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Syrian Forces Move Into Strategic Town, Tightening Grip on Rebels

By Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad

Syria appeared close to seizing the town of Khan Sheikhoun, though clashes continued. The town lies on an important transportation corridor.

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US-Russia rivalry in the Middle East is now spilling over into the Mediterranean Sea

By Nour Samaha

Most oil and gas experts agree that the East Med Pipeline Project is a pipe dream that cannot compete with cheap Russian gas. But America’s enthusiastic support for it is more about a re-alignment of alliances, and securing energy supply, writes Nour Samaha.

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These Turkish Eggs Shine in Summer

By Joan Nathan

Menemen shares a lot of ingredients with North African shakshuka. But it is distinctly Turkish, and very delicious.

F-35 or SU-35? Erdogan says Turkey to turn elsewhere

By Georgi Gotev

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday (26 July) Turkey would turn elsewhere for fighter jets if the United States will not sell it the F-35 jets, adding that a US decision to cut Ankara from the program would not deter it from meeting its needs.

β€˜Her Eyes Were Full of Fear.’ Turkey Repatriates Children of ISIS Followers.

By Carlotta Gall

The country is allowing some of the wives and children of the terror group’s loyalists to return home from Iraq.

Turkey suspends deal with the EU on migrant readmission

By Marion Candau

The Turkish government has announced its suspension of the readmission agreement concluded with the EU in 2016, the so-called 'EU-Turkey deal'. This was a response to the EU sanctioning Turkey's gas drilling operations in Cypriot waters. EURACTIV's partner Euroefe reports.

Associate of Michael Flynn Is Found Guilty of Secretly Lobbying for Turkey

By Adam Goldman

The ruling could reverberate against Mr. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, who had agreed to testify in the case before backing out.

US lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Turkey, treat it as adversary

By Georgi Gotev

Republican and Democratic US lawmakers pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday (18 July) to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying he should follow a law mandating penalties for doing business with Russia’s military.

US removing Turkey from F-35 program after its Russian missile defense purchase

By Georgi Gotev

The United States said on Wednesday (17 July) that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.

EU postpones announcement on Turkey sanctions to β€˜de-escalate’ tensions

By Jorge Valero

The EU accepted on Monday (15 July) to postpone few hours the announcement of the sanctions against Turkey over the drilling in waters off Cyprus, following a request by Ankara not to interfere with the third anniversary the failed coup, EU officials and diplomats told euractiv.com.

Turkish Cypriot leader proposes joint energy committee

By Georgi Gotev

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı on Saturday (13 July) proposed creating a joint committee across the divided Mediterranean island, to address tensions over offshore energy reserves.

EU threatens Turkey with sanctions over Cyprus drilling

By admin

The European Union is set to curb contacts and funding for Ankara in retaliation for what it calls Turkey’s “illegal” drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus and stands ready to ramp up sanctions further, according to a draft statement....

Turkish report ramps up harassment of foreign media

By Agata Palickova

More than 20 human rights and freedom of expression organisations, as well as Turkish opposition, have condemned a report by a Turkish pro-government think tank, which is “blacklisting” journalists working for foreign media.

PACE’s Russian restoration will set a dangerous new precedent in Europe

By Mark Temnycky

Despite its continued meddling in European affairs, Russia has been reinstated in the Council of Europe, with full voting powers. The decision will only encourage Moscow to continue its erratic behaviour on the European continent while others, like Turkey, may follow its example, writes Mark Temnycky.

Turkish-Armenian channel launches

By Chris Dziadul

Turkey’s first Turkish-Armenian TV channel has made its debut.

Quoting Aram Kuran, the channel’s head, Hurriyet reports that it is broadcasting news in Western Armenian every Friday night and also has live broadcasts two days a week.

It adds that work on the channel, known as Luys (‘Light’) TV, started nearly two years ago.

Luys TV will include news items from Anadolu Agency translated intro Armenian. Furthermore, although most of its programmes will be in Armenian, some will also be Turkish.

The public broadcaster TRT has given Luys TV access to its archive.

Hurriyet notes that Aram Kuran has thanked Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his support during the set up of Luys TV.

Turkish-Armenian channel launches

By Chris Dziadul

Turkey’s first Turkish-Armenian TV channel has made its debut.

Quoting Aram Kuran, the channel’s head, Hurriyet reports that it is broadcasting news in Western Armenian every Friday night and also has live broadcasts two days a week.

It adds that work on the channel, known as Luys (‘Light’) TV, started nearly two years ago.

Luys TV will include news items from Anadolu Agency translated intro Armenian. Furthermore, although most of its programmes will be in Armenian, some will also be Turkish.

The public broadcaster TRT has given Luys TV access to its archive.

Hurriyet notes that Aram Kuran has thanked Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his support during the set up of Luys TV.

In Turkey, Keeping a Language of Whistles Alive

By Malin Fezehai

Before cellphones, Turkish “bird language” allowed farmers to communicate across long distances in the Pontic Mountains.

Gas That Makes a Mountain Breathe Fire Is Turning Up Around the World

By JoAnna Klein

A group of scientists have found unusual types of methane escaping from the deep earth in hundreds of locations.

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