Turkey

Donald Trump Says He Stands By The Saudi Crown Prince And Could Intervene In The Prosecution Of...

Donald Trump sat down with Reuters today for an interview in which he touched on his support for the Saudi crown prince in relation to the murder in Turkey of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He also added that if necessary, he could...
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Pentagon Sets Up Observation Posts In Syria, To Coordinate Efforts With Turkey

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has finalized the establishment of observation posts in northeast Syria and will be coordinating with Turkey its security efforts in the border region, Department of Defence spokesperson Col. Rob Manning said...
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Every Significant Military Facility In Israel And Turkey Was Just Exposed By A Russian Mapping...

When Russia’s leading mapping service attempted to blur out each and every military facility in Israel and Turkey, it inadvertently revealed their exact locations, perimeters, and potential functions to “anyone curious enough to find them...
Related topics: Military, Israel, Russia

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Turkey Pledges Eu Reforms As Rights Concerns Linger

Turkish ministers are pledging to speed up judicial reforms as Ankara tries to get its European Union membership effort back on track. They met Tuesday to address Turkey's EU membership aspirations, which have all but collapsed amid growing human...
Related topics: Human Rights, Ankara

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The Increasing Populism Of The New Right

India’s Modi shares some similarities with other populists in places like Turkey, Italy and the US.  Here’s a recent FT story: Tensions between the RBI and Mr Modi have been mounting for months over the central bank’s hawkish monetary...
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Jamal Khashoggi’s Last Words Revealed In Transcript Of Killing

In his final moments of life, Jamal Khashoggi said “I can’t breathe” before he succumbed to the torture he was going through at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The transcript of the audio recording of the killing...
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Egypt And Turkey Among Countries With Highest Risk For Mass Killings

It should come as little surprise to see the Democratic Republic of Congo ranked first and Afghanistan second on a list of countries at risk of experiencing mass atrocities in the coming years, according to a new report. But Egypt (No. 3 on the...
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Arab Nato Still On, Talks With Us On Defence Pact Continuing – Riyadh

The fate of the proposed alliance was put into question in recent months after the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October.
Related topics: Nato, Jamal Khashoggi, Istanbul

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What’s More Volatile, Cryptocurrency Or The Lira?

Near the banks of Istanbul’s Golden Horn, a natural harbor that has protected Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman trading ships for thousands of years, a billboard displays the Turkish lira’s market rate: its value in dollars, euros, pounds,...
Related topics: Istanbul, Bitcoin

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Saudi Fm Rules Out Extraditing Suspects In Khashoggi Case

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul's chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of two former senior Saudi officials. Turkish officials...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi, Istanbul

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Slow Recycler Turkey Seeks Better Uses For Its Trash

Turkish woman Tulay Gercek stands in front of a vending machine at a busy Istanbul metro station but instead of putting coins into a slot, she crams plastic bottles into a hole.
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Armed Attack On City Hall In Southern Turkey Kills 2, Injures 1 - Reports

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Two people were killed and one person injured in an armed attack on a city administration building in Turkey's southern Adana city, NTV reported on Friday.
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Pompeo And Mattis Just Parrot Whatever Nonsense Trump’s Gut Believes

I have been struck by the strong pushback among Senate Republicans to the president in deciding that the CIA’s sources nail Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for ordering the death of journalist and U.S. permanent resident Jamad Khasshogi in...
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'gofundme' Navy? Greece Wants Citizens To Crowdfund New Warships

Greece has been battling a debt crisis for years, implementing harsh austerity measures, which fuelled public protests against the government's policies. But despite the lack of money, Athens doesn't plan to slack behind Turkey, its regional rival,...
Related topics: Greece, Protests

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Sean Penn Is Working On Documentary About Saudi Writer Jamal Khashoggi's Death

What is Sean Penn doing in Turkey? He's interviewing Turks for his planned documentary on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.        
Related topics: Documentaries, Jamal Khashoggi, Istanbul

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Mueller Refers Flynn's Turkish Case Back To Us Federal Prosecutors - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has forwarded the documents related to former National Security Adviser to the US president Michael Flynn's lobbying efforts on behalf of Turkey to federal prosecutors in the state of Virginia for...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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What I’ve Been Reading

1. Sevket Pamuk, Uneven Centuries: Economic Development of Turkey since 1820.  The best economic history of Turkey I know, it comes with strong recommendations from Daron Acemoglu and Dani Rodrik.  Not an engaging read, but a useful...
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U.s. Prepares To Sail Warship Into Black Sea, Citing Kerch Strait Incident

The potential for major escalation in the Black Sea between the United States and Russia just grew significantly hotter as the US military has formally notified Turkey that it plans to sail a warship into the Black Sea for the first time in a...
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Flynn Could Still Face Jail In Second Federal Probe — There’s A Criminal Investigation Into His...

A new report from the New York Times revealed that one of the crimes that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is involved in has to do with lobbying for Turkey. It’s also possible Flynn could still do prison time for crimes in Virginia. Special...

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Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants For Saudi Crown Prince's Allies Linked To Khashoggi Murder

Istanbul's top prosecutor issued arrest warrants for two close allies of Saudi Arabia's crown prince on Wednesday, in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Turkish officials told Reuters that former Mohammed bin Salman aide Saud...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi, Istanbul, Reuters

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