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Iran, Russia, Turkey Hold Trilateral Summit on Syria Crisis

Tehran (TNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held their second tripartite summit in under six months about war-stricken Syria. In the meeting, held in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday, Rouhani, Putin, and Erdogan, as the presidents of three guarantor countries of the […]

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Erdogan: Netanyahu a ‘Terrorist’ for Gaza Deaths

Ankara (MEE) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an escalating war of words between the two over the killing of 16 Palestinians in Gaza. Erdogan called Netanyahu a “terrorist” after the Israeli Prime Minister said he would not be “lectured to on morality” from a country […]

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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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US Pastor Held by Turkey Charged with Supporting Terror, Faces 35 Years

Ankara (GPA) – Pastor Andrew Brunson, a US national in Turkish custody since October 2016, has officially been charged with “supporting terrorism” and faces 35 years. In September of last year, we first published a story about Andrew Brunson, a US national who has dedicated 23 years to Christian missionary work in Turkey. Brunson, who was initially […]

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Erdogan Hopes to Continue Talks on Syria with Putin Rather than Trump

Ankara (AMN) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that he was not planning to discuss the US intentions to create “border security forces” northern Syria with US President Donald Trump, but would maintain contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I am not planning to call Trump, but contacts with Putin continue,” Erdogan told […]

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Erdogan: Won’t Extradite Terrorists to US Until Gulen is Returned

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Recep Erdogan has said he will no longer extradite terrorists to the US until the exiled cleric is returned. Erdogan announced his new policy yesterday at a meeting of local administrative officials at the presidential palace in Ankara. The move is meant to step up the pressure for the US to return ex-Erdogan […]

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What’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

Ankara (MPN) – Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K. Over the last decade or so, the West […]

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New Turkish Emergency Decrees Pave Way for Extrajudicial Vigilantism

Ankara (GPA) – A new set of Turkish emergency decrees announced Sunday is likely to pave the way for new methods of crushing President Erdogan’s opposition. Over the weekend, the new decrees were announced in the Official Gazette, a journal devoted to publishing new laws as the government enacts them. The new decrees extend the current state […]

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Turkey Seeks Arrest of NBA Star Enes Kanter for Insulting Erdogan

Ankara (MEE) – New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, who supports exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, had called Turkey’s president the ‘Hitler of our century’. Turkish prosecutors have asked a court to sentence NBA star Enes Kanter up to four years in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday. Istanbul’s chief […]

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Rift Between Turkey and Israel Grows Following Trump’s al Quds Decision

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged insults over the weekend, exposing the growing rift between the two US allies. Still expressing his anger over the decision by the Trump regime to recognize al Quds as the capital of Israel, Erdogan spent the weekend chastising the Israeli occupation […]

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