Turkey seeks jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters

Source:Financial Times Date:14Jun2019

With great sadness for the demise of freedom of press, I post this news: Prosecutors are seeking a jail term of between two and five years for the Istanbul-based reporters, their company said on

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Turkey vows retaliation against possible US sanctions over S-400 deal

Source:Daily Sabah Date:14Jun2019

“If the United States takes any negative actions toward us, we will also take reciprocal steps,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told Anadolu Agency’s Editors’ Desk in the capital Ankara

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Turkey to retaliate against Greek Cyprus’ plan to arrest its drilling personnel

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:11Jun2019

Congratulations, we have new conflict   Turkey has protested over the Greek Cyprus’ decision to issue international arrest warrants for crew members of Turkish drilling vessel “Fatih” and

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Pentagon Steps Up Dispute With Turkey Over Weapons Purchase From Moscow

Source:New York Times Date:08Jun2019

In carefully choreographed steps, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan released a letter he sent Thursday to the Turkish minister of defense, Hulusi Akar, outlining the path the Pentagon is

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Turkey’s President Erdogan may face a mutiny in his own party

Source:the Economist Date:08Jun2019

This article in the Economist assesses the chances of Erdogan’s rivals  if they launch new parties:   How much backing the schismatics might have among ak voters is unclear.

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The Istanbul Rerun Isn’t About the Mayor. It’s About Turkey’s Future

Source:Foreign Policy Date:06Jun2019

This is an old article, which we post because it contains an election poll not published by Turkish press:   Initial polling after the election revealed that the prolonged process of

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Renewed Kurdish peace process in Turkey?

Source:Ahval News Date:06Jun2019

Arguably the most intriguing analysis of the day. While the Kurdish Aixs denies it, this article claims AKP may be contemplating to reinvigurate peace talks with Syrian Kurds.     SDF

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Polls show opposition candidate ahead as Istanbul rerun nears

Source:al Monitor Date:04Jun2019

Now, a handful of voter polls show Imamoglu of the opposition has broadened his support ahead of the June 23 rerun election, according to news reports. Imamoglu is two points ahead of former AKP

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Damascus pounds militant bastion, ignoring Trump warning

Source:Channel News Asia Date:04Jun2019

More on Turkey’s Idlib conundrum: Bombardments by the Syrian regime killed six civilians in northwest Syria on Monday (Jun 3), hours after US President Donald Trump urged Damascus and its

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US Official: Russia Unlikely to Support Full-Scale Offensive on Syria’s Idlib


“Our conversations with the Russians have not indicated that the Russians are ready to support a full-scale offensive into Idlib,” U.S. Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey

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