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“Pastor Brunson is being used as a political pawn by some elements of the Turkish government. These elements seek to undercut the longstanding partnership between the United States and Turkey, in which our two nations have enjoyed close diplomatic, economic, and military ties. It is vital that our ...
Moreover, he adds that recent negotiations he had with Nike broke down because the corporation was scared of losing business in Turkey. The Turkey native is a fierce critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his regime. As a result, Kanter has been labeled a traitor in his home country and ...

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is an outspoken critic of Turkey's political leadership, and as a result, he thinks “American companies are scared” to bring him onboard as an endorser of their products and services. The big fella is hiring the powerful agent Mark Bartelstein to see if he can help drum up ...
“Egypt's growing exports to Turkey is also a pointer that the government does not mix politics with economy,” Fahmy noted. She said that Egypt's political disagreements with Turkey have never affected the two countries' economic ties. “This proves that Egypt is open to all investors and committed to create ...
The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria issued symbolic accreditation for 95 imprisoned Turkish journalists to cover the Turkey-EU summit. The Association invited journalists who will be attending the summit to take a symbolic badge bearing the name and photograph of a Turkish colleague.
But the Hamburg-based Turkey expert Yasar Aydin takes a more measured view. He says he doesn't currently see a protest wave sweeping through wide parts of Turkish society. As he explained in an interview with DW, people in Turkey are used to crossovers in the worlds of media, politics and business.

The establishment of political autonomy in Rojava in 2012 gave both a political-moral and a military boost to the Kurdish movement in Turkey. The pro-Kurdish, leftist party HDP surged, and after the Turkish state opted for a more overtly authoritarian form of repression, Kurdish forces declared autonomy in ...
Turkey's key media group to be sold to pro-Erdogan business ... ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's largest media group said Thursday it is in talks with a business group close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the sale of its ... "We are deeply concerned for the Turkish press and freedom of press.".
Washington (CNN) The US has dropped charges against 11 of the 15 bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who were indicted after a ... The source said they are not aware of any political pressure having an impact on the decisions to dismiss charges as they were based on evidentiary ...
To be clear, Western opposition to Turkey's direct involvement in the Syrian civil war reflects political concerns as opposed to genuine care for local communities or the war-torn country's stability. By extension, Turks do not mind this politically motivated smear campaign against the successful military ...
In the referendum, Turkish voters approved a package of constitutional changes handing wide-ranging executive powers to the president and also allowing the president to retain ties to a political party. The MHP has also worked with the AK Party on foreign policy issues, particularly since the July 2016 ...
I decree: To cancel the procedure for signing the protocols 'On the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Turkey' and 'On the development of relations between Armenia and Turkey", signed on October 10, 2009 in Zurich." He argued that Armenia has announced numerous times in ...
Political dissidents who flee their countries to escape persecution do not always find safety in their newly adopted homelands. Many are targeted by repressive regimes that try to silence their critics from afar, sometimes even by putting their lives at risk. Dramatic abductions and assassinations of exiled ...
The two Turkish leaders, Ataturk and Erdogan, will be remembered in history for two different things. The former will be remembered as the ... Because the bulk of Kurdish territory and population is located in Turkey, political changes in Turkey affect Turks and Kurds alike. The Kurdish fate depends on what ...
I'm a human rights lawyer who travelled to Erdogan's Turkey to see his political opponent tried in court. ... Erdoğan: the face of the man labelled by the opposition as a “fake sultan” is plastered on advertising billboards, LED displays, and every lamppost on the main highways through the Turkish capital.
The tense relations between Armenia and Turkey, which continues to deny that the then-Ottoman Empire committed a genocide of 1.5 million ... The divestment push has found more success at the University of California, which is reported to hold more than $70 million in Turkish bonds and investments.
Washington (CNN) Turkey's military incursion against Kurdish groups in Afrin, Syria, has helped bring US-backed ground offensives targeting ISIS to a near halt, multiple US officials tell CNN, putting the military campaign against the terror group at risk, an effort seen as one of the Trump administration's ...

Long way to Afrin: Turkey's strategic refugee policy aimed at electoral hegemony and regional political ambitions ... The Turkish intervention is backed by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), comprised of several Syrian opposition groups such as the Islamic Ahrar Al-Sham and the Hamza Brigade. Turkey's ...
ISTANBUL, Turkey – It was a fantastic day for Deniz Yucel, his loved ones, and Turkey's journalist community, when he was released last week, after spending more than a year in jail - during which time he was not even formally indicted. But the sequence of events leading to the dual German-Turkish ...
Next month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's jet will be the first to land at the airport — the latest in a string of high-profile public projects that he ... Experts say Erdogan hopes to secure not just economic growth but also his position as Turkey's most important leader since the modern republic's ...
Even if one knows nothing about the political tendencies of Turkish Cypriot political parties, associations, labor unions, TV stations, radio stations and newspapers, looking how they describe themselves or write their reports, statements and news bulletins is ... As for Turkey, Turkish Cypriots are just Turks.
As Turkey's 2019 presidential elections approach, many have been wondering if anyone stands a chance against incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who won every election he entered since 2002. Circulation of power, which is routine in democracies, has not taken place in Turkey for the past 16 ...
Another former ambassador to Turkey, Eric Edelman of the US, said the currents running through Turkish domestic politics are tightly intertwined with ... They're holding Americans hostage," he said, referring to Andrew Brunson, a pastor from North Carolina arrested and charged by the Turks with ...
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus held a general election on Jan. 7 and the Turkish Cypriot people defined the size of the political parties. No one has the right to say the people made the wrong choices. It was a free and fair election that conformed to the legal framework. Although the new election ...
For most of its history, the Diyanet has accommodated the politics of the secular establishment, embracing a version of Islam at ease with modernity, and keeping fundamentalism at bay. (Support for sharia in Turkey is considerably lower than in most of the Muslim world.) Under AK, however, it seems less ...
Alpay, 73, is a political scientist who wrote a column for the now closed staunchly pro-Gulen Zaman newspaper. Mehmet Altan, 64, has written books on Turkish politics. His brother Ahmet, a novelist and journalist for some of Turkey's leading dailies, is also being held in the same case, but has not had a ...
Ankara—Politics always involves a tension between laws and leadership, accountability and action. Emergencies occur, the ship of state needs to negotiate the storms of unexpected events; there is a need to act. For those who believe in the priority of rights as an ideal of politics, this can be a problem.
The jailed co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party has said he is not planning to run in any further elections, effectively ending a political career that threatened to shake Turkish politics. Selahattin Demirtas is the best-known face of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and a passionate speaker who ...
A possible alliance between the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) hints at a major shift in Turkey's political culture ahead of the 2019 elections, experts have said. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday welcomed MHP Chairman Devlet ...
Efforts are set to begin on forming a coalition government in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus after the rightwing National Unity party won parliamentary elections but failed to secure a majority in parliament. In a setback for forces seeking to reunite the island's feuding ethnic communities, the UBP won ...
The purpose was to put an end to the presence of all three Christian peoples in the territory that became the Republic of Turkey. The politics of the genocide were not the outgrowth of a robust nationalist ideology or tradition. (Turkish nationalism has always struggled to reconcile the need for an atavistic ...
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned a U.S. sanctions-busting case against a Turkish bank executive as a "political coup attempt" and a joint effort by the CIA and FBI to undermine Ankara. A U.S. jury last week convicted the executive of Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank of evading ...
Main opposition New Democracy on Tuesday described as “opportunistic” the government's handling of the issue concerning the eight Turkish servicemen that Ankara wants extradited to Turkey. On Saturday, the government submitted a request for the cancellation of a decision by a relevant committee of ...
Women of Turkey's political parties: More female involvement in politics ... Yet, the country still has the lowest number of females in politics. .... is to conduct activities that address the problems of women in Turkish society and ...
Another German national who had been held in Turkey for "political ... The German Foreign Ministry says a German-Turkish national jailed in ...
Hartson hopes that the affiliation with “The Young Turks,” on which Uygur ... political action committee associated with The Young Turks network that is ... in politics was the root cause of other problems in society, she said.
"The development of these relations from the political and economic points ... The sixth meeting of the Azerbaijan-Turkey High-Level Strategic ...
Turkey and Iran have endorsed Russia's proposal to host talks ... in Sochi to try to move the war-torn country toward a political settlement.
'Political' trial of Turkey opposition daily staff resumes ... The trial also resumed Tuesday of celebrated Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan in which ...
Kurds should not do politics over oil in northern Iraqi region like they have done over the past 100 years, according to spokesman of Turkey's ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan celebrated Saturday the Republic Day and the 94th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey ...
It is the new Turkish party that people have been talking about for so long. Whether it injects hope into Turkey's depressive political climate remains to be seen. ... Could the İP become the new hope for Turks depressed by the threat ... thus providing center-right politics in Turkey with a second home, would ...
Turkish-born artist Guney Soykan grew up in a home where politics and news were always ... Have the changes in Turkey's democracy been part of that ... Because of constant political volatility, many past leaders didn't get the ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accused by critics of ... to shake up Turkish politics with the launch of her Iyi, or "Good," Party.
ISTANBUL, Turkey – It calls itself the Good Party, its logo is a bright yellow sun ... On the other hand, it is not an ideal climate to be a political force at the ... with a Turkish one in 1996, had no hesitation about entering politics ...
The conference, hosted by the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies ... between law and politics in contemporary Turkey in connection with the ...
School curricula in Turkey and EU states Hungary and Poland have been trending ... in schools is not surprising: After the complete political and administrative takeover of ... chief advisers, defended the Turkish curriculum in an interview with DW. ... Secular Turks are alarmed that their country is taking an ...
American officials have pressed the Turkish government on certain cases, ... More than 50,000 Turks have been imprisoned and 150,000 more have been ... were being held as hostages for political reasons by Turkey.
A new center-right party is set to shake up Turkey's political scene. ... Entering Turkish politics in 1995 as part of the center-right True Path Party, Aksener ... Many Turks are pinning their hopes on her, the woman challenging ...
Kurdistan referendum polarizes Turkey politics amid call for war ... independence referendum next month has created a rift within the Turkish political scene as ... right,” he stated, adding a right enjoyed by the Turks also belonged to the Kurds.


 

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