NATO envoy Gass says the international community needs Pakistan to put as much pressure as possible on the insurgents to come to a peaceful resolution
Turkey’s main opposition has raised concerns that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is not sincere in its stated commitment of creating a new, more democratic constitution for Turkey.
On organ donation week, officials say a lack of coordination between staff at intensive care departments and Health Ministry officials is a major problem in Turkey. ‘Many organs cannot be transffered due to lack of information,’ an official says underlining that Turkey urgently needs a databank to help increase the number
A deputy leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has said a “plot” is being staged in unrest-hit Syria to pave the way for the country’s foreign occupation. She also said the Republican People’s Party (CHP) does not back all practices of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but is against a foreign intervention in Syria.
Massoud Barzani is visiting Istanbul as part of Turkey’s diplomatic initiatives with international circles following the attack of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Çukurca on Oct. 19 that killed 24 soldiers and wounded 18.
A group of intellectuals staged a rally in front of the Beşiktaş Courthouse yesterday to protest the recent arrest of prominent publisher Ragıp Zarakolu and Professor Büşra Ersanlı on terrorism-related charges, while international organizations also condemned the arrests.
I think N.Ç. does not believe in justice anymore. I do not either; that makes two of us. If I ask: “Are there any others who do not believe?” I am sure there will be many hands up. I cannot make an estimate as to how many people we would reach. But I know the dimension of the support that the Oct. 9 article titled “We are men” received. In this respect, I am sure we are quite a crowd.
New York City-based Columbia University has opened its sixth international Global Center in Istanbul for encouraging academic partnerships and assisting in student and alumni affairs with Turkey.
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.
Fourteen countries involved in Afghanistan, including neighbors China, Pakistan and India, have agreed to an initiative called the “Istanbul process,” which aims for regional security cooperation, according to a joint statement.
The problems in Afghanistan cannot be solved through military means, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has said, noting that reaching a political solution to the country’s myriad issues was the only way forward.
Founding a model like the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is not a simple task to achieve for neighbors of Afghanistan says organization’s head adding that the a similar body is needed.
Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan is set to establish a joint mechanism to investigate the assassination of former Afghan President Rabbani.
Turkey will take part in a three-nation commission that will try to shed light on the Sept. 20 assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former chief of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, the Hürriyet Daily News has learned.
On the day world population reaches 7 billion, a U.N official says U:N was not ringing alarm bells about the growing number of people, but on the need to “ensure health, gender equality and social justice” for all.
Hungary President Pal Schmitt is expected to pay a visit Nov. 16 to Kütahya, where national hero Lajos Kossuth lived in 1850.
The detention of prominent intellectual, author and publisher Ragıp Zarakolu on suspected charges of membership in an illegal organization have prompted a huge reaction from a variety of progressive nongovernmental organizations.
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An Armenian air plane carrying 111 tents, 4,345 blankets and 474 mattresses for victims of last week’s devastating earthquake in Van landed in the eastern province of Erzurum on Oct. 28.
Turkey's prominent rock bands are gathering to raise charity funds through a concert on Oct. 30 for the eastern province of Van which is badly damaged by a recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
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