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.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
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.”
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will hold a ceremony on May 2 to welcome the return of its founder, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, marking a first in Turkish politics as the head of state is able to formally retain links with a political party in line with recently approved constitutional changes
Was he back? Did he ever go?
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will formally rejoin Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) this week, following the narrow approval of constitutional amendments in a referendum on April 16 that paved the way for the president to be a member of a party
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will become a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on May 2, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said
The ruling AKP is planning to hold an extraordinary convention on May 21 to elect President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as its chairman in line with constitutional amendments that now permit the head of the nation to retain links with his political party
Does anyone remember the “zero problems with neighbors” slogan of the Ahmet Davutoğlu prime ministry in Turkey?
TV journalist Hakan Çelik asked an interesting question to Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on private broadcaster CNN Türk in an interview on the evening of April 1: How will former President Abdullah Gül and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu vote in the referendum on April 16?
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Former Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal applied to the provincial sports directorate for the usage of a sports hall in Adana to hold a referendum rally about 23 days ago, but he has not received any answer for 23 days.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The Constitutional Court has reached a very important decision upon an individual application, which is about the highly debated freedom of press. The decision rules, “Giving a jail sentence for a press offence is openly contradictory to the journalist’s freedom of expression and freedom of press.”
Turkish journalist Fehmi Koru has said Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) chief Hakan Fidan visited the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen in Pennsylvania twice.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Turkish society is divided right down the middle as the country heads to a referendum on April 16 to decide on whether to replace the current parliamentary system with one with an executive presidency. According to the latest polls, half of the voters are on the “yes” front, while the other half is firmly “no,” with tensions between the two camps rising every day
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