All posts tagged Turkey

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December 18, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

The Turkish lira hit record lows this week, following Sunday’s police raids on media establishments and an ensuing diplomatic row over the action between Turkey and the European Union. After […]


Turkey’s media raids could presage wider crackdown

December 16, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkey’s government is facing growing international pressure following police raids on media establishments. But the Turkish president has dismi ...

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Russia-Turkey pipeline has economic, strategic motives

December 11, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Russia’s decision to cancel a gas pipeline to Bulgaria in preference to Turkey is being heralded as an important victory for Ankara in its ambit ...

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EU foreign policy chief in Turkey, seeking support against ‘Islamic State’

December 9, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

The foreign affairs chief of the European Union is leading a high-level delegation to Turkey to discuss Ankara’s role in battling the Islamic St ...

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    Turkey, Greece to tackle energy dispute
    December 5, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey’s prime minister is set to visit Greece on Friday as tensions swell among regional neighbors over energy deposits in the Mediterranean Sea. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will be […]

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    Pope attends services in Turkey as trip nears end
    November 30, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Pope Francis wraps up a three-day trip to Turkey on Sunday by attending a religious ceremony in Istanbul with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians […]

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    Turkey’s president Erdogan: Women not equal to men
    November 24, 2014, by VOANews

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that women are not equal to men, saying Islam has defined a position for women: motherhood. Speaking to a conference in Istanbul on […]