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  • Ouster of Turkish PM rekindles dissent in ruling AKP
    May 19, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Since the ousting of Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pro-president media outlets are appealing for unity and loyalty to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The calls come as Davutoglu’s removal provokes […]

  • Can EU migrant deal survive Turkey’s political turmoil?
    May 16, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Senior European Union and Turkish officials are meeting to rescue the EU visa deal. Since the ousting of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the deal […]

  • Migrant deportations between Greece and Turkey resume
    April 8, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    In the face of protests, Greece has resumed deporting migrants to Turkey as part of a controversial European Union-Turkey deal which seeks to stem the flood of migrants in Europe.  […]

  • Diplomatic row deepens over Turkey press freedom trial
    March 28, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    A diplomatic dispute between Ankara and its Western allies continues to grow over the presence of senior foreign diplomats at the trial of two Turkish journalists. Turkey’s Justice and Foreign […]

  • Turks see Russia as greatest threat, poll finds
    March 2, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    With Russian-Turkish tensions mounting, a recent poll finds that the Turkish people see Russia as their greatest threat. The annual survey on Turkish attitudes carried out by Istanbul’s Kadir Has […]

  • Erdogan continues effort to hold on to power in Turkey
    February 17, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s aspiration to change Turkey’s parliamentary system of government to an executive presidency is being blamed for the collapse of talks to create a new constitution. Erdogan is […]

  • IS blamed for Istanbul suicide bombing
    January 13, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Foreign tourists are said to be among those killed and injured in a suicide attack in Istanbul’s main tourism district.  Turkish officials say at least 10 people – nine of […]

  • Sparring continues over Turkish troops in Northern Iraq
    January 1, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The diplomatic dispute over Turkey’s deployment of soldiers and tanks to Iraq continues to deepen, with Baghdad accusing Ankara of reneging on an agreement to withdraw its forces and threatening […]

  • As crackdown continues, Turkey investigates Kurdish party leader
    December 29, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party. The move comes as security forces continue a crackdown across the predominantly Kurdish southeast […]

  • Turkey looking to end Russian gas dependence
    December 14, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    A Russian warship firing warning shots against a Turkish fishing boat Sunday was the latest sign bilateral tensions continue to grow. But a potentially more significant sign of a permanent […]