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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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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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The Strategic Approach of Turkey-Venezuela Relations

Caracas (ONT) – The arrival of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Venezuela means a new chapter in international relations in a world that reconfigures its maps of political, commercial and financial alliances. Turkey is willing to strengthen economic ties with the Venezuelan State and strongly assumes it in the Binational Business Forum in Caracas. The Turkish president confirmed […]

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Erdogan implies US has to choose between Turkey and YPG

Ankara (TM) – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday implied that the US has to choose between Turkey and a Kurdish militia in Syria as “it is the end of the road.” “Today we’ll take very important decisions. They need to see that it’s the end of the road. This is a chance for those who claim to […]

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Khashoggi Effect: Erdogan Inverts the Paradigm, whilst Gulf & Allies Sink in Quagmire

Ankara (SCF) – It seems that the quartet (US, Israel, UAE and MbS himself, naturally), acting in the cause of ‘exonerating MbS’, think they have got their ‘coup’ with Trump’s “maybe he did, but maybe he didn’t”, exculpation. They are probably quite pleased with themselves. MbS may stay for now, and embarrass everyone at the […]

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