North Cyprus leader pushes for two-state solution, agrees to informal summit

North Cyprus President Ersin Tatar reiterated support for a two-state solution as the island’s two leaders agreed to participate in an informal summit during talks with UN envoy Jane Holl Lute Tuesday.

Diego Cupolo | | Dec 2, 2020
al-monitor Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) welcomes Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar (R) during an official ceremony in Ankara on Oct. 26, 2020. Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images.

Cash-strapped Turkey relies on Qatari investments

In only five years, Qatar has come to account for 15% of all foreign direct investments in Turkey, second only to deep-rooted Dutch investors.

Mustafa Sonmez | Turkey-Gulf relations | Dec 2, 2020
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What do Turkey's Kurds expect from Biden's presidency?

Pro-Kurdish political parties in Turkey are keeping their hope for Joe Biden’s presidency with utmost caution.

Sibel Hurtas | Coronavirus | Dec 2, 2020
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Turkish cop photographed killing Kurdish student walks free

Young Kurd Kemal Kurkut was shot dead in 2017 in Diyarbakir and while his police officer killer will go unpunished, the photographer who documented the incident faces serious charges.

Pinar Tremblay | | Dec 1, 2020
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Turkish labor leaders criticize state COVID-19 response as cases surge

Turkish officials introduced tighter curfew measures to curb a national surge in COVID-19 rates, drawing criticism from labor rights leaders over exemptions for production workers.

Diego Cupolo | Coronavirus | Dec 1, 2020
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