Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is the government that has come closest to solving Turkey’s Kurdish problem. It is also the government that has helped bring the prospect of an “independent Kurdish state” closest to reality, though obviously this is an unintended consequence of its mistaken policies.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The 26th Istanbul Criminal Court on Sept. 19 rejected demands to release a group of journalists and writers who have been in jail for more than a year, in a case into the “media leg” of the Gülen network.
Turkey on Sept. 20 was preparing to wind up naval exercises with fellow NATO members being held at a time of a crisis in relations with several alliance states and controversy over Ankara’s plan to purchase weapons from Russia.
The Turkish and Russian presidents, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin, are expected to meet in person in Ankara next week, following the recent agreement for the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, including rebel-held Idlib.
Russia has issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.
Turkey is the most active country in seeking the removal of content on Twitter, accounting for nearly half of all requests worldwide, according to a biannual transparency report by the company.
The United States and Israel have united in slamming Iran during the annual United Nations General Assembly, with the leaders of both countries directing accusations at Tehran.
The Middle East went through similarly painful times almost a century ago. That was the dawn of the oil age and a time when three dynasties (Ottoman, Romanov and Habsburg) of three land empires (Turkey, Russia and Austria-Hungary) were falling apart.
The Kurdistan Regional Government’s economic clout, driven by oil revenue, could be at risk due to row with Turkey over an independence vote, an energy expert says
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been continuing his meetings in New York, where he arrived on Sept. 18 to hold bilateral talks with world leaders and attend the United Nations General Assembly.
The Russian authorities have carried out a search at the St. Petersburg headquarters of Renaissance Construction, a large-scale Turkish contractor, seizing computers and other accounting documents.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 19 once again called on the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to cancel its planned independence referendum
Turkey opposes the upcoming referendum for a Kurdish state in Iraq, but in order to express this opposition it must be careful to maintain a balanced policy, academic Hasan Köne tells the Hürriyet Daily News
Israeli flags have recently been waved during independence rallies in the cities of northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Slovenia won its first European basketball title late on Sept. 17 with a 93-85 victory against Serbia.
Syrian government troops came closer yesterday to encircling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a pocket of Deir Ezzor city after crossing the adjacent Euphrates River, Moscow and a monitoring group said.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York on Sept. 17 ahead of the UN General Assembly, officials said.
Syrian troops seized a suburb of the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Sept. 17, tightening the noose around Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Syrian military source said.
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford on the sidelines of the annual meeting of NATO’s Military Committee in the Albanian capital of Tirana
Turkish Airlines (THY) is extending its flight network to Sydney, Australia in 2018.
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