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Hanged Erdoğan effigy in Stockholm further strains Turkiye-Sweden relations

Turkiye remains unimpressed with the response of Swedish officials after protesters hung an effigy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from a lamppost in the capital Stockholm on Thursday. Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Tobias Billström branded the stunt as “abohorrent”, while Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson claimed the protesters were trying to sabotage Sweden’s application to join […]

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Energy deal between Azerbaijan, Georgia, Hungary and Romania will “strengthen Europe’s energy security”, says ambassador

The strategic importance of a new green energy deal, inked by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Hungary and Romania on 17 December, was underlined by a key Azerbaijani diplomat. Azerbaijan’s ambassador to Hungary, Tahir Taghizadeh, told T-VINE that the agreement, is “a crucially important new step for Azerbaijan, together with our European partners, all in […]

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Turkish FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu says Taliban ban on women’s education is “neither Islamic nor humane”

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has slammed the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan for banning higher education for women. He said the decision was “neither Islamic nor humane” and stood contrary to Islam, which “encourages education and science”. The Turkish Foreign Minister’s comments came in response to a question asking him what he thought of the ban during a […]

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German government immigration reforms to help thousands of Turks attain dual citizenship

The Social Democrat-led government has announced plans to overhaul Germany’s immigration system. The reforms would bring the country in line with European norms for naturalisation, while also allowing more skilled workers into Germany to fill major shortages in the labour market. Under the proposed changes, there will be a “transparent, unbureaucratic” points-based system for skilled […]

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It’s official! TRNC flag added to the Organization of Turkic States on Turkish Cypriot state’s 39th birthday

News last week, that the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) had been admitted under its constitutional name into the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) as an Observer Member, created a lot of excitement for Turkish Cypriots around the world. TRNC President Ersin Tatar’s announcement on Friday, 11 November, followed by tweets by the Turkish […]

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How women and a racist campaign by communities hostile to Turkiye helped defeat Dr Mehmet Oz in Midterm Senate Election

The long-awaited U.S. Senate elections have come to an end, with only Georgia left to confirm its senator through a run-off in December after no candidate passed the 50% majority threshold. The elections proved a disappointment for the right-wing Republican Party, also known as GOP, who had expected to gain significantly at the expense of […]