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Christianity in Turkey and the Middle East | Opinion – Daily Sabah

Christian minorities living in the Middle East, the birthplace of the religion, aim to maintain their culture on the axis of the Muslim majority. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, they attempted to obtain their social rights while being divided into scattered communities. Christians, who reside in various places from Turkey to Egypt, are …

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Missiles and sensors: German technology for the Turkish drone war – Matthias Monroy

Turkey’s best-selling armed drone is equipped with cameras from German company Hensoldt, a spokesperson confirms. The device could guide missiles developed with German help to a target. The government in Berlin also has a stake in the defence company. Turkey uses the drones for attacks that violate international law. For almost two decades, companies from …

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Honeymoon could soon be over for Erdogan’s Turkey in Africa | Africa Times

In the nearly ten years since Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his famous visit to Mogadishu in August 2011, Turkey has rapidly become one of Somalia’s most important (and generous) international benefactors. After Erdogan became the first head of state from outside of Africa to visit Somalia since the country’s disastrous civil war erupted in 1991, …

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Africa: Turkey’s Erdogan Serenades Africa As ‘Alternative Partner’ to Post-Colonial Players – allAfrica.com

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s four-day visit to Africa this week has put Ankara’s policy on the continent under the spotlight again, as Turkey positions itself as an alternative ally for African countries. The visit is part of a bid by Turkey to break the economic hegemony of former colonial powers such as France, and …

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How Turkey’s approach to Africa differs from the West and China

Ankara offers a new opportunity to diversify and establish more humane, balanced, reasonable, and far from risky engagements to African countries Since 2002, Turkey’s engagement with Africa has been one of the country’s main pillars under its humanitarian and multi-dimensional foreign policy, focusing on enhancing ties on trade, military cooperation, education, diplomacy, infrastructure, civil society, …

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Turkey: Unopposed in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

The re-emergence of Turkey as a major military power has altered the dynamics of the Mediterranean, bringing together a diverse set of allies whose interests are threatened by prospective Turkish expansion. However, the gap in military power between Turkey and its adversaries is growing with few demonstrable measures taken by Mediterranean powers to compensate and …

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Erdogan’s grand and costly projects fail one after another

Nicosia [Cyprus] Aug 30 (ANI): Turkey’s increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan always had a penchant for very big projects and, according to official data, since 2003 when Erdogan came to power, some 181 mega public-private partnership projects were launched in Turkey.Many of these projects are modelled on the build-operate-transfer system and involve state guarantees …

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