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We are Rushing Raqqa - Lawfare (blog)

At an April 27 hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee on policy options in Syria titled “After the Missile Strikes,” Charles Lister, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, cautioned the dais on the need to “not rush Raqqa.” On May 9, the ...and more »

Serious problems in Turkey's image abroad - Hurriyet Daily News

There is just one good piece of news regarding Turkish foreign policy nowadays, but there are many bad ones that have stained the outlook on Turkey when evaluated from abroad. That single good piece of news is that Turkey's relations with the European ...and more »

Video appears to show Turkish President Erodgan ordering security to beat peaceful protesters on US soil - Business Insider

Screenshot via Voice of America Turkish The New York Times has analyzed videos of 24 men — some of whom were members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail —attacking protestors last week, and one of the videos appears to ...and more »

40 Congressmen Write Letter Advocating for Turkish Personnel Involved in Attack on Protesters to be Expelled From ... - Washington Free Beacon

A group of 40 representatives wrote a letter to the Justice Department and State Department on Thursday urging them to immediately expel any Turkish personnel involved in a violent attack on protesters in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. "This may ...and more »

Merkel threatens to pull troops from Turkey's Incirlik military base - Deutsche Welle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the comments ahead of a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a renewed row over letting German lawmakers have access to troops stationed in Turkey. "I will make it very clear to the Turkish ...and more »

EU slams Turkey's record on human rights in talks with Erdogan - EURACTIV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met senior European Union officials on Thursday (25 May) for talks that included Turkey's human rights record following sharp disagreements between Ankara and Brussels on a range of issues. The EU has expressed ...and more »

Turkey and EU talk — but it's not a rapprochement - POLITICO.eu

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and EU leaders took a tentative step on Thursday toward normalizing relations — although a full diplomatic reset is still a long way off. It is the first face-to-face meeting between top Brussels officials and ...and more »

Congress, Paul Ryan Condemn Turkish Embassy Clashes - Voice of America

The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday officially condemned the violent crackdown on protests outside the Turkish embassy in Washington last week. "This timely resolution sends a clear signal to the Turkish government that ...and more »

Turkey's “Queer State of Emergency” - Jacobin magazine

A dispatch from Erdoğan's Turkey, where Kurds, leftists, and the LGBTQ community are all under fierce attack. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shakes hands with President Trump during his visit to Washington earlier this month. White House.and more »

Why Turkey needs Europe more than Europe needs Turkey - Middle East Eye

Following the ghastly attack in Manchester on 22 May, it is unsurprising that terrorism topped the agenda at this week's Nato summit as the alliance pledged to join the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition. In attendance was US President Donald Trump ...and more »