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Erdogan reinstates Hagia Sofia's role - a mosque

Since his AKP (Justice and Development Party) came to power in 2002, this frame of reference has determined not only Turkey’s domestic policy but also its foreign policy.

Egypt is trying to get US to prevent escalation in Libya

Turkey is involved in Libya since November 2019 when it signed an energy deal with the GNA. It then sent drones to Libya and sought to push back the LNA.

Turkey's president slams the US, so why does Trump take his calls?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was one of the first to try to exploit the recent protests in the US, echoing comments of Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

TURKEY-BACKED Syrian rebel fighters walk through a field of flowers in Idlib’s southern countryside,
Voices from the Arab press: Erdogan is blackmailing Syrian factions

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By THE MEDIA LINE
21/05/2020
TURKISH-BACKED fighters walk through a field of opium poppies in Idlib.
Turkey’s determination to endure in Idlib: Another case of Kurdophobia?

Turkey could not endure any possibility of Kurdish self-determination or even basic human rights either at home or beyond Turkish borders.

By CEMAL OZKAHRAMAN
16/05/2020
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Erdogan tells children to stop drawing rainbows in anti-LGBT outburst

Unable to sustain Israel-bashing through the holy month, Turkish president finds new favorite enemy in children’s drawings.

By PINAR TREMBLAY
05/05/2020
Turkey has become a hostage to Erdogan’s leadership – opinion

Now, with the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis, Turkey has itself become a hostage.

TURKISH PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan chairs a meeting to discuss dealing with coronavirus, in Anka
Voices from the Arab press: Who exactly is going to buy oil?

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By THE MEDIA LINE
30/04/2020
Members of LGBT community take part in a Gay Pride parade in central Istanbul, Turkey, July 1, 2018
Turkey’s Erdogan supports cleric's homophobic remarks

Homophobic remarks trigger storm of criticism

Bungled lockdown reflects failure of Erdogan’s coronavirus policy

In an odd reversal of roles, the Turkish opposition had been demanding a coronavirus lockdown, while Erdogan continued to drag his feet

By AYKAN ERDEMIR
21/04/2020
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