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Foreign home buyers become a central issue in Turkish presidential election

May 12, 2023
In the Turkish city of Antalya, an influx of foreign buyers have exacerbated existing housing affordability woes.
Turkey's main opposition  leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu speaks during a rally, Turkey. He has promised to restrict foreign homebuying if he wins the presidency.
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Turkey’s president wants to boycott American electronics. Good luck with that.

Aug 14, 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to pull his people away from American-made smartphones and push them toward products from homegrown company Vestel. That could prove difficult, once you take a closer look at what comprises Vestel's phones.
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Turkey — EU tensions threaten refugee deal

Aug 22, 2016
A deal credited with cutting refugee flow into Europe is in peril.
The European Union's deal with Turkey over migration could be in jeopardy in the aftermath of the country's recent attempted coup.