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Turkey’s opposition takes office in Istanbul – Reuters

Turkey’s opposition takes office in Istanbul, appeal still pendingAli Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul’s mayor on Wednesday after election recounts were finally completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party … Continue reading

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EU throws unemployed journalists in Turkey a lifeline

EU throws unemployed journalists in Turkey a lifeline Journalism is under threat in Turkey, not least because 1 in 4 journalists is out of a job. An EU-funded program called “Media for Democracy,” or M4D, aims to protect journalists — … Continue reading

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Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey, US Rights Group Claims

Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey, US Rights Group Claims April 10, 2019 3:23 AM Dorian Jones ISTANBUL — Turkey is “arbitrarily” jailing hundreds of lawyers, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch. The imprisonments … Continue reading

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Turkey accused of systematic assault on legal profession | News | Law Society Gazette

Turkey accused of systematic assault on legal profession By Michael Cross10 April 2019 The government of Turkey stands accused of a systematic attack on the role of lawyers in a major report by an international human rights body today. The … Continue reading

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Turkish unemployment jumps to highest in nearly a decade – Reuters

Turkish unemployment jumps to highest in nearly a decade ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s unemployment rate surged to 14.7 percent in the December-February period, its highest level in nearly a decade according to official data on Monday, as the effects of … Continue reading

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Appeals and recounts spark frustration as Istanbul vote count enters third week | Euronews

Appeals and recounts spark frustration as Istanbul vote count enters third week By Reuters By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Electoral officials ordered a second recount of votes in an east Istanbul district on Monday, after two weeks of appeals … Continue reading

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Do Not Take Your Eyes Away From Turkey | Seeking Alpha

Do Not Take Your Eyes Away From TurkeyApr. 15, 2019 8:05 AM ET |Includes: EEM Turkey’s rotten fundamentals have not improved one bit since last year’s massive sell-off in the Lira, which threatened the viability of the Turkish economy as … Continue reading

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The Turkish Obama? Ekrem imamoğlu and his fight to Istanbul | CRYPTO COIN DISCOVERY

The Turkish Obama? Ekrem imamoğlu and his fight to Istanbul By Teodora Torrendo – April 15, 2019 “Give him the mandate, let’s give him the mandate, give imamoğlu his mandate!” The scene of Saturday evening will be shared later on … Continue reading

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Loser Erdoğan throws a tantrum after losing Istanbul

Loser Erdoğan throws a tantrum after losing Istanbul by Tom Rogan | April 15, 2019 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a man of arrogance and uncertain mental stability. He is ill-disposed to accepting embarrassing election losses. More:Loser Erdoğan throws … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Party Says It Will Seek Rerun of Vote in Istanbul – Bloomberg

Erdogan’s Party Says It Will Seek Rerun of Vote in IstanbulBy Firat Kozokand Selcan HacaogluApril 9, 2019, 4:02 AM EDT Updated on April 9, 2019, 8:12 AM EDT Battle for control of Turkey’s largest city enters second week Opposition had … Continue reading

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