Turkey Sees Foes at Work in Gold Mines, Cafes and ‘Smurf Village’

Source:New York Times Date:23Jul2017

Don’t let the title fool you, this is rather balanced article about Gulen, his   disciples, the post-coup crackdown and its victims or perpetrators. A lot depends on your viewpoint in Turkey.

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The West regresses, the East rises, Turkey strengthens, the fight intensifies

Source:Yeni Safak Date:23Jul2017

For Westerners it is very important to understand the mind-set which feeds the decision making process in the AKP government. The article by editor-in-chief of conservative daily Yeni Safak (New

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Spotlight: Turkey to launch military operation against Kurds in northern Syria

Source:XinhuaNet Date:22Jul2017

Action against Afrin is not imminent, but  a strong possibility in the future. Ankara is extremely disturbed by widening  PKK terror and Syrian Kurdish state-building exercises.

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Qatar: How Much Will Blockading Countries Push?

Source:STRATFOR Date:22Jul2017

Turkey won’t be able to bring about a resolution to the current crisis, but Erdogan’s visit helps reinforce that Qatar has powerful allies backing it up, another factor that will

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How US-Turkey relations have gone from bad to worse

Source:The Hill Date:22Jul2017

One year after the failed coup attempt of July 15, Turkish relations with the U.S. have gone from uneasy and challenging to difficult and strained; a return to the halcyon days of warm relations

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Germany overhauls Turkey policy

Source:Deutsche Welle Date:21Jul2017

In Turkey a new dawn always brings a fresh crisis. Germany is sharpening its policy toward Turkey in response to jailings of journalists and human rights activists. The new tone together with an

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Germany says EU aid to Turkey could be halted over arrests

Source:Reuters Date:19Jul2017

For anyone who expected improvement  in Turko-EU relations, the dream is over. In fact, continued arrests of human rights activists  could trigger a new Syrian refugee crisis. How?  Read on.

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Turkey and Russia bargain for Northern Syria’s future

Source:al Monitor Date:18Jul2017

A Turkish buildup inside Syria is meanwhile reportedly continuing amid widespread speculation over a deal supposedly being cooked up between Turkey and Russia. In sum, Russia is pressuring the

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Turkey’s Syria problem escalates

Source:TRT World Date:18Jul2017

Syrian opposition group Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched an offensive against Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), also fighting against the regime and Daesh, on Monday in northern Syria as violence

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Turkey’s Emboldened Opposition

Source:Project Syndicate Date:15Jul2017

In Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government has been working to centralize political power, opposition parties have lately had few reasons to be optimistic. This month’s massive

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