Russia’s Use of Media and Information Operations in Turkey

This Perspective assesses how Russia has used media and information operations to support its foreign policy goals related to Turkey.
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Turkey has slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over his definition of the current government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as “Islamic and anti-European,” stressing that the European Union will be stronger with Turkey’s participation.
The members of a delegation from the United States Congresg, who visited Turkey and met with their Turkish parliament counterparts on Aug. 27, have urged Ankara to give up purchasing S-400 missile systems from Russia to receive the F-35 fighter jets.
The former guard pleaded guilty to taking at least $25,000 from the wealthy Turkish gold trader in exchange for bringing him food, vitamin C packets and other contraband.
Reuters – Reuters Editorial – Aug 27, 4:02 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Turkey’s currency crisis has roiled emerging-markets investors far and wide, including the U.S. state of Tennessee, where the state’s retirement system is the biggest institutional holder in a Turkey exchange-traded fund (ETF).

 

Foreign Policy – Durmus Yilmaz – Aug 22, 10:44 AM

For most of the 2000s, Turkey was one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. The country’s ambitions soared even higher than its achievements: Ankara openly aspired to be the world’s 10th-largest market with a $2 trillion economy, exports

 

How Turkey’s lira crisis was written in Istanbul’s skyline

Those observing Istanbul’s construction boom will not have been surprised by last week’s currency collapse – it’s all based on debt

From a distance, Esenyurt, a newly built up neighbourhood on the edges of Istanbul, looks a bit like Hong Kong or Dubai, with a bustling downtown of shiny skyscrapers. Upon closer examination, however, you notice that tower after tower stands incomplete, lacking windows or furnishings; others are only half-occupied, their windows dark after nightfall.

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