Europe’s Top Rights Body Slams Turkey’s Emergency Decrees
Source:Voice of America Date:07Oct2017
The Council of Europe’s advisory body — known as the Venice Commission and made up of constitutional law experts — said it was “particularly worried” by the use of decrees to sack elected mayors
Turkey poised to enter Idlip, sets eyes on Afrin
Source:Daily SABAH Date:07Oct2017
Turkish forces are reported to be ready to enter Syrian rebel province of Idlip as part of a multi-national peace-keeping force, but according to pro-AKP daily SABAH, Ankara intends to isolate
US ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Arrest of Consulate Employee in Turkey
Source:Voice of America Date:05Oct2017
Turkish authorities launched yet another nationwide today, as reported by Anatolian Agency, which by my account spread to four cities by evening hours. In the morning hours, police and spy
Erdogan says Turkey will close Iraq border and air space soon
Turkey’s president Erdogan issued the most specific sanctions threats to Iraqi Kurds but follow-through would be problematic, because Turkish exports and oil refineries might be hurt.
After Threat of War, Iraq and Kurds Lower the Temperature
Source:New York Times Date:04Oct2017
Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci told journalists over the weekend that it would be “business as usual.” In comments last week he described talk of an economic embargo as “dangerous rhetoric” and
Oil price more than Qatar hurts Gulf capital inflows to Turkey
Source:Financial Times Date:04Oct2017
Very interesting, data-driven article examining whether Turkey’s alliance with Qatar is hurting economic ties with the Arab Quartet. The good news is that so far it hasn’t, but….
Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria: Making Things Better or Worse?
Source:Council on Foreign Relations Date:04Oct2017
Famous Middle East expert Steven A. Cook explores why Turkey is about to move into the chaotic Syrian rebel province of Idlip and the consequences of its failure to pacify it. Best article on
Turkey’s Oyak Group Seeking Opportunity to Return to Banking
Oyak Group, the conglomerate that manages pensions for Turkey’s military personnel and $18 billion in assets, is evaluating a return to the national banking sector, Chief Executive Officer
Turkey No Longer Needs EU Membership but Won’t Quit Talks-Erdogan
ANKARA — Turkey no longer needs to join the European Union but will not unilaterally abandon the stalled EU accession talks, President Tayyip Erdogan told parliament on Sunday.
Turkey’s Erdogan says Iraqi Kurdish authorities “will pay price” for vote
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Iraqi Kurdish authorities would pay the price for an independence referendum which was widely opposed by foreign powers.