Arab Israeli Conflict
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In addition to widespread weakness within the Arab world, Israel’s stance in the region has been on the rise.
“When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking antisemitism.”
Erdan said that – in retrospect – Israel might have erred in signing the reconciliation agreement with Turkey in 2016.
Turkish President Erdogan demands re-run of Istanbul mayoral election, as Turkish economy continues to slump.
By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI/ THE MEDIA LINE
A strong urban showing in local elections by Turkey’s main opposition party could indicate a future trend, especially if its mayors give voters what they want.
Russia’s alliance with Turkey underpins new regional strategy in Middle East.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Erdogan told reporters while returning from a trip to Russia this week that he and his foreign minister were constantly being asked about the S-400 purchase and being pressured to abandon it.
Erdogan has vowed to crush US-backed Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates in Syria and said last year that preparations were complete for an operation.
This time was different.
In a speech to supporters in Ankara, Erdogan appeared to accept AKP defeat in Istanbul, although he maintained that most neighborhoods in the city were held by his party.
Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for more than 16 years thanks in part to strong economic growth, has become Turkey's most popular, yet also most divisive, leader in modern history.
In the lead-up to local elections, Erdogan has appealed to religious sentiments to drum up support for his party, invoking the New Zealand mosque killings as examples of the threats to Islam.
The Turkish Prime Minister's political tactics receive global attention as he appeals to a domestic and regional audience.
By CHARLES BYBELEZER AND TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
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