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US calls on Turkey to release Cumhuriyet journalists

Ilhan Tanir, Washington DC US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, on Thursday press briefing, called on Turkish government to “release the journalists and others who we believe are being held arbitrarily under the government’s state of emergency.” A total of 17 journalists and staff from one of Turkey’s oldest newspapers, …


Negotiating Missile Defense in the Turkish Bazar

By  Tamir Eshel Turkey is negotiating a mega deal worth billions of dollars in a ‘Turkish Bazar’ style, where the European Eurosam consortium faces a competing offer from the Russians, through their largest missile exporter Rostec, as Ankara opens its missile defense program to foreign bidders. Until 2013 Turkey, a major NATO ally considered only the weapon systems …