Category: SONER ÇAĞAPTAY
Turkey has said farewell to former President Süleyman Demirel, who as a figure in Turkish politics since the 1960s, served seven times as the country’s prime minister, crowning his political tenure as president between 1993 and 2000.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
With ISIL militants having launched new attacks on June 25 on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane by the Turkish border, killing dozens after being pushed back by Kurdish forces in January, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is heading to a crossroads on what to do about the country’s Kurdish problem.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his US counterpart Barack Obama on June 25 to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear program
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has announced its candidate for the parliamentary speaker’s office, nominating incumbent Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz.
There is a need to start talking about Turkey’s leadership on certain issues, said a high level NATO official, placing the Balkans on the top of the list.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Since the end of the Cold War, the nature of international conflicts has changed considerably.
It will soon be clear, perhaps within weeks, whether a coalition government will be formed in Turkey, preventing the country from being dragged to another election this year
Ankara “will not permit its red lines to be crossed” in northern Syria after a key town on the Turkish border was captured by Kurdish forces from extremist jihadists, warning Kurds not to force Turkmens and Arabs out of the region
The Taliban launched a complex attack on the Afghan parliament June 22, with a suicide car bomber striking at the entrance and gunmen battling police as lawmakers were meeting inside to confirm the appointment of a defense minister, police and witnesses said
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said June 22 the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis.
Al-Qaeda in North Africa has denied reports its former leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in a US air strike last week in Libya, in a statement posted online overnight.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Understanding Turkey’s Kurdish Question’ edited by Fevzi Bilgin and Ali Sarıhan
Is there any other politician in the world who was overthrown by the military twice and then elected again to the country’s top posts by the people?
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said June 17 the alliance was implementing its biggest defence reinforcement since the Cold War, as the region grapples with terrorism and an increasingly assertive Russia.
Turkish leadership has visibly intensified its focus on cementing security at the country’s border with Syria, which has recently been the scene of an influx of some 23,000 Syrians into Turkey during the fight between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to seize the border town of Tal Abyad
President Vladimir Putin said June 16 that Russia would boost its nuclear arsenal by more than 40 intercontinental missiles this year, a move branded "sabre-rattling" by NATO and "a step backwards" by Washington
Directly or indirectly, the legislative elections illustrated the cycles of hope and despair in the Turkey-EU relationship.
Notorious Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US airstrike in Libya, the strife-torn country's internationally recognised government said in a statement June 14
The United States plans to store heavy military equipment in the Baltics and Eastern European nations to reassure allies made uneasy by Russian intervention in Ukraine, and to deter further aggression, a senior U.S. official said on June 13
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi threatened June 14 to go to a Plan B to deal with migrants which "would hurt Europe" if Italy is not given greater help with the crisis.
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