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U.S. senators introduce bill to sanction Turkish officials …

U.S. senators introduce bill to sanction Turkish officials over detentionsby ReutersTuesday, 9 April 2019 23:00 GMT By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan bill requiring the imposition of sanctions on Turkish … Continue reading

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Opposition candidate victory confirmed in Ankara – Politics – ANSAMed.it

Opposition candidate victory confirmed in Ankara After partial recount obtained by Erdogan’s AKP ISTANBUL, APRIL 8 – The contested mayoral election in Ankara officially closed on Monday in favour of CHP opposition candidate Mansur Yavas, following a partial recount of … Continue reading

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Turkish Banks Sweat Under Rising Pile of Debt Restructurings – Bloomberg

Turkish Banks Sweat Under Rising Pile of Debt RestructuringsBy Ercan Ersoyand Fercan YalinkilicApril 8, 2019, 12:00 AM EDT Queue of companies seeking to renegotiate loans growing longer Lenders under pressure as economy shrinks, boosting bad debts More:Turkish Banks Sweat Under … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s ‘milestone on the road to the end’ | Claude Salhani | MEO

Erdogan’s ‘milestone on the road to the end’ The people are far more concerned with the foundering economy than putting the country on a path to becoming an Islamic republic, somewhat like Iran. More:Erdogan’s ‘milestone on the road to the … Continue reading

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The Guardian view on Turkey and Erdoğan: a weakened strongman | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian view on Turkey and Erdoğan: a weakened strongman Editorial The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at a news conference in Istanbul ‘There is no doubt about the blow dealt to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the country’s authoritarian president, … Continue reading

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Controversial recounts endanger Turkish electoral board’s integrity | Ahval

Controversial recounts endanger Turkish electoral board’s integrity The local elections took place in Turkey last Sunday night, but thanks to persistent challenges by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the votes in key districts and municipalities have still not … Continue reading

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Turkey’s AKP fears losing financial power of Istanbul municipality – experts | Ahval

Turkey’s AKP fears losing financial power of Istanbul municipality – experts Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which according to unofficial results lost mayoral races in key cities like Istanbul and Ankara on Sunday, challenges the results, as a … Continue reading

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Turkey’s state-run news agency under fire for irregular poll coverage

Turkey’s state-run news agency under fire for irregular poll coverage Nimet Kirac April 5, 2019 Article Summary Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency is under fire for its bizarre coverage of the Istanbul mayoral race, during which the agency stopped reporting polling … Continue reading

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Erdogan should seize the chance for change in Turkey

Erdogan should seize the chance for change in Turkey By Soner Cagaptay April 5, 2019 at 11:46 AMTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers in Istanbul. (AP) More:Erdogan should seize the chance for change in … Continue reading

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Turkey needs a better PowerPoint | FT Alphaville

Turkey needs a better PowerPoint By: Colby Smith Just days before last weekend’s all-important local elections, Turkish authorities took “extreme” measures to shore up the country’s currency by squeezing short sellers. With the lira already having lost a third of … Continue reading

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