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Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are locked in a deep diplomatic crisis, his office announced Tuesday. Erdogan will also visit Kuwait, the main mediator in the Qatar crisis, during his July 23-24 tour. Turkish Prime Minister Binali …

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Turkey extends post-coup state of emergency

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkey’s parliament voted on Monday to renew a state of emergency in effect since last year’s failed coup attempt sparked the biggest crackdown in the country’s modern history. The state-run Anadolu news agency said lawmakers agreed to a three-month extension of the current emergency law, which …

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COMMENT: Trump’s strongman weakness

Praising strongmen without also mentioning their human-rights abuses condones repressive practices By Aryeh Neier US President Donald Trump has made his affinity for authoritarian leaders abundantly clear. When Trump entertained Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the White House in April, he praised the Egyptian military ruler for doing “a fantastic job.” …

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Putin also congratulates Erdogan over referendum win

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP |  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for winning a referendum on enhancing his powers, the Kremlin and Turkish state media said. Putin telephoned Erdogan to congratulate him over the win of the ‘Yes’ vote in Sunday’s poll, the state-run …

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Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win

Ankara, Turkey | AFP |  Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win, the Turkish state media reported. Turkey’s top security body meanwhile backed the extension for another three months of the state of emergency imposed after last July’s failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, broadcaster NTV reported. The decision, taken at …

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