Turkey is set to extend the state of emergency on July 18 after an advisory decision of the country’s top security board, the prime minister said, as the Turkish people are set to mark the first anniversary of the bloody coup attempt.
More than 750,000 Ukrainian tourists are expected to travel to the Mediterranean resort province of Antalya this year as the number of visitors from the country continued to soar in the first half of the year, the province’s local governor has stated.
Energy Minister Berat Albayrak is set to visit Israel by the end of this year to conclude an agreement for the building of a natural gas pipeline from the Jewish state to Turkey, the Israeli energy minister said on July 12.
Category: FİKRET BİLA
Two topics have kept Turkey’s agenda occupied for the past couple of days: The huge march for justice of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) that ended in Istanbul, and the G-20 summit held in Hamburg.
With the inevitable return of Iran to the energy market and the normalization of relations with Israel on track, the two countries present untapped potential for energy-hungry Turkey, says professor Gürkan Kumbaroğlu, ahead of the 22th world petroleum congress due to take place this week in İstanbul
Turkey has condemned Israel for proceeding with the approval process for additional units in “illegal settlements” in East Jerusalem, despite Palestinian and international opposition
Israel’s rabbinical authorities have compiled a blacklist of overseas rabbis whose authority they refuse to recognize when it comes to certifying the Jewishness of someone who wants to get married in Israel
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 8 that he believes the United States has become "more pragmatic" about the Syrian civil war
Israel has decried a UNESCO resolution rejecting its sovereignty over Jerusalem and condemning Israeli “archaeological excavations” in Jerusalem’s Old City
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
In international relations, perception matters. The foreign policy conduct of a country is not only a mirror of its domestic order and harmony but also its image maker in the international community. The image of a country is very much in line with the way it is perceived. Therefore, perception matters.
The number of Russian tourists visiting the Mediterranean resort of Antalya rose to 1.1 million in the first six months of the year, up from only 25,000 in the same period of 2016, data from Antalya Airport has showed.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, 71, was released on parole on July 2 from a prison in Ramle, near Tel Aviv, after serving 16 months in jail for corruption.
A suicide car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on July 2, with a monitor reporting 18 killed in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The map of the Middle East was radically changed almost 100 years ago at the end of the First World War.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison term for corruption, won parole on June 29, one of his lawyers said
U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections
The Turkish government has delivered the necessary compensation to the families of the victims of Israel’s 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara flotilla, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal said on June 23, after controversy over delayed payments
Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mingled with the traditional cries of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on June 23
Category: FOLDED CORNER
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Egypt sent fuel on June 21 to the Gaza Strip’s only power plant to help alleviate an energy crisis that has left the Palestinian enclave’s two million residents with less than three hours of electricity per day.
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