Turkey

Turkish journalist jailed before trial for Erdogan insult

Under the insult law, tens of thousands have been prosecuted for targeting Erdogan since he became president in 2014 after more than a decade as prime minister.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Social media a 'threat to democracy': Turkish President Erdogan

Erdogan's government plans to pursue legislation to criminalize spreading fake news and disinformation online, but critics say the proposed changes would tighten restrictions on free speech.

published on : 11th December 2021

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaces finance minister as lira crashes

Erdogan named Nureddin Nebati, who was deputy minister, to the post, according to an announcement published in the Official Gazette.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Opposition politician in Turkey arrested for alleged espionage

A trial date is expected to be set after the court approves a prosecutors' indictment against Gurcan.

published on : 30th November 2021

New cycle in right vs liberal saga

As Liberals struggle with the Hindu Rashtra concept, the American White Christian Right has declared war on liberalism.

published on : 28th November 2021

Turkey hosts Emirati crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as they seek to mend ties

Ankara and Abu Dhabi have in the past years found themselves on opposing sides of the conflict in Libya as well as tensions in the Gulf and in the eastern Mediterranean.

published on : 24th November 2021

Turkey frees jailed Israeli couple

Photos released later by the Israel Airports Authority showed the couple arriving at the Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv in central Israel.

published on : 18th November 2021

Israeli couple accused of 'espionage' in Turkey, released

Relations between Turkey and Israel have been strained, especially since ambassadors were withdrawn in 2018 after the deaths of Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

published on : 18th November 2021

'We don't deserve this': Inflation hits Turkish people hard

Market-stand owner Kadriye Dogru makes do with stale, sesame-covered bagels, known as simit, for lunch these days.

published on : 16th November 2021

Man sought for Haiti President Jovenel Moïse's death in Turkish custody

Anadolu Agency said Handal was wanted on an Interpol notice and detained by airport police on arrival in Istanbul.

published on : 16th November 2021

Turkish lira slides to new low after jump in US inflation

The lira dropped to an all-time low of 9.97 against the dollar early Thursday before settling at around 9.93 against the U.S. currency.

published on : 11th November 2021

Turkey deported 8,500 terror suspects since Syrian war began

Terror suspects from 102 countries were expelled, including 44 from the U.S. and 1,075 from EU states, according to a ministry statement.

published on : 30th October 2021

Turkey President Erdogan orders removal of 10 ambassadors, including US envoy

Describing the statement as an "impudence," Erdogan said he had ordered the ambassadors be declared undesirable.

published on : 25th October 2021

Turkish lira continues to slide after interest rate cut

The lira dropped to an all-time low of 9.66 against the dollar early Friday before settling at around 9.61 against the US dollar. The lira has lost more than 20% of its value since January 2021.

published on : 22nd October 2021

Turkish lira drops to new low after harsh interest rate cut

The decision by the Central Bank’s monetary committee to cut the rate from 18% to 16% surprised analysts. The lira dropped to 9.45 against the dollar, compounding a long run of losses.

published on : 21st October 2021
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