animation (1)The Turkish government privately contacted Germany’s ambassador to demand the censorship of a video satirizing the thin-skinned, famously corrupt Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he of the 1,000-room palace whose erection required the razing of a nature preserve. (more…)

 

Turkey ‘won’t fall out with US over PYD’

Turkey and the United States will not fall out over their differing stances on the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said
The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 30 vehemently denied a media report alleging that Erdoğan “blasted” the U.S. administration in a closed-door meeting

Erdoğan to Meet Joe Biden

President Erdoğan speaking to businesspersons in Washington has said, “I see that investors from the US are being a bit timid in their view on Turkey”, and called for them to invest in Turkey. Erdoğan will meet Joe Biden today.
foreignpolicy.com – Lily Hyde – May 29, 2014, 5:16 PM

Facing a high-profile snub from the White House and a growing chasm with the United States over human rights and press freedoms, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan courted Washington’s top think tank luminaries on Tuesday night in an effort to…

Senior government officials have slammed Twitter, claiming it “censored” a hashtag created for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by removing #WeLoveErdogan from its top trending tweets
The Pentagon and the U.S. State Department have ordered the families of U.S. troops and civilian personnel stationed in the provinces of İzmir, Adana and Muğla to leave the region, citing concerns over their security

US-Turkey: The strained alliance

Can Turkey patch up relations with Washington?
Turkey’s Halkbank has said it found several reports and comments which linked the lender with an ongoing investigation conducted in the U.S. against an Iranian-born Turkish businessman unfair, inappropriate and law-breaking in a written statement
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has commentated on the Constitutional Court’s ruling to release the journalists Gül and Dündar as “I don’t obey the court decision. I don’t respect it either”.

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