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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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Iran, Turkey, and Qatar Sign Major Transportation Deal to Boost Trade

Tehran (GPA) – Iran, Turkey, and Qatar signed the final agreement on Sunday hoping to increase trade between the three nations. This new transportation package was announced yesterday from a meeting in Tehran between the Economic Ministers for Iran (Mohammad Shariatmadari), Turkey (Nihat Zeybekci), and Qatar (Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani). This announcement was preceded by several […]

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Putin: ‘New Stage’ Reached in Syria, Concessions Needed

Moscow (MEE) – The summit with Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Rouhani comes two days after Putin hosted surprise talks with Syria’s Assad. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a “new stage” had been reached in the Syria crisis but achieving a political solution would require compromises from all sides, including the Syrian government. Putin was speaking alongside […]

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Erdogan Aide Suggests Turkey Should Reconsider NATO Membership

Ankara (GPA) – One of Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s top aides has said the country should consider leaving the Atlantic bloc. Late last week, Turkey withdrew forty of their troops from a NATO exercise in Norway. The withdrawal was the result of both Erdogan and the founder of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s names being listed […]

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Agree on All Issues in Antalya: Lavrov

Tehran (TNA) – Foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Turkey on Sunday agreed on all key issues at Syria peace talks in Antalya, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “We have gathered to discuss certain issues related to preparations for the summit of the three countries’ president, which is due in Sochi on November 22,” Lavrov […]

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Turkish President Erdogan Accuses US of Supporting ISIS

Ankara (TeleSUR) – Turkey’s president said, “The administration in the United States has changed but everything remains the same as before.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of granting financial aid to members of the Islamic State group, a State Department-listed terrorist organization. “The United States has disappointed us a lot, saying that it fights […]

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Turkey Withdraws from Drill Over Insult, NATO Apologizes

Brussels (GPA) – The head of NATO has apologized to Turkey after “mistakenly” referring to Turks as enemies during a joint drill. NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg has apologized today, following the withdrawal of 40 Turkish soldiers from military drills in Norway. Ankara ordered the troops to leave the exercises following the discovery by Turkey that their President, Recep […]

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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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Turkey Infiltrates German Immigration System to Expose Asylum Seekers

Berlin (GPA) – German journalists have compiled a report that shows strong evidence of Turkish spies infiltrating the immigration system in order to report information on political asylum seekers back to Ankara. German media outlets, Deutsche Welle and ARD have collected testimony from asylum seekers fleeing from post-coup Turkey, and the preliminary results show a significant amount of information […]

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Syria Demands Withdraw of Turkish Troops From Idlib

Damascus (GPA) – In an effort to protect their “moderate rebel” friends, Turkey has launched a new military operation in; violating the national sovereignty of Syria. Last week, Turkey deployed troops into the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib. According to Ankara, the operation is meant to ensure the area’s status as a “deconfliction zone.” The other unofficial status […]

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