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Murky Turkish football politics mesh with massive corruption scandal

By James M. Dorsey Always murky, Turkish football politics have become even murkier as a politics-laden match-fixing scandal meshes with a corruption investigation that targets Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his closest associates. Defendants in both scandals – Mr Erdogan and the management of one of Turkey’s most storied clubs – portray the allegations …

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Turkey PM to visit Iran to expand ties

AFP – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due in Tehran Tuesday evening, as both countries seek to expand economic ties and hold talks on the Syrian civil war, an Iranian official said. Iran is a main ally of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, while Turkey supports the rebels seeking to oust Assad, and relations …

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Erdoğan Needs to stand with Egypt, not the Muslim Brotherhood

By Adel El-Adawy The Egyptian-Turkish relationship has reached a low point and can be considered severed, because of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s full-fledged support for the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of the majority of Egyptians and the Egyptian state. As Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey, Abdel Rahman Salah explained: “The fear of Erdoğan’s government …

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