Media

The Guardian view on Turkey and Erdoğan: a weakened strongman

Source:The Guardian Date:08Apr2019

But whatever happens next, there is no doubt about the blow dealt to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the country’s authoritarian president, after 16 years at the helm. He has asserted the legitimacy of his

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Turkey needs a better PowerPoint

Date:06Apr2019

Colby Smith at FT:  No, a PowerPoint presentation won’t fix this. Instead, investors need to see the following, says Matys: The market expects concrete measures to address economic

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What’s this pride against Turkey at the Arab League summit?

Date:06Apr2019

I posted this article by pro-AKP columnist Yasin Aktas on Turkey-Sunni Arab World to demonstrate that Erdogan doesn’t have friends even in the Arab circles. AKP continues to claim to speak

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Erdogan accuses US, Europe of ‘meddling’ after Turkey vote

Date:06Apr2019

There would be a calamity  of Biblical proportions, if  Erdogan pressures election authorities to cancel or renew elections.   While all of AKP’s appeals are heard, how about pro-Kurdish

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U.S. and Turkey Escalate Feud Over Russian Missile System

Source:Foreign Policy Date:03Apr2019

S-400 tensions between Turkey and USA will trigger the next Father Brunson affair in the financial markets.   The news comes days after Turkish voters delivered a stinging political rebuke

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Elections in three very different countries share a common desire to change the status quo.

Source:Carnegie Europe Date:02Apr2019

In terms of size, Slovakia is a minnow, dwarfed by Ukraine and Turkey. This small Central European country is embedded in the European Union and NATO, and is a member of the eurozone. Turkey is

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Arab League says Turkey and Iran are worsening regional crises

Date:01Apr2019

Iran and Turkey have worsened regional crises and created new problems in Arab countries, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States said on Sunday, urging Arab leaders to unite against

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Congress observer delegation calls on Turkey to seize the opportunity of local elections to continue normalisation and enhance local democracy

Source:Council of Europe Date:01Apr2019

“However, sound election administration and technical skills implementing the law are only parts of the overall picture that makes up the assessment of elections,” underlined the Head of

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Erdogan Appears to Suffer Major Defeats in Turkey’s Two Biggest Cities

Source:New York Times Date:01Apr2019

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party on Sunday was facing defeat in local elections in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and possibly even Istanbul, its largest city, a result that shook the nation

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Turkey’s loaded post-election agenda

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:30Mar2019

A somber analysis of the decisions Turkey needs to reach  after the elections.   A reform road map and relations with the West headline the agenda.     On Monday, it will be time to

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