German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to visit Turkey early next month, state-run Anadolu Agency quoted officials as saying on Jan. 20.
Protectionist policies from the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump will probably have a negative impact on the economy, overshadowing any positive gains from economic stimulus measures, the head of the IMF said on Jan. 20.
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has visited the units in the southeastern province of Gaziantep and the southern provinces of Kilis and Adana near the Syrian border in order to carry out examinations and inspection
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Despite being “tested” by problems and “misperceptions,” Turkey-U.S. relations are “not irretrievable” and could be fixed under the presidency of Donald Trump, according to Stephen Hadley, a former U.S. National Security Advisor, speaking after top-level talks in Ankara on Jan. 17.
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to enter the Oval Office, Turkey has voiced three key demands from the new U.S. administration
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey and its neighbors are getting ready for the new host of the White House. But the signs are confusing. Donald Trump’s policies sound like they will be remarkably different from his predecessor’s.
Turkey’s chief of General Staff, Gen. Hulusi Akar, has met his Israeli counterpart for the first time since the two countries normalized their ties in the wake of the 2010 Mavi Marmara Massacre
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) remain Islamist at heart. This is more apparent today in Turkey’s domestic rather than its foreign policy though. In its foreign policy, there is a clear shift toward pragmatism.
NATO is “obsolete,” Germany’s Angela Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” on refugees, Brexit will be “great” and the United States could cut a deal with Russia: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides on Jan. 15 in interviews with European media
The first concrete words that Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan wants to hear from the Donald Trump administration, scheduled to take office on Jan. 20, came from Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, during his Jan. 11 testimony to the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee.
A Greek supreme court prosecutor on Jan. 11 argued against extraditing two Turkish officers over July’s failed coup, in the second of three such hearings this week
Turkey’s fight against terrorism in Syria as part of its ongoing Euphrates Shield operation protects the borders of Europe and NATO states, Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik said on Jan. 11
Turkey hopes the new U.S. administration will change its policy of cooperation with the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on Jan. 12
Former Exxon-Mobil CEO and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, has urged the United States to re-engage with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to acquire a seat at the Syria and Middle East table
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
The title might look like a far-fetched one. Also, I have not heard any piece of news or a hint from Washington. I am only looking at what U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is saying. Also I am looking at the incidents occurring in our region.
Category: SELİN NASİ
With Donald Trump assuming his mantle on Jan. 20, Turkey is hoping to open a new page with Washington.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
“The times, they are a changing,’” sang the bard and a recent Nobel laureate, and of course they are. Check the headlines of newspapers published on Jan. 1 if you want to see what I mean. Here is one from Iceland; “First child of 1980 gave birth to the first child of 2017.”
For the last two days, Turkey has been talking about the heroic move by Fethi Sekin, a police officer who prevented a disaster from happening in the western city of İzmir on Jan. 5.
Category: NEVŞİN MENGÜ
“Will Turkey become like Iran?” has been the most asked question by paranoid seculars and liberals for a long time. Seculars and Kemalists have been asking this question relentlessly.
U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby has warned the Turkish media about making false accusations about the United States.
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