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Turkey Election: Recep Erdogan Looking at Second-Round Challenge

Ankara (GPA) – The Turkish election for President is in full swing and it seems the incumbent, Recep Erdogan is going to face a second-round challenge. If the latest polls are to be believed, Recep Erdogan doesn’t seem to be in as good of electoral shape as he was when he first called this snap election in […]

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Erdogan Prepping New War Pitched as an Anti-PKK Operation

Ankara (GPA) – Turkey’s military and Prime Minister have announced a new illegal ground campaign said to be an ‘anti-PKK operation’ in Iraq. On Friday, the Turkish government announced yet another illegal incursion into a neighboring country. This time the target isn’t Syria but Iraq, more specifically, the headquarters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – a […]

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Israel Freezes Armenian Genocide Bill Due to Fears it Could aid Erdogan

Tel Aviv (MEE) – Foreign ministry says vote has been postponed as the recognition could be used favorably by the Turkish president in elections. Israel froze work on a bill recognizing the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by the Ottomans as genocide due to concerns it could aid the Turkish president in upcoming elections, an Israeli official said […]

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Erdogan, Putin Discuss Developments in Syria

Damascus (TNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed recent developments in Syria with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the phone. According to presidential sources, Erdogan and Putin pointed out the significance of achievements gained in the Astana process for a political solution in Syria and stressed that the government and opposition […]

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Why Recep Erdogan Sometimes Says Cool Things

Ankara (GPA) – There has been some confusion lately as to why the Turkish President sometimes says cool things like “Israel is a terrorist state.” Here’s a brief explainer for you: Let’s start with a question about whatever country you might live in. When do your politicians kick their lies into overdrive? If you answered ‘election season’ […]

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‘Fair’ Elections Impossible in Turkey, Warns Reporters Without Borders

Ankara (MEE) – RSF’s Erol Onderoglu says 24 June polls cannot be free due to the ‘liquidation’ of the media. The “liquidation” of the media in Turkey means it is impossible for “free and fair” elections to be carried out on 24 June, a leading media activist warned on Wednesday. Erol Onderoglu, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) […]

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Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and What’s at Stake in the Turkish Election?

Ankara (GPA) – Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and what does this upcoming snap election mean for Turkey? Many readers with this site are likely familiar with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but that knowledge may be limited to his appearances in matters involving other countries like Syria and Russia. Yet even when you do hear about […]

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UK Has Sold $1bn of Weapons to Turkey Since Coup Attempt

London (MEE) – Theresa May is set to roll out the red carpet for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this weekend, as new figures reveal that Britain has sold more than $1bn of weapons to Ankara since the failed 2016 coup and subsequent crackdown under emergency powers, Middle East Eye can reveal. Turkey remains a “priority market” for […]

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Turkey Election: Muharrem Ince, The Man Looking to Unseat Erdogan

Ankara (GPA) – Who is Muharrem Ince? Here’s some background on the man looking to be the next President of Turkey. Last month, Turkish President Recep Erdogan, his Justice and Development Party (AKP), and their electoral coalition allies, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) called to move up the national elections initially scheduled for 2019 to next month. There […]

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Turkey Violates Laws Prohibiting Arbitrary Arrest, Detention: US State Department

Ankara (SCFF) – The Turkish government has not always observed the requirements of the law that prohibit arbitrary arrest and detention and provide for the right of any person to challenge the lawfulness of arrest or detention in court, said a report released by the US State Department. The State Department released its 64-page Turkey 2017 Human Rights Report on Friday, according […]

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