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What’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

Ankara (MPN) – Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K. Over the last decade or so, the West […]

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New Turkish Emergency Decrees Pave Way for Extrajudicial Vigilantism

Ankara (GPA) – A new set of Turkish emergency decrees announced Sunday is likely to pave the way for new methods of crushing President Erdogan’s opposition. Over the weekend, the new decrees were announced in the Official Gazette, a journal devoted to publishing new laws as the government enacts them. The new decrees extend the current state […]

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Turkey Seeks Arrest of NBA Star Enes Kanter for Insulting Erdogan

Ankara (MEE) – New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, who supports exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, had called Turkey’s president the ‘Hitler of our century’. Turkish prosecutors have asked a court to sentence NBA star Enes Kanter up to four years in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday. Istanbul’s chief […]

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Rift Between Turkey and Israel Grows Following Trump’s al Quds Decision

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged insults over the weekend, exposing the growing rift between the two US allies. Still expressing his anger over the decision by the Trump regime to recognize al Quds as the capital of Israel, Erdogan spent the weekend chastising the Israeli occupation […]

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Turkey’s Opposition CHP Leader Visits UK to Garner Support for 2019

London (MEE) – CHP’s Kemal Kilicdaroglu is due to meet Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to exchange ideas on how to win upcoming elections, says party. Hundreds of members of the Turkish diaspora gathered in a north London hall on Wednesday to welcome the arrival of the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party as he embarks on a […]

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Turkey Flips Syria Stance Once Again Stating No Role for Assad

Ankara (GPA) – As Turkey attempts to build relations across the Middle East, Ankara still can’t seem to declare a coherent policy on Syria. In a recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said he would be open to dialogue with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, it seems like this sentiment […]

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Erdogan Sues Opposition Over Corruption Charges, Offers to Resign if True

Ankara (GPA) – Following accusations of corruption by the Turkish opposition on the 21st, President Recep Erdogan said he would consider resigning…if they can prove it. Last Tuesday, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) called on Erdogan to release information concerning his families finances following information from the recent Paradise Papers leak. While Erdogan was […]

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Turkish MP Faces Charges for Calling Erdogan ‘Fascist Dictator’

Ankara (GPA) – In an attempt to disprove the claim of being a fascist, Erdogan is seeking to use his legal power to crush an opposition PM. This latest example of the ongoing crackdowns inside Turkey began on Monday and spawned from comments made in a speech by a member of parliament, Bulent Tezcan. Tezcan, […]

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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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