Trade Minister: The real Turkish economy is proving analysts wrong | View

Source:Euronews Date:17Oct2018

Every voice, even those of Trade Ministers need to be heard:   By Ruhsar Pekcan To the bewilderment of many analysts, data released this month has revealed that Turkey’s “real”

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Moscow, Ankara say Syria buffer going ahead despite missed deadline

Source:Yahoo News Date:17Oct2018

As I claimed all along–Russia doesn’t  want to lose Turkey, will not countenance Assad attack on Idlib   Neither Turkey nor Russia seemed fazed by the apparent breach of the plan

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Turkey in danger of becoming a pariah state over rights record

Source:Ahval News Date:16Oct2018

“For the last two years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has ranked Turkey as the world’s leading jailer of journalists. In October 2016, following a failed military coup that summer,

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Pastor Brunson is free. But the West still needs a policy on Erdogan’s hostages

Source:Washington Post Date:16Oct2018

Erdogan’s hostage diplomacy is a result of Turkey’s drift away from the transatlantic alliance and its values. But ending the hostage diplomacy requires only the strong resolve of Turkey’s NATO

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Could ‘supernatural wisdom’ prevail in Turkey-US ties?

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:15Oct2018

Cansu Çamlibel reports from Washington:   However, the absence of a comprehensive deal does not necessarily mean that the United States has not paid any ransom to get Brunson back home. The

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One step forward, several steps back in Turkey

Source:Financial Times Date:15Oct2018

A good review of what annoys investors about Turkey’s policy direction On Friday, a Turkish judge released Andrew Brunson, the US pastor at the centre of President Trump’s stand-off

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With Brunson out of jail, US-Turkey relations still face two major hurdles

Source:Middle East Eye Date:13Oct2018

Turkey and US:  The bluster and reality on the field:   A Turkish security official told MEE that, in the short term, there are no plans for any operations in the area, where around 2,000 US

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Turkey Frees Pastor Andrew Brunson, Easing Tensions With U.S.

Source:New York Times Date:13Oct2018

A small step for Turkey, a big step for Turko-American relations.  Brunson verdict opens a window for sincere dialogue.  The disputes between Turkey and US are not artifical, neither  are they

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Russia Presses Europe to Break With Trump and Help Rebuild Syria

Source:Bloomberg Date:12Oct2018

There’s little prospect of a deal with the U.S., which is now vowing to keep troops in Syria until Iran withdraws, Vitaly Naumkin said in an interview. Russia is instead focused on efforts to

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Trump reduces rhetoric about Turkey

Source:Ahval News Date:10Oct2018

An interesting article on what Trump thinks about Turkey.  I agree on the importance of “being on the same page vis-a-vis Iran”   For now, Trump appears to have decided that

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