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Drilling Boat
The Travel Advisor: Turks vs. quirks

Turkish and United step up their business-class service with amenities galore.

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend his election rally in Istanbul
Turkey's Economy threatened by Political Instability

Turkish President Erdogan demands re-run of Istanbul mayoral election, as Turkish economy continues to slump.

By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI/ THE MEDIA LINE
18/04/2019
PEOPLE ATTEND an election rally in Turkey. (Reuters)
We need a new conservative party in Turkey for regime transition

The incumbent authoritarian regime grabs every opportunity to consolidate its worn-out conservative base in order to divert attention from mounting economic crises.

By SEMUHI SINANOGLU
31/03/2019
Antalya, Turkey
Turkey’s local elections

For too long, many governments have called out Turkey’s authoritarian turn without naming those most heavily and directly impacted by it.

By GIRAN OZCAN
25/03/2019
MEMBERS OF Vatan (Patriotic) Party wave flags of Turkey and of their party during a protest
E.U. seeks to suspend talks with Turkey

Halt to accession talks, recommended by European Parliament, could have an impact on E.U. funding for Ankara as well as foreign investment.

By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI/ THE MEDIA LINE
17/03/2019
Tayyip Erdogan delivers speech during protest against 2018 killings of Palestinian protesters
Turkey has Janus face when it comes to opposing nationalism in Israel

Both Turkey and Israel have nationalist roots and are at a crossroads of internal religious and ethnic disputes that are often enshrined in law

Erdogan’s victory and Israel’s natural gas exports

Gas companies should push for the rapid implementation of the export deal with Egypt while the Egyptian gas shortage continues.

By ODED ERAN , ELAI RETTIG
16/07/2018
Tayyip Erdogan delivers speech during protest against 2018 killings of Palestinian protesters
Cartoon mocking Erdogan lands four top university graduates in jail

Human rights groups say the Turkish government has grown increasingly intolerant of opposition voices since a failed military coup in July 2016.

By REUTERS
11/07/2018
Many fear Erdogan's new powers as Turkish president is sworn-in

New term comes as the president presses forward with purge

By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI/ THE MEDIA LINE
11/07/2018
A derailed train is seen near Corlu in Tekirdag province, Turkey, July 8, 2018
Ten killed as Turkish train derails after heavy rain

The train was carrying 362 passengers and was headed to Istanbul when five carriages came off the tracks, the transport ministry said in a statement.

By REUTERS
08/07/2018
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