Turkey has rolled up its sleeves to salvage a plan for Palestinian unity as it hosts Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas in Ankara among parallel efforts to normalize ties with Israel.
Turkish and Israeli officials have been discussing ways to solve the diplomatic crisis between the two countries with American support, according to a senior official in Jerusalem.
If Graham Greene lived today, he would probably have rethought the title of his famous novel, “Dr. Fischer of Geneva or the Bomb Party.”
Following elections which ended up with the victory of the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, al l eyes have turned to the Cabinet of the new term.
A speech that is expected to be delivered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today could change the course of events for his unrest-shaken country and his own future.
Washington, like many other capitals across the world, continued to discuss the impressive victory of the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, throughout the week.
A Turkish envoy will travel to Damascus in the coming days to deliver a “warning letter” to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, telling him to enact reforms and to remove his brother Maher Assad
The Mavi Marmara, which had been scheduled to sail for Gaza in an international aid flotilla, will not participate in this year’s attempt to break Israel’s blockade.
The Mavi Marmara ship had been scheduled to set sail to Gaza again, a year after it was boarded by Israeli forces, who killed eight Turks and one Turkish American.
Turkey will seek to play a key role in influencing transformations in the Arab world that are emerging as a result of the uprisings in the region.
A U.S. Senator has issued a call for Turkey to be held responsible for the planned launching of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla organized by a group he calls a “terrorist organization.”
Behind closed doors, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and top foreign ministry, security and intelligence officials held talks Wednesday and Thursday with Hassan Turkmani,
Ankara will supply humanitarian aid for thousands of Syrian refugees amassing at Turkey’s border and could consider opening a corridor inside the Arab republic.
Under indirect pressure from the government to cancel plans to send a new flotilla to Gaza, the Humanitarian Relief Foundation, or İHH, is facing a growing split.
With the completion of months-long election campaign on Sunday which secured the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, another powerful term in power, Ankara speedily returned to its original agenda.
Under the weight of so many dense challenges, Turkey’s new political landscape will soon get thoroughly serious.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Wednesday visited tent cities set up for Syrian refugees in Hatay before he was expected to meet with the Syrian president’s special envoy.
Turkey ramps up its response to the crisis in Syria as the influx to the border grows. Refugees reportedly lack adequate food, water and shelter.
The aid ship Mavi Marmara has to wait a bit longer as a Turkish nongovernmental organization is considering canceling its relief mission to the Gaza Strip.
In his victory speech, which has come to be nicknamed the “balcony speech,” as he addressed his followers from his party headquarters’ balcony, the prime minister did not mention even once Europe, the European Union or the West.
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