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Ankara Cautiously Defends Crimean Tatars

While lawmakers in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea declare their intention to split from Ukraine and join Russia, Turkey is performing a balancing act in maintaining ties with Russia while defending the Crimea’s Muslim Tatars. The Turkish government knows that harsh...
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urkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses on April 16, 2013 members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Erdoğan’s Mandatory Measures

Erdoğan’s Mandatory Measures

The Turkish parliament recently renewed a government mandate that would allow Ankara to send troops to neighboring war-torn Syria if the government deemed it necessary. The motion, valid for one year, was first endorsed by parliament last year with a 320-129 vote...