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As Russia menaces Ukraine, Crimea’s Tatars turn to Turkey – Al-Monitor

"Complex ties stretch across centuries and continents, but Turkey's affinity for its ethnic kin is taking a backseat to global relations with Russia" reports...

Council of Europe starts disciplinary process for Turkey over Kavala – Al-Monitor

"Rights groups are calling for Osman Kavala's immediate release, while Ankara calls the Council of Europe’s decision to start the lengthy process “malicious” and...

What’s in a Name? Why Turkey Is Now Türkiye – AFAR

“Bir Türkiye is the latest country to attempt a rebrand. What motivated the move?” asks Jeri Clausing in AFAR. Türkiye wants its name back. Nearly...

« Turkey bound for deeper turbulence in 2022: Seven critical questions » Yavuz Baydar-Ahval

Yavuz Baydar asks in Ahval "has Turkey entered the new year filled with signals on a "grand finale?"  "With the economic free-fall, the outcome of...

Fehim Taştekin: « Erdogan hopes fence-mending trip to Saudi Arabia eases financial woes » Al-Monitor

"Following normalization with the UAE in November, Erdogan plans to pursue reconciliation with Saudi Arabia next month, pressed by financial woes at home, as...

Turkey, Armenia to mutually appoint envoys to normalise ties -Turkish minister – Reuters

« Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that Turkey and Armenia will mutually appoint special envoys to discuss steps to normalise ties, and added...

Dying to Divorce: Turkish women’s campaign against domestic violence is set for Oscars – Guardian

"Two British film-makers have shone a light on a campaigning lawyer and her clients in an expose of misogyny and dangerous politics" reports Vanessa...

La Turquie veut développer ses relations avec les pays du Golfe «sans aucune distinction» – Figaro

"Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan a déclaré lundi 6 décembre vouloir développer les relations d'Ankara «sans distinction» avec les pays du Golfe, avant...

Fehmi Taştekin: “Erdogan woos Armenia with regional cooperation proposal” – Al Monitor

“A transport corridor for Azerbaijan via Armenian territory — a plan that has stoked Turkey’s strategic ambitions in the region — remains on paper...

Turkey stops flying citizens of Iraq, Syria, Yemen to Belarus – DW News – video

“Polish police say the body of a Syrian man has been found near the border with Belarus” reports DW YouTube channel. At least 11...

Fehim Taştekin: « Turkey’s spy bust escalates rivalry with Iran » – Al-Monitor

Iran and Turkey are increasingly rivals in the Caucasus and in Iraq." comments Fehim Taştekin in Al-Monitor. The reported capture of Iranian spies in Turkey...

« The High Cost of An Unpredictable Turkey » Marc Pierini – Carnegie Europe

"With twenty months left until Turkey’s legislative and presidential elections, the political debate will be fierce. The West may choose to sit it out...

To the attention of PhD students and young researchers

The website of Observatoire de la Turquie contemporaine (IFG/Paris8 Univ.) (observatoireturquie.fr) opens  a new section to accommodate articles and papers of PhD candidates and junior researchers. With this...

How an Islamic State suspect lived as a shopkeeper in Turkey – Al-Monitor

"The Turkish judiciary’s weakness in dealing with Islamic State suspects comes under the spotlight after a bombshell report on how a Syrian man suspected...

Turkey jobless rate climbs to 12% in July as supports end – Reuters

Turkey's unemployment rate rose to 12.0 percent in July from 10.6% a month earlier as pandemic-related labour supports expired, according to data on Friday that also showed an uptick in the under utilisation of workers.

Turkey begins pulling troops from Kabul airport as US deadline looms – Al-Monitor

Al-Monitor, August 25, 2021, Jared Szuba, image: Master Sgt Donald R Allen/US Air Force/AFP/Getty Turkey has begun withdrawing its troops from Kabul airport, the Turkish...

New book: »A Sultan in automne. Erdogan Faces Turkey uncontainable forces »Soner Cagaptay

Soner Cagaptay*. A Sultan in automn. Erdogan faces Turkey uncontainable forces, I.B. Taurus/The Washington Institute. In-Depth Reports: "The unprecedented economic growth and personal popularity once...

« The attempted pogrom against Turkish Jews of Thrace, June-July 1934 » Rifat Bali

Historian and publisher, Rifat Bali issued a new book: The attempted pogrom against Turkish Jews of Thrace, June-July 1934 (Libra Kitap, Istanbul, 2021) "In the...

En Turquie et en Grèce, une canicule et des feux d’une ampleur historique

Des hommes rassemblent des moutons pour les éloigner d’un incendie qui progresse, le 2 août 2021, à Mugla, en Turquie. YASIN AKGUL / AFP

Turkey serving as vessel for radical Islamists – U.N. report – Ahval

Ahval, July 25, 2021 Uyghur, Turkmen and central Asian migrants living in Turkey serve as a significant pool for membership in radical Islamist terrorist organisations, according to a report presented to...

Fehim Taştekin: Has Turkey changed its anti-Islamic State strategy?

Al-Monitor, July 15, 2021, Fehim Taştekin, image: AP Although Turkish authorities have increased security operations against Islamic State cells in the country, Ankara’s anti-IS strategy...

Turkey to be payed for « border control » by EU – Guardian

Guardian, June 23, 2021, Jennifer Rankin A proposal for the EU to fund controls at Turkey’s eastern border is “really problematic” and could lead to refugees...

Turkey should pull troops from Afghanistan under 2020 accord -Taliban spokesman – Reuters

Reuters, June 11, 2021, Jonathan Landay Turkey should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan under the 2020 deal for the pullout of U.S. forces, a Taliban...

Top Turkish prosecutor refiles case to shutter pro-Kurdish party – Al-Monitor

Al-Monitor, Juin 8, 2021, Diego Cupolo The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s third largest party, faces the threat of closure once more after a...

Fehim Taştekin: Mobster’s claims turn spotlight to new cocaine route via Turkey

Al-Monitor, May 26, 2021, Fehim Taştekin A spree of rattling allegations by a Turkish mobster has brought into focus the increase in cocaine trafficking in...

A country outside of the global climate policy: Turkey

Bianet, May 21,2021, Ebru Voyvoda The global economic and social order is reshaping in the face of stagnation and climate crises. Turkey is strengthening the...

Greek FM Dendias visits Palestine to ‘counter Turkey’s influence’

Duvar English, May 18, 2021, Nikolaos Stelyanstelya, Photo: Reuters Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on May 18 visited Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of...

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