Istanbul’s ousted mayor says billions wasted under Erdogan’s AKP


Preparing for the second vote, Imamoglu has sought to highlight alleged extravagance and waste under the AKP which, together with its Islamist predecessor parties, has ruled Istanbul with a

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Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister

Source:Reuters Date:23May2019

Turkey’s defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks

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Idlib offensive tests strength of Russia-Turkey ties in Syria

Source:al Monitor Date:21May2019

Moscow is increasingly concerned and restless over Turkey’s moves in northern Syria. Russia’s active support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Idlib offensive indicates Moscow thinks

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Turkey orders arrest of 206 foreign ministry personnel

Source:al Jazeera Date:21May2019

The damage an Evil Man has wrought. Three years after Gulen inspired coup of July w2016, a vicious crack-down sweeping guilty as well as the innocent is still underway.  No city, household or

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Turkey-Cyprus Tensions Escalate With Naval Exercise

Source:Voice of America Date:18May2019

Former senior Turkish diplomat Aydin Selcen, suggests that beyond the harsh rhetoric, Turkey has a legitimate case and a compromise needs to be found. “There are no realistic projects in

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Are Russia and Turkey making deals or parting ways in Syria?

Source:al Jazeera Date:18May2019

A solid analysis of what is at stake in Idlib: By now it is clear that “trying to have it all” might not be the best strategy for Turkey to pursue. In the foreseeable future, it might

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Erdoğan may have provoked a Turkish Spring – U.S. scholar

Source:Ahval News Date:12May2019

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may have provoked a Turkish Spring by forcing a rerun of mayoral elections for Istanbul, according to Prof. Henri J. Barkey, a senior fellow for Middle East studies

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Is Erdogan’s trust in Trump in the S-400/F-35 standoff misplaced?

Source:al Monitor Date:12May2019

The bottom line is that Turkey wants the S-400 and the F-35 and is seeking a formula that will enable it to have its cake and eat it too. The only means it has in its arsenal to try to achieve

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Russia and Turkey landgrab ‘behind fresh Syria bombardment’

Source:The Guardian Date:08May2019

Hospitals and clinics in the southern end of Idlib and northern edge of neighbouring Hama province have been systematically attacked by Russian warplanes, observers on the ground and monitoring

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Turkey Orders New Election for Istanbul Mayor, in Setback for Opposition

Source:New York Times Date:07May2019

A good background story of how Erdogan changed his mind about Istanbul elections     Mr. Erdogan himself at times seemed to be ready to concede, amid warnings in Turkey and abroad that,

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