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German writer and journalist Gunter Wallraff, second right, joins demonstrators holding placards as they stage a protest outside a court where the trial of about a dozen employees of the Cumhuriyet daily newspaper on charges of aiding terror groups, continues in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Most of them were released from prison earlier this month, but four of them, including editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and investigative journalist Ahmet Sik, are still in prison. (Image: Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Turkey Purges Continue as Nearly 19,000 Civil Servants Dismissed

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Nearly 160,000 people from all walks of life have been fired from their jobs and over 50,000 arrested since the 2016 coup attempt Abhijan Choudhury / The Dawn News/ 13th June 2018 Turkey witnessed yet another crackdown on government employees on July 8 as 18,632 civil servants were dismissed through […]

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan greet supporters at the AKP headquarters in Ankara, Turkey June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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After re-election, Erdogan likely to tighten grip on Turkey

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The elections were the first after a constitutional referendum in 2017 that bestows massive powers on the President The Dawn News / June 24, 2018 Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a second consecutive term in Turkey’s presidential elections on Sunday, extending his 15-year rule over the country. The victory gives him […]

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Few Options For the United States in Syria
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Few Options For the United States in Syria

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The Syrian government has won the war in the country. By: Vijay Prashad / Source: Newsclick / The Dawn News / April 12, 2018 The Syrian government has won the war in the country. Two barriers to total victory remain. First, that there are pockets of rebels in the towns […]

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Erdoğan had a five-year-old girl appear in a soldier's uniform at an election campaign and praised "martyr's death" while at the same time a child of the same age was killed by Turkish bombs in Afrin. Photo Credit: ANF English
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Erdoğan’s war on children

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By Mustafa Mamay / Source: ANF English / The Dawn News / February 28, 2018 While Turkish regime chief Erdoğan, on the stage of an election campaign in the Northern Kurdish city of Maraş, had a five-year-old girl appear in army uniform and warned the audience, “If she falls as […]

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Efrîn: Chronic of an Announced Invasion
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Efrîn: Chronic of an Announced Invasion

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By Leandro Albani / Source: El Furgón / January 24, 2018 “Today is not the day to build textile workshops, it is the day to build arms and munitions workshops, to create the communism of war and let it take root.” (Abdullah Öcalan, from the island prison of Imrali, about […]

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Turkey and Erdoğan: Rise and Fall?
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Turkey and Erdoğan: Rise and Fall?

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By: Immanuel Wallerstein / Source: Rebelion / The Dawn News / August 1, 2016. Turkey is presently governed by the Justice and Development Party (AKP in its Turkish initials). The AKP was co-founded in 2001 by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He became Prime Minister in 2003 and served until 2014, when he became […]

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