Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief

Source:BBC news Date:06Jul2017

Turkey’s battle against “terror” reaches the level of paranoia as 12 human rights activists are arrested and  reportedly accused of spying. It is sad to report that Turkey now

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Saudis Are After the Muslim Brotherhood, and Turkey’s in the Way

Source:Bloomberg Date:03Jul2017

To listen to Donald Trump, speaking during his recent trip there, the Middle East splits neatly into opposing camps and it’s obvious which one harbors the good guys. It didn’t take long for that

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On the Road With Protesters Marching Across Turkey to Condemn Erdogan’s Purge

Source:New York Times Date:03Jul2017

Foreign press usually dismisses main opposition party  CHP as ineffectual and impotent.  Chairman  Kilicdaroglu’s justice march is finally getting some positive comments. It remains to be

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Cyprus reunification talks enter critical phase as leaders submit plans

Source:The Guardian Date:03Jul2017

It has become a tradition to gather in Switzerland or Vienna to cut a peace deal in Cyprus for decades, which never worked. While this the Guardian article vexes optimistic, I retain deep reservations.

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The Muslim Brotherhood Is the Root of the Qatar Crisis

Source:The Atlantic Date:02Jul2017

The Qatari Crisis now officially involves Turkey, as one of the demands   of the opposing Quartet is the withdrawal of Turkish troops. The deadline is Monday. What will Qatar do?

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FT Survey on Turkey

Source:Financial Times Date:29Jun2017

The country’s GDP growth has exceeded expectations, but the administration’s purges against the alleged plotters of last July’s attempted coup — and the president’s increasingly authoritarian

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How Much Can One Strongman Change a Country?

Source:The Atlantic Date:28Jun2017

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is thinking about his legacy—and his own mortality. He desires power, but not necessarily for its own sake.

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Why Erdogan Is Flooding Turkey’s Economy With Credit

Source:Bloomberg Date:23Jun2017

Turkey is rushing $50 billion of loans to almost 300,000 companies…

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Latest draft of Turkey’s new national curriculum ‘excludes evolution theory’

Source:HDN Date:22Jun2017

Darwin’s theory of evolution has been excluded from the most recent draft of Turkey’s new national curriculum, which will be released following the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the head of the Education

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Changing the constitution could end up in freezing EU accession talks

Source:European Parliament Date:20Jun2017

Turkey’s EU accession talks should be suspended if the proposed changes to the constitution go ahead, committee MEPs recommended on Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs note in their annual

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