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September 1, 2015, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

Turkish police launched a series of raids on Tuesday September 1 on businesses owned by a major media company in what now appears to be the start of a fresh […]

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Turkey remands Western reporting crew to custody

August 31, 2015, by VOANews

A court in southeastern Turkey has ordered two British journalists and their translator remanded to custody, ahead of an eventual trial on charges of ...

As expected, July elections in Turkey moved Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the prime minister's office to a new role as president. His place as the strongman of Ankara was increasingly unchallenged, in spite of the tragedy of the deaths of hundreds of miners in Soma, to say nothing of the continuing crackdowns on protesters, his clampdowns on traditional and social media, lavish spending on a new presidential palace, his sharpness towards the EU and Erdogan's plain statement that he had no intention of holding to presidential neutrality.

Turkey’s president approves interim cabinet

August 30, 2015, by VOANews

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved an interim government that will give a pro-Kurdish party cabinet posts for the first time. Ali Hay ...

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Ahead of Jewish High Holy Days, Israel releases travel advisory for Europe

August 26, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Ahead of the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days, Israel has released a travel advisory warning that Jewish sites in Western and northern Europe could be t ...


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    Turkey will fly in anti-IS missions, Pentagon says
    August 26, 2015, by Carla Babb of VOANews

    Turkey has agreed to fly in coalition air missions against Islamic State, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said Tuesday. The Turks’ integration into the air operations “could take a few […]

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    Insecurity threatens planned Turkey poll
    August 25, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the country will go to the polls again in November, after talks to form a coalition government in the wake of June’s inconclusive […]

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    Erdogan to call snap election amid Kurdish tensions
    August 21, 2015, by VOANews

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday he would call snap elections after the failure of coalition talks and a rise in tensions over military action against Kurdish rebels. Prime […]

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    IS threatens Turkey, calls Erdogan ‘traitor’
    August 18, 2015, by VOANews

    A new Islamic State video is taking aim at Turkey, issuing a call to arms to “conquer Istanbul.” The undated footage, labeled “A Message to Turkey,” criticizes the Turkish president […]

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    US pulling Patriot missiles from Turkey
    August 18, 2015, by Carla Babb of VOANews

    The United States will remove its Patriot missile defense force out of Turkey when the agreement to station them there expires in October. The reason for the move, according to […]

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    Turkish tourism hit by security concerns
    August 11, 2015, by Deutsche Welle

    Turkey is known as a popular destination for tourists. But more and more visitors are concerned about the escalation in terror attacks. The country’s tourism industry could lose up to […]