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Ukraine News - Mar 31, 2014

 

US, Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock - Boston Herald


Russia urges West to back 'federal' solution for Ukraine - Yahoo News


VIDEO (and transcript): Interview with Lavrov on Ukraine - RT News


Kerry Says Federalization of Ukraine as Proposed by Russia Is up to Ukrainians, they have to agree to a road ahead - MSNBC


VIDEO: Kerry: No decisions about Ukraine without Ukraine - YouTube


Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry: Federalization is the complete capitulation of Ukraine, its dismemberment and destruction of its statehood - Euromaidan PR


Kharkov, Odessa, Donetsk regions demand autonomy for southeastern Ukraine: Russian media - The Voice of Russia

 

In A Divided Donetsk, Russians And Ukrainians Vie For Support (AUDIO) - NPR

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Donetsk divided as pro-Russia activists push for referendum - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Loyalties divided in Ukraine's Odessa - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Odessa - Ukraine! No war! No russian occupation! 1000m flag! - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Pro Russia protesters take over Ukraine's Lugansk city - YouTube

 

Senate Intel chair: Crimea’s gone - CNN.com Blogs

 

Crimean Tatars, opposed to Russian occupation of Crimea, plan to declare autonomous territory within Crimea - UPI.com

 

VIDEO: Abduction of Crimean Tatar Reshat Akhmetov caught on camera, He was found dead on March 15, 2014 - Twitter / Euromaidan

 

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Russia says it has “no intention” of invading Ukraine - CBS News


Tour of Ukraine-Russia Border Finds No Signs of Military Buildup - NBC News.com


Kerry: Ukraine progress must include pullback of Russian forces currently massing on border and creating fear, intimidation - usatoday.com


Final US Congressional Approval Expected for 1 Billion Ukraine Aid (VIDEO) - VOA


U.S. sends top NATO general back to Europe over Ukraine crisis - Reuters

 

US ships 300,000 MREs to Ukraine military - TheHill

 

Ukraine crisis prompts new look at US defense cuts - Bloomberg

 

White House Fact Sheet: NATO-Related Military Buildup In Europe After The Ukraine Crisis - Liberty RoundTable

 

Putin submits proposals on denouncing some Russia-Ukraine agreements on Black Sea Fleet - ITAR-TASS

 

After Crimea, Moldova too fears unwanted events on road to EU - Reuters

 

US vows $10m Moldova to boarder security with Ukraine - brecorder.com

 

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Egypt News - Mar 29

 

Protests After El-Sissi Announces Candidacy: Five killed as Egypt police, Islamists clash - Yahoo News


Journalist shot dead covering clashes in Egypt - Committee to Protect Journalists


VIDEO: The moment of journalist Mayada Ashraf died caught on camera - YouTube


VIDEO: Protests in Cairo after Sissi announces candidacy - One News Page


VIDEO: Brotherhood supporters clash with police in Cairo - YouTube


El-Sisi's supporters plan last-minute demos in his support - Ahram Online

 

VIDEO: A Show of Support for El-Sissi in Tahrir Square - YouTube

 

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Egypt detainees 'routinely tortured’ (VIDEOS) - BBC News


VIDEO: 'Beatings and abuse' claims in Egypt custody - BBC News


Arab Organization for Human rights (AOHR): Systematic torture and arbitrary arrests of children in Egypt since the July 3 military coup - Muslim Mirror

 

VIDEO: Egypt: Activists claim mistreatment of young men and women in custody - YouTube

 

"Freedom for The Brave": 25 Jan detainees to report torture to Egypt's prosecutor-general - Ahram Online

 

April 6 launch campaign to revoke protest law - Ahram Online

 

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Egypt's political forces react to El-Sisi's candidacy - Ahram Online


Who opposes Sisi for president? - Cairo Post


POLL:  51% of Egyptians said they will vote for el-Sissi while 45% didn’t decide yet  - baseera.com.eg


Sisi's Egypt presidency bid ignites war on Twitter - turkishpress.com


VIDEO: Egypt: al-Sisi presidential bid prompts joy and concern - YouTube


VIDEO: Will the Upcoming Egypt Elections Be Fair? - WSJ.com


Egypt’s Christians Place Their Faith in Al-Sisi’s Presidential Bid - TIME.com

 

The Copts Choice: Where Do Coptic Christians Stand On Egyptian Politics? - Persecution News

 

Egypt's Workers Pose Challenge to President-to-Be Sisi - WSJ.com

 

Washington not backing any Egyptian candidate - Arab News

 

Egypt: Al-Sisi's run for President: Bonapartism and Gulf Oil Money - Informed Comment

 

Will UAE Aid Empower Egypt's Military?

 

Egypt’s Gen. El-Sisi runs for president, sets up 10,000-strong crack force to defend his regime - DEBKAfile

 

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Al Jazeera Journalists Are On Trial in Egypt for Doing Their Jobs - The Daily Beast


Al Jazeera Journo Abdullah El-Shamy Goes On Hunger Strike In Egyptian Jail - The Daily Beast


Media crackdown more severe for Egyptian journalists - Al-Monitor


Egypt has no evidence against us, says detained al-Jazeera journalist - The Guardian

 

VIDEO: Jazeera Journalists detained in Egypt - CNN

 

VIDEO: Jazeera journalist Greste remains behind bars in Egypt - YouTube

 

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Turkey News - Mar 28

 

Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked - THE DAILY STAR


TRANSCRIPT PART 1: Turkey Intelligence Chief and FM discuss to stage a clash in Syria or a missile attack on Turkey soil as a pretext for military response - GMT


TRANSCRIPT PART 2 - Turkish Intelligence delivered 2,000 truckloads of weapons to the Syrian insurgents and sent a general to help them - Pastebin.com


AUDIO PART 1 (Turkish): Syria talks between Turkey FM, Intelligence Chief, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary and Deputy Chief of General Staff - YouTube


AUDIO PART 2 (Turkish): Syria talks between Turkey FM, Intelligence Chief, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary and Deputy Chief of General Staff - YouTube


Ankara on alert after spying on security meeting leaked - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Press Release Regarding the Illegal Exposure of Certain Audio Records with Regard to the Tomb of Süleymanşah Memorial Outpost - Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Turkish opposition reacts to leak on alleged Syria incursion by Turkish military - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey says Syrian air defences put Turkish jets under radar lock - Reuters

 

Turkey vowed 'any measures' against Syria threats - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

NATO source: We doubt there was any threat: It looks like Turkey took down the Syrian jet to help the radical groups - Twitter / potifar66

 

Leaks shows Iran-backed terrorist cell infiltrated Turkish gov't at highest level, Interior Minister, National Intelligence Organization (MIT) chief and Deputy Prime Minister are all involved with the Tawhid-Salam network - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkish Court Overturns the Government’s Ban on Twitter - NYTimes.com


Twitter fights Turkey ban with lawsuit over political freedom of speech - PCWorld


AUDIO: New leak: Reza Zarrab makes some distressed calls because 2 ministers out of 10 wouldn't take his bribes - Twitter / 06JAnk


Social media group volunteers to monitor election polls - Today's Zaman


Fuat Avni: the reason Erdoğan banned Twitter? - Today's Zaman

 

Two more Bugün TV news programs penalized by election board - Today's Zaman

 

AK Party mayor in Bolu shuts down dailies, backtracks under pressure - CİHAN

 

Turkish courts release eight journalists in two days - Committee to Protect Journalists

 

Police officer warns prosecutor of fabricated Hizmet evidence - Today's Zaman

 

VIDEO: Turkish PM Erdoğan hailed as 'sultan,' greeted with Ottoman army band - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

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Probe under way after 10-year-old hit by gas canister in Diyarbakır - Today's Zaman


Grieving mothers of victims killed in protests speak out in new video - Today's Zaman


VIDEO (Turkish): Grieving mothers of victims killed in protests speak out in new video - Radikal


Audio hinting Erdoğan behind Baykal sex tape draws massive reaction - CİHAN

 

'I saw Erdoğan watching that sex tape' - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Probe into Baykal's sex tape stalled with frequent prosecutor changes - Today's Zaman

 

AUDIO: New leak purports to show Erdogan behind Baykal sex tape which forced ex-CHP leader's resignation in 2010 - vimeo.com

 

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Egypt News - Mar 27


U.S. Warns Against Executing Brotherhood Members, It may affect the aid that Washington provides to Cairo - Israel National News


John Kerry Press Statement: Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt - state.gov


UN: Death penalty against 529 individuals in Egypt breaches international human rights law - middleeastmonitor.com


VIDEO: Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: UN condemns Egyptian mass death sentences - YouTube


HRW, Amnesty condemn Egypt death sentences - Cairo Post


Defendants were falsely recorded as present and lawyers barred from Minya courtroom ahead of mass death sentences: Defence - Ahram Online


Most Minya Convicts Not Brotherhood Members: Lawyer - haberler.com


Egyptian doctor faces life on the run after mass death sentences - Reuters


VIDEO: Egypt: Reactions in Minya to the Death Sentences in Brotherhood Mass Trial - YouTube


Students in Egypt protest mass death sentences - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Egypt unrest: one killed during clashes in Cairo after mass death sentence - YouTube


VIDEO: Clashes erupt in Alexandria, Egypt after mass death sentence - YouTube


Brotherhood head, 682 others tried in Egypt after mass death sentence - Reuters


Egypt: Proceedings go ahead despite lawyers’ boycott - The Scotsman


VIDEO: Egypt lawyers boycott new mass trial of Islamists after 528 sentenced to death - One News Page


Egypt prosecutor orders other mass trials of 919 Islamists - Washington Times


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Top general Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to run for president in Egypt - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Egypt: Al-Sisi announces presidential bid as fresh unrest hits Cairo - euronews


Egyptian sources: Sisi is urgently seeking completion of new arms deal with Russia - JPost


Egypt facing an arms supply problem, considering importing weapons from Russia: Interior minister - Ahram Online


Egypt mulls economic cooperation, free trade zone with Russia's customs union - THE DAILY STAR


Russian industrial zone to be established in Egypt - Daily News Egypt


Egypt says eyes Russian liquefied gas: Minister - Daily News Egypt


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Russia’s Putin gives supports to Sisi's bid for Egypt presidency in February - YouTube


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Syria/Turkey News - Mar 26, 2014

 

Clashes spread near Syria's border with Turkey - Yahoo News


Kessab Targeted by Al-Qaeda Front Groups in Cross-Border Attack from Turkey, The majority of the Armenian population evacuated - Armenian Weekly


Armenian Homes in Kessab Looted, Occupied - Asbarez Armenian News


Fundraising organized to help Kessab residents in Syria - aysor.am


Armenian President Sargsyan makes press statement on Kessab in The Hague - Panorama


Armenian deputies head to Syria - ARMENPRESS

 

VIDEO: Syrian rebels seize Armenian town Kessab near Turkey - Al Jazeera

 

VIDEO: Al Jazeera TV interviewing a Chechnyan commander of the attack on Kessab-Latakia - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Raw Video of Heavy Clashes In Latakia Region On The Border With Turkey  - YouTube

 

Syria rebels claim capture of Samra coastal village in Assad heartland - AFP

 

VIDEO: Syria rebels claim capture of Samra coastal village in Assad heartland - YouTube

 

Bashar al-Assad's home village under threat from Syrian opposition forces - theguardian.com

 

Jabhat al-Nusra, Chechen Factions, Capture Assad Positions At Tell Shuwehneh, Aleppo (VIDEO) - chechensinsyria.com

 

Syrian troops thwart attack on key military site in Latakia - Yahoo News

 

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US Armenian group says Turkey assisting rebels in Kessab - Today's Zaman


ANCA Demands White House and Congressional Action to stop Turkey facilitating rebel attacks on Kessab, Text of letter to Obama - Armenian Weekly


Armenian Bar Association Calls on Obama to Intervene on Behalf of Syrian-Armenians - Hetq


VIDEO: Video shows that Turkey permits terrorists enter Syria’s Armenian-populated Kessab - YouTube


PHOTO: Turkish Intelligence allegedly carrying wounded terrorists in Kessab - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

Tensions running high on Turkey-Syria border, Turkey military reports a dozen incidents involving its aircraft and Syrian anti-aircraft defences on Monday alone - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Syrian missile systems lock onto five Turkish jets as clashes rage across border - hurriyetdailynews

 

Syrian Army downed aTurkish Spy Blimp above Syria’s Kessab (PHOTO) - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

UN urges Turkey, Syria to refrain from further military actions - Today's Zaman

 

Interview (Arabic) with Alawite militia leader Mihrac Ural, Discusses Turkey role in Kessab attack & denies responsibility for Bayda massacre - AlakhbarNews

 

Turkey Vows Action to Defend Tomb in Syria From Al-Qaeda - Bloomberg

 

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Turkey News - Mar 25

 

Erdoğan says he ordered Twitter shutdown - Today's Zaman


Erdogan threatens to extend ban to YouTube, Facebook - Al-Monitor


Turkish justice minister calls Twitter to respect laws - CİHAN


Turkey bar associations, legal experts ask courts to overturn Twitter ban, arguing it is unconstitutional and violates human rights laws - CİHAN


Is the Turkish Twitter ban even legal? Experts say no - washingtonpost.com


Turkey Twitter Ban: How 1.1 Million People Are Getting Around It, Using VPN software or anonymous browsing like Tor as well as text-to-tweet - NBC News


VIDEO: VPNs Help to Circumvent Turkey’s Twitter Blockage: Video - Bloomberg


Toronto tech firm helps circumvent Turkey’s Twitter ban - Globalnews.ca

 

Turkey becomes first country ever to ban Google DNS - Today's Zaman

 

Tweets in Turkish are down but not out, New data suggest that the efforts of Turkey’s prime minister to “wipe out” Twitter have had only limited success (GRAPH) - MIT Technology Review

 

US urges Turkey to restore full access to Twitter, U.S. official blog slams Ankara’s '21st century book burning’ - CI˙HAN

 

Ban on Twitter condemned by the EU officials - CİHAN

 

Shutdown of social media 'cannot be approved,' President Gül writes on Twitter - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

In voice recording new evidence of Erdoğan meddling in media - Today's Zaman

 

PM bypassing president in rector appointments, leak shows - CİHAN

 

Questioning of students illegal, violates human rights - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish gov’t reshuffles over 200 judges and prosecutors amid graft probe - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

More officers at police department suspended - Today's Zaman

 

Al-Qaeda made use of police force reshuffle with a deadly attack on Turkish security forces- Today's Zaman

 

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AK Party uses state, municipality resources for İstanbul rally - CİHAN


A video purports to reveal the government’s use of public money to attract large crowds to their rallies before the election (VIDEO) - Aydinlik


Election board, political parties step up measures against vote rigging - Today's Zaman


Turkey’s Anti-Fraud Army Prepares for Local Elections - Bloomberg


Ruling AKP's demand for list of ballot box clerks raises election fraud concerns - turkishweekly.net


Election fraud concern grows, taking advantage of holes in a computer program and manipulating a small group of public servants - hurriyetdailynews.com


POLL: Race head to head in Turkey’s elections - Independent Balkan News Agency

 

1,500 AK Party members resign and join MHP in Ankara - Today's Zaman

 

Erbakan: Now, devout Muslims vote for CHP - Today's Zaman

 

Hallmark of political Islam criticizes Erdoğan's policies - Today's Zaman

 

[Part 5] Gülen says ballot box is not everything in a democracy - CİHAN

 

‘No more Turkish Olympics for the individual in Pennsylvania,’ PM says - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Rapid GDP growth not peculiar to AK Party rule, Data reveals that most emerging economies with similar per capita GDP trends as Turkey have achieved the same or even higher economic growth - Today's Zaman

 

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Syrian warplane shot down by Turkey military, concerns over possible government efforts to cover up a corruption scandal ahead of elections - CİHAN


Turkish PM Accused of Playing War Games Ahead of Election, Opposition does not believe Erdogan’s account of shooting down Syrian jet - The Daily Beast


Can Erdogan take cover behind Turkish military? - Al-Monitor

 

Erdogan’s great patriotic war - Al-Monitor

 

VIDEO (Arabic): The pilot, speaking to the Syrian state television, says that he was flying over Syrian territory when a Turkish F-16 targeted his plane - en.alalam.ir

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 22

 

Putin signs reunification laws for Crimea, Sevastopol - The Voice of Russia


Crimea: Putin Orders Fireworks in Moscow to Celebrate Annexation Treaty - ibtimes.co.uk


VIDEO: Moscow and Crimea light up skies with fireworks to celebrate reunion - YouTube


VIDEO: Fireworks burst in Sevastopol after Crimea is declared Russian - YouTube


Russia says it will build up military presence in Crimea - Reuters


Pro-Russia militiamen seize Ukrainian ships at gunpoint - NY Daily News


VIDEO: Gunmen storm Ukrainian warship in Crimea - YouTube


Crimea's Pro-Russian Militants To Join Russian Armed Forces - defensenews.com


Why Crimea is so important to Russia, It is an important hub to project Russia’s naval power on a global platform - Guardian 

 

Crimea's Strategic Value to Russia - Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Crisis in Ukraine: Russia Extends its Control over the Black Sea and Strategic Waterways - Finland Times

 

Current Status of the Russian Black Sea Fleet - Matthew Aid

 

Here Are The Ships In Russia's Legendary Black Sea Fleet (PHOTOS) - Business Insider

 

To understand what Russia has done you have to recognise Sevastapol’s crucial role in history, The Black Sea port is both symbolically and strategically vital - The Independent

 

Who's that guy in the sweater? Mystery of Putin's Crimea-deal pal solved: He is Alexei Chaly, de facto mayor of Sevastopol - MarketWatch

 

VIDEO: Black Sea Fleet service members patrol Sevastopol streets - YouTube

 

Crimea's glamorous new attorney general becomes web hit after press conference goes viral (PHOTOS) - NY Daily News

 

Natalia Poklonskaya: Crimean Attorney General Becomes Surprise Japanese Anime Viral Hit - ibtimes.co.uk

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): Crimea's Attorney General Natalia Poklonskaya become a new internet phenomenon - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Natalia Poklonskaya Japanese Anime Viral Hit - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Natalia Poklonskaya conquer Europe - YouTube

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): Natalia Poklonskaya about Ukraine government criminal case against her - YouTube

 

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European Union signs landmark political deal with Ukraine - Reuters


VIDEO: EU signs political association pact with Ukraine - DW.DE


What's in the EU-Ukraine agreement? - GlobalPost


EU Adds $1.4Bln to Ukrainian Aid After Political Deal Signed - RIA Novosti


EU imposes new sanctions against Russia after Putin signs bill annexing Crimea - Fox News


VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: EU extends sanctions over Crimea - YouTube


VIDEO: EU full press conference: Ukraine deal signed, expanded sanctions against Russia (recorded live feed) - YouTube


Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia - azcentral.com


President Putin mocks US sanctions, vows not to retaliate - RT News

 

Russian shares plummet as Western sanctions hit key sectors - The Independent

 

Sanctions on Russia: Why a lot more than Europe's energy is at stake (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com

 

EU leaders accelerate quest to reduce energy reliance on Russia - Reuters

 

Russia, West ‘doomed to agree’ on gas supply issues - cnbc.com

 

Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas? - NPR

 

EU options on Russian energy stranglehold few and pricy - Reuters

 

Nuclear industry hopes Ukraine crisis to boost business in Europe - Reuters

 

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Ukraine has no more Black Sea Fleet gas discount - Presidential spokesman - The Voice of Russia


Russia may demand $11 bn back by revoking fleet hosting deal with Ukraine – Medvedev - RT Business


Europe, Ukraine Discuss Pipeline Upgrades, Reversals - Natural Gas Intelligence

 

Crimea loss to cost Ukraine hundreds of billions of dollars - GlobalPost

 

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine - washingtonpost.com

 

Far Right Politicians Beat Up Ukraine TV Chief – Apparently the vehemently pro-Ukrainian men were not happy with the media outlet's recent coverage of Russia - AP

 

VIDEO: Far Right Politicians Beat Up Ukraine TV Chief – Apparently the vehemently pro-Ukrainian men were not happy with the media outlet's recent coverage of Russia - PolicyMic

 

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Turkey News - Mar 21

 

Turkey's Erdogan threatens Twitter ban as vote looms - Reuters


Widespread Twitter outages in Turkey after PM threatens ban - Reuters


Twitter says looking into reports that service banned in Turkey - Reuters


VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan threatens Twitter ban at election campaign rally - CNN TÜRK


MEP worried over RTÜK punishment of STV Haber for critical reporting - CİHAN


PM Erdoğan vows ‘to ban ban’ on AKP election ad (VIDEO) - hurriyetdailynews.com


AK Party gov't behind anti-Hizmet declaration, leaked recordings allege - Today's Zaman

 

'Erdoğan to take action against Hizmet after restructuring judiciary' - Today's Zaman

 

[Part 4] Gülen calls for respect of diversity in Turkey to end polarization - CİHAN

 

‘Minority groups face increasing discrimination in Turkey' - Today's Zaman

 

Scandal over inspectors questioning students deepens with new cases - Today's Zaman

 

Parents, teachers protest as inspectors carry on questioning students - Today's Zaman

 

The Gezi Park Protests: The Impact on Freedom of Expression in Turkey - PEN International

 

FULL REPORT: The Gezi Park Protests: The Impact on Freedom of Expression in Turkey - PEN International

 

Tunceli police chief resigns, he complained over the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan - Today's Zaman

 

Graft claims against gov't will play role in Denizli mayoral election - Today's Zaman

 

Erdogan Handouts Bolster Appeal to Voters Unfazed by Graft Claim - Bloomberg

 

POLL: Konsensus survey showing main-opposition CHP lead over Erdogan's AKP in capital Ankara - konsensus.com

 

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Ruling party refuses to sign on revealing corruption file in Parliament - CİHAN


Opposition accuses Parliament speaker of dishonesty about summaries of proceedings - Today's Zaman


Opposition CHP deputy says he has documents that verify PM's calls - Today's Zaman


Turkey's Erdoğan monopolizes high-value land sales, recording reveals - Today's Zaman


Konya dorm building transferred to Erdoğan's TÜRGEV for free - Today's Zaman


Erdoğan ally Cengiz İnşaat acquires historical grove for free - CİHAN


Ministry to approve construction in national parks without long-term plan - Today's Zaman

 

Greenpeace: Turkish gov't destroying forests to promote construction - Today's Zaman

 

In new leak, Zarrab bribes ex-minister to sack police official - Today's Zaman

 

Audio reveals another alleged bribe delivery to former EU minister Bagis - Today's Zaman

 

Theologians condemn former EU minister Bagis: Mocking Quran's verses blasphemous - CİHAN

 

THY Chairman Topçu illegally asks for quota from YÖK, recording reveals - Today's Zaman

 

Kılıçdaroğlu warns against possible pre-election incursion into Syria - CİHAN

 

New leaked tape reveals THY carried suspicious cargo to Nigeria - CİHAN

 

AUDIO (and transcript): How Weapons Transported To Nigeria? -  Erdogansdollars

 

Al-Qadi allegedly manipulating Turkish foreign policy on Egypt - CİHAN

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 20

 

VIDEO: President Obama: No U.S. Military Action in Ukraine - NBC 7 San Diego


U.S. defense chief praises Ukraine's restraint in Crimea crisis - Yahoo News


Ukraine to Pull All Its Forces From Crimea, Conceding Loss - NYTimes.com


Ukraine to Deploy More Troops on Border With Russia - RIA Novosti


Pro-Russian Forces Seize Ukraine Navy Headquarters in Crimea - VOA

 

Russia to Build Bridge to Crimea - RIA Novosti

 

VIDEO: Crimea: Ukrainian servicemen vacate Sevastopol naval base - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Russian troops seize Ukrainian navy base in Sevastopol - France 24

 

VIDEO: Official: Ukrainian Soldier killed in Crimea - YouTube

 

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Crimean Tatars Will Have to Vacate Land – Official - RIA Novosti


Crimean Tatars Hardly Reassured by Putin’s Promises of Inclusion - VICE News


Crimea: Tatars Mourn Tortured Father-of-Three Reshat Ametov - ibtimes.co.uk


Crimea: Disappeared Tatar Man Found Killed - Human Rights Watch

 

VIDEO: Ethnic Cleansing Fears: Crimean Tatars mourn first suspected victim of Russian occupation - YouTube

 

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Baltic nations look to Biden for assurance after Russia annexation of Crimea - AP


VIDEO: Joe Biden: We Stand With Baltic Allies, Against Russian Aggression - YouTube


VIDEO: Biden to Russia: US Will Defend NATO Allies - YouTube


U.S. eyes military training in Baltics after Russia 'land grab' - Reuters


In Poland, Biden Promises Allies Protection - NYTimes.com


Poland And Lithuania Wary Of Kaliningrad Being Base Of Next Move From Russia - ibtimes.com

 

AP Interview: Romanian president says Russia has created conflicts around the Black Sea - AP

 

Moldova tells Russia: don't eye annexation here - Yahoo News

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary regards changing Crimea’s status as unlawful - mfa.gov.ua

 

News from Ukraine's diplomatic missions - MFA of Ukraine

 

Bulgarian President Plevneliev calls Consultative Council on National Security meeting on Ukraine - The Sofia Globe

 

Why Belarus Wants to Make Friends with the New Ukrainian Government - Belarus Digest

 

European leaders seek ways to curb dependence on Russian gas - Reuters

 

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Turkey News - Mar 19

 

AKP-Gulen strife worsens ahead of Turkey March 30 elections - Al-Monitor


Turkey: The Erdogan-Gulen showdown - FT.com


[Part 1] Islamic scholar Gülen calls conditions in Turkey worse than military coup - Today's Zaman


[Part 2] Islamic scholar Gülen says he cannot remain silent on corruption - Today's Zaman


[Part 3] Gülen says gov't cut back on rights and freedoms in Turkey - Today's Zaman


Turkish PM asks: Is Gulen a scholar or a spy chief? - Anadolu Agency


PM's son: Dad, let's initiate an operation against Hizmet's senior members - Today's Zaman


Ministerial bureaucrats being purged over their alleged affiliations with Hizmet - Today's Zaman


Erdoğan and AK Party deputies split over hate speech against Hizmet - Today's Zaman

 

RTÜK suspends 20 SHaber TV shows affiliated with the Hizmet Movement, harshest penalty of all times - CİHAN

 

Halkbank fed pro-government daily with TL 1.1 million, daily reports - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish PM Erdoğan pressured daily to fire a headscarved columnist, CHP leader says - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Recordings show Erdoğan's control over media - Today's Zaman

 

Ministry questions students, teachers about alleged anti-gov't propaganda - Today's Zaman

 

Despite protests, ministry carries on questioning at schools, dorms - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey: Critical Elections on March 30th - Information, Background and Analysis - dailykos.com

 

POLL:  AKP leads Ankara with 46.2% backing to CHP's 39.9% and MHP's 10.2% - sonarhaber.com

 

POLL:  AKP leads Istanbul with 45.3% backing to CHP's 40.6% and MHP's 5.6% - sonarhaber.com

 

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Lawsuit filed against Erdog˘an for harsh comments about slain Berkin Elvan, PM claimed that he was a member of a terrorist organization - Today's Zaman


Witness: Berkin raised hand and told police he wanted to buy bread - Today's Zaman


Recording shows Erdoğan refused to ease tensions during Gezi Park protests - CİHAN


[Photo of the Week] 2 million people bid farewell to 15-year-old victim Berkin Elvan - Today's Zaman


Berkin Elvan Honored In Powerful Full-Page New York Times Ad - huffingtonpost.com

 

Former AK Party deputy calls on PM to prove claims about Gezi, graft probe - CİHAN

 

Çermik family fears Elif will be latest victim of police brutality - Today's Zaman

 

Two women detained over ‘ugly’ gesture at Turkish PM Erdoğan released - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkish police detain shoebox seller ahead of Erdoğan rally - Today's Zaman

 

Ex-army chief arrested upon PM's order, says retired police official - Today's Zaman

 

Europe court condemns Turkey over jailed Kurd leader - THE DAILY STAR

 

Turkish Airlines allegedly ships arms to Nigeria jihadist Boko Haram, tape reveals - Yahoo News

 

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Erdoğan sought graft prosecutor’s help to halt probe, new tape reveals - Today's Zaman


PM's undersecretary ordered police chief to detain graft prosecutor - CİHAN


Police prevented from wiretapping any suspects for 3 months - CİHAN


Turkey's main opposition exposes alleged phone traffic between PM and family on Dec 17 - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Bank receipt hints luxury apartments bought with money at PM's house - Today's Zaman

 

Historic mansion transferred illegally, leaked audio reveals - Today's Zaman

 

To make room for development, Turkish officials ‘enlarge' islands - Today's Zaman

 

Zarrab sent former EU minister half a million euros as holiday present - Today's Zaman

 

Police Report: Former Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and Reza Zarrab (Riza Sarraf) - Turkey Islamic Justice and Development

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 18

 

U.S., EU set sanctions as Putin recognizes Crimea sovereignty after the 97-percent vote to secede from Ukraine - Reuters


VIDEO (and transcript): Obama announces sanctions after Crimea referendum - The Washington Post


Exclusive: Russia Will Sanction U.S. Senators - The Daily Beast


Europe analysts say sanctions won't dissuade Putin - usatoday


What further sanctions could Russia face? - BBC News


Russia’s $160 Billion Stick Hinders Crimean Sanctions - Bloomberg


Russia’s Unconventional Weapon: Natural Gas - The New Yorker

 

Europe will find it difficult to wean itself off Russian gas - THE DAILY STAR

 

The EU-Russia Energy Game – Who’s in the Lead? The ongoing crisis in Ukraine may well provoke the European Union to lower its dependence on Russian energy supplies - ISN

 

Does Russia Need To Sell Gas More Than The EU Needs To Buy It (GRAPH)? - Zero Hedge

 

Germany To Play Central But Expensive Role in Sanctions against Russia - SPIEGEL ONLINE

 

Gazprom mulls contract changes to keep Europe clients-paper - Reuters

 

US Using Oil to Fight Russian Gas Politics in Ukraine? - oilprice.com

 

Russia tensions risk higher gas prices for Europe, says Eni boss - FT.com

 

Crimea moves to nationalise Ukraine energy firms - GlobalPost

 

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White House statement on Crimean referendum: Illegal poll administered under threats of violence and intimidation from the Russian military - Washington Post


Crimean referendum consistent with intl legal norms, UN Charter - Putin tells Obama - Russia Beyond The Headlines


Evidence that Crimean referendum vote was rigged, Although 38 percent of the Crimean population is ethnically Ukrainian or Tatar, only 3 percent of Crimeans voted against seceding from Ukraine [VIDEO] - UPI.com

 

The Crimean Referendum to Join Russia Was an Unconstitutional Sham - New Republic

 

Crimean ‘referendum at gunpoint’ is a myth, No violations reported and people were free to make their choice: intl observers - RT News

 

International Observers Find Crimean Referendum Strongly and Voluntarily Supported by the Crimean People - PRNewswire

 

VIDEO: Crimean ‘referendum at gunpoint’ is a myth, No violations reported and people were free to make their choice: intl observers - RT News

 

Interview with a pollster: Only 41 percent of Crimeans in the latest KIIS poll, conducted from Feb. 8-18, said Ukraine and Russia should merge into one state - FiveThirtyEight

 

Crimea referendum sees 123 percent turnout in Sevastopol? - The Daily Dot

 

Crimea Referendum Illegitimate says US Legal Scholar - VOA

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 15

 

Central and Eastern Europe Face Economic Threat From Ukraine Crisis - WSJ.com


Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic Urge US Gas Exports Amid Ukraine Crisis - The Slovak Spectator


Eastern Europe: From leaders to ordinary people there is fear that Russia may seek more opportunities for incursions in its former imperial backyard - AP


Baltic States View Ukraine Crisis With Trepidation - WSJ.com


Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are keeping a close eye on events in Ukraine - naturalgaseurope.com


A Baltic perspective on the Ukraine crisis - BUSINESS NEW EUROPE


Poland and Baltics feel heat from Crimea - BBC News

 

President of Poland: "Poland will not accept Crimea split from Ukraine” - president.pl

 

President Basescu: "Romania is unreservedly supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty and recognising the new Ukrainian authorities as the legitimate representatives of the country” - actmedia.eu

 

Romania faces gas import uncertainty if Russia shuts off exports through Ukraine - Romania-Insider.com

 

Bulgarian Foreign Min. Urges Withdrawal of Russian Troops from Crimea - Novinite.com

 

London School of Economics: Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania would be hardest hit by a suspension of Russian gas exports through Ukraine - Стандарт Нюз

 

Slovakia Officially Rejects Crimea Referendum - The Daily Slovakia

 

Slovakia boosts German gas imports as Ukraine cut looms - Reuters

 

Czech PM says the Ukrainian government is legitimate, adding that the referendum is at variance with Ukrainian legislation - PRAGUE POST

 

Moldova alarmed over 'contagious' separatism in Ukraine's Crimea - Reuters

 

EU, U.S. urged to support Ukraine, Moldova in case of Russia s energy blackmail - Ukrinform

 

The Lithuania Seimas strongly condemns Russia's military aggression in Ukraine - The Lithuania Tribune

 

PM: Patriot missiles could be deployed in Lithuania, if needed - The Lithuania Tribune

 

Russia Suspends Some Trade via Lithuanian Port, PM Says - VOA

 

Estonia supports Ukraine's integrity, denies recognition of Crimean referendum - nrcu.gov.ua

 

In wake of Ukraine crisis, Estonia woos ethnic Russians: Expert - The Times of India

 

President Lukashenko: Belarus has not halted cooperation with Ukraine - BELTA

 

Kremlin jets in joint exercise with Belarus - The Australian

 

Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia sign joint military pact to operate under NATO and EU auspices in response to the Ukraine crisis - Channel NewsAsia

 

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Turkey News - Mar 14

 

Turkey's Erdogan condemns protesters as deaths fuel tensions - Reuters


VIDEO: Erdogan says protests 'nothing to do with democracy' - YouTube


Ex-EU Minister Bağış raises eyebrows with ‘necrophiles’ tweet during Berkin Elvan’s funeral - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkish PM’s top adviser’s Twitter account gets hacked with messages of solidarity with the Berkin Elvan protests - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkey’s opposition leader visits Elvan family - Anadolu Agency


İstanbul court removes obstacle to Gezi Park construction project - Today's Zaman

 

Approximately 40 arrested after protests in Ankara following the funeral of the teenager Berkin Elvan - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

VIDEO: Protests Turn Violent After Gezi Victim Berkin Elvan's Funeral Part 1 - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Protests Turn Violent After Gezi Victim Berkin Elvan's Funeral Part 2 - YouTube

 

Funeral of young man Karamanoğlu killed by a “stray bullet” fired by Berkin Elvan protesters cause tension in sensitive area - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

VIDEO: Massive funeral of Karamanoğlu killed by a “stray bullet” fired by Berkin Elvan protesters Part 1 - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Massive Funeral of Karamanoğlu killed by a “stray bullet” fired by Berkin Elvan protesters Part 2 - YouTube

 

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Interior minister Efkan Ala ordered purge of police officers, new wiretap reveals - Today's Zaman


More on the recordings of Interior Minister Efkan Ala - Today's Zaman


PM's undersecretary orders governor to call in raid on journalist's house - CİHAN


New audio leaks further prove AK Party government's control of media - CİHAN


Turkey's AK Party using state-run Turkish Radio and Television Corporation as propaganda mouthpiece - Today's Zaman


Cost of a 15-minute meeting with PM Erdoğan is TL 500,000 - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish PM refutes claims of accounts in Swiss banks - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Opposition: Dec. 17 graft probe exposes exchange of state secrets for bribes - Today's Zaman

 

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European Parliament slams Turkey over rights, graft probe in report - CİHAN


FULL REPORT: European Parliament Progress Report on Turkey - European Parliament


Ankara disappointed over European Parliament resolution - hurriyetdailynews.com


EUobserver: EU Turkish diplomats embarrassed over Erdoğan - CİHAN

 

VIDEO: Erdogan on Gülenists: They are Worse than Shiites - YouTube

 

Turkey presses on with Gulen school closure - Al Jazeera English

 

Fidan gives anti-Hizmet file to US gov't, then visits Gülen, Karaca says - CİHAN

 

Ex-AKP lawmaker and minister says he will vote for main opposition in elections - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

FULL REPORT: Turkey Goes to the Ballot Box: 2014 Municipal Elections and Beyond - Brookings Institution

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 13

 

Obama, Ukraine premier outline potential opening over Crimea - chicagotribune.com


Remarks by President Obama and Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk after Bilateral Meeting - Official Wire


VIDEO: President Obama Meets with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine - The White House


Ukraine’s President Op-Ed - NYTimes.com


Statement of G-7 Leaders on Ukraine, calls on Russia to immediately halt actions supporting a referendum on the territory of Crimea - The White House


US Congress Pushes for Expelling Russia From G8 and Imposing Sanctions - RIA Novosti

 

Ukraine bill with sanctions, IMF reforms clears hurdle in U.S. Senate - Reuters

 

Exclusive: EU approves framework for asset freezes, travel bans on Russia - Reuters

 

EU to sign part of association deal with Ukraine next week: Polish PM - Reuters

 

Ukraine’s leaders appeal for financial help as government begins to run out of money - The Washington Post

 

Russian Stocks Drop as Ukraine Fears Continue - RIA Novosti

 

Putin's Ukraine actions may knock Russia's central bank off course - Reuters

 

Putin’s Oligarchs Are Key to War and Peace in Ukraine - The Fiscal Times

 

Crimea to take over Ukraine state firms, gas fields on its territory - NDTV.com

 

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US flexes military might with Ukrainian war games together with Poland - The Scotsman


VIDEO: US uses planned war games with Poland to signal support after Russia’s intervention in Crimea - Yahoo Yahoo UK


U.S. Black Sea naval drills start near Crimea with Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces - chicagotribune.com


NATO sends 2 surveillance planes to Ukraine border - Fox News


Ukraine, Poland To Hold Joint Air Force Drills - defensenews.com


VIDEO: Crimea: Germany assures the Baltic states that they have the full backing of the EU and NATO - DW.DE

 

Romanian Parliament's foreign policy committees adopt Statement for support of Ukraine's European path - actmedia.eu

 

Moldova, Another Former Soviet Republic, Worried Over Russia's Move On Crimea - ibtimes.com

 

Belarus says Russia to send warplanes in response to NATO drills - Yahoo News

 

Ukraine Refocuses Debate on US Missile Defense - Military.com

 

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Ukraine president: Kiev will not use army to stop Crimea secession - theguardian.com


Dwarfed by Russian might, Ukraine plans new defense force - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Ukraine leaders create national guard - brisbanetimes.com.au


Ukraine Accuses Russia of Military Buildup - ABC News

 

Moscow allows Ukraine to carry out emergency observation flight over Russia, "the Russian Armed Forces are conducting no military activities threatening Ukraine's security at its border” - nterfax.com.ua

 

Crimea Pro-Russian Militia Swells as Vote Risks Call to Arms - Bloomberg

 

'The Goblin': Crimean leader who pledges loyalty to Putin - Yahoo News

 

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Turkey News - Mar 12

 

Clashes erupt in Turkey after protest teen Berkin Elvan dies - AFP


VIDEO: Police fire tear gas in front of the Istanbul hospital where Berkin Elvan had been in a coma - Hürriyet Daily News


VIDEO: Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Ankara - Businessweek


VIDEO: Berkin Elvan’ funeral attended by a crowd - TIKLA İZLE

 

VIDEO: Berkin Elvan’ family together with protesters at the son’ funeral - YouTube

 

Islamic scholar Gülen offers condolences to Berkin's family - Today's Zaman

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Turkish police beat Gezi protesters who hid in a parking garage in the Summer 2013 - YouTube

 

POLL: Survey show pessimism regarding Turkey's future - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

 

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Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen urges Turkey to write an entirely new constitution as a way to save its democracy - Today's Zaman


Fethullah Gülen op-ed: Turkey needs a new constitution to save its democracy - FT.com


White House denies remarks about Gülen attributed to Obama - Today's Zaman


US warns Ankara not to poison Turkish-American relations - Today's Zaman


US uneasy at being used as pawn in Turkey's internal politics, says CHP - Today's Zaman

 

ARCHIVE: Erdoğan implies US ambassador could be expelled - Today's Zaman

 

Senior US diplomat holds talks over counterterrorism in Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey distancing from missile deal with China - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Released ex-army chief Başbuğ attends demonstration, says other releases will follow - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Erdoğan gov’t rushed legislation, let murderers and plotters go free - Today's Zaman

 

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Leaked tape reveals pro gov't media's headline dictated by Erdoğans - Today's Zaman


New audio leaks further prove AK Party government's control of media - Today's Zaman


Former minister gives advice to mobilize media against CHP - Today's Zaman


RTÜK uses YSK to oppress anti-government media - Today's Zaman


Vimeo blocked in Turkey after amendment to Internet law - Today's Zaman


Energy tenders allegedly scrapped for Erdoğan's Bosphorus 360 - Today's Zaman

 

Recordings reveal negotiations over ship purchase for PM's son - Today's Zaman

 

Audio recordings reveal PM Erdoğan's desire to control everything - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish minister admits accepting bribes, according to leaked recordings - Today's Zaman

 

Mostly seen form of corruption is tender rigging, police report finds - Today's Zaman

 

CHP lawmakers bring allegations of gov't meddling in Court of Accounts - CİHAN

 

Who is Haramzadeler (which means Sons of Thieves in Turkish)? Its owner or owners have achieved notoriety by posting links on Twitter to a large cache of secret documents and hours of wiretaps - Businessweek

 

Half million wiretapped in Turkey in last two years: Communications body - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Minister: Turkish wiretappers needed external support, some certain centers of power with international connection are doing illegal listening to monitor Turkey by using subcontractors in the country -  Anadolu Agency

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 11

 

US will not recognise Crimea referendum, says ambassador - theguardian.com


VIDEO: US Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt Press Conference: Crimea is and should remain a part of Ukraine - YouTube


U.S. Wants Evidence Russia Ready To Ease Ukraine Crisis - rferl.org


Russia risks consequences over Crimea referendum, Cameron and Merkel say - theguardian.com


EU diplomats preparing next level of sanctions on Russia - Reuters


Lavrov: Russia will unveil new Ukraine settlement plan - The Voice of Russia


Hoping to isolate Russia, US woos China on Ukraine - Connecticut Post

 

Obama calls Spain, Kazakh leaders on Ukraine - Yahoo News

 

With eye on Crimea, U.S. starts military drills on Russia's doorstep - Yahoo News

 

NATO: AWACS aircraft to fly over Poland and Romania to “monitor the crisis in Ukraine”-  Air Force Times

 

Russia Reacts to US Warship's Arrival in Black Sea - Military.com

 

POLL: 59% approve of sanctions against Russia, "And there's a big 'no' to the U.S. launching either air strikes against Russian troops in the Ukraine or to sending U.S. ground troops" - CNN.com Blogs

 

VIDEO: How New U.S. Sanctions Will Hit Putin for Crimea - Bloomberg

 

Business Titans in Russia Fear New Front in Ukraine Crisis - NYTimes.com

 

Ukraine Sees Gazprom Charging 37% More for Gas in Q2 - Bloomberg

 

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VIDEO: Crimea crisis: Ukrainian PM pledges not to let go of a ‘single centimetre’ of land - euronews


Ukraine starts army drills as Russian military guards border with Crimea - smh.com.au


VIDEO: Russia Establishes Crimea Supply Route, New Border - Businessweek


Crimea 'soldiers' swear oath before pro-Moscow PM - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Crimea 'soldiers' swear oath before pro-Moscow PM - YouTube


Crimea PM: Preparations for joining Russia already underway  - The Voice of Russia

 

Crimean authorities to nationalise Ukrainian fleet, mineral producing facilities - The Voice of Russia

 

Crimean Tatar Leader Appeals To Obama - haberler.coma

 

Crimean Tatars fear return of Russian rule - Yahoo News

 

VIDEO: Crimean Tatars wary of Russia referendum - YouTube

 

Rival rallies in Crimea chant for Russia and Ukraine - theguardian.com

 

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Rival rallies of protesters in Crimea - YouTube

 

Journalists, Activists Reported Missing In Crimea - rferl.org

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 9

 

Barack Obama calls EU and Balkan leaders, All rejected the proposed referendum in Crimea: White House - Reuters


Readout of the President’s Calls with Presidents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, UK and Italy PMs and President of France - The White House


Kerry urges Russia to exercise utmost restraint saying that any steps to annex Ukraine's Crimea region would close the door to diplomacy - Yahoo News


Lavrov: "This crisis was not created by us...We are open to an honest dialogue to find a way to help all of Ukraine come out of the crisis" - Voice of Russia


UN Statement: Proposed Crimea referendum ‘worrying and serious’ development:  - United Nations News Centre


China urges calm and restraint in Ukraine - CSMonitor.com

 

Russia threatens to cut Ukraine gas amid Crimea tensions - Yahoo!7

 

EU leaders draw up plans to send gas to Ukraine if Russia cuts off supply - theguardian.com

 

Central European nations appeal to Congress for faster exports of US natural gas - Fox News

 

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Ukraine will not give up Crimea: acting foreign minister - Reuters


Crimean PM says 'no one' can cancel referendum on joining Russia - Reuters


Crimean Tatars wary of Russia referendum, they represents 12-15 percent of Crimea's two million while Russian speakers make up 60 percent - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Crimea Tatars Protest Russian Incursion in Bakhcisarai - YouTube


VIDEO: It’s Ukraine vs. Russia at Rival Protests in Simferapol - NBC News.com


Crimea Speaker denied assertions that Russia is participating in the preparation of the referendum: “We presented Russia with an accomplished fact. They did not expect us to do this, they were at a loss” - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Crimean parliamentary delegation asks Russian Duma to support Crimea if it decides to join Russia - Reuters.com

 

Crimea Could Prove Expensive Acquisition for Russia - WSJ.com

 

VIDEO: Muscovites divided on controversial Crimea referendum - YouTube

 

Warning shots fired as OSCE mission turned away from Crimea - Yahoo News

 

Crimea's New Leader, a Man With a Murky Past - ABC News

 

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Turkey News - Mar 8

 

Embattled by alleged graft, Erdoğan threatens to ban YouTube, Facebook over leaks - Today's Zaman


VIDEO (Turkish): Erdogan threatens to turn off Facebook and YouTube - YouTube


President Gül says Facebook, YouTube ban out of question - Today's Zaman


VIDEO: Youtube, Facebook cannot be banned, says President Gül - CİHAN


PM Erdoğan’s threat to ban YouTube and Facebook echoes around world - hurriyetdailynews.com


U.S. concerned over potential Internet restrictions in Turkey - turkishpress.com


Why President Obama stopped calling Turkish leader Erdogan - CSMonitor.com


Turkey Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister supports move to block Facebook and YouTube - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish media boss reduced to tears by PM Erdoğan, new recording reveals - Today's Zaman

 

Media censorship continues unabated with new penalty on TV program - CİHAN

 

Turkish journalist fired from pro-gov't daily over critical tweets - CİHAN

 

Journalist acquitted of charges pertaining to tweets critical of PM - CİHAN

 

New Recording of PM Adviser Mustafa Varank: Opposition News Unfit to Print in Turkey’s Vote Campaign - Bloomberg

 

Int'l Press Institute slams Erdoğan for double standards - CİHAN

 

POLL: Turkish public unhappy about government's media interference, Internet law - CİHAN

 

Usage of methods to bypass Internet restrictions likely to increase, experts say - Today's Zaman

 

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Erdoğan confirms tape seen as meddling in judiciary - CİHAN


PM Erdoğan allegedly interferes in Council of State elections - Today's Zaman


PM Erdoğan appointed prosecutors to major graft probe: new recording - CİHAN


CHP asks if Erdoğan illegally transferred cash abroad - CİHAN


Deputies banned from copying graft summaries due to ‘confidentiality' - CİHAN

 

Journalists, academics astonished as AK Party deputy justifies corruption - Today's Zaman

 

Lawyer files complaint against officers who detained him for showing shoebox - CİHAN

 

Gendarmerie sgt. says he made tipoff about Syria-bound trucks - CİHAN

 

Constitutional Court says rights of former Turkish army chief violated - CİHAN

 

Turkey's moderate ex-army chief pushed to the limit - Channel NewsAsia

 

Former intelligence head: Erdoğan was pleased with anti-coup operations - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey PM says 'ready to quit' if party loses local polls - THE DAILY STAR


121 detained in Eskişehir protest ahead of Erdoğan rally - CİHAN


VIDEO: 121 detained in Eskişehir protest ahead of Erdoğan rally - YouTube


Intelligence report urges gov't to declare state of emergency after polls, anticipates unrest after the local elections on March 30 - CİHAN


CHP files complaint against Erdoğan for labeling ODTÜ students 'terrorists' - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

 

AK Party provincial head raids dormitory in Düzce - CİHAN

 

GYV: PM's discriminatory rhetoric undermines social peace - CİHAN

 

Erdoğan's claims about Gülen stun US Ambassador Ricciardone - Today's Zaman

 

PM, former minister contradict each other on Alevi remarks - CİHAN

 

Two academics expelled from Turkish university for joining Gezi protests - Today's Zaman

 

Amnesty Turkey launches campaign for Gezi victim - Today's Zaman

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 7

 

Obama urges Putin in phone call: De-escalate crisis in Ukraine - Washington Times


Putin tells Obama relations should not suffer over Ukraine, emphasizes importance of Russian-US cooperation for world stability - The Voice of Russia


Readout of President Obama’s call with President Putin of Russia - The White House


Statement by the US President on Ukraine - The White House


US moves on several fronts over proposed Crimea referendum to join the Russian Federation - Fox News


Congress steps up action on Ukraine - usatoday.com


'Visa bans, asset freezes are next': Europe announces three step sanctions against Russia - RT News


Ukraine Crimea Crisis: China Takes Ambiguous Stance in US-Russia Standoff - ibtimes.co.uk

 

Ukraine's interim president says government working to block Crimea referendum - Fox News

 

Russian State Duma will decide on Crimea after referendum: MP - The Voice of Russia

 

Russia analyst: Crimea referendum will take place, with dangerous consequences (VIDEO) - CNN.com Blogs

 

Does Putin really want Crimea within Russia? Maybe not. (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com

 

Crimea vote is no slam dunk for Putin - FT The World

 

Moscow assets, market ratings fall as Crimea votes to join Russia - Reuters

 

Russia Starts Massive Air Defense Drills Amid Crimea Standoff - RIA Novosti

 

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POLL: Do Crimeans actually want to join Russia? Majority support autonomy over union with Russia - washingtonpost.com


POLL: Regional polls show few Ukrainians, Russians want a united, single state - Pew Research Center


POLL: More Than Half of Ukrainians Want to Join EU - The Moscow Times


Crimeans divided on secession referendum - usatoday


In Crimea, old fears and new propaganda sow terror among Russian-speakers - AP

 

Ukrainian military abandoning bases in Crimea after being warned they are now “enemy combatants” - News.com.au

 

Crimean Tatars: Leader Announces Boycott Of Crimea Autonomy Referendum - UNPO

 

VIDEO: Crimean Tatar Leader Announces Referendum Boycott - rferl.org

 

POLL: Large majority of Ukrainians favor early Rada elections and constitutional change - kyivpost.com

 

POLL: Poroshenko tops new Ukrainian presidential poll - kyivpost.com

 

GRAPH: Ukrainian Presidential Poll - Metapolls

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 6

 

Russian Officials Tell Pentagon: Masked Men in Uniform in Crimea Not Russian Military, Hagel: It’s pretty clear that they’re Russian troops - ABC News


VIDEO: Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on Russian Involvement in Ukraine - YouTube


Pentagon boosts training, NATO air policing amid Ukraine crisis - Reuters


Lavrov: Russia cannot order Crimean 'self-defense' units back to base - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Russian troops not in control of Crimea, says Lavrov - euronews


Russia’s 25,000-troop allowance in Crimea: they been there for 15 years already & other facts you may not know - RT News


Crimea to Set Up Own Law Enforcement and Security Services - RIA Novosti

 

Pro-Russia militias police Crimea’s border, self-defence units who are taking on a visible role in patrolling the peninsula and cementing the new Crimean leadership - FT.com

 

'We Don't Want War Here': Pro-Russia Self-Defense Militias Patrolling Crimea - NBC News.com

 

Crimean Premier Says Ukrainian Military Units Have Started to Surrender - NYTimes.com

 

Ukrainian navy chief Denys Berezovsky, after one day as chief, defects and pledges allegiance to the Crimea government - BBC News

 

VIDEO: Ukrainian navy chief Denys Berezovsky, after one day as chief, defects and pledges allegiance to the Crimea government - BBC News

 

Ukrainian Navy flagship diverted away from Crimea as many of the sailors and officers on board had voiced a desire to defect to an independent Crimean government - RIA Novosti

 

Agreement on cooperation between Tatarstan, Crimea signed in Simferopol - kyivpost.com

 

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AP Interview: Ukraine PM says Crimea will remain in Ukraine, but may get more autonomy to assuage the concerns of its pro-Russian population - Fox News


VIDEO: AP Interview: Ukraine PM says Crimea Situation Resembles 'coup' - YouTube


Ukraine FM Says International Observers Must Replace Troops Before Crimea Vote for Autonomy (VIDEO) - ABC News


White House to Putin: Allow international monitors in Crimea - Washington Times


Consent to arrival of int'l observers in Ukraine should be given by receiving party, including Crimea: Lavrov - voiceofrussia.com


OSCE military observers banned from entering Crimea, Lithuanian foreign minister says - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: No warm welcome for OSCE in Crimea - YouTube

 

Pro-Russian gunmen force UN envoy to flee Crimea - i24news

 

VIDEO: Militia blocks UN envoy from leaving cafe in Crimea - YouTube

 

Activists replant Russian flag above HQ in Ukraine city of Donetsk - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Pro-Russian protesters occupy Donetsk admin building - YouTube

 

Was 'massacre' behind Ukraine revolution ordered by Yatsenyuk's coalition? Leaked tape says Maidan snipers were NOT under control of ousted president but opposition (VIDEO) - DailyMail

 

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Grasping for diplomatic exit, EU offers $15 billion in aid to Ukraine as envoys converge - Fox News


Kerry Takes Offer of 1 Billion Aid to Ukraine and Pushes Back at Russian Claims - NYTimes.com


Russia cancels Ukraine's gas discount and demands $1.5bn - Telegraph

 

Ukraine looks for $2bn loan from Russia - RT Business

 

Chinese investment in Ukraine could be costly casualty of conflict with Russia - Fox News

 

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Turkey News - Mar 5

 

New leak exposes Erdoğan's meddling in judiciary, sparks criticism - Today's Zaman


Turkey's Alevi community concerned about wiretapped remarks, “Voice recording is proof of government's profiling against Alevis” - Today's Zaman


PM Erdoğan reopened bid on national warship project to friend's company - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): Erdogan pressures justice minister over decisions in tycoon Aydin Dogan's tax case - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): PM Erdoğan reopened bid on national warship project to friend's company - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): PM's son Bilal Erdogan allegedly talks with public official about how to illegally transfer ownership of hystorical lodge to TÜRGEV - YouTube


Legal proceedings for four former ministers sent to Turkish Parliament - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Graft suspect manager rejoins state-run Halkbank - Today's Zaman

 

Releases of graft suspects hurt public conscious: Turkish deputy PM - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

State-run Anadolu Agency censors Turkish Deputy PM Arınç's comments on graft case - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey bans film Nymphomaniac over nudity, a dissenting member of the cinema board says the decision is tantamount to "censorship" - Telegraph

 

POLL: Public unhappy about gov't media interference, Internet law - CİHAN

 

3 taken into custody for asking Minister Ala questions - Today's Zaman

 

Man beaten by police for holding sign at Erdoğan rally - Today's Zaman

 

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Court decision to halt construction of Prime Ministry in Ankara forest - Today's Zaman


‘SİT' applications spike under AK Party rule, protected sites where construction is restricted or forbidden - Today's Zaman


Turkey loses over 164,000 hectares of forests in 12 years - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey's Turmoil Puts Real-Estate Market at Risk - WSJ.com

 

EU confirms Turkey probe, Erasmus funds at risk - Today's Zaman

 

Unimpressed by Turkish ‘parallel structure' defense, MEPs approve critical report - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey News - Mar 4

 

EU launches probe into corruption claims at former EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagış who is implicated in the Turkey government scandal - Today's Zaman


European Parliament report criticizes Turkey amid corruption scandal - Today's Zaman


Summaries of proceedings for former ministers, Bozdağ still not in Parliament - Today's Zaman


Interior Ministry fails to reinstate police officers despite court rulings - Today's Zaman


Interior Ministry changes regulation on police specialization - Today's Zaman

 

ARCHIVE: Reza Zarrab, one of the key figures in the bribery case, delivered $ 1.5 million to former EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis - Turkey Islamic Justice and Development

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Reza Zarrab filmed carrying bribe to the former Minister Egemen Bagis - YouTube

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: A TV program on Reza Zarrab and Egemen Bagis - YouTube

 

Giant US Wiretap HQ Revealed in Ankara,The international NSA scandal had revealed that Turkish government officials had also been wiretapped by the US actively - Aydinlik

 

Wiretapping scandal: Secure encrypted phone lines used by PM Erdogan and other public officials left open for evasdropping - Euro Asia News

 

US and British spy agencies are able to decipher data even with the supposedly secure encryption to make it private - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

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Erdogan thwarts Murdoch as graft probe reveals Turkey media grab, A 252-page police account of phone intercepts and video surveillance - Bloomberg


Profit-seeking Erdoğan eyes environmentally protected zones - Today's Zaman


Turkish gov't mulls taking full control over competition authority - Today's Zaman


Main opposition CHP questions prime minister about Çatalca villas - Today's Zaman


Ministry allegedly profiled students of dershanes close to Hizmet - Today's Zaman

 

PM Erdoğan allegedly interferes in election at Fenerbahçe - Today's Zaman

 

AUDIO: PM Erdoğan allegedly interferes in election at Fenerbahçe - YouTube

 

Erdoğan's hate speech, slanders and insults graver every day - Today's Zaman

 

VIDEO: AK Party supporters attack protester at Erdoğan rally, throw punches at him who had raised a banner that read “There is a thief” - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey PM faces popularity slide as graft scandal closes in - Yahoo!7

 

315 AK Party members resign in Adana, join opposition MHP - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey News - Mar 3

 

Recordings seem to confirm bribe to Bilal Erdoğan's TÜRGEV - Today's Zaman


AUDIO: Graft suspect Zarrab sends bribe to TÜRGEV under guise of donation - YouTube


VIDEO: Graft suspect Zarrab sends bribe to TÜRGEV under guise of donation - haberler.com


AUDIO: Bargain for public land donation to TÜRGEV in exchange for mayoral candidacy - YouTube


AUDIO: Ciner Group deputy chairman Fatih Saraç allegedly tells Bilal Erdoğan that Ali Kibar would make a donation of TL 1 million to TÜRGEV - YouTube


MIT believes that all recordings about Erdogan and others were transferred to addresses in the U.S. and accessible by the NSA - hurriyetdailynews


Main opposition CHP leader calls on citizens to 'punish thieves' at elections - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Who still supports Turkey’s AKP? Let’s first look at the numbers - Al-Monitor

 

Turkey's ruling AKP sees any vote higher than 38.8 at local polls as 'success' - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

PM will be voted out with 51 percent, says opposition leader - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey unfamiliar with resignation tradition, graft probe shows - Today's Zaman

 

Protesters rally against corruption in Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

VIDEO: Turkey - Anti government protesters clash with police - BBC News 

 

Chairman of Turkey's biggest company Mustafa Koc calls on Erdogan to address graft charges to lower tensions  - Reuters

 

Interview with Turkey prominent businessman Mustafa Koç - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

TUSKON challenges Erdoğan to enter business, defies threats - Today's Zaman

 

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Court ignored evidence when releasing graft suspects, say legal experts - Today's Zaman


Judge who released graft suspects found to be Erdoğan supporter - Today's Zaman


Turkish authorities issue warning to Samanyolu TV for ‘biased' broadcasts - Today's Zaman


Opposition calls restrictions on Parliament TV censorship by Erdoğan - Today's Zaman


Main opposition CHP to make 3rd appeal to top court on HSYK law - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

A new era in new Turkey: 'law within law', Intimidation and fear reign in the judiciary - Today's Zaman

 

'State of rule of law suspended in Turkey, if not completely eliminated' - Today's Zaman

 

EU offers Ankara small chance to discuss paramount chapter which covers the judiciary and fundamental rights - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey failing badly in press freedom, says British justice minister - Today's Zaman

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 2

 

Obama Calls Putin Over Ukraine - APA


Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin - The White House


Putin: Russian citizens, troops threatened in Ukraine, need armed forces’ protection - RT News


Russian Parliament Approves Military Action in Ukraine - RIA Novosti

 

U.S. Lawmakers See Sanctions Not Troops as Ukraine Response - Bloomberg

 

Chuck Hagel Speaks With Russian Defense Chief About Crimea Tensions - huffingtonpost.com

 

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Russian Troops Take Over Ukraine's Crimea Region - ABC News


Pro-Russia leader of Crimea claims military control; troops guard official sites, airports - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Unidentified soldiers took up positions outside parliament in Ukraine's autonomous Crimea - VOA


Russian forces in Ukraine: What does the Black Sea Fleet in Crimea look like? - The Washington Post

 

Gunmen from Kiev attempted to seize Crimea's Interior Ministry overnight - Russia - RT News

 

Ukraine forces on high alert after Putin gets permission to use military - Fox News

 

Ukraine Appeals to NATO for Assistance - APA

 

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Thousands rally against 'illegitimate govt', raise Russian flags in eastern Ukraine (VIDEO) -  RT News


In northeast Ukraine, pro-Maidan occupiers are routed by counter-demonstrators - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Ukraine: Violent clashes in Kharkiv leave dozens injured - euronews


VIDEO: Pro-Russian Protests Get Violent in Crimea - UNEDITED - YouTube

 

All government agencies in Sevastopol support decision to disobey Kiev - APA

 

Up to 143,000 Ukrainians requested asylum in Russia in two weeks - RT News

 

Russia starts giving out passports to Ukraine’s ex-Berkut officers pelted with ‘threats’ - RT News

 

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Canceled language law in Ukraine sparks concern among Russian and EU diplomats - RT News


European Parliament urges respect for Russian language in Ukraine resolution - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Emotions run high: “Some politicians say that the Russian language is not a state language of Crimea. That’s why people are protesting” - euronews


Is it too late for Kiev to woo Russian-speaking Ukraine? A series of missteps may mean the new government has lost what influence it had in the southern regions - CSMonitor.com

 

Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists? - The Daily Beast

 

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Turkey News - Feb 29

 

New recording shows Bilal Erdoğan involved in $35 million island deal - Today's Zaman


AUDIO: New recording shows Bilal Erdoğan involved in $35 million island deal - YouTube


AUDIO: PM Erdoğan’s family searches for ‘a big shredder’ to destroy documents - Aydinlik


TRANSCRIPT (English): PM Erdoğan’s family searches for ‘a big shredder’ to destroy documents - Aydinlik


Document confirms prosecutors' order to destroy evidence in graft probe including wiretapped recordings - Today's Zaman


American company says Erdoğan voice recording genuine - Today's Zaman

 

CHP files complaint against PM Erdoğan on false asset declaration - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish PM accuses prosecutors and police of spying for another country - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey's science watchdog under probe over leaked recordings - turkishweekly.net

 

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Turkish government appoints new HSYK members, hundreds of officials working at the high court dismissed - hurriyetdailynews.com


No suspects left in jail in Turkey's corruption probe, 24 people were arrested in the initial stages - hurriyetdailynews.com


Sakarya police see unprecedented purge amid graft probe as more than 10,000 police officers have been reassigned across Turkey - CİHAN


Hakkari police chief resigns in reaction to police purge - Today's Zaman

 

Acquittal for policeman reassigned after complaint by Zarrab - Today's Zaman

 

Interior Ministry license plates issued to Zarrab, daily says - Today's Zaman

 

Candidates on 'red list' denied jobs despite high test scores, Taraf reports - Today's Zaman

 

Pulling of strings got candidates off 'red list,' daily says - Today's Zaman

 

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Erdoğan orders TV station to interview minister in prep school row - CİHAN


Turkish authorities penalize news program on TV channel for being 'biased', a documentary on Turkish birds will be broadcast in its place - Today's Zaman


Official documents reveal false reporting by pro-government Yeni Şafak - CİHAN

 

Press council expresses concerns over controversial intelligence bill - Today's Zaman

 

Main opposition CHP: Rule of law being replaced by intelligence state - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish opposition decides to stop calling Erdoğan 'prime minister' - Today's Zaman

 

Parliamentary plenary session canceled due to fighting - Today's Zaman

 

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US State Department report slams Turkish gov’t over corruption scandal, calls for respect for rule of law - Today's Zaman


More on the US State Department report on Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com


FULL REPORT: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013: Turkey - state.gov

 

Middle East funds negative on Turkey, warm to Egypt - Today's Zaman

 

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Syria News - Feb 28

 

Tenuous Truces: Local ceasefires agreed by the government and the Free Syrian Army continue to hold in the Damascus suburbs - gulftoday


There are now over 70 local cease-fires being negotiated across Syria, some marred by mistrust and disagreements - THE DAILY STAR


Syrian government sees an end game, local truces include end of the government siege and pledge by residents to renounce violence - huffingtonpost


Ghalioun: Geneva Talks Suspended as Assad Regime Evades Implementation of UNSC Resolution on Humanitarian Aid - Syrian National Coalition


Food rations distributed to besieged Damascus areas where rebels and the army reached a truce - THE DAILY STAR

 

Syria: UN agency delivers supplies to besieged camp amid ‘unbelievable devastation’ - United Nations News Centre

 

PHOTO: Harrowing photo of humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Harrowing video of humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk - YouTube

 

REPORT: Yarmouk Refugee Camp and the Syrian Uprising: A View from Within - palestine-studies.org

 

Syria: ICRC delivers emergency relief in Barzeh - ICRC

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): [Syria] Barzeh: Flip side of negotiations - YouTube

 

91 men evacuated from Syria's Homs still held, 431 have been released : governor - THE DAILY STAR

 

Officer in Presidential Palace Suggested Homs Truce, Assad Accepted - The Syrian Observer

 

Plane Carrying WFP Aid Arrives in Qamishli - The Syrian Observer

 

Kids fathered by Saudis toil with mothers in Syria camps - Arab News

 

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Saudi 'seeking Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels' - Yahoo News


No deal with Saudi Arabia on arming Syrian rebels: Pakistan - Business Standard


Saudi Arabia and the U.S. to cooperate on Syria - Al Arabiya News


Russia condemns rumored Saudi plans to arm Syrian rebels with anti-air missiles - RT News


Operation Room in Jordan Coordinates Battles in Southern Syria - The Syrian Observer


Jordan denies Syrian rebels trained for Damascus attack on its territory - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


US, Israel, Jordan enlarge South Syrian foothold - DEBKAfile


Report: The firing of General Salim Idriss as FSA military chief is part of a push-back against the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and its sponsors in Qatar and Turkey - clarionproject.org

 

Kerry: Russia stepping up aid to Assad - AFP

 

Exclusive: Iranian oil exports rise in February, more to ally Syria - Reuters

 

Qatar FM backs Syria political solution on Iran visit - THE DAILY STAR

 

Exclusive: Iraq signs deal to buy arms, ammunition from Iran - documents - Reuters

 

Syrian Coalition Holds the Iraqi Government Responsible For Terrorism and The Killing of Syrians - Syrian National Coalition

 

Abbas tells Obama: Assad must stay - Al Akhbar English

 

White House waging secret debate over cyberwar against Syria - The Seattle Times

 

Syrian Web Censorship Techniques Revealed - MIT Technology Review

 

Syria says two attempted attacks on chemical weapons convoys: U.N. - Reuters

 

OPCW expects more from Syria after mustard gas shipped out - UPI.com

 

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YPG Announces Suspension of All Military Operations, saying they will act only on the basis of legitimate defence in the event of an attack - Rudaw


YPG Calls On Residents Of Til Meruf To Evacuate Ahead Of Operation, a joint-attack was launched by ISIS, Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham - The Rojava Report


ISIS, YPG Clash in Several Key Kurdish Towns - Syria Deeply


Arab tribal outrage as Kurdish YPG forces control Syrian city after three weeks of clashes with ISIS and other battalions including Ahrar al-Sham - aranews.org


Hasakah province: ISIS and allied battalions exploded a Sufi shrine in the village of Tal-Ma’rof which is exposed to clashes with YPG - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

ISIS arrests 17 Kurdish civilians north Syria - aranews.org

 

Kobanê Canton warns people about abductions - ekurd

 

PHOTO: Beheading of a suspected 'PKK' member by ISIS in the middle of Azaz on Valentine's Day - Twitter / ajaltamimi

 

AUDIO: Interview eith Rêdur Xelîl, spokesperson of the YPG - BBC

 

VIDEO (Arabic): Syria Kurdish YPG Commander`s Speech - YouTube

 

The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim, Part I - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Syrian regime, PYD and Shammar tribe reach agreement over oil-rich Rumailan - aranews.org

 

Afrin Canton VP: There Is Freedom In This Model - The Rojava Report

 

Minority Kurds promote cultural diversity amid Syria's civil war (VIDEO) - Your Middle East

 

The women of Syrian Kurdistan, Rojava, have broken their chains - ekurd

 

Syrian Kurdish parties: PYD cantons illegitimate - Anadolu Agency

 

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Turkey/Syria News - Feb 27

 

Turkish Prime Minister targeted in second audio tape - Yahoo News


AUDIO: Erdogan talks to his son about getting 10 million from SOM Petrol owner, advises son not to take it until he brings the "promised" amount - YouTube


AUDIO: Specific preparation for the day of the evacuation of the money from the Prime Minister's house - YouTube


AK Party founders slam PM Erdoğan over leaked corruption recording - Today's Zaman


CHP: Either PM resigns or he will drag Turkey into social, economic chaos - CİHAN


Turkish gov’t, opposition clash over accuracy of tapes - hurriyetdailynews.com


PM Erdoğan's tapes not doctored, specialists agree - Today's Zaman

 

Erdogan recordings appear real, US analyst says, as Turkey scandal grows - McClatchy DC News

 

Minister of Science, Industry and Technology: Should the Prime Ministry request an analysis of the tapes, The Scientific and Technological Research Council (Tubitak) will be happy to undertake it - turkishpress.com

 

AK Party deputy: People don't believe voice recordings even if they are true - CİHAN

 

Leaked recording deepens divisions in Turks' views of Erdoğan - Today's Zaman

 

AK Party deputies almost attacked their CHP counterparts over the tapes - Today's Zaman

 

AUDIO (English): In voice recordings posted 2 days ago Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discuss how to hide huge sums of cash - YouTube

 

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Turkey sees anti-corruption protests for second day -AFP


VIDEO: Anti-government protests in Istanbul Wednesday - YouTube


Opposition throws fake money in Taksim during rally over tape incriminating Turkish PM - hurriyetdailynews.com


VIDEO: Opposition throws fake money in Taksim during rally over tape incriminating Turkish PM - YouTube


PHOTO ALBUM: Anti-corruption protests continue in Turkey - The Washington Post


ODTÜ students stage protest ahead of highway opening in Ankara - CİHAN

 

VIDEO: Turkey: students protest against new highway - YouTube

 

Turkey Moves to Close Prep Schools Linked to Rival Gulen - SFGate

 

Schools to become partisan, claim education unions - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish police uses tear gas to disperse National Education Bill protestors - CİHAN

 

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President Gül approves disputed bill increasing gov’t grip over judiciary - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkish main opposition takes judicial bill to Constitutional Court - hurriyetdailynews.com


Former minister says new law makes MİT resemble criminal JİTEM - Today's Zaman

 

Association says MIT intelligence bill huge blow to press freedom - Today's Zaman

 

Gov't censorship not limited to media, extends to party ads - Today's Zaman

 

Draft law grants economic privileges to Turkey's military - Al-Monitor

 

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Turkey's Dirty Money: Why Ankara Is Still on the FATF's Gray List of Terrorism Financing - Foreign Affairs


The Gray List : Turkey’s Financing of Terrorism - digitaljournal.com

 

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Syrian troops ambush, kill at least 150 rebels east of Damascus, source says the men were civilians and fighters trying to escape the siege - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Live footage of Syrian army ambushing dozens of Islamist rebels in Otaibah, Damascus - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Aftermath of the ambush by the Syrian Army against Islamists in Otaybah, Damascus - LiveLeak.com


Syria rebel infighting 'kills 3,300 since January' - THE DAILY STAR


ISIS imposes restrictions on Christians in Raqqa, demand levy - THE DAILY STAR

 

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham's dhimmi pact for the Christians of Raqqa province - Syria Comment

 

Top ISIS commander killed in Homs - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Lebanon arrests a commander of Syria's Al-Nusra: security - Yahoo News

 

Netherlands: Jihadist threat level remains at ‘substantial’; government action still necessary - National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism

 

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Turkey/Syria News - Feb 26

 

Prosecutor's office begins investigation into Turkish PM Erdogan over 'mind-blowing' corruption tapes - US News


Main opposition says gov't lost legitimacy, calls on Erdoğan to quit - Today's Zaman


MHP leader says gov't lost legitimacy, urges judiciary to intervene - Today's Zaman


Prime Ministry says new tapes incriminating Erdogan "montage and completely false” - hurriyetdailynews.com


VIDEO: Turkish PM Erdogan denies graft claims in 'fake' audio - Video Dailymotion


CHP says voice recording of PM and son 'not a montage' - Today's Zaman


BDP says ‘it only takes 20 minutes’ to find out if tape incriminating PM is authentic - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Engineers confirm authenticity of voice recording between PM, son - Today's Zaman

 

A scientific analysis on the authenticity of Erdogan tapes: (in Turkish) - Kivanc Kitapci

 

Erdoğan's voice recordings with son gets 2 mln viewers on YouTube - Today's Zaman

 

TRANSCRIPT (English): Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's alleged phone talks with his son Bilal, about where to hide the money - LiveLeak.com

 

AUDIO (Turkish): In new voice recordings Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discuss how to hide huge sums of cash - YouTube

 

Thousands of Turks protest deepening corruption, call on gov't to resign - Today's Zaman

 

VIDEOS: Turkish protesters call Government to resign after tape scandal - LiveLeak.com

 

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HSYK to investigate claims of mass wiretaps - Today's Zaman


Prosecutor Çimen denies wiretapping claims - Today's Zaman


İstanbul Prosecutor's Office says 2,280 people wiretapped, investigation continues - Today's Zaman


Pro-gov't dailies' reports on mass wiretaps full of contradictions - Today's Zaman


Media deception of the century on mass wiretaps - Today's Zaman

 

Ex-minister confesses to ‘unlawful practices' in wiretapped conversation - CİHAN

 

Recording shows government asking MİT to deny profiling reports - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish finance minister declines to comment on ‘color lists' - Today's Zaman

 

A police officer allegedly responsible for placing a bugging device in Erdogan's residence worked as a bodyguard for 'terror financier’ Yasin al-Qadi - Today's Zaman

 

120 police officers reassigned in southeastern Turkey - Today's Zaman

 

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Concerns of Turkey political turmoil rattle markets after new leak hits headlines - Today's Zaman


Lira Drops With Turkey Stocks as Opposition Demands Erdogan Quit - Businessweek


Turkish PM Erdoğan cancels top defense industry meeting - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

MIT Law Could Harm Economy, Warns Bars Chief - Aydinlik

 

Foreign companies in Turkey face squeeze - Reuters

 

Turkey's credit card crackdown irks consumers - AFP

 

Deputy PM Arınç refutes claims of Obama-Erdoğan cool down - CİHAN

 

Is the United States getting tougher with Turkey? - Today's Zaman

 

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Jabhat al-Nusra gives rival ISIS ultimatum to accept mediation to end their infighting or face a war - Reuters


VIDEO: Jabhat al-Nusra leader in Syria mourns fellow commander, attacks ISIS: statement - ZAMAN ALWSL


Nusra leader Jolani also declared SNC/SMC apostates -Twitter / Charles_Lister


Ahrar a-Sham on ISIS: 'Killing them is permitted' - Syria Direct


Islamic Front, Al Mujahedeen Army and Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front form joint command room in Aleppo to repel Assad’s attacks - ZAMAN ALWSL


VIDEO: Islamic Front, Al Mujahedeen Army and Al Nusra Front form joint command room in Aleppo to repel Assad’s attacks - Twitter / aron_ld


Abu Issa al Sheikh, Islamic Front leader, calls people of Daraya to reject agreement w regime. Says martyrdom is preferable -Twitter / joshua_landis

 

“ISIL” blows a headquarter of al-Nusra - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

VIDEO: Video footage of the yesterdays ISIS-bomber who had blown up the other terrorist faction - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: ISIS convinces 72 yr old Egyptian man to blow himself up by lying to him about the target, sending him to rebels - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

ISIS holds a public execution of a claimed regime soldier in Raqqa - Twitter / ajaltamimi

 

Alleged ISIS car bomb kills 14 on Syria-Turkey border near a field hospital (VIDEO) - Haaretz

 

ISIS leader Abu Dua in a new photo - TIME.com

 

Jabhat al-Nusra Claims Latest Lebanon Bombing - Israel National News

 

PHOTO: Nusra tweeters claim responsibility for beheadings in Quneitra - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

Syrian Jihadists Target Children for Indoctrination, Training - VOA

 

Al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria reportedly killed - The Long War Journal

 

Islamic Front official posts pictures of al Qaeda's top representative in Syria - The Long War Journal

 

Syria: How “Al Qa’eda Mediator” Abu Khaled Al-Suri Was Assassinated — A Jihadist’s Account - EA WorldView

 

Who and What Was Abu Khalid al-Suri, Al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria? Part I - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Who and What Was Abu Khalid al-Suri, Al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria? Part II - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

“Hide These Jihadists That I Can’t See: The French Volunteers In Syria” - JIHADOLOGY

 

Syria: Notes on a Dagestani-Led Group in Islamic State of Iraq - EA WorldView

 

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Turkey News - Feb 25

 

In voice recordings Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discuss how to hide huge sums of cash, Turkish main opposition calls on PM to quit - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): In new voice recordings Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discuss how to hide huge sums of cash - YouTube


Turkey's Erdogan says incriminating corruption tapes leaked onto Internet are fake - Fox News


VIDEO (Turkish): Abdüllatif Sener, Former Finance Minister and Deputy PM of Erdogan, confirm the authenticity of the recording - YouTube


Usama Qutb, pointman of US-designated terror financier Yasin al-Qadi, allegedly called Erdogan to report car accident - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): Usama Qutb, pointman of US-designated terror financier Yasin al-Qadi, allegedly called Erdogan to report car accident - YouTube


Reports of widespread wiretapping make waves in Ankara, Thousands of people including PM Erdogan and national intelligence chief Hakan Fidan allegedely wiretapped for years by the police - hurriyetdailynews

 

Turkish government spokesperson describes wiretapping of officials as 'illegal’ - Anadolu Agency

 

Reports of en masse wiretappings denied by prosecutors - Today's Zaman

 

Gül says HSYK law violates 15 articles of Constitution - CİHAN

 

CHP to appeal laws on Internet and HSYK - Cihan News Agency

 

Parliament commission passes bill granting excessive power to Turkey's MIT intel body - hurriyetdailynews

 

CHP deputy Aksünger says PM uses MİT as his private intelligence agency - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

 

Despite amendments, MIT intel bill worrisome, identical to regime change - Today's Zaman

 

First hearing of a trial of 29 Gezi protesters over messages they posted on Twitter - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey News - Feb 24

 

In new leaks, gov't allegedly meddles in media, insults YÖK head - Today's Zaman


AUDIO: Erdoğan allegedly tells Ciner Media Group's deputy chairman Saraç to take a program on Show TV off the air mid-broadcast - YouTube


Ruling AK Party engineering media via advertisements, loans - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 1 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 2 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 3 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 4 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 5 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 6 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 7 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

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Police put down protest against controversial Internet law in Istanbul - hurriyetdailynews.com


New Internet bill aims to cover up corruption allegations, say analysts - Today's Zaman


'Turkey's new Internet law is the first step toward surveillance society,' says cyberlaw expert - hurriyetdailynews.com


VIDEO: Police and protesters clash over new Turkish internet law - BBC

 

VIDEO: Police and protesters clash over new Turkish internet law - Euronews

 

VIDEO: Police and protesters clash over new Turkish internet law - RT

 

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Villas in İzmir's Urla constructed over last four years, undermining the prime minister's claim that the villas were built 35 years ago (PHOTO) - Today's Zaman


PHOTO: The Urla Villas - Google Search


AUDIO: The Urla Villas - YouTube


Taksim Solidarity Platform set to sue state over Gezi protest crackdowns - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Erdogan tells Taksim Platform to know its place, dismisses demands - turkishpress.com

 

Interview with former AKP deputy İdris Bal (1) - Today's Zaman

 

Murky Turkish football politics mesh with massive graft scandal - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Corruption cover-up may raise eyebrows in OECD, CoE - Airing News

 

EU expected to freeze Turkey’s application over Erdogan autocratic style - The Times

 

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Turkish gov't takes a step back on intel bill upon harsh criticism - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkish opposition unsatisfied with changes to intelligence bill - Today's Zaman


Demirtaş: The BDP is opposed to the MIT draft bill - ANF

 

Turkey reveals scale of spying by agency, eavesdrops on almost 2,500 people, mostly foreigners - RT News

 

Foreign Ministry dismisses reports Taliban opened office in Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

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