Category: AHMET HAKAN
The general scene is exactly like this: Military tutelage has totally been lifted. The gendarmerie will probably report to the government soon. The military in every sense is under the command of the civilian government.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Almost every TV news station shifted their live coverage to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press conference on Oct. 24 at lunch time, leaving Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sentences incomplete.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
As you read this article, one of NATO’s top soldiers, the LANDCOM commander in Izmir, Lt.-Gen. Frederick Ben Hodges, will be packing his bags and moving to the command post of Wiesbaden where the U.S. Land Forces in Europe are located.
Category: İSMET BERKAN
Sırrı Süreyya Önder from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) phoned me to explain in his own terms the course of the process since Sept. 3.
At first sight, everything seems to be on track. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) recently made official the two-year-old dialogue with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
The CHP leader has said he feels 'offended as a politician struggling for democracy' by the fact that PM Davutoğlu is repeatedly having his authority overridden by President Erdoğan
Arınç said members of the secretariat will not be the same as the members of the parliamentary delegations that visited Abdullah Öcalan in his prison on İmrali Island
Ahmet Davutoğlu has accused two opposition parties of remaining indifferent to the cruelty in neighboring Syria, in a speech peppered with personal anecdotes and passages from Islamic history.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced Oct. 21 planned amendments to laws and regulations, which he claimed to be “a revolutionary reform.”
Category: TAHA AKYOL
I listen to politicians attentively, whoever they may be, when they do not shout and when they speak civilized and with content.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Again we see that Ankara is bedeviled by events just across its border, which it can’t control or prevent because of the futile way the government is trying to impose its conflicting agenda on developments that have their own dynamics.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Ahead of last week’s vote for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Turkish envoys in African and Asian capitals were telling me how Turkey continued to be popular in the countries where they were on duty.
A secretariat will soon be provided for the jailed leader of the PKK to help in advancing the stalled peace process, a leading deputy of the Peoples’ Democratic Party has announced
The ruling AKP and the opposition HDP hail the reinvigorated peace process, saying the Kurdish issue could be solved in as little as six months
I had an opportunity to have a long conversation with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Oct. 18 on his return from Amasya.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Diplomacy may be the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for the directions, but in the Turkish case there are too many people who the Turks are telling to go to hell and, more problematically, they do not seem to be asking for the directions. But Ankara is trying nonetheless.
Ankara has vowed to continue gas exploration activities off Cyprus
Turkey plans to start building its third nuclear power plant with its own means by 2018-2019 after it has acquired quality human resources, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says
Pope Francis is set to become the fourth Pope to visit Turkey, after the Vatican published details of an upcoming three-day visit to Ankara and Istanbul.
Turkey’s EU minister has echoed PM Ahmet Davutoğlu, maintaining that the draft law tightening security legislation is in line with European Union standards.
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