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Turkey's ruling AKP files second request to cancel Istanbul mayor

Turkey's ruling AKP files second request to cancel Istanbul mayor

Alaraby - 2019-05-18 21:45

Turkey\'s ruling AKP files second request to cancel Istanbul mayor - Alaraby

Moody’s downgraded Turkey's rating to B1

ANF - 2019-06-15 11:19
Moody’s downgraded Turkey's rating to B1 from Ba3 and maintained a negative outlook. ...

Turkey’s top diplomat in oath-taking of KRG president

Waar Media - 2019-06-10 16:11
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s foreign minister attended Monday the oath-taking ceremony of Nechirvan Barzani as the new president elect of Iraq’s Kurdish region in Erbil. On a trip to Iraq to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Barzani, the president of Kurdi ...

Turkey’s arms diplomacy

Seth Frantzman - 2019-05-29 14:32
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Recent reports that Turkey transferred arms to Idlib and armored vehicles to Libya show how Turkey’s diplomacy is also one of arming regional allies. In this […] ...

Wikipedia takes Turkey’s ban to the ECHR

ANF - 2019-05-24 12:50
Wikipedia appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Turkey banning access to the online encyclopedia two years ago. ...

Turkey’s ruling party changes strategy for Istanbul election do-over – Famagusta Gazette

Famagusta Gazette - 2019-05-20 15:55

Spotlight: Turkey's ruling party changes strategy for Istanbul election do-over - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-05-20 15:23

Turkey allows lawyers to visit jailed Kurdish rebel leader

FOX News - 2019-05-16 18:10
Turkey's justice minister says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan will be allowed regular visits by his lawyers to his island prison. ...

TEV-DEM Co-chair: The key to the solution is in Imrali

ANF - 2019-05-15 14:54
TEV-DEM Co-chair Xerib Hiso spoke about Ocalan’s recent message and said Turkey needs a fresh start: “The key to this fresh start is with Leader Apo.” ...

Turkey’s ruling party demands recount in Istanbul mayor election

Irishexaminer - 2019-05-14 09:10

Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas

The Defense Post - 2019-05-13 23:30
Turkey's navy launched large-scale Denizkurdu exercises at a time of rising tensions over its plans to explore for gas off the Cyprus coast The post Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkey’s ruling AKP manipulates election outcomes in Kurdish South-east, leaves municipalities broke

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-13 22:33
The big question in the Kurdish-majority municipalities in the south-east of Turkey was whether the candidates for the leftist Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which won the most votes in the local elections on 13 March 2019, would be acknowledged as the ...

Reduced support of voters from Turkey’s Black Sea region key to AKP defeat in Istanbul | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-13 19:19

Turkey’s opposition to face full wrath of AKP machine in Istanbul re-vote - analyst | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-13 11:50

Erdogan’s ruling AKP ready to accept Turkey's election recount results | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-05-07 20:20

Turkey’s ruling party risks sacrificing its unity for Istanbul | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-07 00:49

Turkey’s claims of PKK demise exaggerated

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-04 00:07
Late last month, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported that a Turkish airstrike had seriously wounded veteran Kurdish fighter Rıza Altun. Altun is a member of the executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organisation that ...

Turkey's top court says journalists' rights violated: NTV

Reuters - 2019-05-02 20:54
Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that authorities had violated the freedom of expression and personal security of two journalists detained on terrorism charges after the 2016 attempted coup, broadcaster NTV said. ...

Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil on Sunday night to meet with senior Kurdish leaders. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

Turkey’s electoral Council confirms ban on Kurdish elected officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council on Thursday upheld a ban on candidates from a pro-Kurdish party taking office after they won local elections, state news agency Anadolu reported. The council, known by its Turkish initials YSK, last week decide ...