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Q&A: Why should we care about Turkey?

Q&A: Why should we care about Turkey? | Afghanistan and Turkey Noah Sause | Scoop.it
As police and protesters clash in Turkey's largest demonstrations in years, people worldwide ask what's going on and why should we care?
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Turkey

 

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P= political 

E= Economic

S= Social

ntk= Need to Know

 

ntk- what does "straddle" mean?

 

p- turkey is a key U.S. ally

 

e- Turkey's economy is worth $1.3 Trillion annually (almost as much as Canada's)

 

p- Many protests are going on in dozens of Turkish cities, including Instanbul

 

ntk- what does "venting pent-up resentment" mean?

 

p- protests are meant to get Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign

 

p- Prime Minister says women should have at least 3 children

 

p- The U.S. needs Turkey's help to quell Iran, Iraq, and Syria

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Investing in Turkey's Medical Technologies Market

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Turkey

 

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P= political

E= economic

S= social

ntk= Need to Know

 

p- U.S. considering doing medical technology business in Turkey

 

ntk- what is a marketshare?

 

p- The USA is in the number one position to export medical devices to Turkey

 

s- Turkey has a population of 80 million people

 

s- Turkey has an expanding middle class

 

p- Turkish hospitals attract many international patients

 

p- Turkey is very advanced in medical technology such as using robots

 

p- Turkey is the 6th most tourist traveled destination in the world

 

p- Turkeys capital is Ankara

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Q&A: Foreign forces in Afghanistan

Q&A: Foreign forces in Afghanistan | Afghanistan and Turkey Noah Sause | Scoop.it
BBC News looks at the mission of foreign forces in Afghanistan, which countries contribute soldiers and the opposition they face.
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P= political
E= economic
S= social
ntk= Need to Know

 

Afghan

 

p- International troops were sent to Afghan after 9/11

 

p- Most foreign forces are scheduled to leave by the end of next year

 

p- some will stay to continue training Afghan armies

 

ntk- what is a "nato" troop

(military alliance)

 

p- 100,000 nato troops were serving in Afghan from 50 nations

 

p- 68,000 of the 100,000 are USA troops

 

p- Nato forces were once at 140,000 troops

 

p- Australia, Turkey, Poland, Canada, etc. are some nations

 

s- Al Queda's strength in Afghan has reduced and the fight in Afghan has been a success

 

p- Afghan is no longer a "safe place" for Al Queda to plan attacks 

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Turning to the East

Turning to the East | Afghanistan and Turkey Noah Sause | Scoop.it
Feeling betrayed by Israel and snubbed by Europe, Turkey is forging a new identity as an independent regional power. Will the country be able to court multiple alliances, or will the West lose one of its closest friends?
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Turkey

 

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P= political

E= economic

S= social

ntk= Need to Know

 

p- Israel and Turkey's relationship may be wrecked after the Mavi Marmara incident

 

ntk- what does "sanctions" mean?

 

p- Turkey is becoming more engaged with countries around it and the U.S. think that it is fine, and they have no problem with it

 

p- Turkey announced an economic pact with Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon to create a free trade zone

 

p- Turkey could become a powerhouse of their own

 

p- general Mustafa Kemal Ataturk controlled Turkey after ww1 and inspired them Western ideas not East

 

p- Turkey was a major ally in the cold war

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Afghan paper says UK, Pakistan want Taleban to return to power

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http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/elibweb/elib/do/document?set=search&dictionaryClick=&secondaryNav=&groupid=1&requestid=lib_standard&resultid=12&edition=&ts=6005F5388D884E7117BF2C50FADA3D5E_1387289256062&start=1&publicationId=&urn=urn%3Abigchalk%3AUS%3BBCLib%3Bdocument%3B220582001

 

Afghan

 

P= political
E= economic
S= social
ntk= Need to Know

 

p- Britain talks to Afghanistan about the Taleben

 

p- Britain and Pakistan are key Taleben supporters

 

ntk- who is Maulana Fazlur Rahman

(Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, is an Pakistani politician)

 

p- Britain and Pakistan want the Taleben to return to power in Afghan to benifit them once they get there

 

p-Karzai has released a large number of Taleban prisoners 

 

p- Britain wants to make Afghan a key ally under its wing

 

p- The new election in Afghan is highly anticipated by Britain and Pakistan because who wins will decide how to benifit these countries

 

 

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Afghan Raises Doubts On Pact With U.S. | TIME.com

Afghan Raises Doubts On Pact With U.S. | TIME.com | Afghanistan and Turkey Noah Sause | Scoop.it
Greater prospect that all American troops could pull out in 2014
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P= political
E= economic
S= social
ntk= Need to Know

 

Afghan

 

p- Afghan wants to sign a pact with the U.S. so that American forces will pull out

 

p- The U.S. is training the Afghan army

 

p- U.S. troops are immune under Afghan law

 

ntk- what is "zero option"

(a disarmament proposal for the total removal of certain types of weapons on both sides.)

 

p- The U.S. could resort to zero option

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