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Erdogan: “We Entered Syria to Topple Assad”

(GPA) Istanbul – Earlier today Turkish president Recep Erdogan told a crowd at the first meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium that Turkish troops were in Syria for the explicit reason of toppling Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. President Erdogan told the group of international parliamentary leaders that his country’s only intention in Syria was […]

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European Parliament Votes to Halt Talks on Turkey’s Membership in EU

(GPA) Strasbourg – The European Parliament held a symbolic vote on Thursday that called to freeze the process of accession of Turkey in to the European Union (EU). The vote is not binding but may be a good survey of EU member states’ feelings on continuing the negotiations.   Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all […]

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Erdogan Looks to Change Constitution and Grant Himself Power Until 2029

(GPA) Ankara – After regaining several seats in parliament lost during the last election, Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) looks to change Turkey’s constitution. The AKP won a majority in last weeks parliamentary elections in Turkey but is still just 13 seats shy of the 330 votes needed to call for a constitutional referendum. […]

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Turkey Blocks Internet for At Least 6 Million Users Following Protests

(GPA) Turkey has reportedly turned off internet access for at least 6 million people as a response to protests following the arrests of two elected mayors from the Kurdish town of Diyarbakir. “They have to be released immediately, our people won’t accept it and will use their democratic rights,” the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) said in a […]