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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has strongly reacted to photos of U.S. special operations forces wearing Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) insignia on their shoulders during an assault on Syria’s Raqqa, saying it is “unacceptable"
US soldiers with YPG insignias unacceptable, says Turkish FM
Istanbul is set to mark the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul on its 563rd anniversary with a major event created by a grand team of 1,200, as expectations rise for the event, which is expected to attract 1 million spectators
Istanbulites to mark Ottoman conquest of city with grand ceremony
Photos showing U.S. troopers on Syrian soil bearing the insignia of the armed forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) – which is deemed a terrorist organization by both the U.S. and Turkey - prompted a harsh reaction from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on May 27
How serious is Ankara in reacting to the US on Syrian Kurds?
First, Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahda made the surprising move last week
Is political Islam fading?
In the days prior to the announcement of the new Turkish cabinet, which came out last Tuesday, there was a question I received from more than one foreign observer of the Turkish economy
Will Turkey’s economic rationality survive?
Turkey last held a general election on Nov. 1, 2015, granting the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) a good majority to form a stable government
Turkish politics ahead of hot and tense summer
There was interesting footage on Turkish television the other day. A U.S. soldier in the region controlled by the People’s Defense Units (YPG) was clearly saying this: “I am a member of the U.S. army. We are now going to kill them [ISIL].”
This footage depicts the end of an era
In 2014, journalist Aslı Çakır Birol applied to the Directorate of Civil Registry with her lawyer Hülya Gülbahar, stating that her last name was changed against her will due to marriage. She demanded a new identity card prepared in her maiden name as Aslı Çakır
Discrimination against women in last names
The 9,000-year-old Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük has been drawing even more tourists than before since it was added to the UNESCO list
Çatalhöyük drawing world’s attention to Anatolia
Erospolis looks at the weighty problems of women in Turkey and wonders whether it would take a man to remove them…
Gimme, gimme, gimme… a man as Turkey’s family minister
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