Category: NİHAT ALİ ÖZCAN
Some who talk about Turkey and Iran’s relationship launch forth by giving a reference from history and emphasize that the two nations have not clashed in large-scale close combat since 1639. My aim is to not go too far back in history, but instead to relate some experiences regarding similarities of the Turkey-Iran relationship that changed swiftly after the 1979 Iranian Islamic Revolution with today’s events.
The number of Arab tourists to Turkey has reached 1.4 million this year, figures say. DHA photo Arab tourists are filling vacant hotel rooms as the number of Israeli tourists visiting Turkey declines due to ongoing political tensions between Turkey and Israel, according to an Israeli daily newspaper.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The exchange rate on the Arab-Israeli prisoner market is changing in favor of the Arab currency: In 1985, Prime Minister Shimon Peres released 1,150 prisoners in exchange for three Israeli soldiers captured by the Palestinian Militant Front of Ahmad Jibril in the famous Jibril Deal.
A group of 40 Palestinian detainees being exiled overseas under a deal to free a captured Israeli soldier will be sent to Turkey, Syria and Qatar, Hamas said on Monday
Israel was on Monday preparing to release 477 Palestinian security prisoners in order to secure the freedom of captive soldier Gilad Shalit following a landmark deal with Hamas.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Hearing the results of a recent survey on Egyptians’ political leanings has been quite astonishing for me.
Indirect taxes, government’s easy way of generating money, is not a sustainable method, according to head of the Turkish Industry and Business Organization
Tension in the Middle East is likely to increase after Washington accuses Iranian government agents of plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US, and Tehran hits back, denying all claims. Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal says the case is unacceptable and somebody in Iran will have to pay the price
Israel inks a ‘unique deal’ with Hamas on Oct 11 that will see 1,027 Palestinians freed in return for a captive soldier Gilad Shalit. Both sides express gratitude for Turkey’s mediation efforts in the process.
Former PM Tony Blair speaks to Hürryet reporter Cansu Çamlıbel (L) in Istanbul where he attended a conference in Istanbul Bilgi University. HÜRRİYET photo, Levent ASLAN
Tensions ran high on Wednesday after the United States said it had foiled a high-level Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Washington and warned it would hold Tehran accountable.
Israel is to apologize to Cairo over the deaths of six Egyptian policeman, according to an announcement which coincided with news of an Egyptian-brokered deal for the release of Gilad Shalit
Israel is to apologise to Cairo over the deaths of six Egyptian policeman, according to an announcement which coincided with news of an Egyptian-brokered deal for the release of Gilad Shalit
Israel and Hamas have agreed a landmark deal to secure the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for over a thousand Palestinian detainees, officials on both sides said
Category: ANKARA WHISPERS
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit debt-riddled Greece and Turkey, a vital American ally in the Middle East, on a major overseas trip in early December, the White House said
Turkey welcomed a deal today between Israel and Hamas in which a Franco-Israeli soldier, held for five years, is to be exchanged for more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners
NATO’s missile radar will draw Iran back to the negotiating table for talks on its nuclear drive, says prominent former US diplomat Kissinger
Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan has said Turkey’s trade with Syria continues to increasing.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit debt-riddled Greece and Turkey, a vital American ally in the Middle East, on a major overseas trip in early December, the White House said on Oct. 10.
The prime minister says French leader Sarkozy’s threat to criminalize ‘genocide’ denial is an ‘election investment’ as an opposition leader labels it ‘ill-mannered’
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