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Mark Lowen

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Istanbul and beyond
Reporter, BBC Turkey — BBC
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BBC Turkey Correspondent. Previously based in Athens and Belgrade. All views my own.

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RT @pressfreedom: The worst jailers of journalists in 2017: Turkey 73 China 41 Egypt 20 Eritrea 15 Vietnam 10 Azerbaijan 10 Uganda 8…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/940811627460464640 
#US-#Turkey relations continue to plummet. McMaster says #Turkey and #Qatar main sponsors of extremist Islamic ideology targeting the west. A reminder: this is the biggest military power in #NATO talking about the second biggest. Extraordinary. https://t.co/Zwfy3UuRPn
Joint statement by @OIC_OCI calls on all countries to recognise independent #Palestine with East #Jerusalem as its capital; condemns #Trump move as "null and void" and asks #UN to reaffirm the city's status (as capital of two states). Will @realDonaldTrump take note? Unlikely.
Tough talk from @OIC_OCI today but will there be real bite? Various members have only sent ministers (a poss sign of low expectation), some governments are more pro-#Trump than others, there's the old Sunni-Shia tension - and street reaction to #Jerusalem issue relatively muted
#Abbas: we thought we could work together with #US for peace. #Trump did opposite. His decision provoked world at large. With this step, US chosen to lose its competence as mediator. Disqualifies itself from role in peace process. US proven full bias for #Israel
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