President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to “respect judicial rulings,” as CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s “justice march” from the capital Ankara to Istanbul enters its 6th day.
European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, who oversees EU membership bids, will pay a visit to Turkey on July 6 as part of a re-engagement decision made by parties during a meeting between EU officials and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 25
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Public-spirited businessman Moutaz al-Hayat is flying 4,000 cows into Qatar from the United States and Australia to boost milk supply in his country, which is being blockaded by most of its Arab neighbors in the Gulf. It will take 60 flights, and is definitely not cost-effective.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey faces increasingly difficult times, and matters are set to get worse before they get better. This is not scaremongering but an assessment based on objective events - based on what is taking place in this deeply and dangerously divided country.
The Turkish government has said the “justice march” of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to Istanbul “supports FETÖ,” referring to what prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), believed to have been behind the July 2016 coup attempt.
An Istanbul court on June 19 rejected an objection to arrest filed for jailed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to continue “marching for justice for 80 million with determination” on the fifth day of his protest march from the Turkish capital Ankara to Istanbul.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
The owner of daily newspaper Sözcü, Burak Akbay, its website manager Mediha Olgun, and its İzmir correspondent Gökmen Ulu are all accused of “aiding a terror organization while not being a member of it.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed that “the worst is over” for the Turkish economy, hailing the improving figures in various parts of the economy from exports to domestic consumption.
The media should conduct its duties in a way that is impartial, fair and in compliance with the basic principles of the profession, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at an iftar with media representatives on June 17.
Saudi Arabia has said a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is “not needed.”
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has blasted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks on the party’s “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul, saying “there is a Moses for every pharaoh” after Erdoğan suggested legal action against the march
Turkey has sent a total of 5,000 tons of foodstuff to Qatar amid its diplomatic crisis with Gulf countries, Economy minister Nihat Zeybekci said on June 17.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has indicated the possibility of legal action against the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) for commencing a “justice march” from the Turkish capital Ankara to Istanbul
In a phone call on June 16 with Qatari and French leaders, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged dialogue to help resolve the Gulf crisis over Qatar, according to a presidential source
Category: GÜVEN SAK
The sudden embargo on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates perplexed us all this month. It was a half-baked regional response to the half-baked American ideas presented during President Donald Trump’s recent visit
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
On April 16, 51.4 percent of the Turkish electorate voted in favor of a package of constitutional amendments that introduced an executive presidential system, in a drastic change to the country’s nearly century-old government system.
Turkey does not condone “Iranian expansionism” in the Middle East although it does recognize its role and its cooperation in resolving problems in Iraq and Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The economy is recovering but for this recovery to be permanent, structural reforms must be made, according to many experts
Turkey and Qatar have established an economic commission to provide necessary food and other needs to the latter, amid the ongoing row with Gulf countries, Qatar’s envoy to Turkey has said, expressing his country’s appreciation for “the Turkish government’s enormous support in these difficult days.”
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