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Turkey and Germany Seek to Repair Relations

    Turkey and Germany Seek to Repair Relations

After a several-year-long fallout with Germany, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a recent visit to several cities in the European country in an attempt to repair relations. Historically, Turkey’s greatest advocate in Europe has been Germany and with US-Turkish relations now at an all-time low, Erdogan is looking for friends. Many people predicted that once things…

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One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey’s Future

    One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey’s Future

ANKARA, TURKEY — With most of the Turkish media controlled by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), it is hard for many people to fully understand the internal politics of Turkey. One way to break through this is by listening to Turkey’s exiled journalists like Abdullah Bozkurt. In 2016, Turkey…

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US-Turkey Crisis: Unrealistic Ambitions and Multipolar Chaos Underlie the Latest Mideast Drama

    US-Turkey Crisis: Unrealistic Ambitions and Multipolar Chaos Underlie the Latest Mideast Drama

ANKARA, TURKEY (Analysis) – The United States’ economic war on Turkey over the detention of a U.S. pastor is showing no sign of winding down any time soon. Instead, the long-brewing row between the two countries could mark a significant break in relations between Washington and Ankara, which has long played the role of a…

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How Turkey Uses Kidnapping and Hostage Negotiations As Diplomacy

    How Turkey Uses Kidnapping and Hostage Negotiations As Diplomacy

ANKARA, TURKEY — Ever since a failed coup in July of 2016, the increasingly anti-democratic policies of the Turkish government under the leadership of President Recep Erdogan have become an embarrassment for the NATO member’s Western allies. While many people may be aware, at least to some extent, of the ongoing crackdowns inside of Turkey, few…

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