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Erdogan threatens with second Referendum on EU accession

By   /  26/03/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan has expressed his intention to hold a second referendum after that of April 16th. The Turkish President in the election speech in the city of Antalya said that this time the people will be asked if accession negotiations with the EU should continue. “Now we face the referendum of […]

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US bans laptops and tablets in cabins on flights from 8 Muslim Countries

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Business, TR Business, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Τhe ban imposed by the US concerning the transfer of electronic devices larger than a mobile phone onboard aircraft taking off eight Muslim countries caused shock in Turkey. Ankara did not expect the ban which will cause it great financial damage especially becauseTurkish Airlines has been developing rapidly in recent years. Resentment in the […]

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Turkey’s tourism industry in crisis

By   /  20/03/2017  /  Business, Finance, TR Business, TR Finance, Turkey  /  No Comments

  2016 seems to have been the most difficult year in recent years for the Turkish tourism industry, as the Turkish economy received $10 billion less in tourist spending compared with 2015. According to official data from the Turkish Statistical Authority,  in 2016  Turkey received 15.9 billion USD compared to 2015 when this figure had […]

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Tensions rise between Bulgaria and Turkey

By   /  18/03/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Turkey’s intervention in the upcoming elections of March 26 in Bulgaria has caused a diplomatic incident between the two countries. Bulgaria called their Ambassador to Ankara Nadejda Neynski back to Sofia, for consultations according to turkish newspaper Hurriyet. The decision was taken based on information gathered concerning Turkey’s intervention in the country’s interior. Last […]

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What’s next in the EU – Turkey standoff

By   /  17/03/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  No Comments

  “The European Union’s court, The European Court of Justice, my esteemed brothers, have started a crusade struggle against the (Muslim) crescent”. This statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a clear indicator of the political climate within the Turkish government concerning its relations with Europe. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that in […]

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Holland – Turkey diplomatic row intensifies

By   /  13/03/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Holland’s decision not to allow Turkish ministers to speak in Rotterdam as well as the Turkish Foreign Minister’s and the Minister of Family Affairs’ persistence to travel to the country have blown out of control. Due to this situation serious incidents have erupted in Rotterdam, Dutch authorities have deported the Turkish minister and Erdogan […]

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Turkey accuses Greek President of not knowing International Law – Greek FM reacts

By   /  09/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Turkey accuses Greek President of not knowing International Law – Greek FM reacts

  The Turkish Foreign Ministry in a written statement has reacted to statements made by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in the Dodecanese on Tuesday. The Turkish FM once again states that the Aegean islands should be demilitarized. “The statements made by the President of Greece create both surprise and anguish and there is no doubt […]

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Germany keeps its cool after Turkey Nazi accusations

By   /  07/03/2017  /  Headlines, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Germany keeps its cool after Turkey Nazi accusations

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected Erdogan’s Sunday accusations that Germany is using ” Nazi practices” to prevent Turkish leaders from campaigning there for a “yes” vote in next month’s referendum. “There is no justification for this statement. We have significant disagreements with Turkey on issues of freedom of the press, mass arrests and […]

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Turkish Referendum causes tension in Germany – Turkey ties

By   /  04/03/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish Referendum causes tension in Germany – Turkey ties

  Germany – Turkey ties have soured following a decision by local authorities in the Gaggenau region to cancel the speech of Turkish Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag. The Turkish Minister was due to speak to the Turks residing in the country on the upcoming referendum and urge them to vote “yes”. Bozdag then cancelled […]

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Hurriyet newspaper feels Erdogan’s wrath

By   /  01/03/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Hurriyet newspaper feels Erdogan’s wrath

  A headline cost newspaper Hürriyet, the largest and most authoritative newspaper in Turkey, dearly, following criticism by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and many members of the Turkish government and forcing the owner of the newspaper to replace its director. The article was by the journalist Hande Firat who on the night of the […]

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