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Friday, April 20, 2018

Erdogan's shock election call brings cherished powers within reach

Erdogan's shock election call brings cherished powers within reach
Dominic Evans, David Dolan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan’s shock announcement of snap elections in June has caught Turkey’s troubled opposition off guard and brought him within reach of his cherished goal, a powerful presidency with sweeping executive powers.

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German gov't bans Turkish campaigning before elections - Xinhua | English.news.cn

German gov't bans Turkish campaigning before elections
Source: Xinhua 2018-04-20 23:59:32

BERLIN, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Turkish politicians will not be allowed to campaign in Germany ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in Turkey on June 24, the German government clarified on Friday.

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U.S. has 'concerns' about Turkey holding fair vote under state of emergency

U.S. has 'concerns' about Turkey holding fair vote under state of emergency

Reuters•April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had concerns about Turkey's ability to hold free and fair elections given the ongoing state of emergency, a day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for a snap vote on June 24.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Afghans make long trek west before Turkey secures border

Afghans make long trek west before Turkey secures border
Ece Toksabay

AGRI, Turkey (Reuters) - On a mountainous road leading west from the Iranian border, 22-year-old Sunnatilla Rasulbek trudges through heavy rain, one of tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to find work and security in Turkey before a wall goes up to keep them out.

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Erdogan 'needs every vote' and is looking to Turks in U.S. for support

Erdogan 'needs every vote' and is looking to Turks in U.S. for support

The strongman's ruling party "has been suffering from an image problem in the U.S."

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Turkey: Why Erdogan Called Snap Elections

Turkey: Why Erdogan Called Snap Elections
(Stratfor)

The Big Picture

Stratfor's 2018 Second-Quarter Forecast indicated that Turkey's economic strain and attempts to capitalize on military successes could drive the country to hold early elections. That analysis has proved accurate, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held almost a year and a half ahead of schedule.

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4 factors that led to Turkey’s snap elections | European Council on Foreign Relations

4 factors that led to Turkey’s snap elections

Asli Aydıntaşbaş 19th April, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to get ahead of a downward curve in Turkey’s fortunes. He has – probably – done enough to win this new snap vote

More:4 factors that led to Turkey’s snap elections | European Council on Foreign Relations

Trump’s words for pastor clash with his praise of Erdogan | Newsday

Trump’s words for pastor clash with his praise of Erdogan
Updated April 18, 2018 9:07 PM

Since the Trump administration began, U.S.-Turkish relations have looked as muddled and disjointed as our dealings with the Russians and North Koreans.

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Opinion: Turkey getting a last shot at democracy | Middle East| News and analysis of events in the Arab world | DW | 18.04.2018

Opinion: Turkey getting a last shot at democracy

Turkey is heading for early elections on June 24. The winner of the crucial vote will wield extraordinary power, which is exactly what President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants, says DW's Seda Serdar.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Turkey’s state of emergency extended for seventh time

Turkey’s state of emergency extended for seventh time
ANKARA

The Turkish Parliament on April 18 extended the ongoing state of emergency for the seventh time for another three months, meaning the upcoming early elections on June 24 will be held under the emergency rule despite widespread disapproval from opposition parties.

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Erdogan Catches Turkey off Guard by Calling Early Elections | World News | US News

Erdogan Catches Turkey off Guard by Calling Early Elections

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caught Turkey off guard by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule.

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Beyond macho: Turkish-EU ties

Beyond macho: Turkish-EU ties

By Andrew Rettman BRUSSELS, Today, 15:34

Turkey has belittled the EU in a week of macho posturing, but strategic and economic relations go beyond the current rhetoric.

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The Latest: Turkish president calls snap elections for June

The Latest: Turkish president calls snap elections for June
Published: April 18, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey (AP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will hold early parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Istanbul Closes the Books on its Public Scribes - Atlas Obscura

Istanbul Closes the Books on its Public Scribes

The street-based document writers for hire have been a fixture since the days of the Ottoman Empire.

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EU warns of curtailing rights under Turkey's state of emergency | Turkey | Al Jazeera

EU warns of curtailing rights under Turkey's state of emergency

Senior Turkish official accuses bloc of 'bias' and 'lacking empathy' after report urges lifting of state of emergency.

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Turkey's Ruling Party to Discuss Call for Early Election | World News | US News

Turkey's Ruling Party to Discuss Call for Early Election
April 17, 2018, at 4:45 a.m.

By Ercan Gurses and Gulsen Solaker

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party will discuss the possibility of holding Turkey's presidential election in August, more than a year earlier than planned, the government spokesman said on Wednesday, following a suggestion from its nationalist allies.

More:Turkey's Ruling Party to Discuss Call for Early Election | World News | US News

Turkey anti-emergency protests draw government criticism | Turkey News | Al Jazeera

Turkey anti-emergency protests draw government criticism

Opposition holds sit-in protests across the country as the government prepares to extend the state of emergency.

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Erdogan’s Shifting Goals | The Market Mogul

Erdogan’s Shifting Goals

3 min read / April 17, 2018

By Leon Donadoni

After an eight-and-a-half-week campaign, Operation Olive Branch has finally come to an end with the fall of Afrin by the hands of the Turkish and Free Syrian Army forces. Nevertheless, caution must be exercised in viewing the occupation of the Kurdish enclave as the end of Turkey’s intervention in Syria. Although Mr Erdogan ruled out any plans of annexation, it is likely that Turkey will proceed to secure the rest of its south-eastern border by concentrating its efforts in a continued military campaign against the Kurds. What instead seems less likely is a continuation of Mr Erdogan’s post-Arab Spring imperial fantasy.

More:Erdogan’s Shifting Goals | The Market Mogul

Kanal İstanbul: Erdoğan’s drive to build a new strait - Ship Technology

Kanal İstanbul: Erdoğan’s drive to build a new strait
By Eva Grey

Turkey recently announced the route for Kanal Istanbul, a planned artificial channel between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. While it promises to bring huge economic advantages to the country, environmentalists are putting up a fight, claiming it could cause an ecological disaster.

More:Kanal İstanbul: Erdoğan’s drive to build a new strait - Ship Technology

Erdogan’s American Hostage - WSJ

Erdogan’s American Hostage Andrew Brunson’s case is part of a larger problem with Turkey.

By The Editorial Board April 16, 2018 7:20 p.m. ET

Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan has imprisoned opponents and moved the country toward authoritarian rule. That’s the political context through which to understand the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Erdogan’s Monetary Policy Pushes Lira to Record Lows | Financial Tribune

Erdogan’s Monetary Policy Pushes Lira to Record Lows

Turkey's lira has hit record lows for the past week, thanks to what analysts say is the Turkish government's unwillingness to balance monetary policy to counter double-digit inflation. And the fall has been accelerated by geopolitical uncertainty over US and Russian military actions in neighboring Syria, CNBC reported.

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Soccer mirrors politics in polarized Turkey

Soccer mirrors politics in polarized Turkey

Amberin Zaman (Turkey Pulse) April 16, 2018

Article Summary Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's promotion of a soccer team that subscribes to conservative Islamic values has more so polarized fans than won them over.

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Turkey's lira weaker, Moody's sounds alarm over currency and inflation

Turkey's lira weaker, Moody's sounds alarm over currency and inflation

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s lira was a touch weaker on Monday after plumbing a series of record lows last week, as investor alarm about double-digit inflation has been heightened by President Tayyip Erdogan’s drive for lower interest rates.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Turkey says Incirlik air base not used in U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria

Turkey says Incirlik air base not used in U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria

By Brinkwire on April 15, 2018

ANKARA, April 14 (Xinhua) — The Incirlik air base in southern Turkey was not used in the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Saturday.

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Turkey Suffers for Erdogan’s Insecurity

Turkey Suffers for Erdogan’s Insecurity

On July 31st, 1959, 28 months after the original six signatories, Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, had signed the Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for associate membership in the European Economic Community (EEC). Since that time, Turkey’s goal was to achieve full membership in the EEC, then, it became to obtain membership in the European Union (EU). The benefits that Turkish citizens would gain have been coveted for many years. Understanding that membership would threaten his leadership, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to dash that hope. Erdogan’s domestic and foreign policies have followed a line to deny that end.

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'Regress Report': Turkey in serious relapse - EU Commission | Ahval

'Regress Report': Turkey in serious relapse - EU Commission

The European Commission in Brussels is about the give its worst testimony on Turkey’s progress in joining the European Union (EU) in its forthcoming country report, German paper Die Welt reported .

More:'Regress Report': Turkey in serious relapse - EU Commission | Ahval

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Turkey walks political tightrope

Turkey walks political tightrope

ANKARA: The coalition strike against Syrian targets has made Turkey’s policy of balancing Russia and the Western powers more challenging.

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Turkey says was informed ahead of air strikes on Syria | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Turkey says was informed ahead of air strikes on Syria

ANKARA: Turkey was informed ahead of U.S., British and French strikes on Syria, ruling AK Party spokesman Mahir Unal said in a televised interview on CNN Turk.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

As US-Turkey Relations Simmer, Reza Zarrab’s Case Adds Fuel to the Fire

As US-Turkey Relations Simmer, Reza Zarrab’s Strange Case Adds Fuel to the Fire

The intriguing case of Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab triggered massive waves in Turkey’s domestic politics, waves so large they are being felt in the United States.

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Turkey: a new electoral law / Turkey / Areas / Homepage - Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Turkey: a new electoral law

Following the recent amendments to the electoral law, the climate in Turkey reminds that of the pre-electoral period. The country, though, will not head to the polls earlier than in November 2019. An analysis by our local correspondent

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Turkey says Gulen group used puzzle game to mask communications

Turkey says Gulen group used puzzle game to mask communications

Ankara: Turkish authorities believe members of the movement it blames for 2016’s failed coup used a mobile phone puzzle game to mask communications on an encryption app, state media reported on Friday.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

UPDATE 2-Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at investors over tumbling lira

Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at investors over tumbling lira

By Tuvan Gumrukcu

ANKARA, April 12 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at international investors on Thursday, saying that no one could use exchange rates to bring the country to heel - casting a slide in value of its currency, the lira, as a foreign conspiracy.

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Jilted Kurds ignore Western hand-wringing over Syria gas attack

Jilted Kurds ignore Western hand-wringing over Syria gas attack
Amberin Zaman (Turkey Pulse) April 12, 2018

Article Summary
The Syrian Kurds have been notably silent on US President Donald Trump’s threat to punish Damascus over a suspected chemical attack on Douma, likely disillusioned and choosing to focus on condemning Turkey's ongoing offensive in Afrin.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Lira Slide Becomes One-Way Bet as Traders Test Central Bank - Bloomberg

Lira Slide Becomes One-Way Bet as Traders Test Central Bank
By Constantine Courcoulas
April 11, 2018, 8:28 AM EDT

Shorting the Turkish lira is becoming one of the easiest trades in town.

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Dutch parliament votes for "Erdoğan law" | Ahval

Dutch parliament votes for "Erdoğan law"

The House of Representatives in the Netherlands has voted in favour of a legal reform, known as the “Erdoğan law” to replace a law against insulting foreign leaders, BBC Türkçe reported on Wednesday.

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Lira sinks 1.5% after Trump’s Russia comments, Turkish data

Lira sinks 1.5% after Trump’s Russia comments, Turkish data

The lira has plummeted to another record low after an escalation in rhetoric by Donald Trump regarding Russia’s support for the Syrian government and following a fresh slate of data highlighted that Turkey’s vulnerability to external shocks.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Turkey to lower price of citizenship for foreign investors

Turkey to lower price of citizenship for foreign investors
Zulfikar Dogan April 10, 2018

Article Summary
Disappointed by the impact of a citizenship incentive offered to foreign homebuyers last year, Ankara is expected to lower the bar from $1 million to $300,000.

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Turkish Banker's Jail Term May Hinge on Answers to U.S. Judge - Bloomberg

Turkish Banker's Jail Term May Hinge on Answers to U.S. Judge

By Christie Smythe April 10, 2018, 12:38 PM EDT In this Nov. 28, 2017

A U.S. judge demanded more information about Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla and his role in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions on billions of dollars in oil revenue before deciding deciding the sentence for his crimes.

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Turkish lira strikes another record low on growing outflow fears

Turkish lira strikes another record low on growing outflow fears

Currency hits 4.10 lira to the dollar for first time

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Monday, April 09, 2018

The Macbeth Of Turkey - Modern Diplomacy

The Macbeth Of Turkey

April 8, 2018 By Zakir Gul, Ph.D.

The ruler during Turkey’s rise to (and probable fall from) power—Erdogan—reminds me of two stories: the real-life King Saul and William Shakespeare’s fictitious character Lord Macbeth. The similarities are striking.

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Turkey needs to lower interest rates to "save" investors, Erdogan says

Turkey needs to lower interest rates to "save" investors, Erdogan says

Reuters Staff

ISTANBUL, April 9 (Reuters) - Turkey needs to lower interest rates to save investors from the burden of high borrowing costs and allow them to invest easily, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

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More than meets the eye to sale of Turkish media giant

More than meets the eye to sale of Turkish media giant
Pinar Tremblay April 9, 2018

Article Summary
The sale of Turkey’s biggest media group, Dogan Media Company, is likely to negatively affect the health of the country’s economy while diminishing access to accurate information from and within Turkey.

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Turkish Lira Falls to Record Lows Before New Stimulus Announced - Bloomberg

Turkish Lira Falls to Record Lows Before New Stimulus Announced
By Benjamin Harvey
and Constantine Courcoulas
April 9, 2018, 6:06 AM EDT Updated on April 9, 2018, 7:55 AM EDT

Turkey’s lira fell to new record lows against the dollar and euro as investor concerns about an overheating economy and unresponsive central bank mounted.

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Turkish citizens feeling increasingly insecure and ‘nostalgic’: IPSOS survey

Turkish citizens feeling increasingly insecure and ‘nostalgic’: IPSOS survey
Banu Tuna - ISTANBUL

The number of people in Turkey who say they feel insecure and “nostalgic” about the past is increasing, according to a biannual survey carried out by the IPSOS research company titled “Guide to Understanding Turkey.”

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Turkey poses cyber security threat, Holland warns travellers | Ahval

Turkey poses cyber security threat, Holland warns travellers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands has sent out a letter warning Dutch travellers visiting Turkey, China, Russia and Iran that their electronic devices may be unsafe in these countries, BBC Türkçe reported on Monday.

More:Turkey poses cyber security threat, Holland warns travellers | Ahval

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Turkish-Russian-Iranian Summit: Limits to a Tripartite Entente - The Globalist

Turkish-Russian-Iranian Summit: Limits to a Tripartite Entente

Putin has Turkey exactly where he wants it: As an upset NATO ally willing to break ranks with the alliance’s stance toward Russia.

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Turkish voices stifled by new law as Ankara launches crackdown | Asia Times

Turkish voices stifled by new law as Ankara launches crackdown

The Erdogan regime has shut down a raft of newspapers and restricted online media, with many of the survivors now owned by government-linked firms

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Friday, April 06, 2018

How low can the Turkish lira go?   | Ahval

How low can the Turkish lira go?

Turkey’s government is following imprudent economic practices and its insistence on implementing unreal economic theories means the lira is bound to weaken in the months ahead.

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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Rumors of Turkish deputy PM's departure spook markets

Rumors of Turkish deputy PM's departure spook markets
Amberin Zaman (Turkey Pulse) April 5, 2018

Article Summary
The Turkish lira took a tumble amid reports that Mehmet Simsek, the deputy prime minister in charge of Turkey's economy, had resigned.

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Turkish lawyer for trader Zarrab implicated in New York jail bribe case

Turkish lawyer for trader Zarrab implicated in New York jail bribe case
Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish lawyer representing wealthy gold trader Reza Zarrab allegedly helped pay bribes to a guard at a New York City jail where Zarrab was being held on charges that he conspired to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions, according to court papers and another lawyer for Zarrab.

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Turkish lira strikes historic low after more than 1% drop

Turkish lira strikes historic low after more than 1% drop

Currency trading at lowest level on record amid political and economic concerns

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Istanbul: World's biggest airport project 'on time' | Turkey News | Al Jazeera

Istanbul: World's biggest airport project 'on time'

'[Financial] bottleneck is out of question in the project,' says Turkey's transport minister.

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Turkey overheating means race against time for Erdogan - SFGate

Turkey overheating means race against time for Erdogan

Constantine Courcoulas and Asli Kandemir, Bloomberg Published 8:18 am, Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Turkish economy is overheating. That could be a problem for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as much as it is for the nation's creditors.

More:Turkey overheating means race against time for Erdogan - SFGate

Scandal Over Turkish Deportees Unveils Rift Between Kosovo's President, Premier

Scandal Over Turkish Deportees Unveils Rift Between Kosovo's President, Premier
April 04, 2018 16:17 GMT

As the mystery surrounding the arrest and deportation of six Turkish nationals from Kosovo to Turkey threatens to drive a wedge between the two countries, a crisis between the prime minister and the president may also be deepening.

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Turkish lira takes another beating amid economic strains and trade war anxiety

Turkish lira takes another beating amid economic strains and trade war anxiety

Turkish lira comes under renewed pressure, weakening for a fourth day against the dollar and suffering the worst losses among emerging market currencies while nearing an all-time low.

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Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani tout alliance, eye US for next move

Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani tout alliance, eye US for next move

Amberin Zaman (Turkey Pulse)
April 4, 2018

Article Summary The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran emerged from a summit on Syria as a united front, though the image hardly indicates an alignment in their priorities.

More:Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani tout alliance, eye US for next move

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Land of the Increasingly Non-Free - The Globalist

Land of the Increasingly Non-Free

Many young democracies with flawed institutions are struggling not to slide backward. Turkey has failed.

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Calling time on European-Turkish strategic relations

Calling time on European-Turkish strategic relations

By Simon A. Waldman
London, Today, 09:22

Over the weekend, Ankara stated that France could become a target for its backing of Kurdish forces in Syria.

This follows the comments of Turkey's firebrand president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had earlier threatened to "Ottoman slap" US forces fighting alongside the Kurds against ISIS in Syria.

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Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan launch Turkey’s first nuclear reactor

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan launch Turkey’s first nuclear reactor

April 03, 2018 03:00

Ankara: The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Tuesday launched the start of construction for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, as ties between the two nations deepen.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, on his first foreign visit since being re-elected on March 18, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remotely gave the go-ahead for the construction of the Russian-built nuclear plant on the Mediterranean coast at Akkuyu.

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US pharmaceutical firm invests $35M in Istanbul facilities - Daily Sabah

US pharmaceutical firm invests $35M in Istanbul facilities

SAFURE CANTÜRK ANKARA

The U.S. pharmaceutical pioneer Amgen invested $35 million in biotech medicine in Istanbul. Amgen Global Research and Development Director Thomas Felix said Turkey's expansion in pharmaceuticals is very important.

More:US pharmaceutical firm invests $35M in Istanbul facilities - Daily Sabah

Calling time on European-Turkish strategic relations

Calling time on European-Turkish strategic relations

By Simon A. Waldman
London, Today, 09:22

Over the weekend, Ankara stated that France could become a target for its backing of Kurdish forces in Syria.

This follows the comments of Turkey's firebrand president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had earlier threatened to "Ottoman slap" US forces fighting alongside the Kurds against ISIS in Syria.

More:Calling time on European-Turkish strategic relations

Monday, April 02, 2018

Countdown begins to Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani talks

Countdown begins to Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani talks
Amberin Zaman (Turkey Pulse) April 2, 2018

Article Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are set to meet in Turkey, where they will be joined by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for negotiations to end the fighting in Syria.

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Sunday, April 01, 2018

Thousands of Austrian-Turks may lose their citizenship rights | Ahval

Thousands of Austrian-Turks may lose their citizenship rights

Thousands of Austrian-Turks allegedly holding illegal dual-citizenship may be deported from Austria and lose all their Austrian citizenship rights, said BBC Turkish.

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Turkey's exports hit record in March | News | Al Jazeera

Turkey's exports hit record in March

'We reached the highest number in our history in exports, $15.1bn.'

More:Turkey's exports hit record in March | News | Al Jazeera