Erdoğan to TV Anchor Portakal: This Nation Will Hit You in the Back of Your Neck

Erdoğan to TV Anchor Portakal: This Nation Will Hit You in the Back of Your Neck

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* Photograph: Cem Öksüz – Konya/AA
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President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed to the people in Konya in a ceremony held to commemorate Mawlan…

Erdoğan to TV Anchor Portakal: This Nation Will Hit You in the Back of Your Neck

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* Photograph: Cem Öksüz – Konya/AA
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President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed to the people in Konya in a ceremony held to commemorate Mawlana Jalaluddin Ru…

TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: Statement of Academic Abbas Vali

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We are publishing the statement of Prof. Dr. Abbas Vali from Boğaziçi University, who has been charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” for having signed the declaration entitled …

TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: Statement of Academic Abbas Vali

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We are publishing the statement of Prof. Dr. Abbas Vali from Boğaziçi University, who has been charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” for having signed the declaration entitled “We wi…

TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: Hearing of Prof. Dr. Abbas Vali Adjourned

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About the Trials of Academics
On January 10, 2016, 1,128 academics published a declaration entitled “We will not be party to this crime” on behalf of the Academics for Peace initiative.
With the participation of further academics, the number of academi…

TRIAL OF ACADEMICS: Hearing of Prof. Dr. Abbas Vali Adjourned

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About the Trials of Academics
On January 10, 2016, 1,128 academics published a declaration entitled “We will not be party to this crime” on behalf of the Academics for Peace initiative.
With the participation of further academics, the number of academi…

JOURNALISM STUDENT BİLA RELEASED: 'We Will Continue to Discomfort Them With Our Stories'

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Berivan Bila, a final year student at the Journalism Department of the Black Sea Technical University, Faculty of Communication and a member of Trabzon Community House, was detained on December 6, 2018 due to the po…

JOURNALISM STUDENT BİLA RELEASED: 'We Will Continue to Discomfort Them With Our Stories'

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Berivan Bila, a final year student at the Journalism Department of the Black Sea Technical University, Faculty of Communication and a member of Trabzon Community House, was detained on December 6, 2018 due to the po…

XCMG Launches Third Stage of Water Cellar Project in Ethiopia

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GUDURU, Ethiopia, Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, China’s leading construction machinery manufacturer, has announced the third stage of its African Water Cellar Project at bauma China 2018. The company’s 4.43 million yuan (US$643,119) joint donation with 26 strategic suppliers will enable to build 80 water cellars in Ethiopia, 40 for families and 40 in […]

Writer Hamide Yiğit Sentenced to Prison

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Hamide Yiğit, a columnist at the Sendika.org news website and an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, has been sentenced to 7 months and 15 days in prison for “having denigrated the state and government of Turkey”…

Writer Hamide Yiğit Sentenced to Prison

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Hamide Yiğit, a columnist at the Sendika.org news website and an expert in Middle Eastern affairs, has been sentenced to 7 months and 15 days in prison for “having denigrated the state and government of Turkey”…

2 Different Statements After Çavuşoğlu-Murad Meeting

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad at the 18th Doha Forum in Qatar yesterday (December 16).
Çav…

2 Different Statements After Çavuşoğlu-Murad Meeting

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad at the 18th Doha Forum in Qatar yesterday (December 16).
Çavuşoğl…

Increase in Unemployment Rate Continues in September: 11.4 Percent

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The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) has announced the labor force statistics for September 2018.
The number of the unemployed above the age of 15 across Turkey increased by 330 thousand people in September …

Increase in Unemployment Rate Continues in September: 11.4 Percent

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The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) has announced the labor force statistics for September 2018.
The number of the unemployed above the age of 15 across Turkey increased by 330 thousand people in September …

From CHP to Erdoğan: Street is a Right, Street is Liberty

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Group Deputy Chairperson of the main opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP) Engin Altay has responded to the threatening statements of President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip E…

From CHP to Erdoğan: Street is a Right, Street is Liberty

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Group Deputy Chairperson of the main opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP) Engin Altay has responded to the threatening statements of President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip E…

MPs Protest Transportation Minister over Deadly Train Collision

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MPs of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) protested Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turan December 15 at the General Assembly of the Parliament over the deadly train colli…

Çavuşoğlu: We Can Work Together If Assad Wins Democratic Election

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has spoken at the Doha Conference in Qatar and addressed the issues of extradition of Fethullah Gülen from the US and the recent developments i…

EU’s annual inflation down in November

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The EU saw an annual hike of 2 percent in consumer prices in November, according to the EU’s statistical office on Monday.The 28-member bloc’s annual inflation rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points last month, compared to 2.2 percent in October, Eurost…

Russia, Iran and Turkey Seek Deal on New Syria Constitutional Body

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GENEVA, Russia, Iran and Turkey are close to agreement on composition of a Syrian constitutional committee that could pave the way for drafting a new charter followed by elections, diplomats said Monday.The foreign ministers of the three nations, who s…

Saudi Arabia Rejects US Senate’s ‘Interference’ in Kingdom

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing it as interf…

Turkish, Syrian children build friends through football

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A new program is aiming to use sports to build bridges between Syrian and Turkish children in the southern Hatay province.The Hatay-based Syrian Agency for Rescue (SAR) with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) launched…

Latest Data Fuels Fears Over Turkey’s Economy

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Turkish industrial production has plummeted to a nine-year low, according to the latest published figures. The data was part of a swath of negative economic results released Monday, as Turkey continues to be impacted by this year’s collapse in its curr…

Turkey: 23 terrorists ‘neutralized’ over past week

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At least 23 terrorists including a senior operative were neutralized in counter-terrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Monday.Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statemen…

Turkey’s short-term external debt stock drops in Oct.

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Turkey’s short-term external debt stock — debt that must be paid in the next 12 months — dropped by 1.7 percent from the end of 2017 to $116.6 billion in October, the Turkish Central Bank reported on Monday.”Specifically, in this period, banks’ short…

Report: China Driving Use of Armed Drones in Middle East

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BEIRUT, The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new rep…

Turkey: Arrest warrants out for 111 FETO suspects

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Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants on Monday for some 111 people including active-duty soldiers across the country for their suspected links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt. Ankara Chie…

Turkish economy sees total turnover rise in Oct.

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Turkish economy’s total turnover in October surged 26 percent annually, the country’s statistical authority said on Monday.October’s figure was down 2.4 percent from the previous month, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said in a statement.T…

US Alleges Illegal Turkish Influence Scheme

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WASHINGTON, The United States is accusing two former business associates of one-time Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn of illegally carrying out a Turkish lobbying campaign in the United States.The indictments against Bijan Kian, a 66-year-…

Turkey’s budget records $1.4B surplus in November

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Turkey’s central government budget balance posted a surplus of 7.57 billion Turkish liras ($1.4 billion) in November, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Monday.The country’s budget revenues totaled 81.9 billion Turkish liras ($15.3 billion)…

US Denies Trump Thinking About Extraditing Gulen to Turkey

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The White House is denying Turkey’s claim that President Donald Trump is thinking about extraditing wanted Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey.”While meeting with (Turkish) President Erdogan at the G-20 (economic summit in Buenos Aires), the p…

Turkish minority NGO celebrates 90th year in Greece

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A Turkish minority association in Greece celebrated its 90th foundation anniversary, though shut down by the government for over 30 years due to a name dispute.Among the associations Greece closed in the Western Thrace because it had the word “Turkish”…

Turkey’s industrial output down 5.7 pct in Oct.

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Turkey’s industrial output dropped by 5.7 percent year-on-year in October, the country’s statistical authority said on Monday.Calendar adjusted industrial production index decreased to 116.3 in October, down from 123.2 in the same month last year, acco…

Turkey Revives Ghosts of Gezi Protests as Elections Loom

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ISTANBUL, Three years after she was acquitted over her role in Turkey’s Gezi Park protests, Mucella Yapici was called in last month by police to face more questions about the unrest that had posed a direct challenge to the authority of President Tayyip…

Turkish stocks down 0.63 pct at close

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index closed Monday down 0.63 percent at 89,961.91 points.After starting the day at 90,595.64 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index dropped 566.73 points from last week’s close at 90,528.64 points. The BIST 100 peaked at 90,…

Run-up to Flynn Sentencing Tinged with Unexpected Drama

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WASHINGTON, Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian cont…

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