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Russia ready to mediate in Eastern Mediterranean crisis: Lavrov

Amid tensions between Turkey and Greece over oil-and-gas exploration rights, Russian foreign minister promotes dialogue. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/2GCz5t3

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CHP chair says jailed Kavala, Demirtaş ‘will wear prison time as badge of honor’

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that Selahattain Demirtaş, the jailed former co-chair of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and renowned civil activist Osman Kavala are behind bars in an unlawful way. Council … Continue reading

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Turkish districts join Istanbul municipalities’ banter on who has best views

Duvar English Approval ratings for Turkey’s mayors from main opposition CHP climb in first year in office Two Istanbul district municipalities got into a brawl about who had better views on Sept. 5, but the joke quickly escalated into a … Continue reading

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Fire destroys Europe’s largest migrant camp on Lesbos, forces thousands to flee

Reuters Thousands of migrants fled fires early on Sept. 9 that tore through an overcrowded camp under coronavirus lockdown on the Greek island of Lesbos, but there were no reports of any casualties. A migration ministry official said the Moria … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP vows to come to power with ‘friends’ as it celebrates 97th year

The opposition alliance will come to power in the next elections as Turkey has entered a new process, the head of the main opposition has vowed as his Republican People’s Party (CHP) has celebrated its 97th anniversary. from Hürriyet Daily … Continue reading

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GE Renewable Energy Brings Two More Wind Farms to Life in Turkey

Renewable Energy Brings Two More Wind Farms to Life in Turkey GE Renewable Energy announced that it has completed the installation and commissioning of the 53 MW Kirazli and 32 MW Meryem wind farms in Turkey. These two wind farms … Continue reading

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East Med crisis: Greek PM raises sanctions threat against Turkey

Europe should hit Ankara with ‘meaningful sanctions’ if Turkey fails to withdraw from Eastern Med, says Mitsotakis. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/3hi8UV4

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Main opposition CHP spokesperson tests positive for COVID-19

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has announced that he contracted the novel coronavirus. Öztrak, 66, said that he is in good health and entered home quarantine. The CHP spokesperson also asked everyone who … Continue reading

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‘Turkey-Cyprus dispute holding up EU’s Belarus sanctions’

Reuters Erdoğan warns EU to ‘behave responsibly’ in Eastern Mediterranean European Union sanctions on Belarus are being delayed by a separate dispute between Cyprus and Turkey over energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, four EU diplomats said, in the latest sign … Continue reading

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Macron says EU wants to reengage a dialogue with Turkey over Eastern Med crisis

Duvar English / Reuters After a summit of Mediterranean leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron has said that Europe wants to renew dialogue with Turkey amid heightened tensions over the Eastern Mediterranean. Erdoğan warns EU to ‘behave responsibly’ in Eastern Mediterranean … Continue reading

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News and Views 7th: US lifting its arms embargo on Cyprus, 3 September 2020

In enclosed file, you can find the 7th issue of News and Views on the US lifting its arms embargo on Cyprus. With regards, CHP Foreign Relations CHP_ForeignRelations_3September2020.pdf

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Turkey remains off EU’s safe travel list amid COVID-19 outbreak

Duvar English Turkish citizens are set to be banned from Europe –again– as the EU has reviewed its list of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel. Turkey excluded from EU’s coronavirus ‘safe’ travel list again In their … Continue reading

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Turkey’s media watchdog imposes a five-day blackout on opposition Tele1 TV channel

Duvar English Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has slapped Tele1, an opposition TV channel, with a five-day black screen broadcast ban over statements critical of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) and Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamit II. The Ankara Third Administrative Court … Continue reading

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Ankara Mayor Yavaş calls on 565 NGOs to prepare municipality budget together

Duvar English Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş has called on 565 non-governmental organizations to prepare the municipality’s budget together. “Let’s prepare our 2021 fiscal year budget together. Share your suggestions and thoughts on sharing resources and the projects you need resources … Continue reading

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Main opposition asks who profited from currency speculation over Erdoğan’s ‘good news’ announcement

Duvar English A main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy has said that Turkey’s state-owned banks have sold a significant amount of dollars after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s announcement of “good news” last week and asked who bought these dollars. … Continue reading

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Istanbul Mayor İmamoğlu describes Gezi as ‘one of the most important struggles of Turkish history’

Duvar English Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has said that Turkey’s 2013 Gezi Park protest movement was “one of the most important struggles of the Turkish history.” Thousands mark Gezi Park protests on seventh anniversary İmamoğlu made the comments on Aug. … Continue reading

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CHP News: Main opposition CHP leader criticizes gov’t over Victory Day restrictions

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaorğlu slammed the government over restrictions brought to Aug. 30 Victory Day celebrations due to the coronavirus outbreak. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/32BqvlU via HDN

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EU preparing to sanction Ankara as Merkel says bloc obliged to support Greece on Med issue

Duvar English / Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Aug. 28 that all European Union countries have an obligation to support Greece in its dispute with Turkey over claims to energy resources in the region. The chancellor added that she had … Continue reading

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Main opposition CHP warns EU over ‘Greek designs’

Turkey’s main opposition party on Aug. 31 warned the European Union not to fall for Greek designs in the Mediterranean, saying Athens is trying to isolate Turkey in the region. from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/32HeISR via HDN

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CHP requests an inquiry into granting Turkish citizenship to Hamas members

In enclosed file, you can find our Parliamentary Inquiry into granting Turkish citizenship to Hamas members. We request this parliamentary inquiry on the 24th of August. So, this will be our 6th News and Views issue. CHP_ForeignRelations_26August2020.pdf

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