Oliver North was the U.S. military officer involved in the Iran-Contra scandal of the CIA back in the 1980s
Turkey lost another 54 of its nationals in yet another bloody terrorist attack late on Aug. 20, as a teenage suicide bomber exploded him or herself during a wedding ceremony in the Şahinbey district of the southern province of Gaziantep
Recently, during a discussion on an international news channel I asked the other participants about what would happen if Turkey attacked the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD)
On June 7, 2015 Turks went to the ballot boxes and deprived the ruling party, the Justice and Development (AKP), of its parliamentary majority for the first time since it came to power in November 2002
The other day, a suicide bomber who appears to have been enlisted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) exploded himself in the middle of a wedding ceremony in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep. More than 50 people died immediately at the site
This week’s visit to Turkey by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden may well be a turning point in U.S.-Turkish relations
If Rinaldo Marmara had not reminded me, it would have been forgotten among thousands of pieces of news
Days after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey was announced for Aug. 24, a major attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) shook the Turkish city of Gaziantep near the Syrian border
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
Internet is today a commodity that many people cannot even imagine a day without having access to
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
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 tragedy of being or trying to be “a democrat” in Turkey is being a member of a very tiny minority
“Life punishes those who come too late,” Mikhail Gorbachev on Oct. 7, 1989 told Erich Honecker, the General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party in East Germany.
“They have not been jailed for journalistic work.” This phrase has been the defense of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling AKP whenever Turkey is criticized for the high number of journalists who have been detained, arrested or convicted in the country
Many things have been said about the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, but a number of remarkable smaller details have gone unnoticed, although they are equally amazing
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.
I want to draw your attention to these words of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım when he spoke at Çankaya Mansion during a visit of exporters. I could not get hold of the full text of the speech, but according to daily Milliyet, he said: “From now on, Turkey will work more closely with particularly regional countries on these matters. Just as we have made issues with Israel reach a certain point, just as we have put Russian relations back on track again, in Syria also and with other countries in t
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
According to the most recent data, there are roughly 16,000 people arrested, about 6,000 people detained and 7,600 people freed on parole
Aslı Erdoğan has been arrested. That should not have happened
Turkey’s relations with Belgium go back to the 1830s following the formal declaration of independence of the Kingdom of Belgium
The tumult in the Middle East and North Africa following the outbreak of the Arab Spring in late 2010 and subsequent rise of radicalism created insecurity not only for the region, but also for the whole world with its spillover effects
Terror targeted southern Gaziantep this time, leaving more than 50 people dead, most of them children
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
3 Comment(s) 9/28/2013
I look at the pictures I posted on Facebook. On the green patch of lawn just before you enter the first gate of Atatürk Airport, several foreign journalists standing in a row before TV cameras anxiously report on the huge story of the day
The failed coup attempt on July 15 put Turkey and the West at odds in a way never seen before
It is obvious that there is “growth concern” behind every decision that has been taken lately in the economic sphere.
The coup attempt on July 15 targeted not only President Tayyip Erdoğan and the government, but all politicians and Turkish people
Europeans are having tremendous difficulty understanding the threat of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
Dear President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, On your return flight from Russia, you spoke with journalists on board, referring to the statement of former Chief of General Staff İlker Başbuğ on military high schools
A woman in a village tells her story in the middle of her garden, which used to be right in the middle of paradise
The government took a radical decision after the July 15 coup attempt and closed all military high schools.
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