One of the top suspects in the key case on the July 2016 coup attempt, former Major General Mehmet Dişli, has said he was following the orders of Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar during events at the Akıncı Air Base, considered to be the command center of the coup.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been in office since 2002, has marked 16th anniversary of its foundation, with party head President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urging the renewal of all provincial organizations ahead of the 2019 elections.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
When Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım replaced Ahmet Davutoğlu in May 2016 as both the prime minister and the chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), one of his first messages was about a substantial recalibration of Turkey’s foreign policy.
Sister of the Family Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, Ayşe Sayan, will be appointed as Turkey’s ambassador to Kuwait according to a new degree of the Foreign Ministry.
A research ship called “Fugro Scout” launched a land survey in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on July 28 for the three-storey Grand Istanbul Tunnel project, which will connect the city’s two sides with one railway and two highways.
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy chair and party spokesperson Mahir Ünal said on July 26 that politicians should be on the side of “courtesy” when uttering their criticisms or giving their responses in the face of criticisms following the recent war of words between the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
The row between former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the opposing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) grows as MHP officials have slammed Davutoğlu for transferring former MHP lawmaker Tuğrul Türkeş to the ruling cabinet in 2015.
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.
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