Russian President Vladimir Putin’s final stop after Egypt and Syria was Turkey. It was nice to see President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Putin sitting next to each other in Ankara on Dec. 11.
The headline in one of the pro-government newspapers read: “Karakaş has been seen on ByLock.”
Back in July police detained 10 human rights activists who were attending a workshop on Büyükada, an island near Istanbul. Some newspapers reported this event in their headlines as an “illegal coup meeting.”
On the evening of Oct. 29, an annual Republic Day reception was held at the Turkish Embassy in Washington. At the reception, first President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s message was read and then came a surprise.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday, Oct. 24 that his country would return to a “moderate Islam that is open to all religions.”
Here is what I know about Osman Kavala, the businessman who was detained on Oct. 19 by the police at the airport.
I see huge pessimism no matter who I come across these days. Some people have given up on hope in Turkey.
Everyone was asking: “Why did you fly the flag of Kurdistan at the Turkish Prime Ministry when Barzani visited Turkey?”
Two interesting developments occurred in our neighbor Syria on the day our National Football Team beat Croatia and rose to third place in their group in the World Championship play-offs.