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What Happened in the Turkish Municipal Elections and What’s Next?

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party had a bad weekend but it won’t necessarily slow them down. If you were closely following the Turkish municipal elections at all you’ve probably seen a lot about how the foundations of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule is finally starting to show some […]

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Erdogan & AKP Keep Putting up Victory Posters in İstanbul…Where They Lost

Istanbul (TM) – Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) continues to hang banners claiming victory in İstanbul, which it has lost to the opposition nominee for mayor, according to the unofficial results of Sunday’s local elections. the Artı Gerçek news website reported on Tuesday. “Thanks, İstanbul” read the posters, which were put up at several points in […]

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Erdogan says New Zealand Mosque Attacker Targeted Turkey

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed video footage at an election rally on Saturday from an attack on two New Zealand mosques which killed 49 people and said the suspected gunman had made threats against Turkish Muslims, according to a Reuters report. The gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 in Christchurch on Friday, broadcasting footage […]

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Imram Khan Seeks Help of Erdogan in Strained Relations With India

Ankara (TM) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he would seek Turkey’s help in defusing tensions with nuclear-armed neighbor India in the aftermath of cross-border air raids, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. “I am going to talk to [Turkish] President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan, and I will request him to play his role in this […]

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Erdogan Says Venezuelan Gold Will be Processed in Turkey

Ankara (TM) – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that Venezuelan gold would be processed in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum. Speaking at a rally ahead of local elections on March 31, the president said Çorum would ugreach a new level in terms of gold trade amid reports that Venezuela sells most of its gold […]

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Erdoğan voices support for Venezuelan President Maduro

Ankara (TM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro early Thursday after Washington and several Western capitals along with countries in the region recognized Juan Guaido, chairman of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, as interim president, state-run Anadolu news agency reported. “Maduro brother, stand tall, Turkey stands with you,” Erdoğan […]

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Russia and Turkey to Act to Stabilize Syria’s Idlib Province

Ankara (MEMO) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday after which the Russian leader said the two men had discussed how they planned to stabilize the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, says Reuters. The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that the situation in the region, where Moscow and Ankara have tried […]

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Trump Threatens Turkish Economy to Protect Kurds

Ankara (GPA) – In lieu of US troops protecting Syrian Kurds, Trump has threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if they move on the YPG. The last few weeks have been a full-on media panic following US President Donald Trump’s decision to remove US troops from northern Syria. One of the major concerns of those crying […]

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Erdogan says forcing president to drink beer, listen to Mozart is ‘utter fascism’

Ankara (TM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said those asking him to drink some beer or listen to prominent German composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the hope that his style of governing the country will be better are engaging in utter fascism. The president’s remarks came at a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party […]

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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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