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Turkish Opposition Journalist: Rumors Are ‘Garbage’; Khashoggi Is Alive

Ahmet Hakan, a Turkish journalist with a history of criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published a column Friday claiming that one of his reputable sources called reports that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dead “garbage” and that he is still alive.

An undated recent file picture shows prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who resigned suddenly on May 16, 2010 in Riyadh from the helm of Al-Watan days after the newspaper published a controversial column criticising Salafism. Al-Watan announced that Khashoggi, 52, was stepping down as editor-in-chief 'to focus on his personal …

Report: Doğan, One of Turkey’s Last Independent Media Groups, Sold to Erdogan Ally

The Turkish news outlet T24 reported on Wednesday that the owner of the Doğan Media Group, which controls several of Turkey’s last remaining media outlets that do not openly support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed to sell the group to Demirören Holding, owned by a businessman who maintains friendly ties with the president.

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Turkey: Ex-Intelligence Boss Says Istanbul Nightclub Jihadi Had Help

Speaking to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, former Turkish intelligence head Cevdet Öneş said that the Islamic State jihadist responsible for a mass shooting in Istanbul’s Reina nightclub on New Year’s Eve was a professional who “definitely” received some help from someone within the club.


Kurdish Businesses, Individuals Are Latest Targets of Angry Turkish Mobs

Hundreds of attacks by Turkish nationalist mobs on Kurdish-friendly parties, Kurdish businesses, and even knowing Kurdish individuals in the wake of the nation’s struggle against the Marxist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror group threaten the peaceful coexistence of Turks and Kurds, leaders warn.

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Turkey: Pro-Erdogan Columnist Threatens Life of Hurriyet Writer

During a week in which the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet has fought off three violent mobs at two of its headquarters, a rival columnist supportive of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened the life of Hurriyet writer Ahmet Hakan, noting that the AKP has “been merciful today and you are still alive,” but that can always change.


Islamists Storm Turkey’s Hurriyet Newspaper a Second Time

Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper has suffered a second, bolder attack on headquarters in both Istanbul and Ankara, following an attack earlier this week in which Islamists broke office doors with stones and sticks, while yelling, “Allahu akbar.”

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World View: Turkey Slips into Chaos as Violence Spreads Across Country

Contents: Egypt’s army starts ‘The Martyr’s Right’ operation in North Sinai; Turkey’s troops enter northern Iraq to hunt PKK after terror attacks; Violence spreads in cities across Turkey; Pro-government mobs in Turkey storm Hurriyet offices for alleged Erdogan misquote; Turkey appears to be approaching civil war.

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