Turkey is dealing with a weakening economy, unrest and the impact of the war in neighboring Syria. Kurdish and Turkish entrepreneurs are worried about its attractiveness as a business location.
Turkey's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were both listed as enemy targets in a NATO joint military exercise. NATO has apologized for the gaffe and blamed it on an underling.
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for certain crimes. Publishers, authors and readers are deeply concerned.
Ankara's mayor, Melih Gokcek, has stepped down, becoming the sixth mayor to resign as Turkey's Erdogan purges his party's ranks. Erdogan appears to be worried about a string of elections in 2019.
A dissident wing of Turkey's ultra-nationalist party has unveiled a new breakaway movement which aims to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The "Good Party" may poach votes from three other parties.
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