I come across the same question almost everywhere: “Does the prime minister want to step into the fire for Gaza at the cost of a dispute, a clash with Israel? What is his aim? Does he have a strategy in the back of his mind? If so, what is it?”
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s “zero problems with neighbors” policy was based on a well-intentioned attempt at surrounding Turkey with an “arc of friendship” by using Ankara’s “soft power,” which was considered to be increasing in line with its growing political, strategic, and economic strength.
High volatility in the commodity and raw material prices raises concerns about the sustainability of the global economic policies striking consumer confidence and causing hesitation among potential investors, according to the president of Turkey’s top business association.
On a momentous tour of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya after the overthrow of their long-time rulers, Erdoğan, who is expected to be welcomed by thousands in Cairo on Monday, is set to promote Turkey as an exampleof democratic progress and send a warning to Syria that Ankara’s ‘final word’ on the turmoil is imminent
As loyal readers would know, I do an informal roundup of the Turkish economy every quarter, around when the GDP figures are released, which is today.
PM Erdoğan begins a regional trip today, starting from Egypt. Israel feels more isolated after it is forced to pull its diplomats from Cairo
Turkey and the United States will launch a new initiative aimed at intensifying the joint struggle against terrorism and its roots.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to go to Egypt today for two days of contacts.
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Gamal Abdel Nasser’s remarkable string of successes propelled him to dominate Arab world throughout the 1950s thanks to the power of long-distance audio broadcasting, as well as the spread of affordable transistor radios, says Eugene Rogan in his notable “The Arabs.”
The Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara aid ship bound for Gaza on May 31, 2010, has proven to be a turning point in Turkish-Israeli relations.
Gamal Abdel Nasser’s remarkable string of successes propelled him to dominate Arab world throughout the 1950s thanks to the power of long-distance audio broadcasting.
‘There is a potential terrorism threat against Washington or New York though it is not confirmed’ US officials say while Obama declares al-Qaeda is nearing total defeat
The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Friday that its undersecretary, Feridun Sinirlioğlu, will be going to Iraq for a two-day visit on Saturday and Sunday.
A reinvigorated Genel Energy, which will be led by the former CEO of BP, looks to become one of the biggest oil companies operating in northern Iraq. Speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News, Tony Hayward says it’s a good time to invest in the region, while partner Mehmet Sepil says the firm could invest in Libya, too
Turkey’s prime minister has been invited to speak next week at the meeting of foreign ministers of the Arab League, his second address to the group as a non-Arab politician, amid high tensions with Israel.
Syria’s finance minister said on Wednesday that economic growth in his country is expected to slide to around 1 percent this year because of unrest, admitting that EU sanctions could harm the economy.
Turkey is looking to develop greater economic and strategic ties with Egypt following the Ankara government’s decision last week to downgrade relations with Israel as part of the continuing conflict over the deadly Mavi Marmara raid in 2010.
Turkey’s prime minister said Tuesday that his plans to visit the Gaza Strip remain uncertain, but that he will push the issue “until the last moment” in talks with Egyptian officials next week.
Turkey will officially notify the Israeli Embassy Monday that all of its high-level diplomats must leave the country by Wednesday
If Marx was right in his opening remarks of 'The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte' in 1852, then is he in trouble? Remember the opening lines?