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Report: Tips Claim About 1,000 Detainees Being Tortured By Police Across Turkey

It is claimed that about 1,000 people who were detained by police forces last week have been started to be tortured in detention centers across Turkey. Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 4,900 people over their alleged links to … Continue reading

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Cyprus towards a ‘solution’? The roots of division and the implications for Europe (February 2016)

What’s being discussed in Cyprus at the moment? Is the proposed ‘solution’ a genuine peace plan, or is there more to it? What are the implications for Europe and the West, and why should we care?

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Swiss policeman of Turkish origin arrested for alleged spying against Erdogan critics

A Basel-based traffic cop with Turkish origin has been arrested on accusation that he was involved in spying activities against critics of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Switzerland.

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Political Islam’s Made-in-Cyprus Trojan Horse

In 1974, an illegal coup instigated by Greece’s junta caused the deaths of almost 100 Christian Cypriots. The ensuing unilateral Turkish invasion of Cyprus, ostensibly to protect the Muslim minority, was a sheer catastrophe, causing several thousand deaths. The historic … Continue reading

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Erdogan adviser wants to annex north Cyprus

Yigit Bulut, chief adviser to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said the northern part of Cyprus should be made Turkey’s 82nd province, prompting a strong reaction from Turkish Cypriots. Speaking on Turkish state television, TRT, Bulut, Erdogan’s chief economic adviser, questioned … Continue reading

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Turkish-financed mosques in Europe allegedly spying for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive for near absolute power — which last weekend’s controversial referendum advanced — may have been aided by a hapless spy operation involving Turkey’s broad network of mosques in Europe. Lawmakers, including those with Turkish … Continue reading

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Erdogan Moves Closer to Making Turkey an Islamic State

By a razor-thin margin, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the referendum to expand exponentially the powers of his office. The results have been challenged for voting irregularities, but they’re unlikely to change the outcome. Given Erdoğan’s record-setting jailing … Continue reading

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How the Turkish Expats Voted in Constitutional Referendum

“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” These are the lines from a poem by the pan-Turkic author Ziya Gokalp which Erdogan publicly recited in 1998, for which he … Continue reading

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Erdogan Calls Greeks ‘Infidels’ in Another Provocative Speech

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday insulted Greeks calling them “infidels” in a press conference on Turkish television.

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The Looming End to the Western-Turkish Alliance?

The growing tension between Turkey and its Western allies, which was further heightened during the Obama administration, is narrowing the space for cooperation between the two sides and in fact is progressively worsening. Erdogan’s hope that he and President Trump … Continue reading

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