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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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US Mission in Turkey Suspends Issuing Non-Immigrant Visas

Ankara (GPA) – The US Mission in Turkey has announced they are suspending issuing visas to any Turks not looking to resettle in the US. This new temporary policy was announced Sunday morning in an effort to “minimize the number of visitors to our Embassy and Consulates.” The reason for the policy, however, highlights the growing tension […]

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Netanyahu and Erdogan Face Off Over Kurdish Referendum

Ankara (GPA) – Following the referendum in “Kurdistan,” Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now engaged in a war of words over who is responsible for balkanizing the Middle East. During a televised speech following the Kurdish referendum in Northern Iraq Recep Erdogan accused Israel and their intelligence agency, the Mossad, of […]

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Erdogan Offers Imprisoned US Pastor in Exchange for Gulen

Ankara (GPA) – Erdogan has offered to exchange a US pastor detained on terrorism charges with the US in return for the exiled cleric and alleged coup plotter Fetullah Gulen. Turkish President Recep Erdogan spoke on the issue of Pastor Andrew Brunson at a gathering of Turkish police officers at the presidential palace. Erdogan devoted […]

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Erdogan Is Playing the Role of Political Beggar: President Assad

Damascus (AHT) – In a speech delivered at the opening of the Foreign and Expatriates Minister Conference on Sunday, President al-Assad said that the West is currently experiencing an existential presence whenever it feels that a state wants to share its role. “Talking about foiling the Western project doesn’t mean we are victorious; the battle is still going […]

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Empire Building: Turkey Opens Base in Somalia

Mogadishu (GPA) – Following the decision by Turkey to back Qatar in the Gulf conflict, the neo-ottomans are opening military bases further abroad. After two years of construction, a Turkish military training facility is set to open in Mogadishu next month. The camp will serve several purposes including training and limited military operations. The new […]