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Claim: Turkey exports oil produced by DAESH

Fehim Tastekin from Al-Monitor wrote an article on 19 January 2016 about where Turkey stands on DAESH and the alleged smuggling of oil produced by DAESH members.

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Claim: Erdogan wants to get rid of Syrian refugees

On 13 January 2016, French newspaper Le Figaro published an interview of Dorothée Schmid, the Turkey correspondent for the French Institute of International Relations, about Turkey’s policy on Syria.

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Claim: Press freedom deteriorating in Turkey

On 11 January 2016, the website of Iranian state-run television network English language broadcaster Press TV published a news article about press freedom in Turkey.

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Claim: Academics sign petition urging ceasefire in southeast Turkey

The Economist published an article on 12 January where it is claimed that Turkish academics signed a petition urging a ceasefire in southeastern Turkey.

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Claim: Erdogan considers PKK and whole Kurdish community same

Karen Krüger from FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) wrote an article on 5 January 2016 about the ongoing clashes between the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and Turkish security forces in southeastern Turkey.

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Claim: Erdogan crosses yet another line

The New York Times published an editorial on 6 January 2016 titled “Mr. Erdogan Crosses Yet Another Line” in which it was claimed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan started a war against Kurds.

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Claim: Presidential system gives Erdogan far-reaching powers

On 1 January 2016, Time magazine published a news story about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s talk on presidential systems.

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Claim: Turkey violated international law by downing Russian plane

In her article published on 25 November 2015, Al Arabiya’s Maria Dubovikova claimed that Turkey violated international law by shooting down a Russian SU-24 aircraft on its border with Syria the day earlier.

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