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Turkiye in December 2023

December 1, 2023 Escalation and Human Losses in the “Putin-Erdogan” Zone in November. Despite the Putin-Erdogan agreement for de-escalation, the region witnesses intense violence with daily shelling, causing significant human and material losses. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 62 casualties, including civilians, militia members, and regime forces. The situation exacerbates amid international indifference,

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Turkiye in November 2023

November 1, 2023 Türkiye and Iran’s Joint Efforts to Prevent Israel-Palestine Conflict Escalation. Türkiye and Iran are collaborating to prevent the Gaza conflict from escalating into a regional war. They emphasize the importance of achieving a ceasefire and long-term peace, urging international involvement for a solution accepted by Palestine and regional nations. Criticizing the European

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Turkiye in October 2023

October 2,2023 Ankara Bombing: A Critical Juncture in U.S.-Turkiye Relations and Global Geopolitics   Ankara Attack: On October 1, 2023, at approximately 9:30 a.m. local time, a suicide bombing occurred near the General Directorate of Security and the Parliament building in Ankara, Turkiye. The attack was executed by two individuals who arrived at the scene in

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Turkiye in September 2023

Turkiye in September 2023 September 1, 2023 Turkey’s Q2 Economy Beats Expectations  (Daily Sabah). Turkey’s economy grew 3.8% in Q2 2023, surpassing the expected 3.5%, with GDP rising to 5.5 trillion Turkish liras. Turkish FM’s Ongoing Efforts to Resolve Grain Deal (Anadolu Agency). Lavrov demanded guarantees for Black Sea grain deal amid Western sanctions. Turkey

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Turkiye in August 2023

Turkiye in August 2023 August 1, 2023 Istanbul Sets Deadline for Syrians to Leave or Return to Registered Provinces (Hurriyet Daily News). Turkey’s Interior Ministry has issued an ultimatum to Syrians under temporary protection, giving them until September 24 to leave Istanbul if registered in other provinces. The move comes as authorities aim to address

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Turkiye in July 2023

Turkiye in July 2023 July 3,2023 Turkish Foreign Minister and Saudi Counterpart Discuss Burning of Quran in Sweden (Anadolu Agency). Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and his Saudi counterpart, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, had a phone conversation discussing various issues, including the recent burning of the Quran in Sweden. They also talked about the

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Turkiye in June 2023

Turkiye in June 2023 June 1, 2023 Türkiye Arrests 6 Mossad Recruits on Espionage Charges (Daily Sabah). Turkish officials have arrested six suspects in an ongoing probe into a cell of 15 operatives caught spying for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, according to a report in the Sabah newspaper. The Turkish Economy Grows 4% in

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Turkiye in May 2023

Turkiye in May 2023 May 2, 2023  Türkiye Neutralizes Daesh/ISIS leader al-Qurayshi in Syria (Anadolu Agency). The National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has been following the so-called leader of Daesh, code-named Abu Hussein al-Qurayshi, for a long time.   Türkiye’s Homegrown 5th-Generation Fighter Jet Named KAAN (Daily Sabah). TAI has developed the fifth-generation aircraft intending to replace

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Turkiye in April 2023

Turkiye in April 2023 April 3, 2023 Turkiye’s Trade Deficit Rose 51.4% in February (Sky News Arabia Business). On Friday, the Turkish Statistical Institute revealed that the country’s foreign trade deficit increased by 51.4% year-on-year in February, reaching $12.08 billion. This increase is attributed to a 10.1% jump in imports, amounting to $30.71 billion, while

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Turkiye in March 2023

Turkiye in March 2023 8 March 2023 UN Says Türkiye Quake Damage Could Exceed $100B (Daily Sabah). Damage from the massive earthquakes that jolted southeastern Türkiye last month is estimated to be over $100 billion, the United Nations said Tuesday. “Already it is clear that just the damages alone will amount to more than $100

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