Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
A majority of Turkey’s ambitious multibillion dollar weapons system programs have quietly sunk into a period of uncertainty following the June 7 parliamentary elections, according to official and defense industry sources
The first representation office of the Ottoman state in France, L’Hôtel de Monaco, is now serving as the Polish Embassy, close to the National Assembly
The northern Anatolian’s last amphitheater in Tokat will come to light, with excavations set to start in the coming months and big plans for future tourists
The latest military advances of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near the Turkish border could trigger a new influx of refugees, which Turkey would be unable to handle, a high-level official said July 2
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkish politics is an incredibly fun and surprising game for outsiders to read.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It was not a surprise for many to see the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) rushing to aid the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and presenting the parliamentary speaker’s position on a golden plate.
A second simultaneous referendum on Cypriot reunification could take place in early 2016 following negotiations between the two entities’ presidents, a Turkish government source said July 2
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu lives the difficult life of fiction heroes.
A Turkish judge has taken full responsibility in a pornography case while acquitting the investigation’s suspects after the court failed to find an 'expert on artificial vaginas'
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
This week’s domestic data released extinguished hopes that the economy was on a recovery path, while other developments once again highlighted global economic risks that could affect Turkey.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Some coalition options have been exhausted before they were even tried, like the three–party combination that included the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
There are two twin myths concerning political Islam in Turkey: First, that a Kemalist regime enjoyed unchallenged authority in Turkey for many decades from 1923 until the 1990s.
In the worst hours of concern over the potential Greek default and “Grexit” last weekend, groups of prominent Turkish and Greek businessmen gathered on the Greek island of Rhodes to brainstorm ways to further boost their annual $5.5 billion trade
Category: MURAT YETKİN
It was something predictable to say that Turkish foreign policy, especially its policy regarding Syria and the Middle East, could not remain the same in a coalition as it was when Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) was in a single-party government
A model village in İzmir depicts a Central Anatolian village from the 1940s. Created by a retired teacher, the model village needs more space for additional depictions
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Zeytindağı’/‘Mount of Olives’ by Falih Rıfkı Atay (Pozitif Yayıncılık, 192 pages, 10 TL)
It will be crucial for the Greek government to properly manage a probable chaotic situation stemming from a “no” result in the July 5 referendum, former Prime Minister George Papandreou has told daily Hürriyet
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Every time there is a development that feeds the perception that Turkey favors radical Islamic groups over Kurdish groups in the Syrian civil war, the hashtag “kick terrorist Turkey out of NATO” in different forms becomes viral.
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
Despite unfair criticism, Turkey’s Constitutional Court continues to issue liberal rulings and is probably even more liberal and united than the US Supreme Court
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The suggestion by Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ertuğrul Kürkçü that Turkey should underwrite 1.6 billion euros of Greece’s debt in order to prevent it from defaulting to the IMF, was not the flight of fancy that some may think.
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