Turkey’s government and the opposition HDP are seeking ways to lower the tension and put the Kurdish peace process back on track
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
It’s not clear whether it is the “Erdoğan administration” or the “Davutoğlu government” that is running Turkey these days.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I was planning to write a follow up to the latest article I wrote about Turkish-Greek cultural cooperation, which I learned had been translated and published on a number of Greek websites.
Amendments to labor safety laws and mining will be announced by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
The felling of around 6,000 olive trees near the Aegean for the construction of a planned coal power plant stems from the government’s 'unprincipled economic administration,' the MHP says
Davutoğlu has vowed to defend all religions, 'even Buddhism,' if they are stigmatized in school textbooks
Nothing will keep Turkey from protecting Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque, PM Davutoğlu has stated, while reiterating his warnings to Israel not to consider any new attack on holy sites
The operating manager of the coal mine where 18 miners were trapped due to flooded water has said they measured the content of the leaked water inside the mine by 'tasting' it
A pro-government contractor wins the fight but loses the war, after cutting down 6,000 trees for a coal plant in olive plantations near Soma
A senior Turkish diplomat has been appointed as chair of a key intergovernmental body aimed at resolving a centuries-old conflict in the Philippines
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
There may be lessons for Turkey from the Iron Curtain’s transformation. PM Davutoğlu unveiled nine of the 25 transformation programs of the government’s ambitious structural reform strategy on Nov. 6
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Signals coming from both the ruling AK Parti and the PKK indicate that neither is happy with the current state of the dialogue process
CHP Deputy Chairman Sezgin Tanrıkulu has addressed several Israel-related parliamentary questions to PM Davutoğlu
Turkey is “globally unsatisfactory” on the issue of the transparency of party funding, according to a report issued by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was commemorated on the anniversary of his passing yesterday, with official and unofficial ceremonies across the country
For observers who do not want to see more tension in Ankara, it might be a relief to see that it is not President Erdoğan, but rather PM Davutoğlu who is going to attend the G-20 summit
It has been alleged that Internet trolls linked to the ruling Justice and Development Party have established firms to cover up illegal wiretapping activity
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Baghdad is preparing to request that Ankara pay back revenues from what Iraq says is the illegitimate export of Kurdish oil through Turkey
There was a detectable concern within the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a party primarily focused on the Kurdish Issue, on Nov. 7 regarding the future of the dialogue between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in pursuit of a political solution for Turkey’s chronic problem.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, with his almond mustache and typical Pinocchio smile on his face was boasting at an Ankara meeting how under his government, Turkey will be steered to a prosperous centennial of the republic and beyond.
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