Despite Turkey’s objections Moody’s downgrades Turkey’s sovereign debt rating to ‘junk’ level….

Senior Turkish officials have criticized the cut to Turkey’s sovereign credit rating by ratings agency Moody’s, claiming that the move is “biased” and does not reflect the realities of Turkey’s macro indicators
Moody’s cut Turkey’s sovereign debt rating by one notch to the speculative or “junk” level of “Ba1” on Sept. 23, saying the country’s finances have weakened amid increased political turmoil
‘Stable outlook reflects strengths in the credit profile,’ agency says

NEW YORK ― The Friday morning event in New York City was billed as a definitive discussion on the attempted putsch in Turkey in July. It promised the perspective of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the controversial leader who

After Turkey’s failed coup on July 15, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency.
The ebb and flow of life in Gaziantep

Reporting is fraught with challenges amid ever-present tensions in the Turkey-Syria border town.
BBC – Sep 23

‘I think it’s really sad and wrong they think we’re terrorists, because we’re not,’ says Chilla, a bright and articulate sixth-former at the elite Kharisma Bangsa high school near Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital. Until mid-July, her main worry was

Turkish Minute – Tm – Sep 21, 10:22 AM

A password will be e-mailed to you. Biden’s office refutes Turkish minister’s claim that US has proof Gülenists plotted… US Vice President Joe Biden’s office refuted a claim made by Bekir Bozdağ, justice minister of Turkey, who said on

The Government has indefinitely postponed UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Méndez’s October visit. “I believe that postponing my visit at this late stage sends the wrong message”, Méndez said.
Turkey will not take part in a U.S.-led coalition operation to liberate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) de facto capital of Raqqa if Syrian Kurdish fighters are also involved, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said

Turkey to be upset if US arms the YPG: Turkish PM

Turkey would consider the United States’ supply of weapons and ammunition to the Syrian Kurds as a regrettable development, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Sept. 22 in comments regarding a New York Times report

Turkey seems to be preparing for a long-term stay in northern Syria

It has been nearly a month since Turkey and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched the Euphrates’ Shield Operation, which is considered a successful military move given the results so far
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 20 the EU has let down his country in terms of its commitments under a refugee deal
In his speech at the UN, Erdoğan discussed the Gülen movement, the war in Syria, a no-fly zone and the military operations in Syria and Mosul.

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