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Turkey Sanctions US, Rejects Pastors Appeal, Cuts Deals with Qatar, Lira up 7%

Ankara (GPA) – The rapid decline in US-Turkish relations took reached several new levels in the past 24 hours with Turkey sanctioning US products, and the lira actually climbing as a result. US-Turkish relations have been declining for some time now but lately, the usual diplomatic incidents have been occurring at breakneck speed. This last day and a […]

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Turkish Airlines, Telecoms Firm to Halt US Advertising

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkey’s national airline and its main telecoms firm will halt advertising in US media in response to the crisis in relations between the two allies, company officials said today. Flag carrier Turkish Airlines and Turk Telekom made their announcements after a campaign on Twitter calling for an end to advertising in US media outlets. The […]

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Erdogan Says ‘US Shot Turkey in the Foot’

Ankara (TM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said the US has shot Turkey in the foot with its recent sanction decisions, underlining that Ankara would not give in to the pressure and is “ready to fight,” the Cumhuriyet daily reported. Erdogan accused the United States of seeking to stab Turkey “in the back” over a […]

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Two-thirds of Germans Against Erdogan State Visit: Survey

Ankara (TM) An opinion poll published on Wednesday by the Die Welt newspaper suggests that slightly less than a quarter of Germans support a planned state visit to Germany by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, while a large majority of 69 percent opposes it. Among respondents who are against the visit, over 50 percent expressed complete disapproval, […]

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No Longer Needed, Erdogan Finally Ditches Turkey’s State of Emergency

Ankara (GPA) – Turkey’s state of emergency has finally been lifted, but critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claim that new laws mean that this won’t change much. Many in Turkey have been hoping for Thursday’s announcement for a long time. The news that the state of emergency is finally lifted after two years should be a cause […]

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Turkish Lira Hits Record Low, Days After Erdogan’s New Government Appointed

Ankara (MEE) – The Turkish lira hit a record low overnight Wednesday, dispelling hope that the currency’s instability would end after June’s snap election. It hit a low of 4.9767 lira to the US dollar in overnight trading with Asia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he expects interest rates to fall, despite persistently high inflation. […]

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Muharrem Ince Looks to Replace CHP Head to Effectively Fight AKP

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish Presidential candidate Muharrem Ince has vowed to continue his fight with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan if his party’s old guard will let him. With the Turkish election over and Erdogan in office for another five years, it is time for the opposition to get their act together. One man looking to do this […]

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Turkey Election: Erdogan Remains President, AKP/MHP Hold Parliament

Ankara (GPA) – The Turkey election results are in and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will remain president but without his parliamentary majority. The Turkey election for both President, as well as all the seats of parliament, took place on Sunday. In what was expected to be a tight election – with some even speculating there would be […]

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So Far Opinion Polls Only Deepen Uncertainty of Turkey’s Elections

Ankara (TM) – As of Thursday, because only 10 days remain until parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey, there will be a blackout on publishing the results of opinion polls, as stipulated by the election law. Starting from the time that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced snap elections would be held on June 24, polling companies went into […]

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Turkey Election: Erdogan Pledges to Lift State of Emergency After Presumed Victory

Ankara (GPA) – President Recep Erdogan’s latest promise in the lead up to the Turkey election is that he will finally lift the state of emergency in place since July 2016. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again shown that despite some recent turmoil, he still plans on winning the Turkey election on the 24th of this month […]

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