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Turkey summons US envoy over Snowden spying claims

Turkey summons US envoy over Snowden spying claims

Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a leak by Edward Snowden that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006. Der Spiegel reported that as well as ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan sworn in as president

Turkey’s Erdogan sworn in as president

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s 12th president at a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, cementing his position as the country’s most powerful modern leader, in what his opponents fear will herald an increasingly authoritarian rule. “In my capacity ...

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Asia enjoys relief rally as Turkey takes bold step

Asia enjoys relief rally as Turkey takes bold step

Asian markets rallied on Wednesday after Turkey stunned investors with a huge hike in interest rates, stirring hopes drastic action would short-circuit a vicious cycle of selling in emerging markets and revive risk appetite. European shares were expected to ride ...

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How The Turkey Got Its Name

How The Turkey Got Its Name

The following is excerpted from Dan Lewis’s new book Now I Know. Lewis writes a daily e-mail called “Now I Know,” which began in June of 2010 with twenty subscribers and now boasts nearly 100,000. Every November, many American families ...

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5 Reasons to Go to Cappadocia, Turkey

5 Reasons to Go to Cappadocia, Turkey

With its mix of naturally formed rounded and jagged rock, hill, valley, and chimney formations in hues ranging from clays to pinks, Cappadocia looks like it could only exist in a fairy tale. The heart of Turkey’s Anatolia region, Cappadocia ...

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Turkey’s ‘standing man’ to join ranks of icons?

Turkey’s ‘standing man’ to join ranks of icons?

The challenge by performance artist Erdem Gunduz is catching on with other protesters in Turkey, encouraged by social media into imitating his gesture across the country. It’s too early to tell whether the “standing man” protests will make a difference ...

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Unions prepare strikes to support Turkey protests

Unions prepare strikes to support Turkey protests

Turkish trade unions are gearing up for strikes in response to a widespread police crackdown against activists defying government attempts to end weeks of street protests. Monday’s call for the one-day walkout aimed to maintain pressure on Prime Minister Recep ...

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Sporadic clashes in Turkey as Erdogan asserts authority

Sporadic clashes in Turkey as Erdogan asserts authority

Sporadic clashes between police and protesters flared up in Istanbul overnight after a weekend in which Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan sought to steal back the agenda, rallying his supporters and expelling demonstrators from an Istanbul park. Two union federations called ...

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