Officials from Turkey and the European Union will meet June 13 in Brussels for a political dialogue meeting to review the current status of issues on their mutual agenda and to discuss ways of moving forward after a period of tension.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Visitors to the Greek Island of Kos will have noted a building from Roman times, facing Hippocrates’ famous plane tree and the Ottoman-era Ghazi Hasan Pasha Mosque. It bears the Latin inscription “Legum Servi Sumus” which means “We are slaves to the law.”
Sanctions and a Saudi-led campaign to isolate Qatar have resulted in the division of a number of families, some of those affected have told the Hürriyet Daily News.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has met with the diplomatic envoys of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in Ankara as part of efforts to solve an ongoing crisis between the Gulf States and Qatar.
The Turkish Red Crescent has sent more than $700 million in aid to Syria since civil war began in the country more than six years ago, the organization said June 11.
Turkey and the European Union will hold a political dialogue meeting on June 13 in Brussels “to take stock of where both sides are in their relationship,” an EU official has told the Hürriyet Daily News.
A music teacher who was killed in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the southeastern province of Batman was laid to rest in the Osmancık district of the northern Anatolian province of Çorum on June 11
PM Yıldırım calls for calm amid the continuing crisis over Qatar, noting that a failure to resolve the row could have global consequences
The row over Qatar should be resolved before the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan toward the end of June, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, according to Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Turkey and Iran send stockpiles of food and water supplies aboard cargo planes to Qatar amid row with Arab states that are campaigning to impose sanctions on the Gulf country
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 9 Turkey would stand by Qatar amid a diplomatic row engulfing the Gulf state
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
A series of very harsh sanctions imposed on June 5 by prominent Arab and Gulf countries under the coordination of Saudi Arabia against neighboring Qatar is no doubt marking the beginning of a new era in the already fragile and unstable Middle East.
A French photojournalist detained in May by Turkish police while on assignment in the southeast has been deported, the French President’s Office and activist group Reporters sans Frontieres said on June 9
Bahrain’s foreign minister will pay a visit to Turkey on June 10 as tension between Qatar and prominent Gulf and Arab countries are continuing to escalate.
The crew of a freighter, which had been passing through the Dardanelles Strait, was released early on June 9 after being held over allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during its passing
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan late on June 8 ratified two deals on deploying Turkish troops to Qatar and training the Gulf nation’s gendarmerie forces, paving way for Turkey to send warships and warplanes to the country, which has been facing a diplomatic dispute with several Arab countries
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Despite warnings from all three opposition parties in the Turkish parliament, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has given priority to the ratification of two military agreements with Qatar, allowing to send Turkish troops to the Gulf country, mainly for training purposes, late on June 7.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey should reconsider the not-so-easy and unfortunately disastrous path it followed in the Syria crisis before indulging into undertaking any sort of mediation in the crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led block of nations accusing the gas-rich state of supporting and abetting terrorism
The parliamentary meeting convened to discuss the harmonization of a parliamentary bylaw dispersed without any conclusion amid criticism from the opposition parties, which decided to propose their own draft plans separately.
Gulf Arab states piled pressure on Qatar June 8 as U.S. President Donald Trump, Kuwait’s emir and Turkey worked to end a row and resolve what Qataris say amounts to a blockade of their country, an investment powerhouse and supplier of gas to world markets.
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