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Analysis: The day after Turkey’s municipal elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have sustained heavy damage from the aftermath of 31 March municipal elections. The coalition between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of President Erdogan and the Nationalist Movement Party (MPH) led by Devlet Bahceli managed to retain the overall vote with 51.63%. Meanwhile, the…

Istanbul Court: The Case of Metin Topuz

A former employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul appeared before court on Tuesday facing charges of espionage and conspiracy against the Turkish government. Mr. Metin Topuz worked in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) mission as a local…

Greek PM visits Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday visited the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied Tsipras on his tour.