Mehmet Ali Birand
Internet news links and mobile telephony were discussed at a conference in Istanbul on the 13th birthday of the Web in Turkey, as the Minister for Transport Binali Yıldırım, also in charge of
Merkel will keep a pulse on Erdoğan’s aim regarding PresidencyPM Erdoğan will meet with Chancelor Merkel a day before the presidential elections. Merkel will try sense Erdoğan’s mindset while the PM conveys disappointment about German-Turkish relations.
Chief of Staff Gen. Yaşar Büyükanıt's news conference on Thursday created ripples throughout the political spectrum both at home and abroad. While various domestic political figures tried to
President Ahmet Necdet Sezer told an audience of officers at the War Academies on Friday that Turkey's secular system faces its gravest ever threat from Islamic fundamentalism - a comment some interpret as a warning to AKP Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to run for the post the secularist Sezer will vacate of May 16.
Hundreds of thousands of people from all over Turkey gathered in Ankara on Saturday for a mass rally aiming to discourage Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a conservative with an Islamist political past, from running for the presidency, AFP reports.
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman, Deniz Baykal, criticized the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Wednesday night for planning to hold the general
Split of NGO’s for presidential electionsWhile the Kemalist bloc is preparing for a huge demonstration Saturday before the presidential elections, professional organizations reacted by issuing public announcements yesterday.
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül said that Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Büyükanıt informed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about the content of the press conference he held yesterday.
Parliament will elect the president without any crisis and those who were trying to escalate a crisis will be very disappointed, said Parliament Speaker Bülent Arınç yesterday.Speaking at a
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Alleged memoirs of a former high-ranking general underline the fragility of the Turkish political system, as the documents talk of two coup plans against the government, dating back to 2004. Former Chief of Staff Hilmi Özkök's surprise remarks strengthened those who claim the 'memoirs' are authentic
After delivering a note to Iraq Monday to take necessary steps against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Ankara increased the pressure on Iraq. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Category: YUSUF KANLI
TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLIIt is clear that Erdoğan's presidency will not make the TSK happy, but the TSK will respect the outcome of the parliamentary vote
The war over the number 367Ahmet Hakan, HürriyetSome legalists say, “During the presidential election, 367 representatives should be present at the Parliamentary General Council.”
Army chief: A secularist in deeds, not in words for presidencyTop general says it would be useful launching a cross-border incursion to northern Iraq to eradicate PKK presence
“Free Birds” on the Istanbul-Arbil lineThe work Turkish contractors have done since 2003 is worth more than $2 billion. Turks will get the lion’s share of $15 billion worth of projects planned for the next 3 years. It is note worthy that there are MHP-origin contractors among those working here
PKK problem cannot be resolved unless Turks, Iraqi Kurds talk, Kurdish official says
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay a visit to Germany on April 15-16, where he
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