Category: TARHAN ERDEM
I am uncomfortable with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s style; I will discuss with you whether this style is genuine or false.
PM Davutoğlu has refuted any prospect of moving forward the general election scheduled for June 7, 2015
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The killing of three unarmed Turkish soldiers, strolling around in their civilian clothes during their weekend leave on Oct. 25 in Yüksekova further escalated the tension in the Kurdish issue
Turkey cannot be expected to send troops to defend the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane and only Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Syria's own moderate opposition can save it, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says
Prime Minister Davutoğlu continued to stress that the government favors lower interest rates, but said he was not intervening in the Central Bank’s policies.
The government has toughened its rhetoric over the embattled Kurdish peace process, in the wake of the killing of three off-duty soldiers in Hakkari
The suspects in the killing of three Turkish soldiers in Hakkari’s Yüksekova district have been detained on the basis of evidence collected in the case so far, PM Davutoğlu said
Turkey’s Directorate for Religious Affairs has announced plans to build the largest mosque in the Balkans, in the Albanian capital Tirana, citing the low capacity in the city’s sole existing mosque
Category: AHMET HAKAN
The general scene is exactly like this: Military tutelage has totally been lifted. The gendarmerie will probably report to the government soon. The military in every sense is under the command of the civilian government.
Almost every TV news station shifted their live coverage to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press conference on Oct. 24 at lunch time, leaving Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sentences incomplete.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
As you read this article, one of NATO’s top soldiers, the LANDCOM commander in Izmir, Lt.-Gen. Frederick Ben Hodges, will be packing his bags and moving to the command post of Wiesbaden where the U.S. Land Forces in Europe are located.
Category: İSMET BERKAN
Sırrı Süreyya Önder from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) phoned me to explain in his own terms the course of the process since Sept. 3.
At first sight, everything seems to be on track. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) recently made official the two-year-old dialogue with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
The CHP leader has said he feels 'offended as a politician struggling for democracy' by the fact that PM Davutoğlu is repeatedly having his authority overridden by President Erdoğan
Arınç said members of the secretariat will not be the same as the members of the parliamentary delegations that visited Abdullah Öcalan in his prison on İmrali Island
Ahmet Davutoğlu has accused two opposition parties of remaining indifferent to the cruelty in neighboring Syria, in a speech peppered with personal anecdotes and passages from Islamic history.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced Oct. 21 planned amendments to laws and regulations, which he claimed to be “a revolutionary reform.”
Category: TAHA AKYOL
I listen to politicians attentively, whoever they may be, when they do not shout and when they speak civilized and with content.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Again we see that Ankara is bedeviled by events just across its border, which it can’t control or prevent because of the futile way the government is trying to impose its conflicting agenda on developments that have their own dynamics.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Ahead of last week’s vote for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Turkish envoys in African and Asian capitals were telling me how Turkey continued to be popular in the countries where they were on duty.
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