An intelligence consulting firm founded by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s top military adviser, was recently hired as a lobbyist by an obscure Dutch company with ties to Turkey’s government and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
1) The EU and its Member States are following the most recent developments in Turkey with grave concern. 2) Renewed considerations to introduce a bill to parliament to reinstate the death penalty; continued restrictions on the freedom of
The Turkey leader’s authoritarianism has reached new heights, with ruthless crackdowns on the media, internet access and Kurdish leadersFreedom of expression and the free press are under threat in Turkey. Last Saturday, the government closed down Tîroj, a Kurdish and Turkish literary magazine I had been due to contribute to. Tîroj (“light beam” in Kurdish) was special to me as it is published in Kurdish, my mother tongue, and a language which has been forbidden in schools and government institutions for 100 years.
Syrian Democratic Forces announce operation Euphrates rage, a plan by Kurdish-led forces and backed by the US to retake Islamic State’s de facto capital, Raqqa. Speaking in Ain Issa, around 34 miles north of Raqqa on Sunday, the spokeswoman for the coalition expressed her hope that Turkey would refrain from interfering in Syrian affairs
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