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Battered Turkish Economy Puts a Powerful Erdogan to the Test

Battered Turkish Economy Puts a Powerful Erdogan to the Test

Battered Turkish Economy Puts a Powerful Erdogan to the Test Battered Turkish Economy Puts a Powerful Erdogan to the Test ISTANBUL — Hobbled by restrictions on his tobacco shop, Ozgur Akbas helped organize a demonstration in Istanbul last month to protest what he called unfair rules imposed on merchants during the pandemic. “There are many friends who have shut down,” …

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Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt deal Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cyprus deal

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Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt deal Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cyprus deal Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt deal Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cyprus deal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to throw into doubt a new bid to restart dormant Cyprus reunification talks, saying Sunday that a two-state deal rather than the …

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Erdogan Reopens Turkey’s Hagia Sophia as a Mosque

Erdogan Reopens Turkey's Hagia Sophia as a Mosque

Erdogan Reopens Turkey’s Hagia Sophia as a Mosque Erdogan Reopens Turkey’s Hagia Sophia as a Mosque “In Hagia Sophia, whose dome stands as though suspended from the heavens, emperors were crowned; in Hagia Sophia, the splendor of the Orthodox liturgy led to the conversion of the Russian people; in Hagia Sophia, on the morning of May 29, 1453, the terrified …

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Turkey’s Erdogan Signs Decree Declaring Hagia Sophia a Mosque

Erdogan Signs Decree Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again

Turkey’s Erdogan Signs Decree Declaring Hagia Sophia a Mosque Turkey’s Erdogan Signs Decree Declaring Hagia Sophia a Mosque Mr. Erdogan defended the decision as Turkey’s right and said it represented the will of many Turks. He added that the action of turning it from a mosque into a museum 80 years ago had been illegal, but pledged that the mosque …

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Erdogan Signs Decree Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again

Erdogan Signs Decree Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again

Erdogan Signs Decree Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again Erdogan Signs Decree Allowing Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again Mr. Erdogan defended the decision as Turkey’s right and said it represented the will of many Turks. He added that the action of turning it from a mosque into a museum 80 years ago …

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Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay

Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay

Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay ISTANBUL — Since it was built in the sixth century, changing hands from empire to empire, Hagia Sophia has been a Byzantine cathedral, a mosque under the Ottomans and finally a museum, making it one of …

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Erdogan and Trump Form New Bond as Interests Align

Erdogan and Trump Form New Bond as Interests Align

Erdogan and Trump Form New Bond as Interests Align Erdogan and Trump Form New Bond as Interests Align ISTANBUL — Relations between President Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were in the worst state anyone could remember 10 months ago, veering toward armed clashes between their armies across the Syrian-Turkish border, while Mr. Trump threatened to annihilate Turkey’s …

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Erdogan Faces His Biggest Test of the Pandemic: The Economy

Erdogan Faces His Biggest Test of the Pandemic: The Economy

Erdogan Faces His Biggest Test of the Pandemic: The Economy Erdogan Faces His Biggest Test of the Pandemic: The Economy ISTANBUL — An economic crisis was looming in Turkey even before the coronavirus gripped the country with unexpected ferocity. Since then, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confronted what may be the greatest test of his 18 years in power. Turkey …

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