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EU – Turkey: Friends at a distance – Modern Diplomacy

EU – Turkey: Friends at a distance The recent conflict over Turkish drilling vessels exploring for oil in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus has triggered another wave of debates between Turkey and the European Union. For … Continue reading

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Can Turkish politics be depolarised? · Global Voices

Can Turkish politics be depolarised?The ruling party is no longer in charge of the largest municipalityPosted 4 July 2019 20:25 GMT Imamoglu clebrates victory in Istanbul. Campaign photo posted by Imamoglu’s Twitter on June 24. In the end it was easy. … Continue reading

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Istanbul vote signals shift in Erdogan’s dominance – CNN

Istanbul vote signals shift in Erdogan’s dominance in TurkeyAnalysis by Arwa Damon, Gul Tuysuz, Isil Sariyuce and Jomana Karadsheh, CNN Updated 2157 GMT (0557 HKT) June 23, 2019 The Erdogan effect: How one man shaped Turkey 03:32Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)Change, hope, … Continue reading

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Istanbul erupts into celebration after landmark victory for opposition party – video | Global | The Guardian

Istanbul erupts into celebration after landmark victory for opposition party – video Tens of thousands of people celebrated on the streets of Istanbul as main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu claimed a decisive victory in the city’s … Continue reading

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Istanbul mayoral vote: Is ‘disastrous’ loss beginning of Erdogan’s end? – BBC News

Istanbul mayoral vote: Is ‘disastrous’ loss beginning of Erdogan’s end?By Mark Lowen The defeat of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP party ends 25 years of its rule in IstanbulAs the scale of Ekrem Imamoglu’s victory became clear, his supporters … Continue reading

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Democracy pushes back against Erdogan in Turkey – Los Angeles Times

Democracy pushes back against Erdogan in TurkeyBy THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARDJUN 25, 2019 | 3:05 AM On the surface, Sunday’s mayoral election in Istanbul centered on garbage collection, water service and other municipal issues. But it was ultimately a referendum … Continue reading

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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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