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  • Turkey refuses to withdraw troops from Iraq
    December 8, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey is refusing to withdraw forces deployed to Iraq, despite Baghdad’s call for Ankara to do so immediately. Ankara insists the deployment is to protect its troops who are training […]

  • Moscow’s allegations against Ankara ratchet up tensions
    December 2, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has challenged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to prove allegations that Turkey is facilitating oil smuggling by the Islamic State group. The challenge comes as […]

  • Turkey tightening media crackdown as EU looks on
    November 13, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Concerns over media freedom in Turkey are growing with the opening of a trial against a journalist who is facing 23 years in jail for writing about members of the […]

  • In Turkey election campaign, Erdogan unusually low-key
    October 31, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was widely expected to take a lead role in campaigning for the AKP, the political party he helped found, ahead of Sunday’s general election, even […]

  • Erdogan seizes on Ankara bombing errors
    October 14, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Three senior Turkish security officials have been suspended following the nation’s deadliest terrorist attack Saturday in the capital, Ankara. Their suspension comes as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged mistakes were […]

  • Turkey survey indicates traditional distrusts, shift to the West
    October 7, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey heading to a November election, a comprehensive public opinion survey indicates the country’s population feels isolated and preoccupied with a deteriorating economy.  The survey also suggests public opinion could […]

  • Fears over Turkey media freedom grow
    October 2, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    A prominent Turkish columnist and television news anchor, Ahmet Hakan, has been beaten up outside his Istanbul home.  The attack on Hakan, who faced threats over reporting that has been […]

  • Ankara angry over refugee crisis
    September 4, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    As the European Union is struggling to deal with a chaotic flood of migrants, Turkey, which is home to more refugees than any other country in the world, is blaming […]