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· August, 2015

Stories about Turkey from August, 2015

Is Turkey Turning Time Back Towards the Dreaded Nineties?

Turkey will host snap elections in November against a background of fear, anger and violence. Is this the way President Erdoğan wanted it?

Listen to the Haunting, Galactic Sounds of the Yaybahar Acoustic Instrument

Turkish musician Gorkem Sen created the Yaybahar about six years ago as a mix of all sorts of instruments, including the Australian didgeridoo, the Turkish Ney and the thunder drum.

On the Scene: Explosion and Gunfire at Istanbul’s Dolmabahçe Palace

On August 19 Istanbul was rocked by more unrest as political tensions in Turkey continue to simmer.

Turkey Hit by Wave of Attacks as It Continues Middle East Military Strikes

As Turkey gets more and more deeply involved in the raging conflict on its border, security threats at home are on the rise.

Turkish Authorities on Blocking Binge as Political Tensions Rise

Pro-Kurdish and leftist media sites are among the 96 websites most recently blocked by Turkish authorities.

232 Turkish Scholars Call for International Help Facilitating Kurdish Peace Process

'The truth does not develop under conditions of war and today Turkey needs the truth before anything else.'

Gülen Schools Get Flushed Out of Tajikistan

"Will Erdoğan end up destroying the key component of the Turkish soft power in Central Asia?"

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