As more positive signs poured in about the possible normalization of Turkish-Russian relations on June 28, details also started to surface regarding details of the diplomacy carried out between Ankara and Moscow
In a strategic move, Ankara decided to swallow its pride and send a message to the world that it really was “open for business.” And it did it in a very bold way. But first, here’s a little nostalgia
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has been quite busy with immediate foreign policy issues in recent days, which resulted in accomplishing long-lasting negotiations with Israel to normalize their relationship and launching a reconciliation process with Russia
Was it a mistake to engage in such oddities with Israel? Was it right to shoot down the Russian fighter jet and get the Vladimir Putin bear on us?
We would absolutely isolate Israel internationally. Israel was a terrorist state. “They” knew how well to kill. Israel was committing ethnic cleansing in Gaza. Israel would be held to account for its crimes in Gaza. Etc…
Turkey began this week with two big surprises in foreign policy. Firstly, Turkey and Israel finally reached an agreement to restore full diplomatic relations, after a six-year lull following the deadly Gaza Flotilla incident in May 2010
Salina Doğan from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) asked the Education Ministry what kind of measures it took following the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) ruling that compulsory religious courses were a rights violation
The business community is closely watching the normalization that has started between Turkey and Israel after six years of breakdown, as well as the steps taken to overcome the crisis with Russia
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a huge victory in Turkey’s general elections on Nov. 1, garnering almost half of the votes and increasing its vote over the June 7 elections by almost 9 percentage points
There are an abundance of creative people in Cannes these days, as Cannes Lions 2016 is being held
“The EU is dying. I hope we’ve knocked the first brick out of the wall,” exulted Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party
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.
The Turks are enjoying Brexit a lot. To tell the truth, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is right to point out that British Prime Minister Cameron lost his EU bid and lost his country’s EU membership after claiming that Turkey was so far from EU membership that it wouldn’t join until the year 3000
The Brexit campaign made a big issue about the unlikely scenario of a Turkey imminently joining the EU and 80 million Turks suddenly migrating to their island
At a time when the world is mourning the massacre of 49 people at a gay night club in Orlando, a new massacre is being brewed by Islamists and a far-right nationalist group in Istanbul
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.
Each day Turkey becomes a witness to incredible incidents. But the biggest threat to the country is to see these incidents as normal and internalize them
Let’s say your social peace is at risk; you are under a terror siege domestically and internationally
The Royal Theater Carre in Amsterdam, which reflects the air of the end of 19th century when it was constructed (and renovated in 2004, remaining loyal to its original state) was jammed-packed on Thursday night, June 23
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has set the right tone on Brexit. She is keeping her cool, while other EU leaders including her own foreign minister are pressing Britain for a quickie divorce
The most recent offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria has paved the way to retaking several sites held by ISIL for a long time
There is a widespread conviction that the decision to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum was the result of a reaction by those fearful of refugees
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Turkey on Jan. 23 at a crucial time in the country’s history
The responsibility to change the course of Egypt again falls on all Egyptians
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I am sure many of you remember Felipe Gonzalez, that popular Spanish socialist prime minister who besides helping his country to acquire a functioning democracy was also the one who brought Spain into the European Economic Community and later the EU
Now that the referendum is over and the dust is beginning to settle, the true picture of what happened in Britain and the reasons for this are slowly beginning to emerge
At the beginning of the Syria war, the main trouble was Bashar al-Assad. It was not only Turkey, but also the U.S. arguing that he would and should be toppled
Turkey was last week talking about the effects of the outcome of Brexit. This week, the talk is of the effects of Turkish–Israeli relations
No, there will not another wave of Gezi protests. The original Gezi protests in summer 2013 were a spontaneous explosion. They erupted as a result of people waking up due to the torched tents and vulgar attitudes demonstrated by the authorities
However you slice it, the result of the referendum in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union is the start of another era in Europe
International Children’s Care (ICC) has conducted a research report with the contribution of local and international NGOs, like Hacettepe University, ECPAT International and ECPAT Netherlands, on the sexual exploitation of children in the tourism and travel sector in Turkey.
Yes, separatist terrorism has ramped up in recent months and we are living in an undeclared war
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