Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Turkey has gained notoriety for being unpredictable. Not always.
Turkey’s PM has said he was proud of being the premier of a country currently hosting two million refugees while the world’s richest countries turn their backs to Syrians fleeing violence
PM Davutoğlu dismissed concerns about the safety of the upcoming polls due to intensified terror acts, especially in eastern and southeastern Anatolia
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş has called on Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli to call for an extraordinary congress on Oct. 4, in order to canvass the party’s grassroots stance on Türkeş’s joining of the interim election government
European leaders must understand that the refugee crisis is no longer a legal or political matter but is about the future of humanity, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, accusing the international community of not doing enough to address the problem.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Apparently the reason behind the appointment of the head of İstanbul Security Department as the minister of interior in the cabinet set up by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was the “wars of brotherhood” within the security department.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The first thing that struck Turkish readers on the morning of Sept. 1 was the front page of Sözcü, a popular newspaper that is very critical of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
Global business leaders will discuss world economy risks and their expectations from G-20 countries in a series of meetings in the capital city of Ankara on Sept. 3-5
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey has a serious problem with its international image. An increasing number of people around the world see the country as a breeding ground and facilitator of Islamic terrorism.
According to the reporting of the pro-government media, the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) slogan for the Nov. 1 election will be “Vote for stability.”
Last week, former U.S. Ambassador to Ankara Eric Edelman published an article in the New York Times titled “America’s Dangerous Bargain With Turkey.”
Turkey is preparing voting stations for Turkish nationals living abroad, with 112 to be opened in 54 countries before the Nov. 1 general election, the country’s electoral authority said on Sept.1
As the new legal year started with ceremonies held at courts across the country on Sept. 1, the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) announced that it would mark the occasion by marching to Atatürk’s mausoleum in Ankara on Sept. 5, “hand in hand with the citizens” to stress the “need for the rule of law and to stand against terror.”
The interim cabinet that will take Turkey to polls on Nov. 1 held its first meeting under the leadership of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Sept. 1
President Tayyip Erdoğan approved Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s cabinet for Turkey’s first “interim election government” on Aug. 28, 2015.
With less than two weeks to go to the convention of the AKP, the party leadership is now working on how it can best make use of its experienced politicians and whether they would run in early polls, including former Economy Minister Ali Babacan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has been appointed as the interim government spokesperson after the departure of Bülent Arınç from the cabinet last week
Assignments to most state institutions and organizations have been halted in the run-up to snap elections on Nov. 1, after the formation of an interim government
Turkey’s parliament will convene for an extraordinary session on Sept. 3 to vote on a motion to extend the mandate of the Turkish Armed Forces to take military action in Iraq and Syria
The interim government formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu with the task of taking Turkey to polls on Nov. 1 is not impartial as it must be, CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, claiming it will be “at the service” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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