Matthew Timothy Kuhl

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Iraq says Turkey must pull out all its troops after partial withdrawal | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Turkey must pull all its forces out of a camp in northern Iraq, a spokesman for the Iraqi prime minister said on Tuesday after Turkey withdrew some troops from the area.<p>The deployment of around 150 Turkish troops to a camp near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this month …

Middle East

Analysis: The fate of Mosul in Turkey's hands?

On December 4, less than two weeks into the standoff with Moscow over the downing of a Russian jet operating in Syria, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, sent a convoy of several hundred Turkish soldiers, bolstered by tanks and armoured vehicles, deep into Iraq's territory, stirring …

Russia’s payback against Turkey over shoot-down may turn deadly

Russia’s diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Murad SezerIt was a clash with ominous Cold War overtones. Turkey’s recent destruction of a Russian Su-24 jet was the first time in 63 years a …

A solemn anniversary

AMID the ruins of an ancient Armenian church in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, in eastern Turkey, a small crowd gathered on April 24th to …

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Catholicism

Erdogan lashes out at West and Russia for recognizing Armenian killings as genocide | DW | 25.04.2015

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly criticized the European Union and the US for using the word genocide to describe the massacre of Armenians by …

On centennial of horrific massacres, Turkey reaches out to Armenians but rejects the term ‘genocide’

The century-old wounds over the mass slaughter of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire were on full display Friday as Europe took another step toward describing the killings as a genocide and Turkey offered groundbreaking outreach even as it rejected any links to the “sin” of ethnic purges.<p>The events …

'Turkey is shooting itself in the foot' | DW | 26.04.2015

Turkey has rarely launched rhetorical attacks on so many different international players in such a short time. The pope came in for his share, as did …

Elections

Turkey scrambles two F-16 jets on Syrian border

The Syrian jet withdrew after coming within 1.2 nautical miles of the Turkish border, the statement said.<p>In 2012, Syrian forces shot down a Turkish jet in the border area. Turkey and Syria were once allies, but the outbreak of civil war in its neighbor prompted Turkey to say that Syrian President …

The AKP’s diplomacy

It is racing now in a new category and vying to be the country with the largest number of ambassadors recalled from various countries in a diplomatic …

Middle East

Come together?

WHEN a left-wing moderate and a passionate advocate of reunification won the presidential election on April 26th in Turkish-controlled northern …

Istanbul snowstorm grounds planes, shuts Bosphorus to tankers | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A snowstorm in Istanbul grounded planes, halted traffic and forced the closure of the Bosphorus Strait shipping channel on Wednesday, Turkish officials said.<p>Turkish Airlines, Europe’s fourth-largest carrier, said it was forced to cancel more than 300 flights scheduled for …

Ghosts of the past haunt Turkish-Armenian border | DW | 23.04.2015

The residents of Yerazgavors in western Armenia can look across Lake Ahuryan (Arpacay) and see the minarets of Turkish mosques about two kilometers …

On 100th anniversary, German president condemns Turkish 'genocide' against Armenians | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German President Joachim Gauck on Thursday condemned the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a century ago as “genocide”, a term that the Berlin government had long rejected.<p>German President Joachim Gauck makes a speech during an Ecumenical service marking …

Turkey's got a lot of problems, but it also has long-term potential

I also spent time with everyday citizens from store owners to taxi drivers and more. Invariably, such a range of contacts produces information and insights beyond those available from conventional research channels and buy-side reports. It was a great chance to gather market intelligence on the …

Turkey faces delicate battle against Islamic State sympathizers at home | Reuters

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Defne Bayrak’s husband was a suicide bomber who killed CIA operatives in a 2009 attack in Afghanistan. Now, she is among the hundreds of Turks using social media to show support for Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.<p>A black flag belonging to the Islamic State is …