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Occupancy Rate in Turkish Prisons More Than 40,000 Above Capacity

Ankara (TM) – Şaban Yılmaz, the director general of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, has announced that prison occupancy in Turkey exceeds capacity by some 40,000 inmates, the T24 news website reported on Wednesday. Speaking at a meeting of the Parliamentary Commission on Human Rights, Yılmaz specified that as of today some 260,000 inmates are being held in Turkey’s […]

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How the US War on Yugoslavia Laid the Groundwork for Modern NATO Imperialism

Washington (GPA) – The American-led destruction of Yugoslavia happened over 20 years ago but laid the foundations of NATO’s post-Cold War imperialism that carries on to this day. The handful of small nations in the Balkans that used to comprise the former Yugoslav Federation may not seem to be a high priority of western foreign […]

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Israeli Occupying Forces Bombard 80 Gaza Locations [Video]

Gaza (GPA) – Overnight airstrikes caused panic and fear amongst residents of the Gaza strip as multiple locations were targeted late Friday night, into Saturday. The strikes caused damage and a power outage at a hospital, identified as an Indonesian facility, and targeted, with five rockets, a location near the American school in the Northern part of the […]

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Turkish Local Elections: Will Irreconcilable Differences End Erdogan’s Coalition?

Ankara (GPA) – Irreconcilable differences between the AKP and MHP have the potential to fracture Erdogan’s coalition in the upcoming Turkish local elections. With Turkish President Recep Erdogan unwilling to bend on some key issues, his legislative allies in the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) continue to defect. The latest evidence of this tension between the […]

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Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Release Shows Turkey Still Needs US

Ankara (GPA) – The US pastor’s two-year detention is over, but what does Andrew Brunson’s release mean for the smoking crater that is the current state of Turkish-US relations? After just over two years, the American Pastor Andrew Brunson has finally been released from Turkish custody. Brunson was arrested shortly after the 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President […]

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Saudi Story Unravels as Turkey Applies Pressure over Journalist Khashoggi

Ankara (GPA) – The case of the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi has become an international blunder on the Saudi’s part, and may provide Turkey a chance to further assert themselves as a regional power. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since last Tuesday when he entered a Saudi consulate inside Turkey. While Saudi Arabia often gets away […]

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Turkey’s parliament renews mandate for troop deployment in Syria

Ankara (MEE) – Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in neighboring Syria and Iraq for another year, just as Russian President Vladimir Putin said no military action is planned for the rebel-held Idlib region. The Turkish military mandate, first approved by parliament in October 2014, has been renewed every year […]

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Staying with the West? Turkey and Germany Seek to Repair Relations

Berlin (GPA) – Despite some predictions that tensions between Ankara and Washington would cause Turkey to turn east for help, Erdogan’s visit to Germany tells another story. After a several-year-long fallout with Germany, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a recent visit to several cities in the European country in an attempt to repair relations. Historically, Turkey’s […]

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Hedging Bets in Syria, Turkey Attempts to Repair Relations with Israel

Ankara (GPA) – With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. It seems some of Turkey’s maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the […]

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The Blatant Turkey and Al-Qaeda Partnership in Idlib

Ankara (GPA) – Ankara has sent more troops into Idlib in a move that is clearly a joint operation between the forces of Turkey and Al-Qaeda. Over the last week or two, things have been getting tense in northern Syria, near the last large “rebel” enclave in the region around and inside the city of Idlib. Currently, […]

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