WILCO ON THE ROAD - The Island of Lesbos is an island full of mystery, wonder and great hotels that keep that ‘homey’ feeling, reminiscent of vacationing in a camper
The wishing wall at the House of the Virgin Mary is left with thousands of wishes every year, including more mundane desires such as a ‘red BMW’ or ‘longer annual leave’
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
Turkish defense procurement management has been reassessing Turkey’s local techical capabilities to decide on the future of an ambitious local fighter jet program, sources say
The number of juveniles who were brought to the security units increased to over 273,000 in 2013 with an 11.6 percent increase compared to the previous year, official data shows
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
If you are an observer of Turkish foreign policy, do yourself a favor and read the long interview in yesterday’s Hürriyet Daily News with Ambassador Murat Özçelik.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The international credit ratings agency Moody’s said in statement released on Aug. 15 that the election of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as president “is unlikely to resolve Turkey’s key economic
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
One of the commanders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which reflagged itself to a more compact “Islamic State” (IS), has thanked Turkey for growing strong enough to conquer large swathes of Syria and Iraq.
Category: ERDAL SAĞLAM
In the global markets, an opinion has started to form that geopolitical risks are decreasing. While that opinion has been shaped, an optimistic atmosphere has grown and the markets have recovered since last week.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Perhaps there is nothing abnormal in one country’s intelligence agency spying on the top executives of another country to gather sensitive economic, political and, of course, military data that might be used in an economic, political or - God forbid - military confrontation.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
As one week has passed since the elections, we can review the results in detail once again. Let us start by analyzing the vote results of President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the chair of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party).
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Central Executive Board will convene Aug. 21 to finalize President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s weeks-long consultations with his party fellows for the election of his successor
St. Louis metropolitan police said they shot and killed a 23-year-old black man who brandished a knife at officers, prompting more outrage
ISIL insurgents posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on how the US acts in Iraq
Arsenal, aiming to reach the group stage for the 17th season in a row, will be happy to have survived their tricky trip to Istanbul, especially after Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off in the 80th minute
Hamas said Aug. 20 that an Israeli air strike killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze
A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing, the government said Wednesday.
In Brazil, where nicknames are everything, voters can now opt for a congressional candidate who goes by the name Barack Obama.
Turkey has been named the fifth European destination that Muslims from Middle East and Far East would like to visit as their next holiday, in an index topped by France
Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen announced Tuesday the release of a new album next month to coincide with his 80th birthday.
One soldier has been killed and another has been injured in an ambush set by PKK militants near the Iranian border in the eastern province of Van
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