Most Middle Eastern governments are failing to recognize the significance of the Arab Spring and are responding with repression or largely ignoring the demands of protesters, says Amnesty International
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Jan. 8 his country was ready to contribute to the reconstruction of Libya following the collapse last year of Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule
Category: MURAT YETKİN
An Istanbul prosecutor has applied to the Turkish Justice Ministry yesterday to ask for parliamentary permission to lift the immunity ...
Turkey might find itself falling down a slippery slope in 2012 as it contends with problems at both home and abroad.
The prime minister in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Sunday promised 'difficult days' for Israel, and at a rally in Tunis urged Arab Spring revolutionaries to fight for an independent Palestine.
Turkey’s share in the tourism industry continues to rise, while the profile of the typical visitor...
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Prior to leaving on a working visit to Tehran this week, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu gave an extensive interview to the semiofficial Anatolia ...
Category: TAYLAN BİLGİÇ
As the West tightens the noose on Iran with toughening sanctions, Turkey may find itself trapped in the middle - and strong economic ties ...
A total 103 journalists were killed in 2011, with Mexico the most dangerous place to work for the media, Vienna-based press watchdog IPI said yesterday.
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Jan. 3 named a new government dominated by moderate Islamists who won polls the monarch called early to abort protests inspired by the Arab Spring.
Last week, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu briefed the Turkish Parliament Foreign Relations Committee on several issues ...
While the tragic events in Syria are still bringing around 100 civilian deaths every day...
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has taken a new step in expanding activities in the southern and eastern Mediterranean by granting Jordan and Tunisia bank membership so they may become recipients of EBRD investments.
Tunisia’s new constitution is likely to contain provisions on women’s rights and individual liberties, and the country will need a constitutional council to uphold it, new president Moncef Marzouki said in an interview published Jan. 1.
Gaza Strip’s PM Ismail Haniya says that his visit aims to thank Turkey for its efforts in a swap deal, rapprochement between Hamas and Al Fatah. He also praises Gaza-bound flotilla Mavi Marmara’s role in ‘breaking Gaza embargo’
Turkish government’s economic and political approach to the Muslim world in recent years, once triggered heated arguments discussing the axis of the country’s trade and politics shifting from West to East, today leads to become “one of the most promising new economic axes in the world,” according to a recent report by National Commercial Bank (NCB).
Category: NURAY MERT
The title of my Aug. 1 column in the Hürriyet Daily News was the following...
The Arab Spring, the Japanese earthquake and the euro crisis led the way in the Hürriyet Daily News’ Event...
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Every year brings changes, but some years really are turning points: 1492, 1789, 1914, and 1989, for example.
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