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Historic advantages in the Turkish real estate market

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DİYADİN YAKUT*writes
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The Turkish government has embarked on yet another landmark tax reform by completely lifting the value-added tax on the sales of real estate to foreign real persons and legal entities in a spate of ambitious reform initiatives aimed at attracting more foreign direct investment to the country

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Turkish nationalists and Kurds: Enemies or allies?

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Sinan BAYKENT writes
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Although the “Yes” side prevailed with 51.4 percent of the vote on April 16, an important segment of the population voted against the constitutional changes shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system

Comment(s) 4/20/2017

Unity and democratic development the top priorities for Turkey

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Dimitris Papadimoulis*writes
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The outcome of the April 16 referendum on a constitutional reform shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system has revealed a highly polarized society

Comment(s) 4/19/2017

The ‘four-day war’: Changing paradigms in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Zaur Shiriyev writes
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The “four-day war” in April 2016 brought Azerbaijan and Armenia the closest they have been to all-out war in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) since the 1994 truce.

Comment(s) 4/18/2017

What’s behind recent eruptions of anti-Semitism?

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JOHN LLOYD*writes
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All Western governments oppose anti-Semitism. Yet the old hatred continues. How toxic is it? And are recent eruptions of anti-Semitic expressions of momentary irritation, misunderstanding or plain ignorance?

Comment(s) 4/17/2017

Positive signs as Asia-Pacific moves toward global development goals

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Shamshad Akhtar*writes
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With just over a year since the adoption of a historic blueprint to end poverty and protect the planet, positive signs have already started to emerge among countries in the Asia-Pacific region as they push ahead with the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Can trade repair frayed Turkey-EU-US ties?

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MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ - SANFORD HENRY*writes
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Turkey’s fractious relationship with the European Union may well deteriorate further after the April 16 referendum. Turkish voters are being asked to approve a slew of constitutional amendments, the most important of which will entrench Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s dominance as a powerful executive president.

Comment(s) 4/15/2017

The Ukrainian crisis: the OSCE’s special monitoring mission

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ERTUĞRUL APAKAN - WOLFGANG SPORRER writes
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On March 21, 2014, against the backdrop of internal and regional tensions, the 57 participating states of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), including Ukraine and Russia, decided unanimously on the deployment of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), with a mandate to contribute to reducing tensions and to help foster peace, stability and security.

Comment(s) 4/14/2017

Why Assad used chemical weapons

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Mohamad Bazzi writes
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Why would Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose regime has consolidated control over Syria’s largest cities in the past year, risk a new international backlash by using chemical weapons?

Comment(s) 4/14/2017

EU backs Israel-to-Italy pipeline to alter East Med energy chessboard

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MICHA’EL TANCHUM*writes
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On April 3, the European Union and the governments of Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel pledged their support for the construction of the world’s longest undersea natural gas pipeline to transport Eastern Mediterranean gas to EU markets via Greece and Italy.

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