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Brotherhood edicts can’t rescue Erdogan’s lira

AFTER the June 30, 2013 revolution, edicts from Brotherhood clerics started flowing in torrents and the media orchestra started beating the drum of fiscal war against Egypt only because the people retrieved the country from the claws of rogues. The only standing phrase for such people is that coup militarizes …

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Erdogan calls Ozil, praises exit from German team

Erdogan calls Ozil, praises exit from German team ANKARA, July 24, (AFP): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he had backed Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit the German national team on racism grounds in a telephone call with the Turkish-origin football star, wading into a controversy that caused uproar …

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Oh fire! Be cool as well as a means of safety for Erdogan

WE recently witnessed a group of fundamentalists in the Kuwaiti society and people who imposed on it inhibitions and prohibitions celebrating in style and in a way that they had prohibited through their fatwas and statements. They had gathered in a diwaniya with a colorful decorated cake in front of …

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Erdogan wins sweeping new powers

ANKARA, June 25, (Agencies): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. Erdogan’s main rival, Muharrem Ince of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), conceded …

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Erdogan vows ‘new era’ incursions – An eye still for Europe

ISTANBUL, May 6, (AFP): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to launch further cross-border offensives against terror groups as he revealed his ruling party’s manifesto ahead of snap elections on June 24. Erdogan made a series of promises about the economy and uniting the country during a rally …

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Erdogan brandishes ‘Ottoman slap’ in confrontation with US

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Feb 13, (Agencies): A decision by the United States to continue to fund the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Turkey’s future moves, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a visit this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. US officials have said that Tillerson expects to …

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Turk-led alliance needs an assertive response

Understanding the egomaniacal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regional ambitions needs no mind reader. For years, he has sought to meddle in Arab affairs, at times pretending to be a friend and, at others, openly hostile. His end game is now crystal clear. President Erdogan hopes to recreate the Ottoman …

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Berlin looks at Kuwait, Cyprus for new base

German MPs’ visit blocked BERLIN, May 15, (AFP): Berlin on Monday slammed Ankara’s refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit a NATO base near Syria and warned it could move its troops elsewhere. The German foreign ministry described as “absolutely unacceptable” Turkey’s latest ban on a visit to the Incirlik …

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India’s Modi discusses trade, ties with Turkey’s Erdogan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that India and Turkey should strengthen their already warm business and political ties, as he welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to New Delhi. Erdogan arrived late Sunday evening. He was accompanied by several Cabinet ministers and a 150-member business delegation, according to …

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Obsession of Erdogan

When we look at the results of the referendum recently organized by Turkey to amend the Constitution, the Constitution that dates back to the Ataturk era (1923), it has become crystal clear that most major cities of Turkey such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Mersin and Bodrum have voted …

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