Syria should not even consider sheltering members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or using the group as a pawn against Turkey, Turkish President Abdullah Gül has told Damascus while also noting Ankara’s flourishing ties with Washington.
A painting of former President İnönü by famous artist İbrahim Çallı will be sent to Ankara for tests about its authenticity after being rediscovered at a district building of the Republican People’s Party (CHP)
Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has warned that a parliamentary drive to rewrite Turkey’s Constitution could become meaningless if the government refuses to review the 26 constitutional amendments approved during last year’s referendum.
Turkish officials have demanded that Masoud Barzani, the leader of northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), exert more effort to curtail the activities of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on his territory.
The former head of Turkey’s television watchdog, who is under trial in connection with alleged embezzlement in the Deniz Feneri (Lighthouse) charity fraud case, has denied any knowledge of unofficial accounting records during recent testimony.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The best contribution the Arab Spring could have on Turkey’s foreign policy is that it might show the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) where Turkey and its neighbors stand on democracy and pluralism, which are key to a stable Middle East in which trade and properity can flourish.
The 13th Big Ankara Circus organized by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality will meet the people of Turkey’s capital city today.
A number of museums in Turkish provinces will open for the second day of Kurban Bayram holiday today, according to an announcement by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry.
Northern Iraqi leader Barzani has voiced support for Turkey in its fight against the PKK during a meeting with PM Erdoğan. Erdoğan says the PKK must lay down its arms before any ‘positive developments’ take place
Category: İLHAN TANIR
The U.S. administration had a very tough week defending its decision to cut UNESCO funding following the Palestinian membership vote.
The Ottomans bequeathed a rich architectural heritage in the Balkans and the Middle East. Now the organizers of Turkish projects are trying to restore them.
This year the Kurban Bayram holiday will coincide with aid campaigns focused on the quake-hit eastern province of Van. The timing of the holiday in relation to the earthquake leaves people debating whether they should help quake victims instead of purchasing and killing an animal for a sacrifice.
Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay says the reasons for a court decion on writer and publisher Zarakolu, who was arrested in Istanbul on Tuesday for his alleged involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Communities Union along with Professor Büşra Ersanlı and 42 other suspects, should be made public.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
NATO envoy Gass says the international community needs Pakistan to put as much pressure as possible on the insurgents to come to a peaceful resolution
Special operative Korkut Eken received money to exclude certain persons from the list of Kurdish businessmen to be killed for providing funds to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a mafia leader who testified in an Ankara court yesterday.
Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek has outlined the steps that will be taken to draft a new charter during a meeting with editors-in-chief of newspapers and television stations this morning in Istanbul.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The Cyprus peace talks have been very much like a supersonic jetliner that, after some rather tiring preparation, kicked off rather easily. But over the past decades, since the talks were first launched in 1968 in Lebanon, that plane could not complete its trip and land in peace but was somehow forced at each effort to a crash landing.
The 17th Festival on Wheels, which visits different provinces ever year and serves up the latest fare from world and Turkish cinema for film-goers, will kick off Dec. 2 in Ankara. The festival will continue until Dec. 18, visiting Sinop and İzmir
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