Turkey

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over anti-Erdogan protest in Bern: Anadolu

Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's deputy ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over a protest in the Swiss capital Bern against President Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run Anadolu agency reported,<p>Anadolu said some 250 people, including supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), …

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Trump's ex-national security adviser 'discussed Gulen removal'

<b>President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, discussed removing from the US a Muslim cleric wanted by Turkey, according to ex-CIA director James Woolsey.</b><p>Turkey accuses the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of orchestrating last July's failed coup.<p>In a video interview, Mr Woolsey told …

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Report: Flynn discussed illegal kidnapping of exiled Turkish dissident

Flynn was one of Trump’s key advisers when he talked about “a covert step in the dead of night to whisk this guy away.”<p>President Donald Trump’s messy …

Michael Flynn

UK: ‘Anecdotal’ evidence of Gulen role in Turkey coup attempt

While there is 'anecdotal and circumstantial' evidence that individual members of the Gulen movement were involved in a failed coup attempt in Turkey last year, hard proof was difficult to find, according to a UK parliamentary report.<p>While there is “anecdotal and circumstantial” evidence that …

World News

Erdogan Says Turkish Citizens May Vote on EU Accession

Europe-Turkey relations have soured following the president's crackdown on opponents and spats over referendum rallies.

Middle East

Could the Trump administration send Fethullah Gülen back to Turkey?

Turkey accuses the cleric of being the author of last summer’s failed coup. Whether or not the Trump administration sides with Turkey or European …

Middle East

Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

Turkey's president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Turkish Chocolate Festival Features Bust of President Trump

Other sculptures at the festival in Istanbul include John Lennon, Nelson Mandela and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.<p>One of the highlights at a …

Nelson Mandela

Niger frees 15 accused of complicity in coup attempt

A court in Niger has freed fifteen civilians accused of complicity in an attempted putsch against President Mahamadou Issoufou, their lawyer said on Saturday.<p>In December 2015, the government said it had foiled a coup and arrested people who planned to use aerial firepower to seize control of the …

Niger

Turkey's Fikri Isik on terrorism and Syria - Part 2 - Talk to Al Jazeera

Erdogan's tussle with Europe, The shame of the world, Regional support for Venezuela is vital, Scotland's place in the United Kingdom, US reengagem...

A roundup of global commentary for the March 27, 2017, weekly magazine.<p>March 25, 2017<p>Kathimerini / Athens<p>Erdogan's tussle with Europe<p>“While [Turkish …

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Laptop ban comes into effect on some Middle Eastern flights

Several Middle Eastern airports have started implementing a ban on carry-on laptops on flights to the US and the UK. The ban has received a mixed response from passengers and the countries affected by the restrictions.<p>The US ban has affected nine airlines from eight countries - Turkey, Morocco, …

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How to survive tyranny: 10 pieces of advice from Turkey

Spread facts, be careful, and don’t assume democracy is safe, say people who know what life is like under a strongman leader<p>The rise of autocracy can be insidious, and doesn’t come with an instruction manual on how to survive, said one of hundreds of people who got in touch to tell us what life is …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Why Erdogan Seeks to Provoke European Leaders

"Go live in better neighborhoods. Drive the best cars. Live in the best houses," Erdogan told a rally in Eskisehir last week, addressing not his immediate audience but the 4.6 million-strong Turkish diaspora in Western Europe. "Make not three, but five children. Because you are the future of …

Europe

Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Sentenced to Prison for Painting of Kurdish Town Attack

Art World<p>Doğan has been given a sentence of 2 years and 10 months by a Turkish court.<p>,<p>The Turkish-Kurdish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan has been …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Elle Magazine Branded `Obscene' as Turkey Bans Sales to Kids - Bloomberg

The Turkish edition of Elle Magazine faces sales restrictions after a prime ministerial committee found this month’s issue to contain “obscene …

Swiss investigate spying on Turkish community

Switzerland has launched a criminal investigation into possible foreign spying on the country's Turkish community, federal prosecutors said on Friday.<p>The Swiss foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday that Switzerland would "rigorously investigate" any illegal spying by Ankara on …

Ankara

Stunning Collages Erupt from the Mind of This Turkish Artist - Creators

The unexpected union of unrelated stock photos builds a dreamlike universe in the collages of Turkish artist and graphic designer Hüseyin Şahin. Working in photoshop, Şahin pulls images from stock photography agencies like Shutterstock and transforms their universal appeal into bewildering, surreal …

Art

DANGEROUS: Turkey’s Erdogan to End Secular Democracy, Invoking New Holy War Between ‘Cross and Crescent’

<b>Earlier this week, 21WIRE outlined how the current Turkey government is about to bring an abrupt end to country’s secular democratic government in</b> …

Middle East

A Brief History of the Ankara Castle in Turkey

The Ankara Castle is one of the Turkish capital’s oldest sights, dating back to the Roman, Seljuk, and Ottoman Empires. Overlooking the city from its …

Ankara

Death toll in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast rises to two - LOCAL

LOCAL >Death toll in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast rises to two<p>HAKKARİ<p>AA photo<p>The death toll from an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) …

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Flynn Said to Discuss With Turkey Removing Erdogan Foe From U.S.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, while serving as an adviser to the Trump campaign, met with top Turkish government ministers and discussed removing a Muslim cleric from the U.S. and taking him to Turkey, according to former Central Intelligence Agency Director James Woolsey, who attended, and …

Turkish Government Mulls Ban Of TV Dating Shows

Turkey’s government is cracking down on regulations for matchmaking shows in the country with an eye to potentially ban the popular daytime programs …

TV

Erdogan Says Turkey May Review Refugee Deal, Relations With EU - Bloomberg

Turkey may review its political ties and refugee deal with the European Union after the April referendum on a new presidential system, Turkish …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Rising Number of Turkish Nationals Seeking Asylum in Greece | GreekReporter.com

Following the failed military coup attempt in Turkey last July, an increasing amount of Turkish nationals have come to Greece seeking asylum, …

Middle East

Turkey must choose between 'recovery or repression', say MPs

MPs have expressed concern about human rights and democracy in Turkey.<p>The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has said the country is at a crossroads …

UK News

Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks off Turkey: DHA

| ANKARA<p>Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the Dogan news agency said, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant route meant to have been all but shut down.<p>Television footage showed rescue workers …

Middle East

Don’t act like sole owner of Cyprus in energy search, Turkey tells Greek Cyprus - DIPLOMACY

DIPLOMACY >Don’t act like sole owner of Cyprus in energy search, Turkey tells Greek Cyprus<p>ANKARA<p>AFP photo<p>Turkey has condemned recent moves by Greek …

Middle East

British MPs say Turkish president using attempted coup to suppress human rights

Commons foreign affairs select committee says relationship with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could damage UK’s international reputation<p>The Commons foreign affairs select committee has accused the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, of using an attempted military coup last summer to purge opponents and …

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