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New Istanbul mayor appoints city’s first ever woman deputy general secretary | Ahval

New Istanbul mayor appoints city’s first ever woman deputy general secretaryEkrem İmamoğlu, the newly-elected mayor of Istanbul, announced on Wednesday the appointment of a woman as deputy general secretary, a first in the municipality’s history. İmamoğlu became  the mayor of … Continue reading

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Europe Misses a Chance by Freezing Out Turkey

Europe Misses a Chance by Freezing Out Turkey Leonid BershidskyBloomberg July 18, 2019 (Bloomberg Opinion) — Relations between the European Union and Turkey – officially still a EU accession candidate – have grown so chilly that the word “sanctions” has … Continue reading

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TURKEY Financial volatility and political uncertainty crush the Turkish economy

Financial volatility and political uncertainty crush the Turkish economy For the first time in a decade experts suggest a contraction of 1.5%.  For the following year, a slight trend reversal, with growth of just over 2%.  Analysts highlight the risk … Continue reading

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Istanbul Mayor Imamoglu: Turkey badly managed refugees – BBC News

Istanbul Mayor Imamoglu: Turkey badly managed refugees The new Mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, has said the country’s policy towards refugees has been mishandled. More than 3.5 million Syrian refugees are now living in Turkey and hundreds of thousands are … Continue reading

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Internal documents show Turkey’s highest court rejecting appeals out of hand | Ahval

Internal documents show Turkey’s highest court rejecting appeals out of hand(Updated) The website of Turkey’s Constitutional Court (AYM) has been shut down after an apparent fault revealed template judgements that appeared to show the court rejecting appeals before they had … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s rule may end before 2023 elections – analysis | Ahval

Erdoğan’s rule may end before 2023 elections – analysis Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose party lost Istanbul to the opposition, may not succeed in holding his office until the next presidential elections in 2023, U.S. weekly newspaper The National … Continue reading

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Opposition aims to curb Erdogan’s powers after election rout

Opposition aims to curb Erdogan’s powers after election rout Orhan Kemal Cengiz July 1, 2019 ARTICLE SUMMARYThe government’s debacle in local polls in Istanbul and most of Turkey’s other big cities has set the stage for a new power struggle … Continue reading

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In Turkey, demography is a brake on Islamisation – Erasmus

In Turkey, demography is a brake on Islamisation Why the government’s effort to create a more devout society has failed More:In Turkey, demography is a brake on Islamisation – Erasmus from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/2RPDKJD via CHPEU

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Love Will Set You Free From Populism – Foreign Policy

Love Will Set You Free From Populism The mayoral election in Istanbul offers the emotional template for defeating authoritarian leaders elsewhere in the world. More:Love Will Set You Free From Populism – Foreign Policy from Turkish Digest https://ift.tt/2FLVOzv via CHPEU

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Former Turkish PM Davutoglu slams Erdogan’s AKP after Istanbul defeat – Reuters

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu slams Erdogan’s AKP after Istanbul defeat ANKARA (Reuters) – A former Turkish prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday harshly criticized the ruling AK Party after a stinging electoral defeat in Istanbul … Continue reading

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