Germany's foreign ministry has warned its citizens travelling to Turkey that they risk arbitrary detention even in tourist areas, revising its travel advice after a spate of detentions of German citizens that it considers politically motivated.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
In a televised interview seven days after the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım did not hide his anger toward the air forces.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“Look at the position of Kurdish women,” a friend of mine living in the United States told me last year. “They impressed the American public with all those pictures of women fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL],” he added.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sept. 3 that she would seek an end to Turkey's membership talks with the European Union in an apparent shift of her position during a televised debate weeks before a German election.
Turkey on Sept. 4 harshly criticized the hardened tone used by German officials adopting an “anti-Turkey stance” and obstructing Ankara’s EU prospects weeks before the country’s Sept. 24 federal elections
One of two German nationals who had been detained in Turkey for “political reasons” has been released, Berlin stated on Sept. 4, amid rising tensions between the two NATO allies.
East Libyan forces said they had launched air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters after the militants made incursions south and east of their former coastal stronghold of Sirte.
North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile on Sept. 2 and called its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a “perfect success,” sparking world condemnation and promises of tougher U.S. sanctions.
Germany has rejected a formal request from Turkey to freeze the assets of members of the network of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have been behind the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt, the Spiegel magazine reported on Sept. 2.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Sept. 2 dismissed Berlin’s reaction to the arrest of German citizens in Turkey, local media have reported, a row which is worsening the nations’ already fraying ties.
Outgoing army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has made it clear that Washington will continue to cooperate with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) inside the Kurdish-Syrian Arab alliance Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in its bid to sweep jihadists from the Middle Euphrates River Valley during the final stand.
Two more German citizens have been detained in Turkey "for political reasons", Berlin said Sept. 1, bringing the total number of German political prisoners in Turkish custody to 12 amid badly frayed ties between the countries.
Turkey has criticized a fresh indictment from the U.S. Justice Department against Turkish security personnel accused of assaulting protesters during a Washington visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in May.
About 11,000 U.S. troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Aug. 30, thousands more than it has previously stated.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
It seems that Turkey’s deal with Russia for the S-400 Triumf long-range anti-aircraft missile system is going ahead
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Yesterday Paris hosted a mini-summit to discuss Europe’s most important current problem, the migrant issue. Four continental powers - France, Germany, Italy and Spain - were the European participants. France, hosting the summit, also invited the leaders of Chad, Niger and Libya to discuss the matter.
A total of 648 suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were detained and 282 were later arrested in 117 operations targeting the jihadist group in Istanbul over the past year, according to police data.
Russia has sent two large newly-upgraded submarines to reinforce its naval presence in the Mediterranean, where it has a Syrian base, the defence ministry said Monday.
Maybe mathematicians know more than the politicians that zero is not an easy number. They do not claim to solve all problems, but they definitely are eager to get together and talk about problems.
Category: SELİN NASİ
Turkey has been pursuing some intense diplomacy in recent days.
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