Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India’s Tata Advanced Systems on June 19 to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, pressing ahead with a plan to shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to win billions of dollars worth of order from the Indian military.
Hamas this week marks 10 years since taking power in Gaza with the Palestinian enclave at risk of conflict and facing electricity blackouts, poverty and Israel’s blockade, analysts and officials say.
Turkey’s exporters are set to enter a new golden age in terms of overseas sales, according to the chair of Turkish Exporters Assembly, Mehmet Büyükekşi, who says Turkey is on the verge of breaking a new record
Compensation worth $20 million provided by Israel over the killing of Turkish activists onboard the Mavi Marmara ship in May 2010 has yet to be paid to the victims, triggering angry debate and criticism of the Turkish government
Israel has advanced plans for a further 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, Peace Now said yesterday, the second such announcement in a week.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Diplomatic action against Qatar by Saudi Arabia did not come as a total surprise, following a number of indications over the last few months. But the June 5 move was beyond expectations: Firstly it was not only from Saudi Arabia, but it also looks to be aiming for the economic as well as diplomatic isolation of the Gulf country.
The top United Nations human rights official called on June 6 for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory, saying it would benefit both sides after 50 years of enmity
A Russian warship and submarine have fired four cruise missiles from the Mediterranean at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Defense Ministry said on May 31
The spying techniques used by Gülenists in collecting intelligence through illegal wiretapping and other secret means suggest they were operating with the cooperation of multiple secret services under strong foreign support, according to a National Intelligence Agency (MİT) report submitted to parliament.
Relations between the United States and Germany veered further toward crisis on May 30 as U.S. President Donald Trump complained about the U.S. trade deficit with Germany and said it must pay more for the NATO military alliance.
Category: NURAY MERT
Another disastrous project with the name “peace” is on its way, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent consequent visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel revealing the pillars of this new policy. The new administration is appealing to the U.S.’s so-called old Sunni allies in search of a rehabilitation of Muslims’ relations with Israel, and the interests and willingness seem mutual.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a series of agreements amounting to $380 billion in his Saudi Arabia visit. He did not refer to any of the Islamophobic speeches we frequently heard during his election campaign.
Category: SELİN NASİ
The last couple of weeks have been quite busy for those closely following the Turkish-Israeli normalization process. The two countries seem to agree on shifting the gears in terms of economic cooperation and cultural exchange to lay a stronger foundation for bilateral ties
Category: GWYNNE DYER
The media mostly missed it (or chose to ignore it as a piece of meaningless rhetoric), but Donald Trump proclaimed a new doctrine in his speech to the assembled leaders of the Muslim world in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan’s discussions in Brussels on May 25 are likely to be one of the most important series of talks in the last few years regarding Turkey’s relations with the West – particularly Europe – because of their dual nature
A new-born zebra has become the mascot of a zoo in the Aegean province of İzmir, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 24.
Bahrain and Egypt apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on May 25 in blocking access to websites run by satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Donald Trump’s first visit abroad is to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. This will be followed by Israel and the Palestinian territories. Then, he will go to the Vatican and onward to Brussels to meet NATO leaders
Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı on May 22 stressed the importance of tour packages for American tourists who want to visit Turkey’s Mediterranean regions.
Turkey has confirmed that it has blocked Austrian participation in some NATO programs due to Vienna’s constant anti-Turkish stance on various EU platforms, Turkish diplomatic sources told the Hürriyet Daily News
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