Turkey is set to build a 1 billion-cubic-meter gas depository under a lake in central Anatolia in a bid to improve its energy security. The country plans to build more depots
This year’s civil society forum of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries meeting in Poznan (Nov. 28-30) is a good time to ask if counterparts from Turkey should not be involved in the process.
The General Assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) failed to meet after pressures by Serbia and Russia not to allow Kosovo’s Assembly Chairman Jakup...
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Last weekend, I went to İzmir for the opening of the Arkas Art Center.
A painting exhibition organized by the International Turkish Culture Organization (TÜRKSOY) and dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the independence of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan will open in Brussels on Nov. 29. It is organized in collaboration with TÜRKSOY and the Yunus Emre Culture Center.
KBR, a Texas-based engineering and construction company, is seeking partnerships with Turkish firms to build refineries in oil- and gas-rich Iraq, according to its top executive.
The father of one of the suspected conspirators in journalist Hrant Dink’ murder, Bahattin Hayal says his son Yasin Hayal was used as a pawn in the murder case. “The true criminals must be revealed,” Hayal says.
Amnesty International has raised the issue of harassment, intimidation and arrests of political activists, journalists and NGO workers in Azerbaijan and has called on the international community not to turn a blind eye to human rights violations in Azerbaijan.
Category: DAVID JUDSON
It happened again this week, another encounter with the “M-word.” Never mind the identity of the ambassador who renewed this wearisome discussion of whether Turkey is a “model.” No need to add to the scolding he received from the Turkish journalists. Still, I want to add a few more words on the topic of modeling.
Turkey is performing poorly in terms of education quality and the rate of women’s employment, according to the United Nations’ annual Human Development Report, which was released yesterday.
Government ministers and deputies from opposition parties all joined an outcry regarding a court decision that lowers the sentence for 26 suspects who were tried for allegedly raping a 13 year old girl. Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Şahin called the ruling ‘unacceptable and worrying,’ in a written statement.
Teams who have been working around the clock for a week to rescue survivors from the Van earthquake were set to wind up their activities by nightfall yesterday, according to Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay.
Sarkozy landed in Yerevan on yesterday for his first stop in a tour of the Caucasus, telling Armenian media that “everybody must have courage” to call” 1915 events “as genocide.”
The Istanbul Fethiye Museum and Mosque (Pammakaristos), which was built in the beginning of 12th century as a monastery church and later turned into a museum, will be restored by the Istanbul Provincial Administration.
Category: NİHAT ALİ ÖZCAN
After the Cold War, Turkish-Israeli relations took a new shape. Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait was a source of trouble for both parties. Saddam, who was then in search of support and legitimacy against the coalition forces, targeted Israel with Scud missiles. Vigorous efforts of Turgut Özal to join the forces to be deployed in an operation to Iraq and close relations with the U.S. brought Turkey and Israel closer.
Turkey secured a place in the Euro 2012 playoffs after a Burak Yılmaz second-half goal earned Guus Hiddink's side a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan yesterday, moving them into second place in Group A.
Turkey managed to bounce back from a bitter 3-1 defeat to mighty Germany and went on to beat Azerbaijan at Türk Telekom Arena in Istanbul.
Turkey should waive all reciprocity requirements in property sales to citizens of all countries, the top executive of a Turkish real estate association said Thursday, noting that the move could net the country $5 billion annually.
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