The leaders of Turkey have always had a communication problem. The failure to establish a proper mechanism results in them failing to explain themselves. And then they blame the media. I believe it was the Prime Ministry that first realized that this was a problem and started a new practice. Moreover, the first test was a success
At the end of such an important trip, the image we come away with is that of a horsefly, said True Path Party leader Mehmet Ağar, in an assessment of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to
Just when Western countries need Ankara’s friendly Muslim democracy, it is drifting away, said the US editor of a UK daily, adding that it is
The U.S. military in Iraq has released a list of 150 wanted members of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) to the U.S forces in Iraq in the first solid move against the PKK presence in
A committee from the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of a bill calling on Turkey to recognize the “ecumenical” status of the Istanbul-based Fener Greek Patriarchate has
The union of career diplomats in Washington has withdrawn an award it had granted to the US ambassador in Yerevan, John Evans, who classified as 'genocide' the killings of Anatolian Armenians
EU foreign ministers are expected to sign the key document at a meeting on Monday without debate
Ankara may soon come under pressure to open its ports and airports to Greek Cypriot ships and airplanes, as the Greek Cypriot administration tones up its objection of efforts for new reunification talks
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's talks with U.S. President George W. Bush dominated the headlines in yesterday's Turkish dailies. Newspapers covered a rebuke of Erdoğan from opposition party leaders for having claimed that the Republican People's Party (CHP) is engaging anti-American politics. Extending compulsory high school education from three to four years and other new regulations in the education system to match European Union standards also made the headlines. ‘Yes' to Broader Middle East Initiative: While some papers applauded the results of the meeting between Erdoğan and Bush, others commented that the prime minister said “yes” to U.S. plans for the democr
The Americans expressed their disappointments clearly before the Erdoğan-Bush meeting. They didn't mince words. It was also the first time the Turkish side successfully made its grievances public. All blew off steam before the leaders met, and the result of the Erdoğan-Bush meeting was to 'carry on.' But from now on the policies will be closely monitored.
Opposition Republican People’s Party parliamentary group deputy leader Kemal Anadol said on Thursday that the Washington visit of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had turned
Turkish columnists yesterday focused mainly on the meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President George W. Bush as well as Erdoğan's statements made while on the plane heading to Washington. Where should we start?
Category: YUSUF KANLI
TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLI
Terrorism has become the main threat to democracy and global security in today's world, says the prime minister
Motherland Party deputy leader Süleyman Sarıbaş said on Thursday that the Justice and Development Party government had failed to provide moral support to security forces fighting terrorism, noting the recent rise in terrorist activity in eastern and southeastern Anatolia.
Erdoğan doesn’t seem satisfied with Bush’s position on how to address the PKK issue, while noting that Turkey gets help from Syria on the same issue
Republican People’s Party deputy leader Onur Öymen said on Thursday that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to the United States was a disappointment, adding that despite high expectations before the visit, the United States had promised nothing tangible concerning the Kurdistan Workers' Party’s presence in northern Iraq.
Ankara tells the UN it will open its ports to Greek Cypriot ships if Greek Cyprus agrees to end isolation of the Turkish Cypriots
The opposition parties blasted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's efforts to gain U.S. support against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) presence in northern Iraq on Thursday, describing Erdoğan's visit to the United States as a disappointment.
Turkey has a lot to teach to a world in which terrorism has become the principal threat to democracy and global security, says Prime Minister Erdoğan
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