US President Donald Trump has vowed no concessions in the ongoing row with Turkey, causing the lira to slip further. US sanctions have sunk the country into economic misery. But the crisis has deeper roots.
A Turkish invasion of Syria appears to be imminent. But a new military offensive could have self-destructive consequences for Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, writes journalist Rainer Hermann.
Artists and creative professionals are increasingly being targeted by authorities in Turkey. Insults against the president and "terror propaganda" are the most frequent accusations. Even big name stars are not spared.
National Security Adviser John Bolton said Venezuela was now part of an "exclusive club of rogue states," and issued a stark warning to any countries wanting to do business with Caracas.
President Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Russian missile defense system would begin in the first half of July. The US previously warned that Turkey would be sanctioned if it went forward with the S-400 purchase.
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