Sunday, July 1, 2018

Turkey for the month of June

I am getting pretty impatient.  When is Erdogan going to get what's due to one of the main instigators of the evil that befell Syria?  Why is Karma crawling like a tortoise? 

Good as gold: 
Turkey uses bullion to stabilise its economy Commercial banks are putting gold into Turkey's central bank to help deal with rapid inflation

Turkey inflation surges again to over 12 percent
Three weeks ahead of snap elections, investors are raising concerns that the government is not doing
enough to stabilise the economy...

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Iraq's Qandil, Erdogan says
Ankara recently warned of potential ground offensive against PKK in Iraq's Qandil region
US Senate votes to block F-35 fighter jets' sale to Turkey...
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warns Ankara will find other 'alternatives' if the $10bn deal falls

Turkish Presidential Candidate Airs Speech From Prison Cell
A jailed Turkish-Kurdish politician has broadcast a campaign pitch from his prison cell a week ahead of the country’s June 24 election.

Turkish state broadcaster TRT on June 17 aired a 10-minute campaign speech by presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas, allowing him to denounce the government's "repressive regime."...

Ankara vows to ignore Iran sanctions
Tensions between Turkey and the United States show no signs of abating, as a top Turkish official declared that the United States’ demands to stop trading oil with Iran would go unheeded by Ankara.

Turkey issues warrants for 23 FETÖ suspects
Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Ankara issues arrest warrants for 23 soldiers, including 3 still on active duty. Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 23 soldiers over suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist organization (FETÖ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, a judiciary source said on Friday. ..

What next for Turkey after Erdogan's executive presidency win?
New era for Turkey as Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes country's first executive president with sweeping new powers....

More of the same? Erdogan rule to replace emergency rule in Turkey
An influential pro-government Turkish newspaper reported that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his nationalist allies have agreed not to extend the state of emergency that has been in place since the failed 2016 coup when the current three-month period expires in July. Sabah's report followed yesterday’s meeting between Erdogan and far-right Nationalist Action Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli. The hard-line nationalist leader had earlier aired opposition to any relaxing of emergency rule.

'Jordan, Palestine and Saudi Arabia warn Israel against Turkey'
Israeli daily Haaretz alleges the three Arab states have warned Israel of creeping Turkish influence in East Jerusalem. Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine have warned Israel on separate occasions about Turkey's creeping influence in East Jerusalem, according to a report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

The report notes that senior officials from the three Arab countries told Israel that Turkey was "extending its influence in Arab neighbourhoods of Jerusalem" which they said was "part of an attempt by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to "claim ownership over the Jerusalem issue."....

Turkey Says It Won't Honor U.S. Demand To Stop Buying Iran's Oil
Turkey has said that it does not plan to honor a U.S. call for countries to stop importing oil from Iran, calling the demand "not binding" on Ankara.

"We will follow if there are decisions, sanctions by the United Nations on this issue. Other than this, we will only follow our own interests," Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said....

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