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Ahead of elections, Erdogan administration appears to be caving to some Western sanctions enforcement demands, perhaps fearing action that could hurt the Turkish economy prior to polling day.
The Black Sea grain export deal was extended for the full 120 days at the last minute on March 18, according to Ankara and Kyiv.
Demands Turkish president entirely ends “illegal occupation” of Syrian lands prior to any face to face talks.
Politicians and intellectuals sign letter arguing that possibility party “could be permanently banned so close to the upcoming elections places Turkish democracy in dire jeopardy”.
Critics say Turkey’s government was too slow to mobilise and deploy the military in search-and-rescue operations.
Recorded fatalities stand at around 46,000 but authorities have failed to provide missing person estimates.
There’s “lots of energy in opposition circles now,” says Selim Koru at Ankara’s Tepav think tank.
Moscow’s attempts to stifle internet freedom and further isolate the country from the rest of the world appear to be ramping up in the second year of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Alliance resolves row that split ranks by agreeing popular Istanbul and Ankara mayors will be made vice-presidents should country’s authoritarian ruler be defeated.
After a dozen meetings between its half-dozen constituents, the Nation’s Alliance failed to reach a unanimous selection of a presidential candidate to challenge Erdogan in May’s national ballot.
In 1986, I wrote a thesis on Soviet decision-making behind military interventions in Eastern Europe as well as American responses to them. Tragically, this topic is still relevant today.
Inflation research group ENAG records alternative figure of 127%.
IYI party leader Aksener walks away from alliance. Appeals to the popular Istanbul and Ankara mayors to do their “duty” by running for the presidency.
Turkish president says he’s ploughing ahead amid criticism over earthquake disaster. Some observers say election board could cancel polls citing logistical difficulties.
As tremors continue to shake Turkey, opposition lambasts Erdogan again and again for “having done nothing” to prepare the country for major earthquakes during his 20 years in power.
No-one can say for sure where the next Big One will hit.
President was already arranging another cut before country was struck by earthquake disaster.
Turks remain angry at how quakes “pancaked” poor-quality high-rise housing permitted by officials.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and related sanctions have distorted trade routes across the Eurasian continent.