Category: BURAK BEKDİL
About a decade ago, the (politically) Western hemisphere enthusiastically volunteered for a political experiment based on generous euphemism for “moderate” Islamism, unable to see that there is only Islamism and there are only physically more violent forms of Islamism.
The U.S. Commerce Department launched a probe on Sept. 2 into alleged dumping by several foreign steel producers accused of undercutting America’s domestic industry
Category: MURAT YETKİN
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.”
President Barack Obama vowed on Aug. 31 to push for police officer safety after a Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range.
President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.
As I watch Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, I am reminded of wrestling promoter extraordinaire Vince McMahon, chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment. McMahon is a lesser billionaire than Trump, but he is a man who understands the American appetite for entertainment in a cynical age
Category: GWYNNE DYER
You know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one, far longer than seems reasonable – and then three arrive all at once. Financial crises are a bit like that too.
The United States will be isolated on the world stage and its influence diminished if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Nations has warned.
In emerging markets worldwide, currencies are plunging over fears that developing economies are on the verge of a crippling fall.
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
After hitting 3 for the first time ever in the early hours of Aug. 20, the Turkish Lira-dollar exchange rate recovered somewhat during the day. Several readers have asked me if the lira’s slide would continue. Well… yes and no.
Protesters thronged Brazil’s cities on Aug. 16, demanding the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, narrowly elected to a second term just last October, but not one of them made any reference to the Peter Principle.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
The so-called “Islamic State” of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, is known not only for its wanton violence but also its slick videos.
Bombastic real-estate mogul Donald Trump has extended his lead in the 2016 Republican nomination race, beating establishment candidates and anti-Washington renegades alike as he topped a new poll released Aug. 18
The outlawed PKK has started indirect talks with the US, with a senior figure urging Washington to engage in mediation to solve the situation, the Daily Telegraph has reported
Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's resignation Aug. 16, blaming her and the leftist Workers' Party for runaway corruption and looming recession in Latin America's biggest country
The governments of America, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain issued a joint statement on August 16 condemning "barbaric" acts carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Libya.
Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro celebrated his 89th birthday on August 13 with two of his country's closest leftist allies from Latin America, a day ahead of a historic visit by the U.S. secretary of state.
Category: ERSU ABLAK
Every politician likes to say that Turkey has great potential for everything due to its young population.
Former US president Jimmy Carter said Aug. 12 that recent liver surgery has shown he has cancer, and that it has spread
The United States said it would raise the issue of a recent Moscow visit by a senior Iranian general at the United Nations, saying it violated UN resolutions on Iran.
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