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TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan

TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan 0

“It’s as if a death penalty decision has been taken for Qatar,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighbouring states.

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TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump 0

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority 0

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in the referendum on Turkey’s constitutional reform package. With most of the ballots opened, over 51 percent of voters have supported expanding the powers of president.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win 0

Erdogan called Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the leader of the nationalist MHP party, which supported the “Yes” vote, to congratulate them, presidential sources said. They quoted Erdogan as saying the referendum result was clear.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Takes Center Stage

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Takes Center Stage 0

Turks cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists 0

“Turkey is not a country you can pull and push around, not a country whose citizens you can drag on the ground,” Erdogan said at an event for Turkish journalists in Ankara, in comments broadcast live on national television.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Wilders Election Debate: Put Dutch First, Not ‘Brussels, Africa, and Asylum Seekers’

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Wilders Election Debate: Put Dutch First, Not ‘Brussels, Africa, and Asylum Seekers’ 0

“I say to all Dutch people at home, when you go to vote on Wednesday, if you want to put our country up for sale and ensure that our money goes to asylum seekers, Brussels and Africa instead of our own people, vote for the VVD” – the political party which Rutte heads.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey, Netherlands Row Takes Center Stage

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey, Netherlands Row Takes Center Stage 0

President Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking Turkish voters’ support in an April 16 referendum on boosting his powers as head of state, has previously accused the Dutch government of acting like “Nazi remnants” for barring his ministers from addressing expatriate Turks to drum up votes.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Dutch PM Mark Rutte Bars Mevlut Cavusoglu From Flying to Rotterdam

TURKEY POLITICS: Dutch PM Mark Rutte Bars Mevlut Cavusoglu From Flying to Rotterdam 0

“If my going will increase tensions, let it be. I am a foreign minister and I can go wherever I want,” Mevlut Cavusoglu Turkish Foreign Minister said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: U.S.-Allied Militia Agrees to Hand Villages to Syrian Government

SYRIA POLITICS: U.S.-Allied Militia Agrees to Hand Villages to Syrian Government 0

Turkey’s campaign in Syria is aimed at driving Islamic State from its border and at preventing expansion in the area by the YPG, which it regards as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is waging an insurgency against Ankara.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Approves Constitutional Reform Bill

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Approves Constitutional Reform Bill 0

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the reform will provide stability at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan, Trump Unite to Defeat ISIS

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan, Trump Unite to Defeat ISIS 0

Turkish President Erdogan and US President Donald Trump agreed in phone call overnight to act jointly against ISIS in the Syrian towns of al-Bab and Raqqa.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform

TURKEY POLITICS: Parliament Votes in Favor Of Constitutional Reform 0

Turkey’s parliament has voted in favor in a first round ballot on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Parliament Votes to Press On With Constitutional Reform Debate

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Parliament Votes to Press On With Constitutional Reform Debate 0

Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to press on with debate about a constitutional reform package that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan

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SYRIA POLITICS: Putin, Erdogan Push For Syria Talks, No US, No UN

SYRIA POLITICS: Putin, Erdogan Push For Syria Talks, No US, No UN 0

Russia President Vladimir Putin said in Tokyo. “We are conducting very active negotiations with representatives of the armed opposition brokered by Turkey.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: 38 Killed By TAK Bomb, Turkey Vows Revenge

TURKEY POLITICS: 38 Killed By TAK Bomb, Turkey Vows Revenge 0

The bombings come five months after Turkey was shaken by a failed military coup, in which more than 240 people were killed, many of them in Istanbul,

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan To EU: Turkey Could Open Migrant Gates

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan To EU: Turkey Could Open Migrant Gates 0

“You clamored when 50,000 refugees came to Kapikule, and started wondering what would happen if the border gates were opened,” Erdogan said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: EU Lawmakers Urge Halt To Turkey-EU Membership Talks

TURKEY POLITICS: EU Lawmakers Urge Halt To Turkey-EU Membership Talks 0

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, “The EU should decide whether it wants to continue its future vision with or without Turkey.”

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TURKEY POLITICS: EU Slams Turkey But Not Ready To Halt Membership Talks

TURKEY POLITICS: EU Slams Turkey But Not Ready To Halt Membership Talks 0

“Turkey is too important to us,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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TURKEY: Erdogan Vows To Extend State Of Emergency

TURKEY: Erdogan Vows To Extend State Of Emergency 0

“It would be in Turkey’s benefit to extend state of emergency for three months,” Erdogan said. “They say one year isn’t right for Turkey.

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