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Trump Did Not Tell Erdogan he Would Extradite Gulen, White House Official Says

Washington (MEE) – US President Donald Trump did not tell his Turkish counterpart that he intends to extradite US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a senior White House official told Reuters, contradicting recent statements from Turkey’s foreign minister. Trump “did not commit to extradite” Gulen during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the recent G20 summit […]

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Op-Ed: Why Erdogan is Probably Lying About Extraditing Gulen (and More)

Ankara (GPA) – There are reasons to question the recent statement by Turkey’s foreign minister that Donald Trump is working on extraditing Fethullah Gulen (or any claims by Ankara for that matter). Speaking in Doha over the weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a crowd that Turkish President Recep Erdogan and his American counterpart, Donald Trump were […]

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One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey’s Future

Ankara (MPN) – Erdoğan began moving against the press even before the coup, and one man who knows this all too well is Abdullah Bozkurt, an early target of AKP censorship who spoke to MintPress to explain how Erdoğan’s imperial presidency came to be and what may come next. With most of the Turkish media controlled by President […]

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Turkish Banker Sentenced to 32 months in US Prison for Sanction Evasion

Ankara (MEE) – The prosecution of Mehmet Hakan Atilla has further strained relations between US and Turkey. A US judge sentenced Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a banker at Turkey’s state-controlled Halkbank, to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he was convicted earlier this year of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade US […]

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US Pastor Jailed in Turkey Claims Innocence Amid Trial Delay

Ankara (MEE) – A US pastor denied terrorism and spying charges in a Turkish court on Monday and called them “shameful and disgusting”, in a prosecution that has been condemned by US President Donald Trump. Andrew Brunson, who could be jailed for up to 35 years, denied links to a network led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah […]

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How Turkey Uses Kidnapping and Hostage Negotiations As Diplomacy

Ankara (MPN) – Most U.S. allies would likely understand that, as a member of NATO, every nation is subject to the will of the U.S. Yet Erdogan is not your average U.S. ally and, instead of pleading to deaf ears in Washington, he has decided to take his purge global and use every method available […]

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How The Turkish Military Lost Power by Trying to Keep it

Ankara (GPA) – For the first time in the history of Turkey, it appears the military is actually accountable to the civilian government, in large part as a result of the old guard’s own decisions. These past several months have seen US-Turkish relations hit an all-time low as Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s ever-growing power continues to run up against […]

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