There are currently eight Russian warships massed off of Syria confronting seven NATO ships, according to Turkish military sources.
When watching the weather forecast, we all focus just on the place we live and pass over the rest of the world.
On Nov. 1, Turkey will hold its fourth election in the last 20 months with hopes that it will be the last one and will help to reduce the political tension in the country by paving the way for the establishment of a stable government to immediately address Turkey’s pending issues.
Medine Dilek Yıldırım was a 5-year-old girl when her picture was taken for the “Dad, Send Me to School” campaign 10 years ago.
Being in Turkey these days feels like permanent déjà vu. And not in a good way.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, even since his days as prime minister, has advised everybody to have three children.
How many are they and what motives did they vote with?
Sept. 25, 2015 was a turning point for our future. World leaders adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are essentially an agreed vision to put the people and the planet on a sustainable path by 2030.
Daron Acemoğlu, Turkey’s best shot at the Nobel Economics Prize, and Murat Üçer, who knows the Turkish economy better than anyone else, published the paper, “The ups and downs of Turkish growth, 2002-2015: Political Dynamics, the European Union and the Institutional Slide,” on Oct. 5.
No one is discussing the importance of startups any more. It is proved that startups can create more jobs than companies that are “too big to fail,” even in regressing economies.
Neither Turkey nor its NATO allies got the Russian message, conveyed through Syria, when a Turkish military reconnaissance aircraft was shot down, apparently in Syrian airspace over the Mediterranean in June 2012.
In Ukraine, it was the rebels who had to move first. They moved because Moscow has decided to freeze the conflict, which has now served its main purpose of saving Putin’s face.
I have been writing in this column since 2007. I did not parachute into this column; it was not the mighty hand of the current political power that made it possible for me to have this column. When I started writing, I had the experience, accumulation of information and perspective of views gained over 21 years spent in the local and international media as a reporter, editor and administrator.
It is irony at its best, or utter hypocrisy in fact, to be critical of Russian meddling in Syria
A Turkish-born scientist made the headlines yesterday for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, while also raising the question whether it would be possible had he stayed in Turkey instead of moving to the United States
Political parties in Turkey have announced their MP candidates for the crucial Nov. 1 election, providing a number of hints for observers who are wondering whether the outcome will be dramatically different than the June 7 polls.
The Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will have four cabinet ministries, and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will have four ministries, in the case that a coalition is not formed and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan makes the decision of an early election.
We are watching with astonishment how those people who sat down to negotiate with a 31-year-old terror organization left the table without taking the necessary precautions and, instead of taking responsibility for what followed afterward, are trying to get away by declaring anybody randomly as a “supporter” of the outlawed PKK.
We would have been extremely surprised if you ever understood journalism and the job we do. We do not issue a political party’s newsletter disguised as a newspaper or a news channel
Turkey cannot remain indifferent to what’s happening next door in Syria.
One the most troubling pieces of news to come out of Turkey this past week was an attack on Ahmet Hakan Coşkun, one of the country’s top journalists.
The civil war in Syria has entered a new phase with the active involvement of Russia.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced the election manifesto of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Oct. 4, including some very big economic pledges.
Turkey has said farewell to former President Süleyman Demirel, who as a figure in Turkish politics since the 1960s, served seven times as the country’s prime minister, crowning his political tenure as president between 1993 and 2000.
The responsibility to change the course of Egypt again falls on all Egyptians
It was an exciting one. In July with their country in a deep economic crisis, Greeks were asked by their government to say “no” to the “ultimatums and blackmail of the country’s creditors.”
Turkey may be directing defiant remarks at Russia for its military operations in Syria and its violation of Turkish airspace, but there is little that Ankara can do on its own in this regard.
Annual inflation has neared 8 percent again.
The reputation of journalists has been growing in the negative direction for quite a long time.
In the past, if a politician who was already regularly performing his daily prayers was seen going to the mosque with the slightest hint of public visibility, he would be scolded immediately: “Hey, do not make religion a political tool.”
The hajj is for all Muslims. Therefore, isn’t it a big mistake to leave it to Saudi Arabia, which is inefficiently managing such a huge organization and is not even being accountable?
This is what Aydın Doğan, who has been in the media sector for 40 years, had to say:
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