Greece must not be granted a “bail in” that would involve creditors taking a loss on their loans, Germany’s deputy finance minister said in an interview broadcast on Feb. 26, reiterating the German government’s opposition to debt relief for Athens.
French carmaker PSA, which owns the Peugeot and Citroen brands, said yesterday that net profit for 2016 nearly doubled as the group pushes plans to buy General Motors’ European brands Opel and Vauxhall.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
If you change the word “parliament” with “congress,” it could also be applicable to the United States under Donald Trump and if you like, you could add the word “courts” as well for all strong leaders.
The official report of this year’s 53th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17-19 was titled “Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?”
One soldier has been killed and another wounded in eastern Ukraine, the army said on Feb. 20, as it accused rebels of breaking a new truce deal announced at the weekend and which took effect as of Feb. 20
Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has held a meeting with the CIA’s new director, Mike Pompeo, about the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to be the orchestrators of the July 2016 failed coup attempt, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has held talks with the German chancellor and Azerbaijani president in Munich on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Feb. 18 that Turkey will be part of an operation to liberate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bastion of Raqqa, though not directly, if a deal with U.S.-led coalition forces can be reached.
Terrorism cannot be tolerated anywhere, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Feb. 16 ahead of a security conference in Munich.
The Munich Security Conference has started in Munich on Feb. 17 with top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials getting their first opportunity to meet with members of the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration amid concerns over the new president’s commitment to NATO and posture toward Russia.
Germany said Feb. 13 that a summit with Israel planned for later this year had been delayed, with Israeli media reporting it was due to the Jewish state’s controversial new settlements law
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
Speaking of his impressions following his trip to Paris last week, Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ömer Çelik had some interesting things to say.
Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) head, Hakan Fidan, will visit Berlin in the near future as an invitee of the head of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Bruno Kahl, Deutsche Welle Türkçe reported on its website Feb. 13.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he fears Britain will divide the European Union’s 27 remaining members by making different promises to each country during its Brexit negotiations.
Billed as Germany’s “anti-Trump”, center-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected on Feb. 12 as the new ceremonial head of state.
A German neo-Nazi was sentenced to eight years jail on Feb. 9 for an arson attack on a sports hall that had been designated to house refugees.
A German court upheld on Feb. 10 an earlier ruling banning parts of a satirical poem that satired Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, a case that caused a diplomatic spat between the two conutries.
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) announced on Feb. 10 the recall and discharge of Turkish imams who were accusing of spying by Germany.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The rise of populist leaders around the world continues to astound many, though it is obvious by now that this will be the defining feature of early 21st century politics.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
There is a popular Turkish saying: “The fire burns where it falls.” It basically means that nobody other than the victim can truly understand the pain suffered.
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