Senior U.S. officials have denied that the Obama administration is reviewing its Syria policy to include the ousting of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the program, reiterating that Iraq remains the current focus.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu called for a more inclusive Group of 20 forum on Nov. 14, saying it would give lower-income nations a stronger voice when Turkey takes over the presidency for 2015.
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
A final decision on Turkey’s disputed contract for the construction of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system will most likely come in early 2015
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The headline may sound disturbing, but it is just a version of the latest remarks by a Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader revealing the ruling party’s mentality and its approach to religious freedom.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
There are currently some important developments happening in the Middle East. The U.S. is in contact with Iran over their common enemy, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has accused the three opposition parties of acting as they are favoring one oppressor over the other.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Is something happening within the Turkish government? Given the government-dominated political atmosphere in Turkey nowadays, the question might be a dangerous one to ask in public
Despite the government’s solemn promises, labor accidents continue to claim lives in Turkey
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Palliative remedies to chronic problems cannot produce lasting or efficient cures to the ailment.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
One may or may not like Turkey’s rulers, but you must be fair and admit that they are often fun – unless they do serious things and cause harm. They live in a world of wonders which, for us outsiders, is truly amusing to observe.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
A statement issued by Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkır last week which said Turkey might freeze its Customs Union deal with the European Union if the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will have talks in Turkey on Nov. 21 as part of his trip including Morocco and Ukraine, according to diplomatic sources
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan appointed Professor Yekta Saraç as head of Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK) on Nov. 12.
Turkey has launched a new drive to improve its appalling workplace safety standards that leave hundreds dead every year, two weeks after its latest deadly mining accident.
Turkey’s government and the opposition HDP are seeking ways to lower the tension and put the Kurdish peace process back on track
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
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