey’s security concerns and stop allowing terrorist to use European countries, to undermine freedom, democracy and peace in a key ally.

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Erdogan's attack backfired, Turkish writer says

Erdogan's attack backfired, Turkish writer says

By Andrew Rettman
BRUSSELS, Today, 17:44

Turkey's attempt to silence dissident writer Dogan Akhanli has backfired by giving him a bigger platform, he told EUobserver in an interview.

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Turkish coup plotters sentenced to life in prison - France 24

Turkish coup plotters sentenced to life in prison

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to 34 people for plotting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel during last year's failed coup.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Why Turkey’s stability and prosperity matter to the world | Arab News

Why Turkey’s stability and prosperity matter to the world

A lot has been happening in and around Turkey in the last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government released its mid-term program for the economy (2018-2020) and the Istanbul Finance Summit deliberated the state of the Turkish economy. Meanwhile, next door the Kurdish authorities held a referendum for independence, causing harsh reactions from the Iraqi central government and anxiety among countries with sizable Kurdish minorities, including Turkey. This is as good a time as any to contemplate the state of the Turkish economy and its geopolitical importance to Europe and its neighboring countries. The Turkish economy experienced a serious dent due to the policy spat with Russia after the downing of a Russian fighter jet, and after the coup attempt in June 2016. Tourism was down by 31 percent, as was foreign direct investment. Tourism really matters to Turkey, which is grappling with a current account deficit of $32.5 billion — the highest in relation to GDP of any G-20 economy. There are other big structural economic imbalances in terms of employment, inflation, education, credit, et al.

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Turkey's Erdogan blames interest rates as core inflation hits 13-year high - Nasdaq.com

Turkey's Erdogan blames interest rates as core inflation hits 13-year high
October 03, 2017, 03:35:00 AM EDT By Reuters

By Daren Butler and Behiye Selin Taner

ISTANBUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Turkey's core inflation spiked to a 13-year high last month, data showed on Tuesday, prompting President Tayyip Erdogan to blame interest rates for fuelling price growth, reiterating an unorthodox stance that has unnerved investors.

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Turkey issues detention warrants for 254 municipal, ministry staff over ‘coup links’ — RT Newsline

Turkey issues detention warrants for 254 municipal, ministry staff over ‘coup links’

Turkish prosecutors issued detention warrants for 254 Istanbul municipal and ministry staff over alleged links to the US-based cleric accused of orchestrating last year's attempted coup, Reuters said. In Istanbul, prosecutors ordered the arrest of 112 current and former staff of municipalities, according to state-run Anadolu agency reported.

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Turkish Media Boss Trades News for Tech as Goldman Fields Offers - Bloomberg

Turkish Media Boss Trades News for Tech as Goldman Fields Offers
By Ercan Ersoy
and Benjamin Harvey
October 3, 2017, 12:34 PM GMT+2

Hepsiburada.com hired Goldman Sachs to receive buyout offers
Turkey’s largest web company grew sales 94 percent last year

Hanzade Dogan Boyner is finding the task of building a Turkish e-commerce giant less daunting than running the country’s largest newspaper group.

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Putin beats Trump in Turkey - PravdaReport

Putin beats Trump in Turkey

Turkish media still try to guess the reasons behind Vladimir Putin's visit to Ankara on September 28. Turkish analysts assume that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who took an umbrage at his arrogant US counterpart Donald Trump, decided to spite Washington by strengthening relations with Putin.

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Monday, October 02, 2017

No Cure for Turkey and Wretched Recep Erdoğan | The American Spectator

Loose Canons
No Cure for Turkey and Wretched Recep Erdoğan

Jed Babbin

October 2, 2017, 12:05 am

This is not going to end well — how long is President Trump going to tolerate it?

During the latter half of the 19th Century, the Ottoman Empire, a Muslim power, was called “the sick man of Europe.” But, like the 800-year Muslim occupation of Spain, the Ottoman Empire was not “of Europe” at all. It occupied European land and had its place in history, but since Charlemagne tried to evict the Muslims from Spain, they were never part of Europe.

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Turkey no longer needs EU membership but won't quit talks - Erdogan | Euronews

Turkey no longer needs EU membership but won't quit talks - Erdogan
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REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey no longer needs to join the European Union but will not unilaterally abandon the stalled EU accession talks, President Tayyip Erdogan told parliament on Sunday. “We will not be the side which gives up. To tell the truth, we don’t need EU membership any more,” Erdogan said. Turkey’s 12-year-long accession talks have ground to a halt, with the EU especially critical of Ankara’s crackdown following a failed coup last year. Tens of thousands of people including teachers and journalists have been detained. Erdogan’s government says EU states failed to appreciate the gravity of the threat which Turkey faced, and did not respond to requests to extradite coup suspects. “The EU failed us in a fight against terrorism,” Erdogan said on Sunday, though he also suggested the bloc still needed Turkey. “If the EU is going to leap forward, there is only one way to do so. And it is to grant Turkey membership and start an action of cultural and economic growth,” Erdogan said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an election debate last month it was clear Turkey should not join the EU and entry talks should end, despite it being a crucial NATO ally.

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