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Saturday, Aug 18

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Turkey’s AK Party reshuffles leadership, adapts to presidential system in ordinary convention

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Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is holding its sixth ordinary convention Saturday in the capital, Ankara.

Friday, Aug 17

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Trump's desperate need to get Brunson back could cost him dearly

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For many, U.S. President Donald Trump's trade war may have ratcheted up quickly. However, for some who were aware of the new U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS), it had been expected since the start...Click To Continue

Crisis management and the AK Party congress

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Nowadays, all eyes are fixed on the relations between Turkey and the United States. Against the backdrop of tensions, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) celebrated its 17th birthday at an event...Click To Continue

Washington caught in the trap of unilateralism

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The unilateralist trend that was launched by George W. Bush, who said "you are either with us or against us," actually continued in different forms in the successive U.S. administrationsClick To Continue

Turkey's resistance and the dissolution of the global liberal order

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The way in which the Trump administration used its leverage over Wall Street and international investors to trigger a capital flight and pressure the Turkish lira was emblematic of the collapse of liberal...Click To Continue

The holy lands and Turkey's War of Independence

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Few might know it, but this year is the centenary of the British occupation of Istanbul. Today, that is one century after that national calamity Turkey is waging yet another War of Independence.As the...Click To Continue

Dissident İnce slams CHP for referring critics to disciplinary board

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Muharrem İnce, a dissident figure of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and presidential candidate in the June 24 elections, on Thursday slammed the party administration's decision to...Click To Continue

Qatar to continue supporting Turkey without hesitation

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Qatar will continue to support Turkey without hesitation with a relationship that should be taken as an example by other countries, a Qatari envoy said on Thursday."Qatar will support its fellow country...Click To Continue

Trump likely to use Brunson case for midterm elections

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Washington shows no sign of interest and continues to propel extrajudicial release of terror-linked American pastor Andrew Brunson as precondition to recover relations with Turkey, which, can be pointed...Click To Continue

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US and Turkey to start training for joint patrols in Syria’s Manbij next week

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United States service members and Turkish forces are set to begin their joint patrol training within the next three days near the city of Manbij in Syria, U.S. broadcaster VOA reported Thursday.

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Former US ambassador to Ankara appointed as Trump’s special Syria envoy

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Former United States Ambassador to Turkey James F. Jeffrey was appointed as Washington's Special Representative for Syria Engagement in a swearing-in-ceremony on Friday at the Department of State.

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China offers support to Turkey, says economic difficulties temporary

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China offered support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions, saying it believed the country could overcome its "temporary" economic difficulties, in Beijing's first...Click To Continue

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Defense Minister Akar, intelligence chief visit Moscow to discuss Syria

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Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, accompanied by National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan, visited Moscow Friday to discuss Syria and other cooperation issues in a meeting...Click To Continue

Thursday, Aug 16

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In fact, Turks are deeply disappointed with Trump

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The crisis we face in U.S.-Turkish relations has turned into a war of attrition, where some members of the U.S. administration and select neocons are crusading to oust President Erdoğan at all costsClick To Continue

Will Ankara-Washington tensions keep rising?

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It would be misleading to assume that Turkey-U.S. relations have been facing the lowest point in their history for just a single reason. Pastor Andrew Brunson's arrest is just the tip of the iceberg; many...Click To Continue

Trump unifies an economic front against the US

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Turkey will head toward establishing closer political and commercial cooperation with its neighbors, especially China, Iran and Russia, against the U.S. who is using the dollar as a weaponClick To Continue

US persists in interfering in judicial process in Turkey

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Aiming to break Turkey's determination, the U.S. is still demanding the release of pastor Andrew Brunson, who is charged with terror-linked offenses, undermining Turkey's judicial processClick To Continue

Turkey's fight against FETÖ abroad continues effectively

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Continuing the fight against the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) abroad, Turkish foreign missions have been working closely with authorities in their respective countries.İrfan Neziroğlu, the Turkish ambassador...Click To Continue

International support to Turkey grows amid row with US

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Turkey has continued to see support for its strong stance against the U.S. and its sanctions in the recent row between Washington and Ankara.

Turkish military expands anti-PKK operations to northwestern Iraq's Sinjar

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The Turkish army expanded its cross-border military campaign against the PKK terrorist organization to Sinjar following a recent meeting of the countries' leaders in Ankara, where they agreed on full cooperation...Click To Continue

MHP's seats in Parliament reach 50 with return of dissident

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With the return of a former member, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has increased its number of parliamentary deputies to 50.Hayati Arkaz, an Istanbul deputy from the far-right opposition Good Party...Click To Continue

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Erdoğan seeks to rejuvenate AK Party with dynamic executive body

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has nearly finalized the new structure of the top executive body in his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). Recent reports suggest that Erdoğan has been looking...Click To Continue

Akşener's promises for new beginning fail to curb unraveling in İP

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Despite promises by opposition Good Party (İP) Chairwoman Meral Akşener to launch a fresh start, the recent resignation of Orhan Erzurum, a founding member, signals that the party is continuing to unravel.Erzurum,...Click To Continue

YPG, Assad talks stuck over disagreement on autonomy

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The negotiations between Syria's Bashar Assad regime and PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) have been deadlocked due to disagreements over the latter's autonomy demand for the territories they...Click To Continue

Turkey, Russia agree on partial lifting of visas

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Ankara has agreed in principle with Russia on lifting visas for businessmen, truck drivers and service passport holders, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Wednesday.

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Problems with US can be solved easily but not with current approach: FM Çavuşoğlu

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Turkey and the United States can easily overcome the problems but not with Washington's current approach, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday.

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Abbas expresses support for Turkey in phone call with Erdoğan

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday expressed his country's support for Turkey in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan amid a diplomatic row between Washington and...Click To Continue

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Erdoğan, Macron discuss economic relations amid US trade spat

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French President Emmanuel Macron highlighted the importance of the Turkish economy's stability as he discussed economic relations with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a phone call Thursday.

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Turkey warding off ‘economic coup’ bid, Erdoğan's top communicator Altun says

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Turkey's leadership and the Turkish people are warding off an "economic coup" bid against the country, Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said on Thursday.

5 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey

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Five PKK terrorists were "neutralized" in airstrikes in eastern Turkey, the Turkish army said Thursday.