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Can Turkey's government save Demirören? | Ahval

Can Turkey's government save Demirören? | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-22 01:28

Can Turkey\'s government save Demirören? | Ahval - Ahvalnews

Turkey’s unemployment rate fell to 14.1 percent

ANF - 2019-06-18 08:48
Turkey’s unemployment rate fell to 14.1 percent in the February-April 2019 period from 10.1 percent in the same period of the previous year. ...

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 […] ...

How can Turkey’s opposition win Istanbul? | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-25 01:09

Turkey's AKP takes on mission impossible with U.S. panels | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-21 12:12

Turkey’s election board in pocket of ruling party - opposition | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-20 19:42

Turkey’s main opposition party to run a ‘silent campaign’ for Istanbul election rerun | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-20 03:34

Turkey Won't Step Back from Purchasing S-400: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-05-19 12:18
ERBIL - Turkey has made it clear that it will not take any steps back from purchasing Russia's S-400 defense missile system, revealing that Ankara would even jointly produce the S-500 with Moscow. Turkey's close ally, the US, has repeatedly warned Ankara ...

Syriac Christians see Turkey’s safe zone plans an existential threat | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-17 22:12

Turkey’s defence industry targets hampered by foreign policy, brain drain - analysis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-17 12:39

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. ...

Trump Can't Let Erdogan Interfere With Turkey's Elections |

Newsmax - 2019-05-15 23:25

U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The State Department on Wednesday ordered all “non-emergency U.S. government employees” to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there. It said in a statement that the announcement affects both the U.S. Embassy i ...

Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan meets lawyers for first time since 2011

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish leader of Turkey’s militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, one of them said on Monday. “This is the first meeting with the lawyers since 2011. The meeting last ...

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. ...

Government appointees leave new mayors in Turkey’s southeast with crippling debt | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-01 12:06

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 ...