An indispensable member of NATO and an EU accession candidate, Turkey shatters the notion that liberal democracy and western values are at odds with Islam.
A team of Arab observers headed to Syria on Thursday as neighboring Turkey condemned President Bashar Assad for turning his country into a "bloodbath" after the regime killed more than 200 people this week alone, drawing international condemnation and dramatically raising the death toll in the nine-month uprising.
The rise of Islamist parties in the Arab Spring countries has frightened Arab women who fear losing their rights as the movements “hijack” the revolutions...
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Some commentators argue these days that the much-celebrated Arab Spring is turning out to be an 'Islamic Spring.'
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is facing foreign policy dilemmas that were not factored in during the heady days of ...
As I write this article, a television screen in my office at Al Arabiya broadcasts images of brave Egyptians lining up...
A new bill criminalizing the “denial” of the unsubstantiated “Armenian genocide” claims was introduced in the...
Category: NURAY MERT
The faceless “protester” has been chosen as “the person of the year” by Time magazine.
Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said he will submit the lineup of his new cabinet today, the first freely elected government since the north African country’s popular uprising.
Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Saudi billionaire Prince Walid bin Talal and his Kingdom Holding Company announced a combined investment of $300 million in the social networking site Twitter
The British writer and firebrand columnist Christopher Hitchens has died at the age of 62 after a battle against cancer of the esophagus...
Category: DAVID JUDSON
As political and social scientists continue to debate the role and influence of new forms of social media in uprisings dubbed the 'Arab Spring,' ...
Category: İLHAN TANIR
A four-member delegation from Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), visited Washington, D.C. this week...
Since 9/11, much ink has been spilled in the West over the troubles in the world of Islam. The problem was painfully obvious...
Istanbul, a safe haven for international events, rises on a list of convention hosts, mainly because of the ongoing unrest in North Africa and the Mideast
The Arab world has seen a year of major upheaval all starting after a man in Tunisia incinerated himself Dec. 17, 2010 in protest of his treatment by police, sparking mass uprisings that eventually led to the fall of the Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan regimes.
The Arab Spring was inevitable and the only way to keep power in this region from now on would be to share it, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
As Turkish President Abdullah Gül was warning the U.S. defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Ankara on Dec. 16 on the future of Iraq...
Turkey has warned the United States that war-torn Iraq’s stability will continue to be at stake unless the country is cleared of terrorist organizations after Washington withdraws its troops from the country.
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