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Erdogan Warns Turkey Could Open Gates for Migrants if Pushed by EU

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Nov 25 – President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that Turkey could open its gates for migrants to Europe if pushed into a corner by the European Union, a day after European lawmakers voted for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Ankara. Members of the European Parliament voted for

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Erdogan Accuses U.S. Court of ‘Ulterior Motives’ in Case Against Gold Trader

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Sept 25 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said U.S. federal attorneys took aim at him in their prosecution of a Turkish gold trader accused of helping to violate sanctions against Iran, Turkish media reported on Sunday. U.S. authorities arrested Reza Zarrab, a dual Turkish-Iranian national who has ties with high-ranking

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Italian Prosecutors Drop Case Against Erdogan’s Son

BOLOGNA, Sept 21  – Italian prosecutors have dropped a money laundering case against the son of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, their office said on Wednesday. The decision, which has yet to be confirmed by a senior judge – usually a formality – came six weeks after Erdogan complained in a television interview that his son

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Turkey Detains Four for Suspected Plot Against British, German Embassies: Anadolu

ANKARA, Sept 16 – Turkish authorities detained four people in an investigation into a potential threat against British and German diplomatic missions but found no links to any terrorist groups, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday. The investigation was prompted by intelligence about a potential Daesh plot against the missions, Anadolu said. Three of

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Strong Men in Love

A failed coup is pushing Turkish President Erdogan back into Putin’s arms By Owen Matthews Did Vladimir Putin’s spies save Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s life in the recent attempted coup? The theory first surfaced when Iran’s official Fars News Agency claimed that Russian security services tipped off their Turkish counterparts after picking up “highly sensitive army

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Ataturk’s Revival a Symbol of Turkey’s Fragile Post-Coup Unity

By Asli Kandemir and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 9 – After years of being gradually eclipsed as President Tayyip Erdogan forges a “new Turkey” with Islam firmly at its heart, the secular republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has, for now at least, made a comeback in the wake of a failed coup. At a rally

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Erdogan Announces Army Overhaul in Latest Post-Coup Shakeup

By Ece Toksabay, Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall ANKARA, July 22 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week’s failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed state of emergency would be used to press on with a purge that has alarmed the West. In a sign of

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Turkey’s Erdogan Orders Closure of More Schools, Extends Detention Period

ISTANBUL, July 23 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of more than 1,000 private schools and extended the period in which some suspects can be detained without charge, in his first decree since declaring a three-month state of emergency. Erdogan declared the state of emergency late on Wednesday saying it would enable

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Turkey’s Erdogan Declares State of Emergency After Coup Bid

By Asli Kandemir and Gareth Jones ISTANBUL, July 21 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan said the state of emergency, lasting three months, would allow

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