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  1. Trump Finds White House Happiness at Turkey PardonThe empty spectacle of setting birds free seemed to be the rare presidential duty that Trump can actually enjoy.
  2. select all
    White House Asks Twitter to Decide Which Turkey It Should PardonWishbone the turkey enjoys country music, while Drumstick prefers classic rock.
  3. Flynn Kidnapping Plot Is Like Teapot Dome With a Dash of TreasonThat a presidential national security adviser might have sold his influence to a foreign government so quickly and cheaply is a very big deal.
  4. the law
    Mueller Seems to Be Closing in on Flynn — and the Indictments Could Be ExplosiveReports of a $15 million kidnapping plot have only raised the stakes of the investigation for the Trump White House.
  5. foreign policy
    U.S. and Turkey Mutually Suspend Visa Services Over Diplomatic DisputeTurkish authorities arrested a U.S. consulate employee last week for alleged ties to cleric Fethullah Gulen.
  6. Syrian-American Journalist and Her Mother Murdered in TurkeyHalla and Orouba Barakat were well-known activists working against the Assad regime.
  7. international affairs
    Erdogan’s Guards Indicted for Attacking Protesters During D.C. VisitTwo civilians have been arrested but the Turkish security officials have already left the country.
  8. russia investigation
    Mueller Investigation Requests Flynn Documents From White HouseInvestigators now appear to be looking for evidence that Flynn committed a specific crime.
  9. Erdogan Guards Will Face Charges for Beating D.C. ProtestersBut Turkey probably isn’t going to extradite them.
  10. Mike Flynn’s Firm Made a Pro-Erdogan Propaganda Film While He Advised TrumpThe firm also attempted to hide its role in the film, which constituted the bulk of work it did on behalf of Turkey’s government.
  11. New Video Appears to Show Turkish President Watching Protesters ClashHe gets out of his car as the skirmish, which included members of his security detail, is unfolding.
  12. Erdogan Guards Involved in Brawl During Protest Outside Turkish Embassy in D.C.The State Department said it was “concerned” about the violent incident that happened while Trump hosted the Turkish president on Tuesday.
  13. Trump Welcomes Turkish President Erdogan, Repeatedly Mispronounces His NameErdogan congratulated Trump on his “legendary” election triumph.
  14. Flynn Likely Broke Law in Accepting Russian Payments, Lawmakers SayBut the White House says it is “unable” to provide the House Oversight Committee with documents on payments Flynn accepted from foreign governments.
  15. Trump Congratulates Erdogan on Referendum That Gave Him Vast New PowersInternational election observers question the validity of the vote.
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    Salt Bae Casts Meme-y Vote in Election Over Authoritarian Turkish RuleAdd a little pinch of … electoral participation.
  17. international affairs
    Erdoğan Declares Victory in Referendum Granting Him Vast New Powers Over TurkeyVoters in Turkey narrowly approved enormous changes to the country’s government, though opposition parties are contesting the results.
  18. Rudy Giuliani Helping to Defend Gold Dealer Accused of Violating Iran SanctionsAnother Trump ally is also on the case.
  19. select all
    Third-Party App Hacks Hundreds of Twitter Accounts, Makes Them Tweet SwastikasHack victims include Duke University and Forbes.
  20. international affairs
    So, Lindsay Lohan Had a Meeting With the President of TurkeyRegarding Syrian refugees.
  21. ‘Salt Bae’ Is Bringing His Sexiness to New British and American SteakhousesHis sexy seasoning caught the world’s attention, and so will his restaurant chain.
  22. ISIS Calls Istanbul Shooter a ‘Heroic Soldier’ As Manhunt ContinuesPolice have arrested eight in connection with the attack but the shooter is not among them.
  23. awful things
    Istanbul Nightclub Attack Kills 39, Gunman Still at LargeA lone attacker opened fire inside an affluent club a little more than an hour after partygoers had celebrated the new year.
  24. Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Fatally ShotThe lone gunman was reportedly an off-duty police officer.
  25. This Region of Turkey Will Make You Feel Like You’re on Another PlanetYou can even take a hot-air balloon ride over the cities.
  26. international affairs
    Kurdish Militants Claim Responsibility for Deadly Twin Bombings in IstanbulThe attack killed 38 people, including 31 police officers, and injured more than 160.
  27. pig out
    At Least Thanksgiving Dinner Will Be Cheaper This YearThe prices of turkey and other holiday staples have dropped, which means more money for wine!
  28. video feed
    This Foolproof Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe Only Requires a Dog and a Giant AxAn unnecessarily complicated hack for your Thanksgiving meal prep.
  29. class acts
    Police Department Fakes Out Drivers With Free Turkeys Instead of TicketsSometimes crime pays in the form of a Thanksgiving dinner.
  30. ISIS
    Report: ISIS Cleared From Syrian-Turkish Border, Now Cut Off From Outside WorldThe group’s supply lines for foreign fighters, weapons, and ammunition are apparently now severed.
  31. terrorism
    Suicide Bomber Kills More Than 50 at Wedding in TurkeyTurkish authorities believe it was an ISIS attack, and the bomber was as young as 12 years old.
  32. international affairs
    Erdogan Takes Control of Turkish Military Following Attempted CoupThe Turkish president fired nearly 1,400 military members and replaced top staffers with government ministers.
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    Why Did WikiLeaks Help Dox Most of Turkey’s Adult Female Population?The radical-transparency organization has not showered itself in glory lately, and this may be the weirdest, most dishonest example yet.
  34. international affairs
    Turkey Suspends Human-Rights ConventionThe government claims fundamental freedoms will remain in place as it continues to purge state institutions of suspected dissidents.
  35. Facebook Has Accidentally Created a Great Tool for JournalismAnother breaking event shows that the format’s strengths run counter to Facebook’s intent.
  36. turkey
    Hundreds Dead, Thousands Arrested After Failed Military Coup in TurkeyThe Turkish government has regained control and begun a widespread crackdown on those it alleges are responsible for the uprising.
  37. Floundering Coup Attempt Throws Turkey Into ChaosA faction within Turkey’s military attempted to overthrow the government Friday, but was met with widespread opposition from the nation’s people and major political parties.
  38. scary things
    At Least 41 Dead, 147 Wounded in Suicide Bombings at Istanbul AirportOfficials suspect ISIS was behind the terror attack at Turkey’s busy Atatürk airport.
  39. Drama
    Man Kills His Friend Over Restaurant BillOne hell of an IOU.
  40. Meet the German Comedian Whose Racist Joke Caused an International Crisis Germany is a country with many problems – ineffectual politicians, right-wing violence, the dismal living conditions of refugees – but […]
  41. terrorism
    ISIS-Linked Suicide Bomber Kills Five in Istanbul, Including Two AmericansIstanbul’s residents are mostly staying inside after one of the city’s busiest areas was attacked.
  42. international affairs
    Europe Inks Deal With Turkey on RefugeesTurkey would take back tens of thousands of refugees who arrive in Greece in return for aid and other concessions.
  43. At Least 28 Killed in Car-Bomb Explosion in Turkey’s Capital And more than 60 were wounded in the attack in Ankara. 
  44. scary things
    Suspected ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills Tourists in IstanbulMost of the dead were German.
  45. ten things i hate about you
    Putin and Erdogan Still Hate Each OtherWait, you guys don’t like each other? The “not returning calls” and “shooting down planes” totally didn’t tip me off!
  46. important questions
    Turkish Judge Asks, ‘Is Gollum Good or Bad?’A man’s fate relies on the answer.
  47. Animal Cruelty
    Whole Foods Again Accused of Selling Meat That’s Not As Humane As ClaimedAnimal-rights activists say the company and its supplier are deceiving customers.
  48. international affairs
    Turkey Downs Russian Warplane on Syrian BorderThe tensions over the downed warplane continue.
  49. Shortages
    Despite Bird Flu Epidemic, Turkey’s Somehow Cheaper Than Last YearTurns out reports of their deaths were greatly exaggerated.
  50. paris attacks
    Iraq Says It Warned France of ‘Imminent’ AttacksIraqi officials say they passed along intelligence directly linking the attackers to ISIS.
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