Journalist Suzy Hansen discusses her work in Turkey and her new book ‘Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World,’ critically examining the US’ global role from the perspective of working 10 years overseas
U.S.-led coalition forces returned fire after being repeatedly shot at near Manbij in northern Syria, where they are patrolling near areas held by Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon stated late on Aug. 29.
There is little doubt that Turkey’s deadly coup attempt was masterminded by the Fethullah Gülen network, journalist Sedat Ergin has told the Hürriyet Daily News.
An investigation has been launched into Turkish political scientist Baskın Oran on charges of “making terror propaganda” in an article titled “Tragicomic experiments on Kurds,” daily Cumhuriyet reported on Aug. 25
Ankara has asked the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to close its office in Ankara and demand that its personnel leave Turkey, Bahruz Galali, the party’s representative to Ankara told the Hürriyet Daily News on Aug. 24 after he and his family arrived in Suleymaniyeh.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The U.S. military alliance against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), is “not a choice but a necessity.”
The U.S.’s ongoing support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) dominated Pentagon chief Jim Mattis’s talks in Ankara on Aug. 23
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is “fabricating issues” in order to keep himself on Turkey’s news agenda, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed
The Turkish president’s statements triggering speculations that the country’s main opposition leader can be arrested should not be taken lightly, Kemal Kılıçdarloğlu has said.
Calvin College Professor Douglas Howard speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his new single-volume history of the Ottoman Empire
Capital punishment has been decreasing in Iran in recent years. The Iranian parliament is working on an amendment to the death sentence on drug traffickers, which will decrease 70 percent of executions for drug offenses, the Iranian High Council for Human Rights Deputy Chairman Kazem Gharib Abadi said.
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 70 former employees of the Finance Ministry on Aug. 17 as part of a probe into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül and his German counterpart Heiko Maas held a phone conversation on Aug. 17, the Turkish Justice Ministry has stated.
Turkey sent a diplomatic note to Germany on Aug. 16 over Adil Öksüz, a runaway suspect thought to be the civilian leader of the Gülen movement in the Air Force, following reports that he was seen in Germany, according to diplomatic sources.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Turkish tourism is coming to life and occupancy rates are increasing this year but it does not bring money in return since it does not attract western tourists with “money.”
Kuzguncuk was a multicultural neighborhood in Istanbul’s Üsküdar up until the 1960s. The alleys are still full of old Rum houses and are home to two big Armenian churches, a Greek Orthodox church and several Jewish synagogues spread around the quarter.
The head of the village (“muhtar”), where Eren Bülbül, the 15-year-old boy recently killed by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was residing, told Doğan News Agency in an interview that security forces had asked him two days prior to the incident to refer two people who knew the area well and that no one wanted to participate in the operation out of fear.
It is becoming more difficult to fight Islamophobia in Europe, as mainstream political parties compete for votes with the far-right and this is further exacerbated by a huge population movement toward Europe, which came just after a harch economic crisis, UN official Gün Kut tells HDN
Turkey bid farewell Aug. 12 to a 15-year-old boy who was killed in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Maçka district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon a day earlier
Turkey and NATO are in talks regarding a possible visit of German lawmakers to an air base in the Central Anatolian province of Konya within the framework of NATO, a diplomat familiar with the discussion told the Hürriyet Daily News on Aug. 8
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