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Erdogan risks diplomatic spat with Israel over Jerusalem


© AFP/File / by Ezzedine SAID | Thousands protested on December 9 against Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

ISTANBUL (AFP) – By repeatedly hitting out at the US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be catering to his voter base, but he risks sabotaging Turkey’s already fragile relations with the Jewish state.While President Donald Trump’s decision last week was met with near-universal condemnation, particularly from the Muslim world, Erdogan has emerged as its most outspoken critic. 615 more words

Brexit Bites, Even in ALDE

At the official buffet dinner reception at the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Congress in Amsterdam this evening the results were announced for the President and Vice-Presidents of the Board. 468 more words

How I’ve Come to Love Manchester

I spent the first 18 years of my life in Manchester, the last eight of which involved a one-hour term-time daily commute from the (adopted family’s) house in which I grew up in Eccles right across the city to school. 362 more words

"The target is Turkey and the Turkish nation" -- President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Tells The Turkish People


The recent scandal during a NATO drill in Norway was an attack targeting “Turkey and the Turkish nation,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Nov. 660 more words

Turkey Is No Ally


Turkey has turned its back on the West. To be fair, we in the West didn’t do much to prevent it. 952 more words


Examining the Ideologies and Practices of the AKP and the Gülen Movement Towards the Kurdish Community

One of the major issues facing Turkey today is the Turkish state’s management of the Kurdish community within its borders. Historically there had been conflicts between the government and the Kurds, particularly with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). 3,071 more words

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The AKP and the Alevi Community: Division in the Turkish State

The Justice and Development Party, also known as the AKP, is the current ruling party in Turkey.[1] Led by former prime minister and current Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the party won the majority vote in 2002 and has continued to rule Turkey since then. 2,565 more words

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