New York Times – Benjamin Weiser – Oct 31, 4:03 PM

With just weeks before Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader who has been charged in Manhattan with conspiring to violate the United States sanctions on Iran, is to go on trial, his lawyers have given every indication that he may be prepared to plead

Debate: Does new party stand a chance against Erdoğan?

Former Turkish minister Meral Akşener has founded a new party named İyi Parti (Good Party). The well-known nationalist opposition figure was excluded from the far-right MHP last year after a bid to oust its leader. Turkish commentators disagree as to whether she will be able to stand up to Erdoğan’s AKP.

EU Parliament wants up to €80 million cuts to Turkey’s 2018 pre-accession funds

The European Parliament will vote this week to cut pre-accession funds for Turkey by €50 million in 2018 and put an additional €30 million in reserve, Parliament rapporteur on the EU budget Siegfried Mureşan told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Spokesperson for the US Department of State Nauert has said Daily Sabah reporter Soylu “works for government-private partnership publication”.
Turkish president urges EU leaders to have ‘common sense’ on issues related to Turkey and in interactions with Ankara.

Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

Qatar’s investment in Turkey exceeds $20bn, the second highest by any country.

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