Prominent political figure and Minister of Education in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, Safeen Dizayee has said they are ready to talk about solutions to the terrorism problem during KRG leader Massoud Barzani’s visit to Turkey this week, however they see the political solution of the problem inside Turkey.
Turkey’s main opposition party has submitted a censure motion against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over his allegations that opposition-held municipalities funneled money to Kurdish militants by way of loan agreements with German foundations.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Foreign colleagues, visiting professors, parliamentarians and some Turkish friends who live abroad that have lost contact with the “Turkish reality” are all asking: Is it really that bad in Turkey? Are newsmen oppressed that much by the government? Can Turkey really drift and abandon its Western vocation? Does autocracy indeed threaten Turkey?
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Why can the incumbent AKP easily sympathize with the anti-Baath protestors in Syria these days while Turkey’s arch-Kemalist main opposition, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), finds itself closer to Bashar al-Assad and his fellow thugs?
The Pentagon’s arms-selling body, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), notified the U.S. Congress on Oct. 28 of its intention to sell three AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters to Turkey, whose Army uses these gun ships effectively against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Turkey had acquired 10 such helicopters in the 1990s, but only six are operational now.
Erdoğan says more democracy and freedom is the antidote to the terrorism problem as Davutoğlu urges neighbors to pick a side
Turkey will not back down from democratic reform and human rights in its struggle against terrorism, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday.
On the 88th year of the establishing of modern Turkish Republic, thousands marched together in streets, despite the official ceremonies were canceled.
Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has sent a letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, urging him to take action on allegations of large-scale corruption among officials at Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality.
The Turkish government is planning legal amendments to evacuate settlements in areas at high risk of earthquakes and move residents in Van to new homes
Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The largest locally made unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, recently passed a crucial test, but its operational altitude and duration were short of the standards required.
Category: MEHMET ALİ BİRAND
Four writers from Daily Hürriyet selected Turkey’s 10 most influential people. This is an interesting subject regardless of geographic location. We, a group of eight friends, also selected the 10 most influential people in Turkey. And we compared our list with Hürriyet’s four writers’ list.
Category: KADRİ GÜRSEL
Kurds live in Syria, which was hit by the uprising and revolutionary wave named the “Arab Spring,” and in its Arab neighbor Iraq. They also live in Iran, which is strongly exposed to the indirect effects of this wave, and in Turkey.
Ninety male and female Somalis will come to Turkey to be trained on how to raise livestock, use tractors and other agricultural equipment, manage complexes, slaughter animals and fish as part of efforts of the Turkish Agriculture Ministry for its “Somali Action Plan.”
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
So Samir Kuntar was an Arab hero who had killed an Israeli man and his 4-year-old daughter. But he is not the only hero.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The Van earthquake gave us a mirror and what we saw in the first instance was nothing for Turks to be proud off. Fortunately, better instincts kicked in quickly so we got to see the other side of the country too.
Category: ERSU ABLAK
In Turkey the belief that everything that happens to a person is God’s will is very important.
The prime minister and his chief EU negotiator finally spoke the truth!
Bored by the repeated mention by my taxi driver of the name Gilad Shalit about whom he knew everything, including his private life, I asked him if the names Abdullah Söpçeler or Zihni Koç rang a bell or meant anything to him.
The number of Arab tourists to Turkey has reached 1.4 million this year, figures say. DHA photo Arab tourists are filling vacant hotel rooms as the number of Israeli tourists visiting Turkey declines due to ongoing political tensions between Turkey and Israel, according to an Israeli daily newspaper.
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