While the U.S. presidential selection circus was on display and drowning out almost all other political news, Turkey has drafted a new Constitution that calls for abolishing the office of Prime Minister among other major changes in government.
Turkey has also joined Russia in first joint air strikes against Daesh, according to news reports, and Turkey withdrew its military from Iraq.
Some researchers speculate that Turkey may seek to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as Turkey’s national currency (lira) faces market pressures.
Interestingly, all this is happening while Turkey’s martial law is in force.
Will Israeli and Turkey relations deteriorate?
How does NATO react to Turkey’s strengthening ties with Russia?
Will NATO increase military intervention in Turkey?
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Video posted 19 Jan 2017 by TRT World
Title: “Russia, Turkey in first joint strikes on Daesh”
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Title: Turkey is first NATO member to work with Russia fight terrorists – ex-senior security analyst
Video posted 18 Jan 2017 by RT America
Title: Turkey Constitution: Parliament okays amendment for joint elections
Video posted 16 Jan 2017 by TRT World
Title: Turkish MPs pass first reading of constitutional amendments
Video posted 15 Jan 2017 by PressTV News Videos