Erdogan sees plot to encircle Turkey’s ambitions

[ad_1] The following is the second installment in a series on the regional power dynamics that produced the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and diplomatic efforts to contain it. To read part 1, Click here. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin on October 2 that the European Union seeks “constructive dialogue and …

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State Department remains concerned about Turkey’s proxy fighters in northern Syria

[ad_1] State Department remains concerned about credible reports of human rights abuses by Turkish-backed fighters in parts of northeastern Syria seized during military operations against state-allied Kurdish fighters United, according to a new report from the Inspector General. The State Department has received reports of “arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings, seizure …

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How safe is Turkey to visit in 2020?

[ad_1] Intensifying tensions in the Middle East mean that British tourists to Turkey could face an increased risk of terrorist attacks, the British government has warned. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised travelers to Turkey to stay away from festivals and “stay vigilant” amid fears that Westerners …

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New Armenian Patriarch inducted in Istanbul

[ad_1] ISTANBUL – Demirören press agency Armenian Patriarch Sahak II, center, surrounded by priests, delivers his speech during his enthronement ceremony in Istanbul on Saturday January 11. (AP Photo) Sahak MaÅŸalyan (Mashalian), the 85th Patriarch of the Armenians of Turkey, was enthroned as Sahak II in a ceremony held at …

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Turkish parliament bans use of term ‘Armenian genocide’ – Asbarez.com

[ad_1] A general view of the Turkish Parliament ANKARA — As part of a package aimed at changing the Turkish parliament’s internal rules of procedure, the legislature’s constitutional committee on Thursday approved a provision banning the use of the word “Armenian genocide” in the legislature. The terms “Kurdistan” and “Kurdish …

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