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Stories under this heading cover Turkey as well as the Levant – a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Western Asia, consisting of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Palestine.

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Erdogan loses another of the AK party grandees

Erdogan loses another of the AK party grandees

In recent days Bulent Arinc, during a TV interview, appeared to be advocating the release from prison of Kurdish political leader Selahattin Demirtas who is accused of supporting Kurdish PKK terrorist activity, and businessman philantropist Osman Kavala, who is accused of being involved in a coup attempt in 2016