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New energy is needed in ties with the U.S., the Turkish government has said during U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first official visit to the capital Ankara, voicing hope for “concrete steps” particularly in the fight against jihadists in Syria and the extradition of Pennsylvania-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen
Members of terrorist organizations will no longer have any relief in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said March 30 during an opening ceremony in the southeastern province of Mardin which has suffered through months of curfews amid battles between the government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ have voiced their dissatisfaction with a statement released by the U.S. Embassy to Turkey regarding a phone call to one of the key figures of the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt, six days after the thwarted uprising
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on March 30 said the current parliamentary system “cannot keep pace with Turkey’s economic growth,” necessitating the shift to an executive presidential system.
Turkey remains top of Twitter’s global censorship list, according to the latest Twitter Transparency report published on March 21.
One of Istanbul’s most critical sources of water is threatened by illegal dumping that officials have had difficulty in preventing, according to municipal police and witnesses.
Some 416 officials dismissed from their duties for suspected links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), accused of orchestrating the failed July 2016 coup attempt, will be reinstated, according to a new statutory decree.
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