Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments.

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How Turkey’s Military Adventures Decrease Freedom at Home

Involvement in regional conflicts such as the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia has whipped up nationalist fervor and obliterated space for advocates of peace and democracy.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #minorities, #peoples-democratic-party-turkey, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Turkish Defector Says He Was Ordered to Kill Politician in Austria

The testimony by the man, who claimed to be an intelligence agent, offers insight into President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pursuit of foes and undermines the conviction of a U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul.

#austria, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #gulen-fethullah, #politics-and-government, #topuz-metin, #turkey, #united-states-international-relations

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The Trouble in the South Caucasus Extends Far Beyond One Small Enclave

Hundreds of people have already died in fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Bigger neighbors can help stop the bloodshed.

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Turkey Jumps Into Another Foreign Conflict, This Time in the Caucasus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already intervened militarily in Syria, Libya and Iraq this year. His aggressive policies put him increasingly at odds with Russia.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #turkey

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Human Rights Are Like Fire Departments. You Really Need Them.

They may be less appealing than economic prosperity, but they are indispensable.

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With Freedom at Stake, Courts Are Collapsing

In Hungary, Turkey and India, the courts have turned into silent bystanders and complicit actors.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #constitutions, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #law-and-justice-poland, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #supreme-court-of-india

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Turkey and Greece Have Let Their Latest Feud Get Too Hot

It’s time to listen to Germany and take a step back.

#cyprus, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #european-union, #greece, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #turkey, #united-states-international-relations

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Turkey Braces for Yet Another Currency Crisis

A sharp drop in the value of the lira is testing businesses and residents while they are coping with the pandemic.

#antalya-turkey, #bulgurlu-hakan, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #grundig-ag, #home-appliances, #istanbul-turkey, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #turkey, #us-dollar-currency, #ventilators-medical, #world-bank

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Turkey Considers Leaving Domestic Violence Treaty Even as Abuse Surges

The European pact, signed in Istanbul in 2011, was intended to protect women but has become a target for populist leaders who claim it threatens “traditional families.”

#council-of-europe, #domestic-violence, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #istanbul-convention, #justice-and-development-party-turkey, #treaties, #turkey, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Turkish Aggression Is NATO’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

Despite being a NATO member, Turkey has bought Russian air defense. And a recent push into Libya and its energy ambitions nearly led to armed conflicts with France and Greece.

#defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #european-union, #mediterranean-sea, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #turkey, #united-states-international-relations

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Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media

The legislation extends control over social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Critics worry it will be used to stifle dissent and criticism of the government

#albayrak-berat, #censorship, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #facebook-inc, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #turkey, #twitter

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Erdogan Reopens Turkey’s Hagia Sophia as a Mosque

The Muslim faithful celebrated the decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, even as it generated dismay among Christians and architectural conservators.

#byzantine-civilization, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #hagia-sophia-istanbul-turkey, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #istanbul-turkey, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #ottoman-empire, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations

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The Next Global Flash Point

In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.

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The Hagia Sophia Was a Cathedral, a Mosque and a Museum. It’s Converting Again.

Changing the secular space back into a religious one is a risk for the World Heritage site.

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Would Muhammad Convert Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque?

Turkey’s decision to change the former cathedral into a mosque flies against the pluralist instincts of Islam’s founders.

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Why Erdogan Wants Hagia Sophia to Be a Mosque

The Hagia Sophia has been designated as a mosque again, its status as a museum viewed for decades as a seal on the country’s spirit.

#ataturk-kemal, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #hagia-sophia-istanbul-turkey, #museums, #muslims-and-islam, #ottoman-empire, #politics-and-government, #russian-orthodox-church, #turkey

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Turkish Court Clears Way for Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again

The decision to revoke its 80-year-old status as a museum would allow it to become a place of worship but is likely to provoke an international furor.

#byzantine-civilization, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #hagia-sophia-istanbul-turkey, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #istanbul-turkey, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #world-heritage-sites

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In Turkey’s Soccer League, the Super Lig’s Giants Face a Reckoning

Turkish soccer, hobbled by fallen giants and rife with conspiracy theories, can no longer match Europe’s powerhouses. Fixing its problems will require the one trait no one seems to have.

#besiktas-soccer-team, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #fenerbahce-soccer-team, #galatasaray-soccer-team, #istanbul-turkey, #soccer, #turkey

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Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay

The World Heritage site was once a potent symbol of Christian-Muslim rivalry, and it could become one once more.

#byzantine-civilization, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #istanbul-turkey, #mosques, #museums, #muslims-and-islam, #ottoman-empire, #politics-and-government

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‘Strategic Empathy’: How Biden’s Informal Diplomacy Shaped Foreign Relations

President Trump is attacking his record on China. But for Mr. Biden, it’s part of a long history of befriending and sometimes confronting world leaders.

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An Ancient Valley Lost to ‘Progress’

In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families.

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NASA Scientist, Detained in Turkey for Years, Returns to U.S.

Serkan Golge, an American caught up in increasingly fraught Turkish-U.S. relations, arrived with his family in Washington after nearly four years of imprisonment and house arrest.

#erdogan-recep-tayyip, #golge-serkan, #gulen-fethullah, #trump-donald-j, #turkey, #turkish-americans, #united-states-international-relations

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Suicide Bombing Targets Major Turkish Military Base in Somalia

Officials said two people were killed in the bombing at the facility in Mogadishu, Turkey’s largest overseas military base.

#africa, #al-qaeda, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #horn-of-africa, #mogadishu-somalia, #mohamed-mohamed-abdullahi, #shabab, #somalia, #turkey

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Turkey Court Sentences U.S. Consulate Employee to Over 8 Years in Prison

Ignoring U.S. arguments that the charges were baseless, a court convicted Metin Topuz of aiding the group that Turkey accuses of masterminding a 2016 coup attempt.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #gulen-fethullah, #istanbul-turkey, #state-department, #topuz-metin, #turkey, #ulucay-hamza, #united-states-international-relations

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Erdogan and Trump Form New Bond as Interests Align

Relations between President Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey have long blown hot and cold. For the moment, they are finding common cause.

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Libyan Commander Backed by Russia Says He’s Ready for Talks to End War

Khalifa Hifter saw the collapse this week of his 14-month campaign to capture Tripoli from a government backed by the U.N. and Turkey.

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Russian-Backed Libyan Commander Retreats From Tripoli

Belligerents on all sides of the Libyan conflict, including Turkey, Russia and the U.A.E., are preparing for a new stage after a pullback by the forces of the commander, Khalifa Hifter.

#defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #hifter-khalifa, #libya, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #tripoli-libya, #turkey, #united-arab-emirates

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In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker

With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices.

#defense-and-military-forces, #egypt, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #hifter-khalifa, #international-relations, #libya, #russia, #turkey, #united-arab-emirates, #united-nations

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Erdogan Faces His Biggest Test of the Pandemic: The Economy

Some are hoping that the coronavirus achieves what some of the president’s advisers have failed to do: persuade Mr. Erdogan to reverse his authoritarian grip over fiscal policy in Turkey.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #epidemics, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #turkey

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Trump: Why Waste a Crisis?

The global pandemic is his latest rationale for enacting longstanding conservative goals.

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Istanbul Death Toll Hints Turkey Is Hiding a Wider Coronavirus Calamity

Istanbul recorded 2,100 more deaths over recent years between March and April, The Times found, suggesting a hidden toll.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #epidemics, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Coronavirus Has Lifted Leaders Everywhere. Don’t Expect That to Last.

Popular support for nearly every head of government has risen during this crisis. History suggests harsh reckonings as the panic eases.

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Mitten in der Corona-Krise – Griechen warnen vor Erdogan-Provokation

Mittenin der Corona-Krise: Griechen warnen vor neuen Erdogan-Provokationen Gleichzeitig mit der Corona-Krise findet in Europa eine weitere Krise statt, die nun aufgrund der Pandemie „vergessen“ scheint.
Foto: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP

#erdogan-recep-tayyip, #fluchtlingskrise, #griechenland, #lesbos, #politik-ausland, #turkei

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Zustrom von Flüchtlingen – EU ruft Alarmstufe an allen Grenzen zur Türkei aus

Zustrom von Flüchtlingen: EU ruft Alarmstufe an allen Grenzen zur Türkei aus Nach Erdogans Öffnung der türkischen Grenze zu Griechenland hat die EU-Grenzschutzagentur Frontex die Alarmstufe angehoben.
Foto: Ufuk Ucta

#erdogan-recep-tayyip, #fluchtlingskrise, #griechenland, #lesbos, #politik-ausland, #turkei

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Erdogan Says, ‘We Opened the Doors,’ and Clashes Erupt as Migrants Head for Europe

Thousands of migrants in Turkey faced off with riot police at the Greek border, and the Turkish leader lashed out at the E.U., saying it had not helped him manage a growing crisis in northern Syria.

#erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #idlib-syria, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #syria, #turkey

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Tränengas gegen flüchtlinge – Erdogan: „Wir haben die Tore geöffnet“

Erdogan: „Wir haben die Tore geöffnet“ – Lage in Griechenland eskaliert Tränengas, Armeehubschrauber, patrouillierende Boote der Küstenwache – an den geschlossenen Grenzen Griechenlands eskaliert die Lage.
Foto: OZAN KOSE / AFP

#erdogan-recep-tayyip, #fluchtling, #griechenland, #politik-ausland

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Kehrtwende im Gezi-Prozess – Erdogan-Justiz spricht Angeklagten frei

Türkei: Erdogan-Justiz spricht Angeklagten frei Überraschende Wendung im Gezi-Prozess – ALLE 15 Angeklagte freigesprochen! Gut sechs Jahre nach den regierungskritischen Gezi-Protes…
Foto: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/PPO / Reuters

#erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europaischer-gerichtshof-fur-menschenrechte, #politik-ausland, #turkei, #turkei-unruhen

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