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Trump Sends Troops to the Turkish-Syrian Border

The president is in the position of trying to separate—and make peace between—a major military power and a band of leftist Kurds.

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Erdogan Claims Ultimate Power in Turkey After a Razor-Thin Referendum Victory

As an opponent noted: “Threats, oppression, imprisonment, censorship, defamation—and yet [nearly] half of the people of Turkey” voted against expanding the president’s authority.

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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Killed by Gunman

“We die in Aleppo, you die here,” the shooter of Ambassador Andrei Karlov reportedly said.

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Turks Briefly Block Access to U.S. Air Base and Nuclear Bombs in Turkey

Troops, police and citizens blockaded the Incirlik air base for several hours after intelligence raised suspicions of another coup being plotted in the wake of the failed attempt in mid-July.

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Turkish People-Power Foils Attempted Coup

Among the reasons for the failure of the overthrow attempt by Turkey’s military was the determined stance of the people, who stood up for their democracy even though about half of them deeply dislike President Erdogan.

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Turkey’s War Against Journalism

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to expand the definition of “terror crime” to include media reports deemed to support or praise acts of violence. “Democracy, freedom and the rule of law” no longer have any value, he declares.

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Turkish-Russian Airspace Conflict Continues as Ankara-Backed Turkmen Flee Syria (Video)

Russia has rejected as “propaganda” renewed charges that its fighter jets had crossed Turkish territory. But it’s likely that Turkey’s complaint is actually about something else.

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Tensions Flare as Vladimir Putin Calls Turkey’s Downing of Russian Jet ‘Stab in the Back’

A volatile situation hangs in the balance as Moscow and Ankara express mutual disgust and worries reverberate over the regional and global implications of the latest incident along the Syrian border.

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Marxist Group Claims It Bombed U.S. Embassy in Turkey

A Marxist group called the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bombing the previous day at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

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Will Obama Say the ‘G’ Word?

If the issue doesn’t trip Obama up on his visit to Turkey, he is going to have to walk into a far worse minefield on April 24 when he has to honor a campaign promise to call the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million Armenian Christians by Ottoman Turkey a “genocide.”

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