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Dissent Stifled, Not Crushed, in Turkish Ruling Party as PM Exits

By Orhan Coskun and Ercan Gurses ANKARA, May 9 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may have stamped his authority on the ruling AK Party with the exit of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, but the move has pushed dissent underground rather than cementing unity in its ranks. Davutoglu’s announcement that he will not run again for

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Turkish Central Banker is Social Scientist with Roots in Islamic Finance

By Asli Kandemir ISTANBUL, April 14 – After winning the backing of President Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s new central bank governor must now convince investors that an Islamic banker without formal training in economics can tame inflation while resisting political pressure to cut rates. Turkey’s cabinet on Monday approved Murat Cetinkaya as the next central bank

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Iraqi PM Says Turkey Not Respecting Agreement to Withdraw Troops

By Saif Hameed and Ece Toksabay BAGHDAD/ANKARA, Dec 31 – Iraq’s prime minister accused Turkey on Wednesday of failing to respect an agreement to withdraw its troops from the country’s north and its foreign minister said if forced, Iraq could resort to military action to defend its sovereignty. The diplomatic dispute flared after Turkey deployed

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Turkey Calls for Opening of Communication Channels With Russia

ANKARA, Dec 1 – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on Tuesday for the opening of communication channels between Turkey and Russia to prevent incidents like the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets along the Syrian border last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan did not meet at Monday’s

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Turkish Election To Shape Political Landscape

BY Nick Tattersall and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan is unambiguous about what he wants from an election on Sunday, casting it as a pivotal moment for Turkey: a return to the single-party rule he presided over for more than a decade until June. The outcome of the second parliamentary election this

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