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Ankara-Moscow pivot: a new era begins

Presidents Erdogan and Putin will be drafting a new joint road map in St. Petersburg. In return for Erdogan’s call for more trade, Putin may ask Ankara to jump start ties with Syria, Aram Duran reports from Istanbul.

Deutsche Welle

Why the coup in Turkey failed

The attempted military coup that shook Turkey on Friday was far closer than many realize to seizing state power. Tom Stevenson in Istanbul takes a closer look at why it ultimately failed.

Deutsche Welle

Breeding intolerance: Turkish football fans disrespect ‘Islamic State’ victims

Twice in two months, Turkish fans disrupted the moments of silence for victims of “Islamic State” (IS) attacks in Ankara and Paris in a demonstration. It showed a kind of intolerance bred by religiously-cloaked authoritarianism in countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The fans demonstrative support with IS was clear when they shouted “Allahu Akbar” …

James Dorsey