It looks like Turkey under duress may have sold her old ally Hamas, in rapprochement with Israel

FM Çavuşoğlu denies that Turkey will abandon Hamas in its dealings with Israel, while saying Tel Aviv must take the next step to improve ties – Jun 22

Amid reports about an approaching normalization deal between Israel and Turkey, Hamas claims that Turkey has renounced the condition that Israel lift the siege on Gaza that it has defined as a prerequisite for reconciliation. In a conversation wit

The Guardian view on Turkey and Europe: separating facts from fiction | Editorial

Turkey’s accession to the European club may be a promise made in 1963, but there is no prospect of it ever happening – despite what Brexiters claim
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has sent reconciliatory messages to four countries with whom Turkey has been experiencing problems, declaring that there can be no lasting enmity among countries in the Black Sea and Mediterranean
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will participate in NATO’s Warsaw Summit scheduled to take place in early July at a critical moment for the alliance
Turkey has returned a report by the European Parliament, which included the harshest criticisms of Ankara voiced by Brussels in recent years, deeming it “unacceptable.”
Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has expressed hope that a congratulatory message sent by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Russia’s Vladimir Putin for a Russian national holiday will mark “a major step along the normalization process”

Russia: No Section in Erdoğan’s Letter Requires Response

Kremlin Spokesperson Peskov has evaluated the letter the President Erdoğan sent to Putin: “Relations will not normalize unless Ankara takes certain steps
A comprehensive deal reached between Ankara and Brussels in a bid to stop the flow of irregular migrants from Turkey to Greece has shown further progress since April, however that progress remains fragile, the European Commission has said
Turkey grants Germany permission to construct a guesthouse at İncirlik Air Base despite disagreement over a ‘genocide’ motion

The Difficulty and Uncertainty of Life in Turkey as a Syrian Refugee

Yilmaz Ibrahim Basha

Yilmaz Ibrahim Basha

Erdogan’s apogee

Turks, being both friendly and political, usually ask visitors what they think of Turkey. Seldom nowadays do they like the answer, writes Andrew Duff.
Can Dündar, the Turkish journalist who gained international notoriety as a symbol of the resistance against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s crackdown on media, called “shameful” the arrangements between the EU and Turkey to deal with the migration crisis and expressed doubts that they will work.

Migrant crisis: EU’s top diplomat in Turkey resigns

The EU’s top diplomat in Turkey resigns following a row with the government in Ankara over his criticism of its conduct in a landmark migrant deal.

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