Rebranding

Turkey will now be known as “Türkiye” after the United Nations approved the country’s request to formally change its name as part of a rebranding campaign launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year, Fox News reported. Türkiye – pronounced “tur-key-YAY” – has been the country’s...

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A Fickle Welcome

Turkey is preparing to return one million Syrian refugees to northern Syria amid increasing economic woes and criticism from the opposition ahead of the presidential elections next year, the Middle East Eye reported. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this week that the government is building 100,000...

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On a High Wire

Turkish leaders have said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is illegal. They have delivered drones and ammunition to Ukraine that have been key to helping Ukrainian forces repel Russia’s invasion. The drones have been used in “pop-up attacks on the invaders with a lethal effectiveness...

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Punting

Turkish authorities are considering transferring the trial of those accused of murdering Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, a move seen as an effort by Turkey to improve relations with the Gulf kingdom amid ongoing economic woes, the Washington Post reported. A Turkish...

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Rough Waters

Turkey and Romania dispatched their navy to defuse potential explosive mines in the Black Sea following reports that the weapons may be drifting from Ukraine’s shores to neighboring countries, the Washington Post reported. Mines of unknown origin began appearing near the coasts of both countries in...

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Going Dark

German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle and their American counterpart, Voice of America, refused to apply for online licenses in Turkey after the country’s media watchdog threatened to block the news organizations from operating if they failed to do so, Reuters reported. The two broadcasters said Wednesday they...

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