Ankara (GPA) – Following statements by a US lawmaker, rumors that the status of Incirlik Airbase could be changing in the near future are spreading. Incirlik Airbase, one of NATO’s most crucial sites for launching flights across the Middle East and an institution of the US Cold War strategy since 1955 hasContinue Reading

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Ankara (TM) – The İstanbul Bar Association on Monday denounced the detention of 60 lawyers by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, saying that the lawyers cannot be charged with practicing law. “The charge of membership in a terrorist organization stems from the [lawyers’] practice of their profession,” said a statement issued by theContinue Reading

Ankara (TM) – A prosecutor has demanded sentences ranging from eight to 19 years for journalists over their reports on a Turkish intelligence officer killed in Libya, the Diken news website reported on Tuesday. Barış Terkoğlu, Aydın Keser, Ferhat Çelik, Eren Ekinci, Erk Acarer, Hülya Kılınç, Barış Pehlivan and Murat Ağırel faceContinue Reading

Ankara (TM) – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday Turkey’s navy will not back down as Greece “sows chaos” in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, where the countries have deployed frigates in an escalating rhetorical confrontation over overlapping resource claims, Reuters reported. “Those who throw Greece in front of the Turkish navyContinue Reading

Washington (OR) – Although critical of Donald Trump in the past, the Constantinople Patriarchate decided to complain to Washington about the Hagia Sophia being turned into a mosque. The US president reportedly declared himself a “helper and supporter” of the Constantinople Patriarchate and of Patriarch Bartholomew personally and stressed that he would immediatelyContinue Reading

Ankara (GPA) – In this final installment of the Geopolitics Alert series on Turkey we seek to tie the rest of the series together to make likely predictions for Erdogan’s future. This is the fifth and final installment of the Geopolitics Alert series on Turkey. You can find the previous installments below:Continue Reading

Ankara (GPA) – In part three of this series on the state of Turkey Geopolitics Alert sets out explain how the AKP took the Turkish economy from one of the fastest-growing to record lows. Part 1: The Future of Erdogan’s Power: A Geopolitics Alert Series Part 2: The Future of Erdogan’s Power:Continue Reading

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Ankara (GPA) – Yesterday we announced the launch of our series of stories on the current situation in Turkey, this is part two of that ongoing series. With multiple foreign military adventures, a tumbling lira, spiking COVID cases, and various condemnations from most of the outside world, what are the prospects forContinue Reading