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European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Key findings of the 2019 Report on Turkey

European Commission – Countries insightsKey findings of the 2019 Report on TurkeyBrussels, 29 May 2019 Political criteria The state of emergency introduced on 15 July 2016 in the aftermath of the attempted coup ended on 18 July 2018, when its … Continue reading

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Asia Times | Erdogan’s alliance with the deep state | Article

Erdogan’s alliance with the deep state By ÖMER TAŞPINAR Most observers of Turkish politics understandably are obsessed with the political power that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accumulated over the past 16 years. They focus exclusively on him and his … Continue reading

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Deposed Istanbul mayor blasts ‘lies’ used to annul election | World | Malay Mail

Deposed Istanbul mayor blasts ‘lies’ used to annul electionPublished 2 hours ago on 22 May 2019 Ekrem Imamoglu called on voters to ‘correct this great shame’ in next month’s re-run.. — Reuters picISTANBUL, May 22 — Istanbul’s deposed mayor Ekrem … Continue reading

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CNN Türk betrays journalistic principles – Financial Times | Ahval

CNN Türk betrays journalistic principles – Financial Times CNN’s Turkish sister channel, CNN Türk, is under fire over accusations of bias favouring Turkey’s ruling party ahead of March 31 local polls, while CNN casts itself as a defender of press freedom, Financial … Continue reading

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Who is Europe punishing in Turkey? The rulers or ordinary citizens?

Who is Europe punishing in Turkey? The rulers or ordinary citizens? It took years for Galatasaray University to partner with University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne to introduce a program that would enable students going to the former to also have … Continue reading

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Turkish professor receives Council of Europe award – Turkey News

Turkish professor receives Council of Europe awardİSTANBUL Professor Feride Acar, one of Turkey’s most prominent academics who has worked to promote women’s rights, was awarded the Council of Europe Pro Merito Medal on May 23. More:Turkish professor receives Council of … Continue reading

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Turkey’s ruling AKP shares altered video of opposition’s Istanbul candidate, mars campaign -Cumhuriyet | Ahval

Turkey’s ruling AKP shares altered video of opposition’s Istanbul candidate, mars campaign -Cumhuriyet Turkey’s ruling party officials have used modified footage from the televised speech of the main opposition party Istanbul mayoral candidate, misleading the audience and marring his campaign … Continue reading

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Turkish Citizens Paid 52.7 Million Euro for Schengen Visa in 2018

Özgür Töre 18 April 2019 The European Commission revealed statistics for Schengen Visa applications in 2018. A total of 879,238 applications lodged in Turkey. 74 thousand of the applications are declined and Turks spent 52,754,280 euros in 2018 for Schengen … Continue reading

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Erodogan’s Turkey Crackdown Chronicle – Blitz

Erdogan’s Turkey Crackdown Chronicle April 18, 2019 Özgür Öğret 14 trials in one week for Özgür Gündem publisher Over the course of one week, Turkish courts agreed to proceed with 14 cases involving Ziya Çiçekçi, a former publisher of the … Continue reading

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Turkish court halts new Istanbul mayor’s order to copy municipality database | Ahval

Turkish court halts new Istanbul mayor’s order to copy municipality database A Turkish administrative court on Friday halted Istanbul’s new mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu’s order to copy the database of the municipality and its associated companies, Habertürk reported . More:Turkish court … Continue reading

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