President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the U.S. move to issue arrest warrants for 12 of his bodyguards linked to a brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington last month, while the Foreign Ministry has summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on June 15 summoned U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass after Washington issued an arrest warrant for 12 bodyguards of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over a brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington.
An Ankara court made its ruling on June 15 in the case accusing 27 soldiers of abducting Secretary General of Presidency Fahri Kasırga on the night of Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt, handing down aggravated life sentences to 18 of the defendants and life sentences to five others, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
A U.N. court condemned Turkey on June 15 for sentencing one of its top judges to seven years in jail on charges of having links to what the government and prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
Two men have been detained over a brawl in Washington between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security personnel and protesters, with charges planned against a dozen guards, police and a media report said June 14.
There is a big potential to improve economic relations between Turkey and Qatar, the cousin of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the chairman of a large company has told daily Hürriyet
Category: AKİF BEKİ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan frequently complains about the worsening of the culture and arts scene. At an iftar dinner given for artists in Istanbul’s Huber Mansion, he mentioned the same issue.
Turkey and the European Union will hold a senior anti-terrorism dialogue meeting within a month, aiming to take joint steps to combat terrorism, one of the main causes of tension in ties between Ankara and Brussels.
The eighth International Istanbul Opera Festival, organized by the State Opera and Ballet, kicked off on June 13 with “Abduction from the Seraglio.”
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Enis Berberoğlu, a member of parliament for the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), was sentenced to 25 years in jail by an Istanbul court on June 14 and immediately put in prison.
Authority granted by the state of emergency rule is only used against terrorist organizations, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, stating that the criticisms concerning human rights and democracy were “ideologically biased.”
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Qatar on June 14 amid regional tensions between Gulf states
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
French photojournalist Mathias Depardon was freed and deported on June 9, after a month of captivity without any official charges.
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
A psychological warfare that components of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) have recently started is a new perception operation.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça have been on hunger strike for 90 days for their jobs.
A referendum to be held by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on independence this fall will not serve anybody’s interest, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, expressing his regret for Arbil's decision.
A huge opera house will be built after the demolition of Atatürk Cultural Center in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 13
The time has come for King Salman of Saudi Arabia to step up efforts to resolve the regional row with Qatar, President Erdoğan has said ahead of a discussion with President Trump on the issue
Qatar, which is facing a large diplomatic blockade from a collection of Arab countries, will always remember Turkey’s support during these difficult times, Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the sister of Qatar’s ruling emir, has told the Hürriyet Daily News
Category: ERDAL SAĞLAM
On one hand, there is the increase in economic fragility; on the other, there is the presidential election to be held based on the new administrative system. The government will have to decide on its economy policy amid this controversy.
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