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Ankara Cautiously Defends Crimean Tatars

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...
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...