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Turkey approves controversial new security law

Turkey’s parliament passed a controversial new security law Friday that will centralize and expand police powers, amid widespread concern it will be used to crack down on political dissent.
March 28, 2015

Turkey hopes for rapid, unconditional solution to Cyprus issue

Cyprus has remained divided into Greek and Turkish parts since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish peace mission to aid Turkish Cypriots in the north in 1974.
Anadolu Agency: March 26, 2015

Turkey unveils Great Synagogue as Jewish population fades

The Great Synagogue in Edirne will be the first synagogue to open in Turkey in two generations • "Regardless of the fact that we identify ourselves as Turks, we are still perceived as foreigners," says journalist at Turkish Jewish newspaper.
Israel Hayom: March 26, 2015

Analysts: Turkey's President, PM vie to control ruling party

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to maintain his dominance over his country's politics are causing splits with his ruling AK Party. The struggle for control of the party now centers on who will decide which candidates it will run in June's parliamentary election.
March 25, 2015

Putin, Erdogan discuss 'Turkish Stream' gas project - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the "Turkish Stream" gas project during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday, as Moscow continues to push for its new undersea pipeline to Europe.
Reuters: March 17, 2015

Turkey uses special powers to halt metal workers strike

After just two days of a nationwide strike by Turkey’s Metal Workers Union, the government invoked emergency powers to postpone the strike for 60 days, claiming national security was threatened.
March 12, 2015

Greek jets violate Turkish airspace over Aegean Sea

Two Greek F-16s and one military helicopter have violated Turkish airspace, the Turkish General Staff stated on Saturday.
Today's Zaman: March 8, 2015

Turkey slams Greek minister for ‘stirring tension in Aegean’

The recent actions and statements of the Greek defense minister are “unacceptable and are raising the tensions in the Aegean,” Turkey has said amid escalating tension between neighbors.
Journal of Turkish Weekly: March 8, 2015

Gulen's strong base in the Balkans

The extent of Fetulah Gulen's movement network in the Balkans and its likely outcome
Ioannis Michaletos: February 12, 2015