Following a series of largely unproductive and uninspiring phone calls, statements and meetings between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump over the past nine months, Thursday’s meeting between the two heads of state on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly comes at what is perhaps the most critical test of the limits of the Trump-Erdoğan relationship.
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Technological advancement is good for any country. But there are some technologies that set the countries that have them apart from those that don’t.
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The pressure on Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is building as the date for the Sept. 25 referendum on independence nears; unsurprisingly, Turkey’s attitude is also hardening considerably.
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Reading the accusations in the indictment, listening to the defense of the suspect and evaluating all the evidence is fundamental when trying to express an objective opinion about a legal case that is continuing.
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The head of Turkey’s top official religious body, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), has recently been changed by the government, but it seems that the change has not had any effect on the institution’s anti-secularism stance.
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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Sept. 20 announced a six-article solution package to address the problems of Turkey’s struggling hazelnut producers.
Austrian packaging firm Hamburger Containerboard GmbH is set to invest 300 million euros in a paper production plant in the western province of Kütahya.
A European Union-funded migrant health center has opened in the Turkish capital Ankara, the bloc’s Turkey delegation announced on Sept. 20.
A prosecutor in the Aegean province of İzmir has sought up to 3.5 years of imprisonment for a police officer who is accused of hitting two women who sought help from the police earlier this summer.
The Foreign Ministry issued a warning for Turkish citizens traveling to regions affected by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 19.
Çavuşoğlu has said Turkey has “no direct contacts” to bring back two members of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) held by the outlawed PKK
Residents of Syria’s once-thriving trading hub Aleppo are today trying to continue their lives among debris and ruins after six years of war.
One police officer was killed and one other was injured in a helicopter accident in the Central Anatolian province of Niğde at around midday on Sept. 20.
State-run Qatargas, the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), said on Sept. 20 that it had signed a medium-term sales and purchase agreement with Turkey’s Botaş to deliver 1.5 million tons of LNG each year for three years.
A dog was saved on Sept. 19 by fire authorities and zoo personnel after two unidentified perpetrators put a belt around its neck, dragged it and threw it from a height of 20 meters in the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
Garanti Bank, one of Turkey’s biggest private lenders, announced on Sept. 19 that its board chairman Ferit Şahenk had resigned.
The Education Ministry has reportedly asked all 39 district directorates in Istanbul to funnel Syrian students to religion-focused imam-hatip schools.
The Justice Ministry recently announced two different figures for the number of prisoners in Turkish jails as of June 15, daily Cumhuriyet reported on Sept. 19.
Following the Sept. 19 meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and French President Emmanuel Macron in New York, the Turkish Presidency issued an ironic message saying “meeting with the President of Turkey is valuable.”
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