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Some 200,000 at Risk in Turkey’s Fight Against Kurdish Militants

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Jan 21 – Security operations in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast have put up to 200,000 people at risk, placing them in the crossfire or cutting them off from emergency and basic services such as water, rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. Round-the-clock curfews amid clashes between security forces and

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Erdogan Calls for Nationalisation of Turkey’s Isbank

ISTANBUL, Jan 20 – An aide to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called for the nationalisation of the country’s biggest private bank, Isbank, in which the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has a 28 percent stake. The aide, Yigit Bulut, made the comments after lawyers for Erdogan this week filed a lawsuit against CHP

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Turkish President Sues Main Opposition Leader Over Dictator Remark

ANKARA, Jan 18 – Lawyers for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan filed a lawsuit against the main opposition leader on Monday for implying that Erdogan was a dictator, presidential sources and the opposition party said. Erdogan, Turkey’s most popular politician, is known for his intolerance of criticism and his readiness to take legal action over perceived

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