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US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

Added: 24.04.2017 20:26 | 19 views | 0 comments


NEW YORK (AP) - A federal prosecutor says politically connected New York lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman and are trying to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case diplomatically.
Dennis Lockard said Monday that Reza Zarrab is charged with a ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Migrant boat sinks off Aegean coast; 16 dead including 2 children

Added: 24.04.2017 19:28 | 5 views | 0 comments


A migrant boat sinking in the eastern Aegean between Greece and Turkey left at least 16 people dead, including two children, Greek authorities said Monday, while two people were rescued. Patrol boats and helicopters were searching for several more people believed missing.
Greece's coast guard said...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

Markets worry more about political turmoil than autocracy

Added: 24.04.2017 18:50 | 5 views | 0 comments


THE VICTORY of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, in a referendum on April 16th is seen by many observers as a worrying step on the road to autocracy. The vote handed Mr Erdogan far-reaching new powers. But the Turkish lira, government bonds and stockmarket all gained ground as the results came in.
It was a reminder that the relationship between markets and democracy is not rock-solid. Like an errant husband, investors may proclaim their fidelity to democracy but are not averse to seeing someone else on the side.
In Turkey investors may have feared turmoil if Mr Erdogan’s proposal had been defeated. It is an old, but fairly reliable, rule that investors dislike uncertainty. And the early years of Mr Erdogan’s tenure, when he was seen as a liberalising democrat, saw rapid economic growth; his transformation into an emerging autocrat has not put investors off. Since he took office, the Istanbul market has gained 760% (see chart).
An authoritarian government can provide certainty, at least in the short term. In 1922, when Mussolini took power in Italy, its equity market returned 29% and its government bonds 18%, according to...

From: www.economist.com

Erdogan's 'Turkey First' campaign echoes Trump's 'America First'

Added: 24.04.2017 18:40 | 5 views | 0 comments

OPINION | It is not surprising that President Trump congratulated Erdogan on his victory - birds of a populist feather flock together.

From: thehill.com

Trump recalls killing of Armenians, doesn’t call it genocide

Added: 24.04.2017 18:25 | 5 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is recalling the death and suffering of more than 1 million Armenians during the final years of the Ottoman Empire, without describing it as genocide. Such a declaration would anger Turkey, whose cooperation Trump seeks in Syria. Trump says in a statement that the World War I-era killing of ...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

The Latest: Macron marks slaying of Armenians anniversary

Added: 24.04.2017 15:58 | 13 views | 0 comments


PARIS (AP) - The Latest on the French election (all times local):
4:30 p.m.
French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has marked the 102nd anniversary of the slaying of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony in Paris.
Macron laid a wreath and held a minute of silence at a ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Refugee boat sinks between Greece and Turkey, 16 drown

Added: 24.04.2017 14:59 | 4 views | 0 comments

Search operation continues after two people are rescued and 16 bodies are recovered off Greece's Lesbos island.

Tags: Turkey, Greece
From: www.aljazeera.com

5* all inclusive Turkey holiday from just £197pp - 7nts beachfront hotel, flights

Added: 24.04.2017 9:05 | 3 views | 0 comments

Pirates, check out this bargain all inclusive holiday in Turkey we have found on our super cool holiday finder staying in a gorgeous beachfront 5* hotel. The cheapest departure airport for this holiday in Turkey is flying from London Gatwick, but don't worry if this is no good for you as you can also fly…

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Wounded but alive: It's not yet game over for Turkey's democracy - or its resistance

Added: 24.04.2017 8:42 | 15 views | 0 comments

It's too early to declare the Turkish Republic dead and buried. The president's popularity has maxed out at 50% of the population, and the anti-Erdogan opposition won't be silenced.

From: www.haaretz.com

[Agenda] Brexit summit, Turkey and Hungary dominate EU This WEEK

Added: 24.04.2017 8:24 | 3 views | 0 comments

European leaders will adopt their negotiating position on the Brexit summit on Saturday, whereas the situation of Hungary's democracy and post-referendum Turkey will be under scrutiny in the EU this week.

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