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Trump’s Inauguration ‘Largest Watched … Ever’

Trump’s Inauguration ‘Largest Watched … Ever’

WASHINGTON —  New White House press secretary Sean Spicer, widely criticized for his assessment of the crowd size at President Donald Trump’s swearing-in last Friday, said Monday “it’s unquestionable” that the event was the “largest watched inaugural ever.” Spicer said “tens of millions” of people watched Trump’s assumption of power on social media and…

High Expectations in Ankara for Trump Presidency

High Expectations in Ankara for Trump Presidency

ISTANBUL —  Turkey’s pro-government media, usually critical of the United States, welcomed the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin spoke warmly of the new American president, saying the Trump administration “has a perspective that will guard Turkey’s sensitive position in the region.” “I hear from U.S. sources, Trump is…

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Tanzania to End Gulen Ties

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Tanzania to End Gulen Ties

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA —  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania’s leader to shut institutions linked to a Muslim cleric who is accused by Turkey of leading a failed coup. Erdogan met Tanzanian President John Magufuli in the city…