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Young Turks want to leave Turkey, irrespective of their political leanings

GATESTONE INSTITUTE Turkey’s Brain Drain: Why Youths See No Future There by Burak Bekdil August 1, 2020 Turkey’s Islamist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, once declared his political mission as “raising devout (Muslim) generations.” Research in recent years has shown that … Continue reading

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“Whether or not you’re a journalist, Americans can be sentenced to prison just for existing in Turkey”

WORLD AFFAIRS JOURNAL Turkey Is Behaving like an Enemy Now by Michael J. Totten October 12, 2017 Turkey, along with the American-Turkish relationship, is going so far off the rails so quickly right now that there’s no chance you’re aware … Continue reading

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Turks vote to “transfer powers traditionally held by parliament to the presidency, thereby rendering the parliament merely a ceremonial, advisory body”

GATESTONE Turks Vote to Give Away Their Democracy by Burak Bekdil April 18, 2017 In a bitter irony, nearly 55 million Turks went to the ballot box on April 16 to exercise their basic democratic right to vote. But they … Continue reading

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Israel and Turkey’s leaders speak by phone in latest sign of warming ties

TIMES OF ISRAEL Turkey ready to work with Israel against terror, Erdogan tells Rivlin by Raphael Ahren March 23, 2016 Ankara is willing to work together with Jerusalem in fighting international terrorism, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Israeli … Continue reading

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Turkey’s election is a blow to Erdogan and a victory for Kurds

WASHINGTON POST by Ishaan Tharoor June 7, 2015 Turkish voters delivered a dramatic blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice Development Party on Sunday, with results showing it losing its majority in parliament. And, in a historic first, … Continue reading

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Turkey’s “Muslim God”

GATESTONE by Burak Bekdil April 9, 2015 Turkey is probably one of the best social laboratories in the world to prove why Islamist ideology cannot be compatible with a culture of humor, dissent and protest. It also offers a unique … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Egyptian Nightmare

GATESTONE by Burak Bekdil December 30, 2014 …..In its immediate vicinity, Turkey does not have diplomatic relations with three countries — Armenia, Cyprus and Syria — and has deeply problematic diplomatic relations with two countries: Israel and Egypt. This situation … Continue reading

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Key panels urge sanctions on Qatar, Turkey over Hamas

AL MONITOR by Julian Pecquet December 9, 2014 Two key House panels are stepping up their rhetoric against Qatar and Turkey and urging that the Treasury Department take “all necessary measures” against the two countries if they continue to support Hamas. … Continue reading

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How long can the West pretend that Turkish President Erdoğan is an ally?

WASHINGTON TIMES by Clifford D May December 2, 2014 ….Turkish policies have been aiding and abetting Jabhat al Nusra, an al Qaeda affiliate; the Islamic State, which has turned large swaths of Syria and Iraq into killing fields; the Islamic … Continue reading

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Erdogan Fails to Conquer New York City

NATIONAL REVIEW by Daniel Pipes September 23, 2014 The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appeared at an hour-long on-the-record event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York yesterday afternoon. The complete — if not entirely coherent — transcript … Continue reading

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