Corruption

Main opposition chair: Erdoğan and his family preparing to flee to US – Duvar

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu late on May 24 claimed that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family members will flee Turkey if the government changes next year. Kılıçdaroğlu said that “large sums of money” were being transferred to the U.S. through two foundations as part of this preparation. The main …

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Turkey: NATO’s Pro-Putin Ally – Gatestone Institute

On February 25, Turkey abstained from voting on suspending Russia’s membership in most bodies of the Council of Europe in response to the military operation in Ukraine. “During the vote in Strasbourg, Turkey decided to abstain,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said. “We don’t want to break off the dialogue with Russia.” In an op-ed published …

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Russia’s Ukraine Propaganda Has Turned Fully Genocidal – Foreign Policy

Egged on by the language of annihilation and extermination, Russian soldiers have become willing executioners. On Feb. 26, only two days into the war, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti published an op-ed titled “The Coming of Russia and of the New World.” Its author, without a trace of irony, praises Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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Erdogan’s family corruption scandal sinks his popularity even further | Atalayar

The economic crisis, censorship, corruption… everything seems to indicate that Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s days at the head of the Turkish government are numbered. It is also true that when talking about Erdogan nothing can be taken for granted. In the midst of the tug-of-war with Russia and the US over purchases of the s-400 anti-missile …

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Turkish state-run bank lacks immunity in US criminal laundering case | Courthouse News Service

The Second Circuit’s ruling found Halkbank engaged in commercial activity when it allegedly laundered $1 billion of Iranian money through the U.S. financial system. (CN) — Federal prosecutors can continue to prosecute a Turkish bank in a Manhattan courthouse for allegedly evading U.S. sanctions against Iran by laundering $20 billion of that nation’s oil and …

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Controversial pro-gov’t Turkish foundation constructs dormitory in New York’s ‘most expensive area’ – Duvar

A controversial pro-government foundation is constructing a dormitory in New York’s most expensive area, the U.S. representative of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said. Yurter Özcan said that two floors of the 21-storey building, which is being constructed by the Türken Foundation with a bountiful donation made to the infamous Ensar Foundation …

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Trump’s Turkey problem – Washington Examiner – Opinion

In what may well have been the shortest duration of sanctions in modern history, President Trump on Oct. 23 lifted all of the sanctions he had imposed on Turkey just nine days earlier for “escalating violence, endangering innocent civilians, and destabilizing the region” with its military incursion into northeast Syria. In his statement, Trump referred …

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