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Turkey Sanctions US, Rejects Pastors Appeal, Cuts Deals with Qatar, Lira up 7%

Ankara (GPA) – The rapid decline in US-Turkish relations took reached several new levels in the past 24 hours with Turkey sanctioning US products, and the lira actually climbing as a result. US-Turkish relations have been declining for some time now but lately, the usual diplomatic incidents have been occurring at breakneck speed. This last day and a […]

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Turkish Airlines, Telecoms Firm to Halt US Advertising

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkey’s national airline and its main telecoms firm will halt advertising in US media in response to the crisis in relations between the two allies, company officials said today. Flag carrier Turkish Airlines and Turk Telekom made their announcements after a campaign on Twitter calling for an end to advertising in US media outlets. The […]

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Erdogan Says ‘US Shot Turkey in the Foot’

Ankara (TM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said the US has shot Turkey in the foot with its recent sanction decisions, underlining that Ankara would not give in to the pressure and is “ready to fight,” the Cumhuriyet daily reported. Erdogan accused the United States of seeking to stab Turkey “in the back” over a […]

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The Real Reasons why US-Turkey Relations Have Hit an All-Time Low

Ankara (GPA) – Over the past week, US-Turkey relations have hit an all-time low, but how did these two allies end up at odds with each other? If you’ve been watching the news over the past week you may think the current hostility between Washington and Ankara is about the US pastor, Andrew Brunson. Brunson, who has been […]

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Mongolian FM: Attempts to Abduct Turkish Nationals Violates Sovereignty

Ulaanbaatar (TP) – The Mongolian Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement on the abduction of a Turkish national in the country earlier the same day, underlining such an unacceptable act would be “a violation of Mongolia’s sovereignty and independence” and that Mongolia would strongly object to it. Early on Friday morning Veysel Akçay, the general director of […]

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Kurds, Pushing for Autonomy, Stand to Lose in Syria Negotiations

Damascus (GPA) – The Kurds refusing to give up demands for autonomy could end up costing them big in the Syria negotiations. Many supporters of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria have been celebrating recently upon hearing of the leadership of the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) entering into negotiations with Damascus. However, what they have failed to […]

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Turkish Academics want Passports Back after State of Emergency Lifted

Ankara (TM) – Turkish academics who were dismissed from their jobs by government decrees during a two-year-long state of emergency have started a campaign on social media to bring up the issue of restrictions still imposed on their passports. Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and human rights activist Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu held a press conference in parliament on […]

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US Threats Show Key Weakness in Turkish Defense Industry

Ankara (GPA) – The rising tensions between Ankara and Washington may freeze some big sales for the Turkish defense industry. The Turkish defense industry, which is heavily entangled within the structure of NATO, has run into some problems in the last few days. This all started after Washington placed sanctions on two Turkish ministers involved in the […]

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Two-thirds of Germans Against Erdogan State Visit: Survey

Ankara (TM) An opinion poll published on Wednesday by the Die Welt newspaper suggests that slightly less than a quarter of Germans support a planned state visit to Germany by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, while a large majority of 69 percent opposes it. Among respondents who are against the visit, over 50 percent expressed complete disapproval, […]

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Trump, Pence Threaten Turkey with ‘Large Sanctions’ if US Pastor not Released

Washington (TM) – The US administration is upping the pressure on Ankara over its detention and ongoing trial of Andrew Brunson, an American Christian pastor who stands accused of espionage and terrorism in Turkey, where he has resided for the past 23 years tending a small church in Izmir. “The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey […]

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