The amenable have been saying for years that a solution to the Kurdish question is Turkey's number-one democratic issue.
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on Dec. 3, 2009.
It appears that Turkey has not gained very much from attempting to adopt a soft approach regarding Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Across the Atlantic from each other, the United States and Turkey are both discussing the deployment of combat soldiers in Afghanistan. Although Turkish soldiers have been serving in Afghanistan, training Afghan army and security forces, their role in the country does not include combat. The US-proposed change in the duty of the Turkish soldiers raises concerns in the Turkish press
The United States would like to see Turkey send more troops to the war in Afghanistan, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffery said Wednesday after President Barack Obama announced his decision to begin a troop surge.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with the Greek Prime Minister and Foreign Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on Dec. 1, 2009. The Hürriyet Daily News does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
A Greek minister said his country supported Turkey’s membership bid to the European Union, but also said Turkey must understand its obligations to the EU.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat has been assured in Ankara that Turkey will not extend the customs-union agreement to Greek Cypriots unless the direct trade embargo on the northern side is lifted, diplomatic sources say
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu arrives in Athens for a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, Ministerial Council.
In an article titled 'Triumph of the Turk,' Newsweek's Owen Matthews and Christopher Dickey have written that Turkey was the real winner of the war of Iraq.
With all the skepticism that there will ever be a federal Cyprus settlement, it appears the next few months will indeed be crucial for the island.
Turkey will not open its ports and airspace to Cyprus until there is an agreement that would reunite the divided island, the Turkish foreign minister said Thursday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey attached importance to Iran's integration to the international community.
Seen as a possible trustee for the low-enriched Iranian uranium, Turkey continues its shuttle phone diplomacy with the related parties.
The EU praised Thursday Turkey’s Kurdish initiative efforts, linking the move with the candidate country’s aspirations to join the union.
The European Union welcomes Turkey's stabilizing role in the Middle East but feels uneasy with its Iran policy, according to diplomats in Brussels. The 27-member bloc will likely press Turkey to adjust its policy toward Iran with that of the EU policy during the Turkey-EU Troika meeting in Istanbul.
Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor Benjamin Ben-Eliezer said on Tuesday that Israel wanted to resume peace talks with Syria, noting Turkey could act as a mediator.
Iran is ready to exchange its low-enriched uranium with a higher enriched material, but only on its own soil, to guarantee the West follows through with promises to give the fuel, top Iranian officials say. ‘Iran is not opposed to sending uranium abroad, but is considering how to do that,’ says foreign ministry spokesman
As a high-level Israeli cabinet member visits Ankara in the first ministerial visit from Israel to Turkey since the countries' bilateral ties were dealt a blow by the Gaza operation, President Abdullah Gül hints he will not reciprocate with a visit to Israel anytime soon. The Turkish president also expresses concerns over Israeli policies toward Palestinians