Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu arrived in the Philippines on Nov. 17 and pledged Turkey’s full support for the Mindanao peace process, local media reported.
Turkey’s government and HDP staged a make-or-break meeting in Ankara on Nov. 17, with both sides emerging to release carefully constructed announcements to help the dialogue channels remain open on the country’s slow-moving Kurdish peace process.
A suicide bomber on Nov. 16 attacked a vehicle convoy carrying Afghan lawmakers including a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 22 others, officials said.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
On Nov. 12, a bizarre “protest” took place in Istanbul. Near Sarayburnu, a big harbor, the American warship USS Ross had stopped by on its way back from a NATO mission in the Black Sea.
US and Turkish military officials meet to hash out plans to train and arm 2,000 moderate Syrian rebels in Central Anatolia
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Answering a question from a journalist about reports claiming U.S. President Barack Obama has changed his strategy on Syria to prioritize the removal of Bashar al-Assad, to aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)
Libya has released nine Turks who had been captured by the army and handed them over to representatives from Ankara, a government statement said
Twin car bombs struck near the shuttered Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassy buildings in the militia-controlled Libyan capital on Nov. 13, an AFP correspondent and a UAE official said.
Turkey could scrap a controversial plan to buy missile defense systems from China that alarmed the United States and its Western allies, Turkish and European sources said Nov. 12.
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2014, a United Nations report revealed Wednesday, highlighting the failure of the multi-billion-dollar US-led campaign to crack down on the lucrative crop.
A group of Turkish nationalist students attacked NATO soldiers in the touristic Eminönü district of Istanbul, putting sacks over their heads and throwing dye on them
Moscow on Nov. 12 denied it was ramping up its military presence in neighbouring Ukraine after NATO sounded the alarm over columns of Russian military equipment entering the ex-Soviet country over the past two days.
A senior Turkish diplomat has been appointed as chair of a key intergovernmental body aimed at resolving a centuries-old conflict in the Philippines
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The leaders of Greece and the Greek Cypriots came together on Nov. 8 in Cairo with Egypt’s strong man Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a tripartite summit
Putin’s support has put down deep roots. The West must understand why. It is far more than the popular take over of Crimea or the meddling in Ukraine
For observers who do not want to see more tension in Ankara, it might be a relief to see that it is not President Erdoğan, but rather PM Davutoğlu who is going to attend the G-20 summit
Category: GWYNNE DYER
In China, the Communists had just massacred the students in Tienanmen Square and won themselves another quarter-century in power.
Greece urged NATO partner Turkey to stop 'harassing' Greek Cyprus while it looks to exploit offshore natural gas fields, wading into a dispute that has complicated peace efforts on the island
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
While the US-led coalition was busy bombing ISIL forces in Iraq and Syria, a recent probe by the Russian Air Force all over NATO air space and beyond brought back memories of the Cold War
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