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Turkey's alarming turn with Erdoğan. What the EU needs to do?

Erdoğan is pressing for a constitutional reform, to be decided by a referendum in mid-April, that would move Turkey from a parliamentary to a presidential system. If the reform passes, Erdoğan will acquire powers exceeding even those held by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the venerated “father” Turkey

Erdoğan is pressing for a constitutional reform, to be decided by a referendum in mid-April, that would move Turkey from a parliamentary to a presidential system. If the reform passes, Erdoğan will acquire powers exceeding even those held by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the venerated “father” Turkey

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Germany calls on Turkey to tone down rhetoric

It comes after the Turkish president accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of 'applying Nazi methods' against Turks and Turkish officials carrying out referendum campaigns in Germany.

It comes after the Turkish president accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of 'applying Nazi methods' against Turks and Turkish officials carrying out referendum campaigns in Germany.

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Turkish foreign minister predicts 'religious war' in Europe

Turkey has increased its verbal attacks on Europe following the Dutch election, warning that the continent is on the verge of collapse into “religious war”.

Turkey has increased its verbal attacks on Europe following the Dutch election, warning that the continent is on the verge of collapse into “religious war”.

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How EU countries have responded to Turkey rallies

The Turkish government is seeking the support of its nationals in Europe for a referendum over enhanced powers for its president.

The Turkish government is seeking the support of its nationals in Europe for a referendum over enhanced powers for its president.

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Turkey and Germany - an unpredictable and unstable partnership: View

By Gülistan Gürbey, Adjunct Professor, Department of Political- and Social Sciences, Free University Berlin The harsh tone of President Erdogan and

By Gülistan Gürbey, Adjunct Professor, Department of Political- and Social Sciences, Free University Berlin The harsh tone of President Erdogan and

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Tense talks for Turkish-German ministers after Nazi comparisons

Meeting his Turkish counterpart in Berlin on Wednesday, Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has tried to defuse the diplomatic crisis between the two…

Meeting his Turkish counterpart in Berlin on Wednesday, Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has tried to defuse the diplomatic crisis between the two…

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Referendum campaigning kicks off in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kicked off campaigning for the popular vote that aims to create an executive presidency in the country.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kicked off campaigning for the popular vote that aims to create an executive presidency in the country.

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Turkish MPs approve bill to extend president's powers

The bill would see changes in the system of government which would allow the president to keep ties with his party and restructure the country's highest judicial body.

The bill would see changes in the system of government which would allow the president to keep ties with his party and restructure the country's highest judicial body.

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Turkey: lessons in fear and loathing

A president in service to his country, as was the case on December 11th after the 17th attack of the year in Turkey.

A president in service to his country, as was the case on December 11th after the 17th attack of the year in Turkey.

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Three Turkish soldiers die in air strike in Syria

It happened at around 3am local time during the course of a Turkish-led Syrian rebel operation, according to a statement from the Turkish military.

It happened at around 3am local time during the course of a Turkish-led Syrian rebel operation, according to a statement from the Turkish military.

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EU-Turkey relations tense ahead of membership progress report

The EU has called on Turkey to restart political dialogue with opposition groups and protect its democracy, and described recent developments as ‘extremely…

The EU has called on Turkey to restart political dialogue with opposition groups and protect its democracy, and described recent developments as ‘extremely…

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Turkey's pro-Kurd opposition announces partial parliament boycott

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition has announced a partial boycott of parliament, after the controversial detentions of it co-leaders and other lawmakers.

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition has announced a partial boycott of parliament, after the controversial detentions of it co-leaders and other lawmakers.

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More arrests and court hearings in Turkey

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.