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Analysis & Commentary - Aykan Erdemir

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19th April 2018 – Quoted by Kristina Jovanovski - NBC News

Erdogan ‘needs every vote’ and is looking to Turks in U.S. for support

Aykan Erdemir

A year after his bodyguards brawled with protesters on a Washington street, Turkey's strongman president is bringing his ruling party to the United States in what observers say is a campaign to improve its battered reputation. more...

19th April 2018 – Quoted by Amberin Zaman - Al Monitor

Is an AKP victory inevitable in upcoming Turkish polls?

Aykan Erdemir

As the shock of early elections announced yesterday begins to recede, a sense of inevitability is seizing Turkey. No matter what, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will emerge victorious, or so groupthink has it. more...

18th April 2018 – Quoted by Adria Rocha Cutiller - El Periodico

Erdogan adelanta las elecciones un año y medio, al 24 de junio

Aykan Erdemir

El presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ha convocado este miércoles elecciones presidenciales y parlamentarias anticipadas para el 24 de junio de este año. Dentro de dos meses. more...

16th April 2018 – Quoted by Joshua Gill - The Daily Caller

North Carolina Pastor Starts Trial In Turkey. Here’s Why That Matters

Aykan Erdemir

A U.S. pastor held in Turkey on dubious terror charges began trial Monday, rejecting accusations of aiding an Islamist movement and spying against Turkey’s government. more...

7th April 2018 – Quoted by Amberin Zaman - Diken

Türk-Amerikan ilişkilerinde Pompeo dönemi

Aykan Erdemir

ABD dışişleri bakanlığının yeni patronu Mike Pompeo, Türkiye’ye nasıl yaklaşacak? Rex Tillerson’un son günlerde benimsediği yumuşaklık politikasını mı sürdürecek? Yoksa Türkiye’nin Amerika’ya yönelik agresif tutumu karşısında sertleşecek mi? more...

6th April 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

Turkey: Deal to buy Russian weapons ‘is final’

Aykan Erdemir

Turkey, a NATO ally of the U.S., will follow through with a deal to purchase anti-aircraft defenses from Russia, which could pose a significant international relations challenge to the Trump administration. more...

6th April 2018 – Quoted by Laurie Mylroie - K24

Pentagon affirms commitment to US presence in Syria as questions remain

Aykan Erdemir

Pentagon officials reaffirmed the US commitment to a continued presence in Syria until the Islamic State (IS) is defeated and the US has ensured the terrorist group cannot reemerge. more...

4th April 2018 – Quoted by Salom

Web´den Seçmeler

Aykan Erdemir

Yaşanmış acıları inkâr etmeden, yaşanmış acıları ille de mukayese etmeden konuşmak, tartışmak zorundayız. Veyahut: Önyargıları ve inkârcı bakış açılarını tarihin çöp tenekesine atmak zorundayız, eğer bu dünyada barışı içtenlikle istiyorsak... Gaz odasından çıkan Yahudilerin yakıldığı o korkunç fırınların oraya kocaman yazmışlar:Tarih hatırlanmazsa, çaresiz bir daha yaşanır! more...

26th March 2018 – Quoted by Ahval

Turkey’s Erdoğan turns criticism of Syria operations to his advantage

Aykan Erdemir

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is turning Western criticism of Turkey’s military adventures in Syria to his own political advantage, wrote Thomas Seibert writes in The Arab Weekly. more...

25th March 2018 – Quoted by Thomas Siebert - The Arab Weekly

Turkey ratcheting up tensions with West over Syria incursions

Aykan Erdemir

Turkey pledged to extend its cross-border interventions in Syria after taking the north-western Syrian city of Afrin but its actions are stoking tensions with key Western allies. more...

15th March 2018 – Quoted by Alex MacDonald - Middle East Eye

Turkish opposition accuse government of legalising ‘election fraud’

Aykan Erdemir

A package of new electoral rules in Turkey has caused uproar among opposition politicians who see it as an opportunity for gerrymandering and vote-rigging by the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP). more...

14th March 2018 – Quoted by Ahval

Turkish charges against pastor to boost sanctions case

Aykan Erdemir

A Turkish prosecutor’s call to sentence a U.S. pastor to life in prison for allegedly leading a coup attempt in Turkey will only strengthen calls for Washington to impose economic sanctions on Turkey, said Aykan Erdemir, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

14th March 2018 – Quoted by Ahval

Türk Telekom spyware shows need for industry regulation – Think tank

Aykan Erdemir, Trevor Logan

An operation that used imported technology to install spyware on computers used by customers of Turkey’s leading internet service provider, Türk Telekom, highlights a pressing need for regulation of military-civilian technologies, wrote Senior Fellow Aykan Erdemir and Cyber Research Associate Trevor Logan for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

13th March 2018 – Quoted by Joshua Gill - The Daily Caller

US Pastor Faces Life Imprisonment In Turkey

Aykan Erdemir

An American pastor arrested in Turkey in 2016 is facing life imprisonment after he was apprehended in retaliation for the U.S.’s refusal to extradite a political enemy of the Turkish president. more...

13th March 2018 – Quoted by Amberin Zaman - Al Monitor

Life sentence hangs over US pastor as Washington sizes up Ankara

Aykan Erdemir

A Turkish prosecutor has demanded life imprisonment for Andrew Brunson, the North Carolina pastor who was detained in October 2016 for his alleged involvement in a failed attempt to overthrow the Turkish government that year. more...

11th March 2018 – Reprinted by The Globalist

Catholic Church in Turkey Attacked – Again

Aykan Erdemir

A lone gunman fired a shot Tuesday evening through the window of the Saint Maria Catholic Church in Trabzon, a city on Turkey’s Black Sea coast. This is the fifth confirmed attack against the church since the assassination of its priest Andrea Santoro in 2006. more...

6th March 2018 – Quoted by Majid Mohammed Ali - Al Arabiya

Turkey investing in Sudan’s football to win ‘hearts and minds’

Aykan Erdemir

A Turkish company will be investing in one of the Sudan and Africa’s biggest football clubs, according to sources. more...

26th February 2018 – Quoted by Samia Medawar - L'Orient-Le Jour

Meral Aksener, la « louve » qui veut battre le sultan Erdogan

Aykan Erdemir

On la surnomme « Asena », du nom de la louve de la mythologie turque qui, selon la légende, donne naissance aux premiers Turcs. more...

21st February 2018 – Quoted by Laurie Mylroie - K24

US condemns Syrian attack on East Ghouta, says little about Afrin

Aykan Erdemir

The US condemned the Syrian regime’s intense and brutal onslaught on the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta on Tuesday, but had little to say about the Turkish assault on Afrin, now entering its second month. more...

18th February 2018 – Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

With eye on elections, Turkey’s Erdogan stokes fears of Kurds to amplify anti-American message

Aykan Erdemir

The Trump administration has gone to lengths to ease tensions with Turkey, but the effort hasn’t quelled anti-American sentiment that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accused of stoking ahead of elections next year. more...