President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reappointed Yekta Saraç as the head of Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK) on July 20
Former Turkish President Abdullah Gül on July 12 strictly ruled out any contact with the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen after the latter claimed in an interview that he had previously met with Gül at his residency in Pennsylvania
A bitter debate has broken out in Turkey over the number of participants at the “Justice Rally” held on July 9 in Istanbul’s Maltepe district
Turkey’s Council of State has approved a local court decision on a major copper mine in the Black Sea province of Artvin, a project that has triggered strong reactions and protests by locals and environmentalists.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Government circles have been reacting to Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for not carrying any party symbols on his “justice march.”
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Murat Emir has filed a criminal complaint against Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş, accusing him of “revealing secret state information.”
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
President Tayyip Erdoğan likes to hit out at Europe over its “mistaken” attitude toward Turkey.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey should reconsider the not-so-easy and unfortunately disastrous path it followed in the Syria crisis before indulging into undertaking any sort of mediation in the crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led block of nations accusing the gas-rich state of supporting and abetting terrorism
Qatar’s top diplomat has said Turkish troops are en route to the embattled Gulf country “for the security of the entire region.
The values of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are “rapidly weakening,” former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, commenting on a file that emerged online in 2016 that called for the resignation of several figures from the AKP.
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
I’m curious what will happen if certain cabinet ministers are changed this week. Let us assume that the foreign minister is changed. Will Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s replacement, who will still be from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), make substantial changes to Turkey’s foreign policy?
The company that previously won the tender for the preparation, engineering and consultancy services of the Three-Story Grand Istanbul Tunnel Project, Yüksel Project International, will soon start work on the project, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 25.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has asked ministers to outline a six-month road map to be better prepared for the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, in a bid to address problems concerning the economy and democracy.
Turkish Premier Binali Yıldırım, who has chaired the Justice and Development Party (AKP) since last May when he replaced Ahmet Davutoğlu, expressed pride and honor in handing over the party reins to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at an extraordinary party congress on May 21
President Erdoğan gets set to officially regain his leadership of the ruling AKP at a weekend congress that will also chart Turkey’s future
Category: MURAT YETKİN
President Tayyip Erdoğan’s vow on May 19 to give more importance to the youth in the party’s administrative positions during the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Parti) extraordinary congress on May 21 is not just a cliché politicians use in public addresses.
Almost three weeks after Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said he was going to meet U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to the U.S. on May 16-17, the White House officially confirmed on May 10 that the meeting will take place on May 16
Former Turkish President Abdullah Gül’s father, who died on May 7 due to old age, was laid to rest in his hometown Kayseri at a funeral attended by top state officials on May 8.
Espen Barth Eide, the U.N. secretary-general’s special Cyprus envoy, will soon be meeting the leaders of the two peoples of Cyprus, to explain that many years of United Nations-sponsored Cyprus talks may be leading to a humiliating failure, perhaps forcing an “embrace of the serpent.”
Often, when something really odd is said, or if something impossible to believe is said to have happened, Turks say: “Yeah, if you eat it.” It has the same meaning as the phrase “If you buy it.”
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