EQUILIBRIUM BY BURAK BEKDİLThe PKK may be coming close to one of its final episodes. Not necessarily because of the amusing Turkish-Iraqi accord against terror, or even more amusing American pledges to finish it off, but because real-politik may soon dictate so
Hürriyet: Manganese increases sexual prowess Professor Ahmet Ercan, known for his work in regard to earthquakes alleged that people who wander around a manganese mine in the Aegean town of Marmaris will witness an increase in their sexual prowess, leading people to go to the mine and fill their pockets and bags with pieces of manganese, the daily Hürriyet reported yesterday. Ercan also said the mine which has not been in use for 65 years will have a negative impact on tourism if it is reopened, but his comments on sexual prowess influenced people more, the daily wrote. Ercan released his report on the mine in a press release issued in the mine and said that nowhere i
An agreement to combat the terrorist activities of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) between Turkey and Iraq has pleased the United States, which has been encouraging both parties to
Controversial article that criminalizes insulting ‘Turkishness’ will be changed before the release of the EU progress report
Just a day after Chief of Staff Gen. Yaşar Büyükanıt's strong reference to the principle of secularism, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday gave assurances that his government
Whomever I speak to in business circles, it is always the same question that arises: What is going to happen with the Sabah-ATV sale? The Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) has
INSIDE TURKEYErdoğan: AKP government guarantor of secularismJust a day after Chief of Staff Gen. Yaşar Büyükanıt's strong reference to the principle of secularism, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday gave assurances that his government will be
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Following a decision to move fish farms away from the coast due to claims that they pollute the coastline, fish farm owners who tried to move their location have found themselves bewildered at the
Kosovo and IraqErdal Şafak / SabahSerbian President Boris Todiç said if Kosovo declares independence this could set an example. He added that Kosovo's independence would encourage
The general atmosphere of downsizing the state to raise the individual has not escaped the military's attention, said Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Büyükanıt in his speech on the first day of the
Turkey's rank on the Global Political Risk Index (GPRI) improved, as the country gained one point and climbed to number five, according to Eurasia Group, a global political risk advisory and
President Abdullah Gül yesterday expressed his belief that Turkey will achieve to have a perfect constitution through compromise between important political and non-political actors in the
Newly elected President Abdullah Gul attended the evening reception in honor of the start of the new Turkish Parliament (TBMM) legislative year yesterday without his wife, Hayrunnisa Gul. For her part, Hayrunnisa Gul has been the focus of intense media and public speculation due to the headscarf or "turban" she wears, with sources in the capital querying as to which state events she will and won't be attending in the future.
The head of the Turkish military forces, General Yasar Buyukanit, delivered a more than one hour address in honor of the opening of the 2007-2008 education year for students entering the Turkish Military Academy yesterday.
The leader of the opposition MHP Party, Devlet Bahceli, has sharply criticized the AKP-led administration for its stance in relation to PKK terror activities. Speaking before an assembly of MHP MPs from the Turkish Parliament (TBMM), Bahceli called for permission to be given to the Turkish military to pursue PKK terrorist forces over the border into northern Iraq. Bahceli also accused the AKP government of "ignoring" the attacks taking place on Turkish soil.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with leaders of major international investment firms Friday at the world famous Waldorf Astoria hotel to discuss issues and opportunities to increase and
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