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The tension with Turkey fueled by the arrest of two Greek soldiers almost three weeks ago and the incendiary rhetoric coming out of Ankara has raised ... Despite Turkish statements to the contrary, the government fears the two soldiers could be used as a bargaining chip to force Greece into extraditing the ...
Pro-government headlines were particularly telling. For example, Daily Sabah wrote about "Moody's Scandalous Turkey Decision." The columnist somehow concluded Turkey must be on the correct path. Fahrettin Altun, who writes for both Turkish and English versions of Sabah, also penned an ...
Under the agreement, Turkey was promised €6 billion in financial aid, to be used by the Turkish government to finance projects for Syrian refugees. According to the EU Commission, €3 billion has already flowed into Turkey to cover the costs of educating half a million Syrian children. The EU Commission ...
A Turkish government source said that the study will be extended and that negotiations are ongoing. Turkey intends to ask the Japanese side to lower costs, the source said. Japan views nuclear power as an integral part of efforts to export infrastructure around the world. As Mitsubishi Heavy and the others ...
The AP reports that Turkey "fears the establishment of a Kurdish self-ruled zone in Syria that could inspire its own Kurdish minority to press for greater autonomy." While the Turkish government sees the YPG as a "terrorist army," the militia has been an important ally to the U.S. in the fight against the Islamic ...

The Turkish government has been looking overseas to make up the shortfall. However, the Washington has rebuffed a request to send over U.S. flight instructors, though Turkish pilots are receiving basic flight training in the United States. Turkey has also sought assistance from Pakistan--which also flies ...
Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab has accused the Turkish government of attacking him after it became clear he was going to be a state witness for the South District of New York, he wrote in a memorandum: "the government of Turkey unleashed a series of attacks apparently designed to convince ...
Following the revelation of a case of Turkish espionage and planned kidnapping in Switzerland, the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Pascale Baeriswyl affirmed the gravity of the allegations, but called for the presumption of innocence. ... She also ruled out any diplomatic sanctions against Turkey.
Encrypted email provider ProtonMail says its service has been blocked in Turkey, but can still be accessed via a VPN, DNS, or Tor. The secure messaging provider said Thursday that it believes the government is behind the block that has left its services partially or fully unreachable in Turkey.
I emphasized that the U.K. government would not be deterred from challenging Russia's aggression and its disregard for international rules and behavior," British Ambassador to Turkey Dominick Chilcott told reporters in Ankara on March 13. Chilcott said U.K. ambassadors serving in NATO and prominent ...
Last month, a presenter on the Islamist Akit TV said on air that the staff of the daily Cumhuriyet, a vocal government critic, deserved to be "slaughtered." Another Akit TV presenter, infuriated by claims of civilian casualties in Turkish military operations in northern Syria, said, "If we were to kill civilians, we ...
Over the course of Turkey's military operation in Syria - officially called operation Olive Branch - reports have emerged of confrontation between Turkish forces and local combatants allied to the Syrian government. The Syrian government condemned the offensive on its soil, describing it as a violation of ...
The Turkish government holds Fethullah Gulen, a Sunni cleric who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, responsible for the coup and is demanding his extradition. But the United States has refused to hand over the septuagenarian imam on the grounds that Turkey has not provided sufficient ...
The Turkish government says the YPG is an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in south-eastern Turkey for three decades, and considers it a terrorist group. The YPG denies any direct organisational links to the PKK - an assertion backed by the ...
The festival had been funded by both governments for about a decade, its director, Adil Kaya, said in a telephone interview. But the Turkish Culture Ministry informed him that this year it would not fund the event. It was a sign of an increasingly inward-looking Turkey that is "no longer open for cultural ...
Since an attempted coup in 2016, the Turkish government has cracked down on opposition, civil society and minorities. At least 50,000 people have been arrested over the past two years and hundreds of civil society organizations shuttered. Multiple protests have been banned, dispersed or both, as Turkey ...

He noted that the Turkish government committed to arming terrorists and financing their activities, set a camp for their military training on Turkey's territory, and facilitated their access to chemical weapons. According to Jaafari, terrorist groups allegedly inspired by the Turkish government robbed factories in ...
Turkish government escalates crackdown on opposition as toll of Afrin invasion mounts ... that "The space for democratic debate in Turkey has shrunk alarmingly following increased judicial harassment of a large strata of society, including journalists, members of parliament, academics and ordinary citizens, ...
The Turkish government has lined up a public auction for a general cargoship anchored near Istanbul. The 3,600-dwt Belize-flagged Aries (built 1980) ... Equasis' last update on the ship in 2016 has it carrying a Russian flag and owned by Saluta Shipping of Turkey. Elements of the vessel may need a major ...
LONDON -- A Turkish court sentenced 24 journalists to prison on Friday, ruling that they were linked to a religious sect that the government calls a terrorist group and that has been blamed for a failed coup attempt in 2016. Most of the journalists worked for news organizations that are considered friendly to ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- The Turkish government took the extraordinary step on Wednesday of asking the United States to stop Kurdish commanders from diverting their forces from areas of eastern Syria to the fight in Afrin in the west. The request followed an announcement from the Kurdish forces, which are ...
Pointing out the Turkish government's efforts to expand universal service network to bring communication infrastructure to the country's rural areas, he noted that a protocol was signed between the ONF and the Turkish government to test the latest telecommunication technologies during the Mobile World ...
Both cases symbolise the depth of the Turkish government's hostility towards civilised dissent to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly autocratic policies. The ECHR ruling is not yet public but it is expected to soon be announced. The only dissenting voice on the ECHR panel was that of a Turkish ...
Ankara, which criticized the move, sees such Kurdish groups as linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK -- a separatist group that has waged a decade's long insurgency against the Turkish government. Turkey launched an operation targeting Kurdish groups in Afrin in January, shortly after the US ...
Turkey has strongly backed Qatar as Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations have boycotted it, and Ankara maintains ties to Iran, the kingdom's regional rival. ... A Turkish government official told the AP his nation was "not worried" about MBC's decision as Turkish soap operas remain popular worldwide.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag rejected speculation that Ankara could use the Greek soldiers' arrest to secure the extradition of the eight Turkish soldiers. "The arrest of the two soldiers in Turkey is not the subject of a swap," Bozdag said. "Neither the Greek government nor the Turkish ...
A man suspected of raping a sleeping 4-year-old girl during a wedding in southern Turkey narrowly escaped a neighborhood lynching attempt, sparking a public outcry and calls for the government to prevent and more severely punish child sexual abuse. Among the heavier penalties the Turkish ...
ISTANBUL -- Having already brought Turkey's mainstream media to heel, and made considerable headway in rolling back Turkish democracy, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set its sights on a seemingly innocuous target: a satellite television preacher named Adnan Oktar.
An official at the Turkish government's press department welcomed a ban on news website Ahval after it was blocked by authorities late on Wednesday. Turkey's communications ministry barred access to Ahval in the country citing Law 5651, introduced by parliament in February 2014 to regulate Internet ...
By August 2016, Turkey's government felt impelled to order military operations that have led to Turkish control over large parts of northern Syria. Culminating with the recent assault on the Afrin region, the primary focus of these operations has been to prevent the YPG from seizing more territory along the ...
The Turkish government's opening of its population registers might have attracted enormous interest from members of the public wishing to find out about their ... In Turkey, which has for decades denied claims of genocide relating to the fate of its once large Armenian population in the First World War, the ...
The Turkish government's opening of its population registers might have attracted enormous interest from members of the public wishing to find out about their ... In Turkey, which has for decades denied claims of genocide relating to the fate of its once large Armenian population in the First World War, the ...
Killing Orders was originally published in Turkish, but received "total silence" in Turkey. "It is the usual reaction of the government and the denialists." In addition, with the current atmosphere of media intimidation, there was not much coverage about it besides some progressive Internet news portals.
The European Court of Human Rights has evaluated the applications of imprisoned authors and journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay and has decided that the Turkish Government has "explicitly violated"their Rights. The decision is expected to be announced in two weeks. Ahval has confirmed from ...
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is seeking opposition parties' consensus on legal regulations concerning sexual crimes committed against minors, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ has said, stating that the government is working on giving aggravated life sentences to sex offenders who ...
Turkey says that a network led by Fethullah Gulen, an Islamist cleric based in the United States, orchestrated the coup, which included an attempt on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's life, the bombing of the Parliament and the deaths of more than 270 people. In the purge by the Turkish government that ...
In 1997 the Turkish military issued a series of "recommendations", which the government had no choice but to accept. Erbakan agreed to a compulsory eight-year education programme (to prevent pupils from enrolling in religious schools), a headscarf ban at universities, and other measures. He was then ...
Keser's comments about the Turkish parliament were apparently targeting the parties opposing to the government. Turkey's army and officials have repeatedly denied that civilians were killed in the operation in Afrin, which was launched in January against the Kurdish fighters who Turkey sees as "terrorists" ...
The United States could counter increasingly hostile behaviour from the Turkish government through a range of strategies involving sanctions, according to Nicholas Danforth, a senior policy analyst for the U.S. Bipartisan Policy Center think tank's national security programme. U.S.-Turkish relations have ...
Recently tensions between Cyprus, Greece and Turkey have been on the rise as Turkish vessels twice tried to stop oil exploration ships operating under contract with the Cyprus government. EU governments sided with Greece and Cyprus on the issue, warning Ankara to allow them to operate in the area.
That coincided with Mr. Muslim's barnstorming around Europe over the past month, speaking out against Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin in northern Syria. In televised remarks, Bekir Bozdag, a spokesman for the Turkish government, denounced Mr. Muslim's release as a political ...
Erdogan also blamed the deaths of Turkish soldiers in Afrin on countries that did not sell Turkey complex weapons, including armed drones. He did not name any countries. Last year, Erdogan took direct control of Turkey's arms industry. The government has invested billions of dollars in the defense ...
Flynn and Alptekin, the Turkey-U.S. Business Council's former chairman, both initially insisted that the Turkish government wasn't behind Flynn's lobbying work on behalf of Alptekin's company, even after Flynn retroactively registered as a foreign agent. But Flynn later admitted that he'd lied and that the ...
Ankara, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Turkish government is considering introducing harsher measures including chemical castration for sex offenders after several cases of child abuse made headlines in the country amid a public outcry. Turkey wanted to impose a measure to chemically castrate those ...
The Turkish military launched an aerial and ground offensive on Afrin, in north-western Syria, on January 20. It says the aim of the operation is to push out the Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, from the enclave. Turkey considers the YPG to be a terrorist group and an extension ...
Turkish forces yesterday fired artillery shells at Syrian government forces that had moved to the area of Afrin in northern Syria to assist Kurdish fighters there. Turkish President Erdogan also warned Iran against becoming more involved in the Syrian civil war. Meanwhile, Turkey announced that it would carry ...
The parameters of many Turks' worldviews are shaped by membership in political identity groups familiar to observers of Turkish politics, such as "religious ... This trend can be seen in poll respondents' evaluation of their country's overall course, the government's management of the economy, their own ...
The government of Turkey is furious with the Netherlands after a vote was put through by parliament to officially recognise the murder of 1.5 million ... and therefore the acting Dutch ambassador is being ordered by the Turkish parliament to report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the matter at hand.
Ankara: Turkey's government said on Tuesday it would consider introducing chemical castration for child abusers after several cases of sexual ... On Monday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said a commission on preventing child abuse would be set up with six ministers, including Gul.


 

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