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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 »

If Erdoğan returns from Brussels with some hope - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan's discussions in Brussels on May 25 are likely to be one of the most important series of talks in the last few years regarding Turkey's relations with the West – particularly Europe – because of their dual nature. 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 »

Erdoğan holds talks to revive Turkey's EU bid - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met the European Union's top officials, along with the leaders of the powerhouses of the bloc in Brussels, in a bid to revive the country's bid for membership in the EU in the wake of a period of highly tense ...and more »

Turkey's slide toward dictatorship - The Japan Times

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dropped the final fig leaf of democracy, announcing this week that the state of emergency will continue until Turkey achieves “welfare and peace.” The state of emergency, introduced ...and more »

Strongman Chemistry Might Not Be Enough for Erdogan With Trump - World Politics Review

When U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his speech on Islam to a gathering of Muslim and Arab leaders in Riyadh last weekend, one head of state was notably absent among the dozens of kings, sultans, emirs, presidents and prime ministers in the ...and more »

EU raises human rights in talks with Turkey's Erdogan - Reuters Canada

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Senior European Union officials on Thursday pressed President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey's human rights record while he pushed Brussels to deliver on promises of visa-free travel to Europe for Turks. Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...and more »

House Panel Demands Justice In 'Savage' Attack On Protesters By Erdogan Guards - HuffPost

Trump has yet to say anything about the assault believed ordered by the Turkish president on U.S. soil. By Mary Papenfuss. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the prosecution of armed Turkish government ...and more »

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has threatened to withdraw German soldiers from the Turkish air base in Incirlik. The statement follows a year-long row over allowing German lawmakers to visit soldiers stationed there. Türkei Besuch Bundeskanzlerin ...and more »

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

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 show the guards starting the fight moments ...and more »