President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 24 that Israel is headed towards isolation because of measures imposed at the al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem.
The purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia is not “worrying,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 24.
Education Ministry introduces new regulations regarding private dormitories, which bans two students from staying in the same room
Opening negotiation chapters is vital to revive ties between Turkey and the European Union, Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said just a day before a Turkey-EU political dialogue meeting is set to take place in Brussels following months-long tension between the two sides
NATO’s secretary general is offering to broker a visit by German lawmakers to troops serving on a Turkish air base in an attempt to heal a rift between the two allies which is disrupting anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) operations
China encourages all sides involved in the Syrian crisis to establish “contact and dialogue,” Chinese special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said July 14 after talks with Turkish officials in Ankara.
Turkey has formally withdrawn a request for German help in investigating nearly 700 German firms suspected of backing terrorism, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on July 24, removing a major irritant in frayed ties between the two NATO allies.
Former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, who was appointed as deputy prime minister last week in a government reshuffle, has been appointed as the new government spokesperson.
Seventeen executives and journalists from daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık, Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went for the first time on trial on July 24 with terror-related accusations in the 27th Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on July 23 that Turkey’s Constitutional Court should release the jailed CHP Istanbul lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu based on a February ruling that paved the way for the release of the two Cumhuriyet journalists
Turkey and Gulf countries have agreed on the continuation of efforts and initiatives to ease the Qatar crisis, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has said in a statement
The Turkish economy could be harmed if growing tensions with the bloc, and especially with Germany, get out of hand, said EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hailed Turkey’s 2017 economic growth thanks to a strong recovery in the country’s exports in its updated World Economic Outlook
Media reports claiming that Turkey would buy Russian S-400 air defense systems were not true, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford said at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado on July 23
Turkish Airlines has started a new project titled “Fly Good Feel Good” on healthy eating and lifestyle in collaboration with the world-famous heart surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the airline announced on July 24.
Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is slated to stage “justice watches” in several provinces across the country until the anniversary of its lawmakers’ arrests, starting from July 25.
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OPEC leader Saudi Arabia said on July 24 the group would quickly address weak compliance with output cuts by some OPEC states and would monitor rising production from Nigeria and Libya, which have been exempted from the curbs.
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Indirect taxes on tobacco, alcoholic beverages and automobiles are too high, Turkey’s Finance Minister has said, vowing no further hikes will be made in indirect taxes this year, in a bid to help ease the country’s inflation rate
Turkish police launched the “Turkey Peaceful Park” operation simultaneously across 81 provinces on July 23 with the participation of 7,968 police officers to “ensure the peace of citizens in the parks,” state-run Anadolu Agency reported
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Turkish police have mapped out high drug-trafficking neighborhoods in 17 provinces across the country, which are kept under air and land surveillance for 24 hours a day
Some 103 illegal migrants of Afghan and Pakistani origin have been caught in the eastern province of Erzincan, after the bus carrying them broke down, while another 120 illegal migrants were found in the eastern province of Ağrı, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 23.
With the collapse of the Cyprus reunification talks, the Turkish side is left with no option but to act alone, says a former Turkish envoy. Turkey needs to send drilling vessels to the zone where Greek Cyprus found gas, according to retired ambassador Mithat Rende
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In an interview with the German Zeit on the first week of July, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he had no problem with German Chancellor Angela Merkel but missed the years when Germany was led by Gerhard Schroeder
We met with “MY 114-1 (C)” in one of Abdülkadir Selvi’s columns.
The EU lost credibility in 2004 for most Turks when it admitted Cyprus (meaning Greek Cyprus) as a full member, despite the overwhelming rejection by Greek Cypriots of the so called “Annan Plan,” which was the best blueprint–regardless of its shortcomings—for a solution to this problem until then
The terms “conflict” and “dispute” are often used interchangeably. A more scholarly and academic approach, however, argues that there is a difference between the two. Australian diplomat and academic John Burton has contributed to a better understanding of this difference by developing “conflict resolution” as an academic discipline
The economic bill of the crisis between Turkey and Germany would be much costly than expected. I believe it is more accurate to see Germany not just as a country with which we have close economic relations but also an influential actor in the European Union and even in the Western Alliance
July 24 used to be celebrated by Turkish journalists as the anniversary of the abolishment of official press censorship in Turkey.
The growing tension between Germany and Turkey is culminating to alarming levels
The most important aspect of Fethullah Gülen’s interview broadcasted on July 18 on France 24 was admitting for the first time that Adil Öksüz had visited him in Pennsylvania and therefore he knew him
A group of Syrian artists, who have taken shelter in Turkey, have come together in a three-floor art center on the Asian side of Istanbul to produce together.
Turkey’s Köprülü Canyon, one of the world’s easiest rafting tracks, is set to welcome nearly 700,000 tourists this year, according to tour organizers in the region
Lana Del Rey emerged on the music scene as a haunting figure. She was “Born to Die,” in the words of her breakthrough album, and darkness permeated her sound and worldview
Actress Evan Rachel Wood says working on “Westworld” changed her life
It was a typical phone call between two boys and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief - the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting
Officials have been spending last-minute efforts as the Göbeklitepe archeological site in Turkey’s southeast, one of the leading historic values of the country, prepares to be nominated for UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2018 ahead of a delegation visit in September
Nostalgic horror sensation “Stranger Things” unveiled a new trailer set to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on July 22 as it built buzz for season two at the San Diego Comic-Con fan convention
Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago on July 22 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on