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The Turkish Referendum And Descent Towards Absolute Rule: Interview With Journalist Gürkan Özturan By
TURKEY— In recent years, and in particular following the unsuccessful coup attempt against the Turkish government on July 15, 2016, power and authority in Turkey have increasingly become consolidated in the hands of one man:...
Trump, White House Give Opposing Messages On Turkey Referndum By
President Donald Trump yesterday congratulated Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following his victory in Sunday’s referendum. The White House released a brief readout of the phone call between the two leaders in which they also discussed the recent US airstrike...
Syria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting By
CHILE — While some measure of stability has returned to pockets of northern Syria following the Syrian Army’s recent liberation of al-Qaeda from Aleppo and elsewhere, external forces seem determined to keep the region volatile, regardless of the cost. In the latest...
How Turkey’s Coup Attempt Spiraled Into A Dangerous Descent Towards Dictatorship By
ATHENS — In the past year, Turkey has increasingly become a battleground of divergent, conflicting, and often contradictory, geopolitical interests. Turkey is heavily embroiled in the ongoing war in Syria and a decades-long conflict with its Kurdish majority which...
Turkey And Russia Agree On Blueprint For Syria Ceasefire By
ISTANBUL, Turkey (REPORT) – Turkey and Russia have agreed on the wording of a draft text which will result in a Syria-wide ceasefire, Turkish state media reported on Wednesday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that a “permanent ceasefire and solution...
Turkey Declares Open-Ended Military Presence In Northern Syria By
After launching a surprise invasion of northern Syria earlier this week, top Turkish officials are making it clear that the military operation there is open-ended, with a growing number of military goals being set out for the operation, which started as a way to help the...
Over 5 Million Anti-Coup Protestors Put On Massive Show Of Unity In Turkey By
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Millions of Turks answered a call by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to gather at Istanbul’s Yenikapi Square on Sunday to display a united front after the botched coup attempt of 15 July. The Turkish president also sought to use the biggest rally in...
Crowdfunded Indie News Site Newsbud Takes On NBC Over Turkey Coup Propaganda By
NEW YORK — An independent news outlet is demanding accountability from the mainstream media over inaccurate reporting during last month’s attempted coup in Turkey. At the time this article was being written on Wednesday afternoon, reporters from Newsbud, a crowdfunded...
Erdogan’s Checkmate: CIA-Backed Coup In Turkey Fails, Upsets Global Chessboard By
The failed coup in Turkey last week was a political and geopolitical earthquake as it has the potential to fundamentally alter the Middle East, NATO, and potentially the balance of power globally.  But while the implications of the recent developments are clear, what...
Turkey Warms To Russia; Pipeline, Sanctions To Be Discussed, Qatar Blames KSA, UAE For Coup By
It’s been over a week since the Turkish coup has taken place and still no one definitively knows what happened, who was behind it, and who was originally meant to benefit. It is rather obvious now that, since the coup did not succeed, Erdogan will find himself in a...