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Briefing on Turkey’s pivot towards a multipolar world

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While remaining firmly committed to NATO, Turkey also hopes to gain by strengthening links with Russia and China in an increasingly multipolar world. Ankara is balancing traditional alliances with new opportunities by strengthening ties to the East while maintaining co-operation with NATO partners, part of Turkey’s plan to strengthen itself as a world player. Turkey’s […]

Turkish News Weekly Briefing 5th-12th September 2016

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By Andrew Leech Monday September 12th marked the beginning of Kurban Bayrami (Eid al-Adha) and a 10 day truce in Syria. The truce, brokered by the United States and Russia and announced Saturday was welcomed by Turkey who used the opportunity to send aid to Aleppo and other towns in northern Syria. Nevertheless, in a […]

Turkish News Weekly Briefing 15th-22nd August 2016

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By Andrew Leech At 9.20am local time last Thursday, emergency services rushed to the police headquarters in Elazığ, Eastern Turkey. They were called after a massive explosion tore through the building where officers desperately searched through the debris for their colleagues. Three officers were reported killed by the blast with 146 injured (1). The attack […]

23 September 2014 News Round-up

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Photo credit: www.express.co.uk Controversies regarding the education system have been the main focus of Turkey’s agenda last week. On the foreign front, how the Turkish government will shape its involvement in Syria and Iraq have become even more important after 49 Turkish hostages in Islamic State’s (IS) hands were freed. Meanwhile, as unemployment statistics were […]

16 September 2014 News Round-up

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  While attention has been focused on Turkey’s position within the international coalition against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, numerous new and controversial laws have been passed by parliament. On the economic front, low growth rate for the second quarter, the renewed focus on combating inflation and the ever increasing worries over US Fed’s interest […]

9 September 2014 News Round-up

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Photo credit: International Business Times, www.ibtimes.com This week Turkey’s new government has set out next 10 months’ political agenda ahead of general elections next year. PM Davutoglu reaffirmed President Erdogan’s priorities with regards to the fight against ‘the parallel state’ whilst concerns over independence of judiciary remain and detentions of several senior police officers who […]

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