Muslim cleric and longtime Erdogan rival Fetthulah Gülen is being blamed for orchestrating Friday night’s failed coup attempt in Turkey. Meanwhile, Erdogan supporters are out in force.
Turkish military forces have reportedly occupied an island in the Evros River, the natural border between Turkey and Greece. Athens has denied the reports, yet relations between the Mediterranean neighbors remain tense.
Forces loyal to the UN-backed government have pushed Khalifa Haftar's forces out of the Libyan capital, ending a months-long siege. Libyan officials said they are "determined to defeat the enemy" with the help of Turkey.
The Turkish president seems to be using the coronavirus crisis as a pretext to get rid of the few critical media outlets left in his country. Opposition politicians and journalists fear a new spate of censorship.
Rhetoric between Turkey and the UAE has become increasingly bitter. While their proxies clash in Libya, the UAE has waded into a dispute in the Mediterranean over gas. To boot, ideological differences drive division.
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