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Erdogan Challenges Greece Over Alleged Airspace Violations

Turkish president warns Greece it will pay a ‘heavy price’ if it harasses Turkish fighter jets over the Aegean. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Greece it would pay a “heavy price” if it continues to harass Turkish fighter jets over the Aegean and hinted at military action. The two uneasy NATO neighbors have longstanding sea and air boundary disputes which lead […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says He Won’t Rule Out Dialogue With Syria

Erdogan said Turkey did not want to seize Syrian territory as the Syrian opposition fears a potential deal between Ankara and Damascus. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says dialogue and diplomacy with the Syrian government cannot be ruled out, the latest sign that Ankara may be willing to mend ties with its southern neighbor. “There is a need to take […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan To Meet Putin in Russia: What To Expect

The Sochi summit comes after Ankara helped broker a grain deal that has eased global food crisis fears. Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart on Friday in Sochi, after brokering a grain shipment deal between Moscow and Kyiv and as a new Turkish military intervention in Syria remains a possibility. The summit with […]

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Top Turkish Court Upholds Exit From Key Treaty Protecting Women

President Erdogan withdrew Turkey from the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention last year, prompting anger from women’s rights groups. A top administrative court in Turkey has ruled that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to pull the country out of a key European treaty protecting women from violence was lawful, rejecting petitions seeking its cancellation, the state-run news agency reported. Erdogan withdrew […]

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Nordic Deal Increases Turkish Power In NATO, But Pitfalls Ahead

The deal last week saw Turkey back Finland and Sweden’s NATO bids, averting a potential crisis, but differences remain. Istanbul, Turkey – The last-minute deal between Turkey, Sweden, and Finland to clear the path for the Nordic countries’ NATO membership has been portrayed as Ankara firmly placing itself alongside its Western allies in the face of Russia’s aggression. In recent […]

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Turkish Police Prevent Istanbul Pride From Going Ahead

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police blocked hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and detained dozens after local authorities banned the march from going ahead again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal Avenue but in recent years the government led by President Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted […]

BUSINESS

Turkish Lira Plunges The Most Since 2021 Meltdown

Little relief is in sight, especially as energy costs spiral higher for Turkey. The Turkish lira plunged the most since a rout late last year, as a steep drawdown in the central bank’s reserves and its unorthodox monetary policy left the currency increasingly exposed amid a standoff with the country’s NATO allies. Already the worst performer in emerging markets this […]

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Ramadan: Hagia Sophia A Glimpse Of Turkey’s Modern Transformation

With tarawih prayers resuming after 88 years this Ramadan, the museum-turned-mosque stands as a sublime feat of Turkey’s Ottoman past. Istanbul, Turkey – With the end of twilight covering this city, the sound of Isha prayer breathes heavily around the complex of Hagia Sophia. As Muslims and non-Muslims – some tourists, some not – maneuver their way towards the antique […]

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Turkey’s Annual Inflation Rate At An All-Time High

Turkey’s annual inflation rate has leaped to a 19-year high and is set to turn the country’s economic activities topsy turvy. Prices hit an unprecedented 36 percent high last month as the cost of transport, food, and other staples ransacked household budgets. Normally, one would expect the country’s central bank to raise interest rates to help cool inflation, but Turkey […]