Moody’s decreased Turkey’s credit rating to “junk” level with a decision late on Sept. 23, despite its former decision after the bloody coup attempt of July 15 in Turkey that it would wait and see the developments for three months before a final decision.
When I say asking for evidence about the role of Gülenists in the failed coup amounts to insulting Turkey, I am not talking about the U.S. authorities asking for official proof to consider Ankara’s request for Fethullah Gülen’s extradition.
Everyone agrees that if the coup attempt on July 15 had succeeded, Turkey’s economy would have gone into a tailspin.
Former European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein once said Turkey was too big, too poor and too different to become a full member of the European Union.
Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade.
The Catoni Group is a company which has been active in these lands in the maritime sector since 1846.
Having been living in China for 10 years, seven of those 10 years spent in one of the top Chinese universities, I believe China’s education system is not one that prepares students’ minds for questioning.
The cliché used in such cases is usually “the rise and fall.” However this falls short in the case of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher who is now one of two major problems between Turkey and the U.S., under the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) rule in Turkey, because the rise of Gülen and his network within the Turkish state apparatus started long before the AK Parti came to power in the 2002 elections
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
Yesterday was a very important day. It was both International Peace Day and Zero Emissions Day (ZeDay)
The man who kicked a 23-year-old nurse in the face on an Istanbul public bus “because she was wearing shorts” reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder and had been treated many times at a mental facility.
Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that North Korea was the “neighborhod outlaw” after Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear weapons test on Friday
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.
İsmail Kahraman, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) member and Parliament Speaker, recently stated that “the Sultan Abdulhamid II period is a mariner’s compass to give us direction and enlighten our future.” He was speaking on the occasion of the Symposium for the Commemoration of the Birth of Abdulhamid II last week.
The day after the G-20 Hangzhou Summit in China, I read an article in the Jakarta Post
“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.
Is it acceptable in a democracy that trustees can be appointed by the central government to replace elected mayors if the latter has committed a crime?
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
The $1 bill paranoia is quite widespread in Turkey
A huge panic erupted when a few days prior to bayram M.D., who went shopping for the coming religious holiday in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, yelled “I am a suicide bomber”
The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders were to come together on Sept. 26 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
One day after the Sept. 22 meeting between Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the CHP officially appealed to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of decree laws issued by the government since late July.
After Turkey’s failed coup on July 15, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency.
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
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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“He should have been hanged in Syntagma Square, in Athens.
After the bad state of affairs in Turkey’s slowing growth rate, the increase in unemployment rates is also continuing.
As if everything else had already been sorted out, this brand new problem was all we needed in Syria!
One of my readers commented: “A headscarf-wearing policewoman would be biased, because by wearing a headscarf she is declaring her side in advance”
Very positive messages have been coming from Ankara’s political circles for the past week.
According to the newly-released income and living conditions survey of the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK), the rich have become richer while the poor have become poorer.
The Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) has released the results of its “Income and Living Conditions Survey 2015.