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No Longer Needed, Erdogan Finally Ditches Turkey’s State of Emergency

Ankara (GPA) – Turkey’s state of emergency has finally been lifted, but critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claim that new laws mean that this won’t change much. Many in Turkey have been hoping for Thursday’s announcement for a long time. The news that the state of emergency is finally lifted after two years should be a cause […]

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Court Rules to Keep Former HDP Co-Chair Demirtas in Prison

Ankara (TM) – A Turkish high criminal court has decided to keep former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş in prison during a trial in which he faces terror charges. The last hearing of Demirtaş’s trial in which he is charged with leading a terrorist organization was held at the Ankara 19th High Criminal Court on […]

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3 French nationals briefly detained in PKK operations in Turkey

Ankara (TM) – Three French nationals were briefly detained, along with 13 others, during an operation conducted by Turkish security forces targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its umbrella organization the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) in southeastern Şırnak province, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, the operation was carried out by the gendarmerie […]

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Turkish Lira Hits Record Low, Days After Erdogan’s New Government Appointed

Ankara (MEE) – The Turkish lira hit a record low overnight Wednesday, dispelling hope that the currency’s instability would end after June’s snap election. It hit a low of 4.9767 lira to the US dollar in overnight trading with Asia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he expects interest rates to fall, despite persistently high inflation. […]

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Muharrem Ince Looks to Replace CHP Head to Effectively Fight AKP

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish Presidential candidate Muharrem Ince has vowed to continue his fight with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan if his party’s old guard will let him. With the Turkish election over and Erdogan in office for another five years, it is time for the opposition to get their act together. One man looking to do this […]

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Erdogan’s Win and New Powers Means Turkish Economy is His Burden

Ankara (GPA) – President Recep Erdogan has won an election highly focused on the Turkish economy, but can he keep it afloat? One of the main issues of the recent snap election in Turkey was the economy. Previously, the Turkish economy was the second fastest-growing economy worldwide but there are signs of a slow-down coming and with […]

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US Official: Turkey S-400 Deal Could ‘Spike the Punch’ in F-35 Deal

Washington (TM) – A top US State Department official warned Turkey on Tuesday that its purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets would be jeopardized if it does not drop a plan to buy an S-400 missile defense system from Russia, Reuters reported. If Turkey buys the system, it would also be subject to sanctions under […]

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Turkish Election Riddled with Fraud, Intimidation, and Questions

Ankara (GPA) – Another Turkish election has come to an end but, as always, no AKP victory comes without a host of claims of fraud and intimidation. It seems like incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have another successful Turkish election under their belt. However, like every election they win, this one […]

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Turkey Election: Erdogan Remains President, AKP/MHP Hold Parliament

Ankara (GPA) – The Turkey election results are in and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will remain president but without his parliamentary majority. The Turkey election for both President, as well as all the seats of parliament, took place on Sunday. In what was expected to be a tight election – with some even speculating there would be […]

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Turkish Election: AKP Opponent Muharrem Ince Holds Rally for 2m [Video]

Izmir (GPA) – Just days before ballots are set to be cast in the Turkish election, it seems incumbent President Recep Erdogan’s opponent Muharrem Ince might stand a chance. Muharrem Ince, the Presidential candidate for the Republican People’s Party (CHP) held a massive rally in the city of Izmir on Turkey’s west coast on Thursday. Although numbers for the […]

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