why did Erdogan decide to bring forward the election by a month?

Published on : 23/01/2023 – 18:21 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking a third term, confirmed on Sunday his desire to organize the presidential election on May 14, a month earlier than expected. What is behind this maneuver as an election which promises to be one of the tightest in recent decades in Turkey … Read more

After the burning of the Holy Qur’an in Stockholm, tension escalates between Sweden and Turkey

Protests including the burning of the Koran in Stockholm on Saturday escalated tensions between Sweden and Turkey at a time when the Scandinavian country needs Ankara’s support to join NATO. “We condemn in the strongest terms this despicable attack on our holy book,” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Permitting this anti-Islamic act, which … Read more

Details of the “burning of the Qur’an” incident in a demonstration near the Turkish embassy.. A Stockholm police spokesman explains to CNN

(CNN) Turkey on Saturday canceled Swedish Defense Minister Pal Johnson’s visit to the country in response to “the Stockholm police’s agreement to allow the burning of the Qur’an” during a planned protest in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, according to the Turkish Anadolu news agency. Stockholm police spokesman Ola Osterling told CNN that a far-right Danish … Read more

Washington: The sale of F-16 fighters to Turkey is not linked to the membership of Sweden and Finland in NATO | News

The US ambassador to Ankara, Jeffrey Flake, made it clear that the US sale of F-16s to Turkey is not linked to the process of Sweden and Finland joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This came in statements made by Flick during his meeting with a number of journalists in the Turkish capital, Ankara, … Read more

At least 120 people injured by earthquake at Iran-Turkey border | Life

Damaged houses after an earthquake in Iran. (Source: middle-east-online.com) On January 18, Iranian media reported that at least 120 people were injured when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook northwest Iran, near the border with Turkey. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred near the city of Khoy in West Azerbaijan province at … Read more