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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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Turkey Strips Two Pro-Kurdish MPs of Parliamentary Status

Ankara (MEE) – Move comes a day after the president called snap polls in June, reducing opposition HDP party’s strength further after a series of similar moves. Turkey’s parliament said it had stripped two MPs from the pro-Kurdish opposition party of their parliamentary status on Thursday, further reducing its strength in the assembly two months before a snap […]

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Turkish Snap Elections Set for June as Erdogan Looks to Secure Power

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish snap elections have been agreed to by President Recep Erdogan and his coalition partners as he seeks to make his final move to secure the new executive powers recently awarded his office.. Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced Wednesday that Presidential and Parliamentary elections originally slated for 2019 will now be moved to June […]

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Hold Trilateral Summit on Syria Crisis

Tehran (TNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held their second tripartite summit in under six months about war-stricken Syria. In the meeting, held in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday, Rouhani, Putin, and Erdogan, as the presidents of three guarantor countries of the […]

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Erdogan: Netanyahu a ‘Terrorist’ for Gaza Deaths

Ankara (MEE) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an escalating war of words between the two over the killing of 16 Palestinians in Gaza. Erdogan called Netanyahu a “terrorist” after the Israeli Prime Minister said he would not be “lectured to on morality” from a country […]

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