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Why Turkey's president cares so much about an 11th-century battle - Washington Post

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The Cost of a German Breakup With Turkey - World Politics Review

Lately, it seems that every week Germany's ties with Turkey hit another low point, and there are few signs of this trend reversing any time soon. The latest escalation came with the arrest last week of Dogan Akhanli, a Turkish-born German writer on ...and more »

Turkey Cozying Up to Russia and Iran - The Globalist

Can Turkey become good friends, or even allies, with Iran and Russia in Syria and beyond? During six centuries of Ottoman rule, the Turks ruled over all their neighbors, except Russia and Iran. Since Turkey's accession to the alliance in 1952, NATO has ...and more »

Turkey on Diplomatic Push to Close Schools Linked to Influential Cleric - Voice of America

Turkey has been pressuring countries around the world to close or hand over control of schools linked to an influential Muslim cleric who was a close ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before becoming his most worrisome foe. Influential and ...and more »

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan brands US indictment of bodyguards over Washington brawl 'a scandal' - The Independent

A decision by US authorities to arrest Turkish security guards involved in a brawl in Washington in May is a scandal, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. US prosecutors charged a dozen Turkish security and police officers with assault after ...and more »

Germany accuses Turkey of arresting 2 more Germans for 'political reasons' - CNN

Berlin (CNN) Germany says Turkey has arrested two more of its citizens for "political reasons" in a move that is sure to add tension to the increasingly fractious relationship between the two countries. Twelve Germans are being held as political ...and more »

Why US Refuses to Send F-16 Trainers to Turkey, Blocks Pakistan's Help - Sputnik International

Commenting on the recent US refusal to heed Ankara's request for F-16 training pilots to help replace airmen dismissed after last year's military coup attempt and Washington's move to prevent Pakistan from assisting Turkey, retired Turkish Lieutenant ...and more »

Analysis: Turkey Seeks Iran 'Alliance' against Kurds as US Pull Wanes - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

The symbolism was huge, as was the message that followed: the highest level talks in almost 40 years between Turkish and Iranian military commanders, then an announcement by Turkey's president of a new “alliance.” After Hulusi Akar and Mohammad ...and more »

Two more Germans detained in Turkey on 'political' grounds - Middle East Eye

Two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey "for political reasons", Berlin said on Friday, bringing the total number of German political prisoners in Turkish custody to 12. "On 31 August, two German nationals were detained in Turkey for ...and more »

Turkey's Erdogan says US arrest of guards involved in Washington brawl a 'scandal' - ABC Online

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the arrest of members of his security detail involved in a brawl with protesters in Washington is a scandal. US prosecutors charged a dozen Turkish security and police officers with assault after an attack on ...and more »