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Turkey's Erdogan Got a Half-Billion Dollar Gift From Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has received a luxury jet worth about half a billion dollars from the emir of Qatar.<p>Erdogan confirmed receipt …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey's Erdogan defends gift of luxury plane from Emir of Qatar

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan has defended his decision to accept a luxury plane from Qatar at a time of economic hardship, saying it was a gift, not a purchase, and that it had been donated to the Turkish state, not to him personally.<p>State broadcaster TRT Haber said last week the …

Most airport protesters released, Istanbul governor says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Most construction workers who were detained after protests over labor conditions at Istanbul's new airport were released on Sunday, the city's governor said, but a union leader said hundreds were still held and more protests were likely.<p>The airport, a centerpiece of a 15-year …

Unions

How Did Things Get So Bad for Turkey’s Journalists?

The free press is always a casualty along the road to authoritarianism.<p>ISTANBUL—When a diplomatic row with the United States sent Turkey’s national currency into free fall in early August, the news made headlines around the world. In Turkey, however, readers were hard-pressed to find any mention of …

Tourists find silver lining in Turkey's lira crash

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Visitors to Turkey flocked to its high-end shops to snap up bargains on Monday, their purchasing power buoyed by a currency crisis as the country's lira sank to a record low beyond 7 per dollar.<p>Barely moving lines of mainly Arab tourists snaked outside the Chanel and Louis …

Louis Vuitton

The Guardian view on Turkey’s currency crisis: it was made at home | Editorial

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bizarre utterances about “an operation against Turkey” run by shadowy “interest-rate lobbies” and “bullies of the global system” cannot hide the fact his own policies are behind the lira’s precipitous slide. It’s true that a strange spat over a detained American …

Presidential spokesperson Kalın slams Newsweek article on Turkey

Turkey’s presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın Aug. 4 called an article by U.S.-based Newsweek magazine “one of the worst pieces on Turkey”.

Two serious problems of Turkey

I don’t want to say problems with the United States are not serious. They are serious, but they are not structural problems. Political crises can be …

Turkey stops registering asylum seekers from Syria, says rights group

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Turkey stops registering asylum seekers from Syria, says rights group

Turkish authorities in several cities, including Istanbul, have stopped registering new asylum seekers fleeing Syria, according to Human Rights Watch.<p>The suspension in new registrations means that some Syrian refugees have had to return to Syria, are unlawfully deported, or have been denied health …

Turkey’s economy looks like it’s headed for a big crash

By Matt O'Brien<p>Matt O'Brien<p>Reporter covering economic affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Reporter<p>It might seem strange to worry about an economy that grew 7.4 percent last year, but despite — or rather, because of — that good news, Turkey is showing all the classic signs of an emerging markets crisis.<p>It’s …

Japan steal World Cup hearts with dignified response to cruel exit

Japan impressed football fans around the world on Monday night with a remarkably dignified response after Belgium being dumped them of the World Cup with a goal scored at the death.<p>The Samurai Blue let slip a two-goal lead as Belgium scored three second-half goals to reach the quarter-finals of the …

Turkey: Erdogan facing a tough election

President Erdogan could be facing a tough battle to win the Turkey elections on the 24th of June.<p>That's according to recent polls.<p>It comes as the lira has plunged in value and with soaring inflation, it makes it very difficult for the 64 year old for the first time in his 15 years leading the …

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Bribery

MHP stands as weakest link of People’s Alliance

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has recently been making some interesting but worrying statements.<p>One such statement was his …

Turkey

In Erdoğan’s warped world, even intellectuals are now ‘terrorists’ | Kenan Malik

Turkey’s president is destroying civil society, hardly noted when he was here last week<p>Imagine a seminar in London. Around the table are Blairites and Corbynistas, Ukippers and Remainers, Scottish Nationalists and Tory Eurosceptics, Islamists and English Defence Leaguers, radical feminists and …

Self-Censorship

Turkey needs a new story

The Turkish Lira is in free fall, and the entire Turkish economy is reeling from its effects, suffering in silence, praying for deliverance. On his …

Turkey

The Unlikely New Hero of Turkey’s Opposition

There’s something unusual in Ovacık, a village in a snow-capped valley in eastern Turkey where the Turkish Air Force regularly bombs Kurdish rebels. In the lobby of the town hall is a painting of Karl Marx, not of Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, whose picture hangs in most other Turkish …

Erdogan dubs student protesters ‘terrorists’ and threatens university ban

The President of Turkey has slammed student anti-war protesters in Ankara, branding them “communist, traitor youth” for hijacking a stand honouring Turkish soldiers in Syria.<p>Speaking at a party congress on Saturday (March 24), Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced an investigation, adding: "We won't give …

Number of ‘anti-vaccination families’ in Turkey increases to 23,000 in 2017: Top doctor

ISTANBUL<p>The number of families in Turkey who say they are against vaccination rose to 23,000 in 2017, up from just 183 in 2011, according to the head …

7,000 undocumented migrants captured by authorities in Turkey’s Erzurum in first 75 days of 2018

ERZURUM<p>Some 7,000 undocumented migrants were taken into custody by the Turkish authorities in the eastern province of Erzurum in the first 75 days of …

Turkish-backed forces loot Syrian town of Afrin

<b>(CNN) —</b> Syrian rebel fighters backed by Turkey went on a looting spree in Afrin on Sunday after seizing control of the Kurdish-held town following a two-month siege, observers said.<p>After forcing Kurdish fighters from their enclave in northwest Syria, the rebels pillaged private property, political …

Turkey resumes pressure on US Consulate staff

Turkey has reneged on its pledge to not hound locally employed staff at US missions on its soil, with police interrogating a Turkish citizen working …

Trump Administration

Turkey orders 13 detained for online opposition to Syria offensive, newspaper reports

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the detention of 13 people for supporting the national medical association online, the Hurriyet newspaper reported, after the organization publicly opposed a military campaign in Syria.<p>A Turkish soldier waves a flag on Mount Barsaya, …

11 members of Turkish Medical Association’s central council detained over Afrin operation remarks

ANKARA<p>Eleven members of the Turkish Medical Association’s (TTB) central council were detained on Jan. 30 for their statement criticizing the …

Family of a dying 27-year-old woman shares her life advice in a heartbreaking letter

A letter written by a dying woman has been shared online by her family after she passed away last week.<p>Holly Butcher was 27 when she lost her battle …

Turkey brain drain: Crackdown pushes intellectuals out

<b>Bulent Somay didn't choose to leave - he feels Turkey pushed him out.</b><p>The 61-year-old professor packed his life into a dozen boxes, bade farewell to his students at Istanbul's Bilgi University and moved to a new teaching position in Brussels, where he believes he's no longer at risk.<p>He is just one …

Forget the $1,000 iPhone X — Apple's best iPhone is now its least expensive, at just $350

Apple introduced a new iPhone on Tuesday that looks incredible, is faster than ever, and... is outrageously expensive. The base model costs $1,000. One thousand dollars!<p>We're still talking about <i>phones</i>, right? This is a phone?<p>Assuredly, millions of people will excitedly plunk down a full stack for …

On this Day in 1955: Greeks Targeted at the Istanbul Pogrom (photos)

52 years ago the Greek minority in Istanbul was targeted in a crisis carefully fabricated by the Turkish Security Service.<p>In what had been described …

Greece