There are evident signs that ties between Turkey and Europe are improving. Of course, this is expected to benefit our democracy.
The German daily Die Welt published a story on March 8 suggesting that “Turkey could release imprisoned journalists in exchange for visa-free travel to the EU.”
Anti-Turkish sentiment among Saudi Arabia’s rulers has reached such a peak that they recently banned Turkish TV series. The cost of the broadcast deals for the six series is said to be around $50 million, but still the Saudi authorities removed them from their TV channels.
Under what conditions could Temel Karamollaoğlu, the head of the Islamist Felicity Party (SP), join the “People’s Alliance” formed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party?
A Czech court’s ruling to release former Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-leader Salih Muslim could be seen as a sign for some new negative developments.
One of the concepts mentioned by the protestors who stormed the building of daily Hürriyet on Sept. 6, 2015, smashing its windows, was the “geography of the ummah,” which translates as the collective community of Islamic peoples.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has recently said this summer would be a hot one for terrorists and their supporters in Syria.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to benefit most from the legislative proposal paving the way for a pre-election alliance between it and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The bill was submitted to parliament on Feb. 21.
I have been sadly observing the power struggles, competition for economic benefits, and bursts of anger among the tariqats (Islamic orders) and Islamic community groups in Turkey.