nytimes.com – Aaron Stein – Aug 22 – Geneva — In 2002, Turkey ‘s Justice and Development Party, known as the A.K.P., turned to Ahmet Davutoglu, then an obscure academic, to help craft its new foreign policy. In 2009, he became foreign minister and was soon attempting to resolve
theguardian.com – Martin Chulov – Aug 23, 1:00 PM – Islamic State extremists are pushing to secure the border between Turkey and north-western Syria as the main gateway for recruits to join the caliphate they have imposed across much ofeastern Syria and western Iraq. Large numbers of jihadists from

Germany has been spying on Turkey since 1976: Report

The choice of Davutoğlu as new prime minister means that ‘the era of a ‘puppet prime minister’ has begun,’ CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said

Turkish main opposition: Small-timer Davutoğlu rewarded with Prime Ministry

 

The choice of Davutoğlu as new prime minister means that ‘the era of a ‘puppet prime minister’ has begun,’ CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said

 

A group of people, including female and male members of Antalya People’s House (Halkevi), swam together on Aug. 24 to protest the city’s new women’s only beach.

Naming the political game in Turkey: populism

open Democracy News Analysis – by Emre Erdogan and Sezin Oney

Turkey elected its first president through direct suffrage; so what can we expect now? It is populism that is increasingly in charge of Turkey’s politics –  not any one person.

Turkey’s Failed Foreign Policy

NYT > Turkey by By AARON STEIN

The incoming prime minister thought he would have zero problems with the neighbors. Now he has several.

Erdoğan’s senior adviser irked at being labeled ‘rookie’

Yalçın Akdoğan, Erdoğan’s chief adviser, signals that he is experienced enough to take responsibilities

 

A British politician has floated the idea of facilitating Turkey’s stalled EU membership bid in order to encourage the full membership candidate to put up a stronger fight against ISIL

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