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News Turkey » Politics: EU warns Turkey after its warships force gas rig to halt

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/eu-warns-turkey-warships-force-gas-rig-halt-53314700
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The European Union warned Turkey on Friday to rein in its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked a rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was to drill for natural gas. EU leaders said they could abandon a meeting with Turkish ...

News Turkey » Politics: Turkey welcomes UNSC decision for cease-fire in Syria

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/headlines/199169/turkey-welcomes-unsc-decision-for-cease-fire-in-syria
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

"On the other hand Turkey will continue its efforts to end the dispute which lies at the root of the humanitarian crisis in Syria and will continue its efforts in fighting terrorist organizations which endanger Syria’s territorial integrity and political ...

News Turkey » Politics: Turkey warns Syria against supporting Kurdish militas in Afrin

News channel or source: http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/20/middleeast/turkey-syria-ypg-afrin-intl/index.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

"The readiness for close coordination of the efforts of Russia, Turkey and Iran was confirmed with a view to ensuring the effective functioning of the de-escalation zones and the promotion of the political process," the Kremlin statement said. Last month ...

News Turkey » Politics: Syrian Militias Enter Afrin, Dealing a Setback to Turkey

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/22/world/middleeast/syria-afrin-kurds-ypg.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

“The stick is Turkey and now the P.Y.D. will sit around the table on Moscow’s terms,” Mr. Has said, using the acronym for the political arm of the Y.P.G. Mr. Erdogan has defended the Afrin incursion as necessary for Turkey’s national ...

News Turkey » Politics: Expert: Turkey Fast Becoming ‘Elected Autocracy’ Under Erdogan

News channel or source: https://www.globalatlanta.com/expert-turkey-fast-becoming-elected-autocracy-erdogan/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Mr. Erdogan’s obvious political skill and personal charisma make him hard to challenge, and Turkey’s economic ascent gives him an added dose of legitimacy among supporters — who have benefited from a decade of growth and reform. Now, however ...

News Turkey » Politics: Analysis | Turkey’s effort to repair relations with America and Europe trips over its crackdown

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/analysis-turkey-e2-80-99s-effort-to-repair-relations-with-america-and-europe-trips-over-its-crackdown/ar-BBJjxce
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

There is little doubt among lawyers, human rights officials and journalists following the myriad cases before Turkey’s courts that politics plays a large part in the decisions. “This shows that there is no judicial security for anyone in Turkey ...

News Turkey » Politics: Pro-Kurdish opposition prepares for snap poll in Turkey

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/turkey-snap-poll-peoples-democratic-party-hdp.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Found in: Kurdistan state efforts Ayla Jean Yackley is a freelance journalist who has covered Turkey for nearly two decades. She previously worked as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg News and writes mainly about politics and the economy ...

News Turkey » Politics: With eye on elections, Turkey’s Erdogan stokes fears of Kurds to amplify anti-American message

News channel or source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/18/recep-tayyip-erdogan-turns-turkey-away-us/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

“People in Washington are not aware the extent to which anti-Americanism has been at the core of Erdogan’s political messaging, especially in the run-up to the presidential elections slated for November 2019 in Turkey,” said Aykan Erdemir, a former ...

News Turkey » Politics: Turkey’s Descent Into Authoritarianism

News channel or source: http://asbarez.com/170556/turkeys-descent-into-authoritarianism/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

With Erdogan’s drive to consolidate power, only intensified by a failed coup, Turkey has veered away from democracy and down the path towards autocracy. Political parties and leaders that oppose Erdogan’s policies are imprisoned and persecuted.