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Coup-stricken Erdogan rethinks friends and foes

Ahmet Aslan

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14372016-09-01

July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey has exposed more than the coup plotters. Turkish President Recept Tayip Erdogan has realized that Western rulers and Nato members are not his real friends. Russia and Iran are.

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Coup attempt by faction in the Turkish military fizzles out. What next for Turkey?

Crescent International

Shawwal 10, 14372016-07-15

The coup attempt by a group of military officers in Turkey seems to have fizzled out. After several hours of tense standoff, the coup plotters were beaten back and the police and people were able to reclaim control. Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan who flew into Istanbul airport from his holiday said the military will be cleansed of these elements.

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Will Syria talks start on January 29 as planned?

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14372016-01-26

The on again, off again talks on Syria seem to be going nowhere. The Saudis and Americans want to include some terrorist groups whose presence is rejected by Syria, Russia and Iran. They argue, quite rightly, how can terrorists be allowed at the table to talk about peace. For now, the UN Special envoy for Syria says he hopes the talks would begin on Friday January 29. It is yet to be seen whether they will occur.

Daily News Analysis

Supporting terrorists, Turkey shoots down Russian plane

Crescent International

Safar 12, 14372015-11-24

Turkey's shooting down of a Russian plane over Syria has dangerously escalated tensions in an already volatile region. Fearing its consequences, Turkey has also requested a meeting of Nato ambassadors. This exposes Nato and its allies' support for the terrorists in Syria. No amount of rhetoric can camouflage this fact...

World

Öcalan more lethal as asylum-seeker in Italy than a free Kurdish rebel

M.A. Shaikh

Sha'ban 12, 14191998-12-01

The bitter dispute between Italy and Turkey over Rome’s refusal to extradite Abdullah Öcalan, the founder and leader of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), to Ankara to stand trial on charges of terrorism has dealt a serious blow to Turkey’s relations with the European Union (EU).

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