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Press Review - 2017

Turkey targets police in latest anti-Gülen raids

The operation is the largest in months and comes weeks after Turkey’s controversial referendum

26/04/2017

Kurds call on US to set up no-fly zone after Turkish attacks

Expect US-Turkey tensions to rise after the Turkish air force attacked Kurdish militants in Iraq’s Sinjar region and northeastern Syria just as the US-led coalition presses its offensive against IS in Raqqa

26/04/2017

Time to Rethink the U.S.-Egypt Relationship, Experts Tell Senate

Trump’s no-questions embrace of Sisi doesn’t just color U.S.-Egyptian relations, Malinowski said: The rest of the world has noticed, and comes up when the United States tries to discuss human rights

26/04/2017

Guns, Votes and Clans: How One Corner of Turkey Elevated Erdogan

A journey through villages in the war-torn southeast shows the story of last weekend's vote is anything but simple

21/04/2017

3 reasons why partitioning Libya is a bad idea

While the Trump administration so far has failed to present a well-defined policy on Libya, the administration seems to be sending mixed signals

21/04/2017

Mosul violinist Ameen Mukdad returns to play amid ruins

A violinist has given his first public performance in the Iraqi city of Mosul since so-called Islamic State took control there nearly three years ago

21/04/2017

In Indonesia’s capital, voters oust renowned Christian politician in show of Islamist power

Jakarta’s first Christian governor in generations lost his reelection bid Wednesday, according to unofficial results, after a heated sectarian campaign that underscored the influence of hard-line Islamists in the world’s most populous Muslim nation

20/04/2017

Turkish election board rejects calls to annul referendum

Opposition parties had objected to the decision to accept unstamped ballots in the referendum.

20/04/2017

Tillerson, Mattis Seek to Mend Fences With Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration is quickly rekindling Washington’s once-ailing relationship with Saudi Arabia, and it’s on full display this week

20/04/2017

Jakarta election: Ahok makes last appeal as polling booths open

Voting begins in runoff between Chinese Christian incumbent Ahok and Anies Baswedan, who analysts say courted Islamic vote to gain support

19/04/2017

It’s Not Enough to Dismiss Islamophobia

A new book argues that conversations about Muslims in America and Europe are about more than rights and freedoms.

19/04/2017

Growing anti-Muslim rhetoric permeates French presidential election campaign

For some, the French presidential election will alter the course of a troubled nation steeped in economic and social turmoil. For others, it will alter the course of a troubled continent, challenging the very existence of European integration.

19/04/2017

Turkish democracy has just died; Europe could not have saved it

Well farewell then Turkey. Or at least, farewell the Turkey of Kemal Ataturk.

18/04/2017

Albanian prime minister: EU faces ‘nightmare’ if Balkan hopes fade

A ‘little union’ with Kosovo is possible should Brussels turn its back on the region, Edi Rama tells POLITICO.

18/04/2017

TURKEY’S VOTE MAKES ERDOĞAN EFFECTIVELY A DICTATOR

On Sunday, Erdoğan declared himself the winner of a nationwide referendum that all but brings Turkish democracy to an end.

18/04/2017

How Erdogan uses Turkey's mosques to push 'yes' vote

With the battle over Turkey's constitutional referendum, state-paid imams have become Erdogan’s best advocates for the 'yes' campaign.

14/04/2017

In historic referendum, Turkey's Erdogan faces his biggest test

The vote may bring the biggest change in the system of governance since the modern Turkish republic was founded.

14/04/2017

Besieged Syria towns evacuated as regime and rebels begin huge people swap

Dozens of buses arrive early on Friday in operation that will move tens of thousands of people out of four towns

14/04/2017

While the U.S. wasn’t looking, Russia and Iran began carving out a bigger role in Afghanistan

Tehran and Moscow have boosted support for the Taliban, Afghan officials say.

13/04/2017

Who are the new jihadis?

Biographies of ‘homegrown’ European terrorists show they are violent nihilists who adopt Islam, rather than religious fundamentalists who turn to violence

13/04/2017

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