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Erdogan’s Governing Party in Turkey Loses Parliamentary Majority

The elections in Turkey resulted in the success of the pro-Kurdish HDP.

Turkish voters delivered a rebuke on Sunday to PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan as his party lost its majority in Parliament in a historic election that thwarted his ambition to rewrite Turkey’s Constitution and further bolster his clout. The results represented a significant setback for Mr. Erdogan, an Islamist who has steadily increased his …

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Israelis and Saudis Reveal Secret Talks to Thwart Iran

OLD ENEMIES FIND A COMMON FOE. PHOTOGRAPHER: KAVEH SARDARI/COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

Since the beginning of 2014, representatives from Israel and Saudi Arabia have had five secret meetings to discuss a common foe, Iran. On Thursday, the two countries came out of the closet by revealing this covert diplomacy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. Among those who follow the Middle East closely, …

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