Category: İLHAN TANIR
Senior U.S. politicians and a Saudi Arabian prince already called on Oct. 12 for Iran to be held accountable for an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Despite heavy accusations, the majority of regional experts appeared to be confused about what to believe, while the U.S. senior officials have been calling for increased pressure on Iran.
Former PM Tony Blair speaks to Hürryet reporter Cansu Çamlıbel (L) in Istanbul where he attended a conference in Istanbul Bilgi University. HÜRRİYET photo, Levent ASLAN
Category: ANKARA WHISPERS
Iraqi officials have presented Ankara with new proposals to curtail the activities of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s north in a bid to head off Turkish cross-border operations against the militant group
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç yesterday denied claims that Murat Karayılan, one of the top leaders of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was captured and later released by Iran following negotiations between the organization and Tehran.
The presence of Kurdish rebels in the north is "unacceptable", Iraq's foreign minister said on Thursday, but he stopped short of offering a solution, as Turkey warned its patience had run out
The leader of the main opposition yesterday accused a deputy prime minister of providing insider information to suspects in a high-profile charity fraud investigation in a long-awaited revelation. The minister was quick to rebuff the allegations.
The sixth annual Legend of Mount Ararat Festival kicked off Tuesday night with an opera at the eastern province of Ağrı’s iconic İshakpaşa Palace.
Category: NİHAT ALİ ÖZCAN
Representatives of Syrian opposition groups, which are carrying on their activities in Istanbul, keep sharing their views on various issues with the media.
Category: NURAY MERT
U.S. President Barack Obama thanked Turkey for its support in Afghanistan and Libya when he met Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his last visit to the United States. Then, it seems that Obama focused on the “Syrian problem” in his meeting with the Turkish prime minister.
Category: SONER ÇAĞAPTAY
The cardinal rule of Turkish foreign policy is straightforward: Turks love countries that help them against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and despise those perceived as aiding it. It is that simple, really: Turks judge the world through the “PKK prism.”
Let’s take a closer look at how the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, government and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, have positioned themselves as constitutional debates, on the one hand, and terrorist activities, on the other, gain pace
Finally, the Peace and Democracy Party, or BDP, decided to end its boycott and went to the Grand National Assembly. Everybody seems to be happy, so far. In fact, it is not a matter of being optimistic or not to have “great expectations” from this “happy end” since Kurdish question is too complicated to be solved only by BDP and “parliamentary politics”.
The recent rise in the number of Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, attacks is making the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan government very angry, which is striving to manage the process, especially in order to decrease the speed of terrorist acts and reduce their negative impact. So far the prime minister has made several attempts, two of which are interesting because of their interrelated yet contrasting nature.
Category: Slide Manşetler - 1
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Spending nearly two weeks abroad – first in Arab Spring countries then in New York to attend the U.N. meetings – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan returned home late Sunday.
Category: KADRİ GÜRSEL
If we wait for the guns to fall silent to start talking in this country, we may never talk. On the contrary, it is necessary to talk louder than ever for guns to fall silent and for bloodshed to stop. If there is anybody out there who can, or would like to, speak out in a milieu where the guns are taking lives on all sides, there is likewise no need to wait for the guns to fall silent to listen to them.
The theater where Tuesday’s terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of three innocent people and wounded 15, happened is only 200 meters from the compound that holds the Prime Ministry, the Justice Ministry and the Education Ministry as well as a number of other state offices.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
President Abdullah Gül continued with his statements on the European Union in his Germany trip and this time he pronounced the Norway model, saying, “For me, what is essentially important is that Turkey is able to be like Norway. That is, it should be able to complete the EU accession process successfully.”
Tension between Turkey and Israel is continuing with conflicting interpretations of events, as well as doses of verbal warfare. It is remarkable that the debate is so structured as to provoke sensitivities and deepen fears on both sides. While the source of traditional fears and anxieties in Israel is the Palestinian question, Turkey’s source of anxiety is the Armenian question and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. Although Turkey’s approach toward the Palestinian question is well-k
No doubt, throughout this week, all eyes will be on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s four-day trip to Arab Spring countries and messages he will convey to the Muslim world as well as to Israel.
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