Category: GÜVEN SAK
“Not a day has passed in Turkey without a domestic security operation against an active ISIL cell,” a security expert noted the other day. “Just follow the news.” We had been talking about the Barcelona terror attack, but the conversation was coming back to Turkey very quickly.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
A very interesting development took place the other day: A prominent pro-government journalist, who has until recently been an unconditional supporter of Turkey’s Syria policy, suddenly switched sides.
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) provincial head in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, Abdulkadir Karatay, joined recent resignations from the party
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Aug. 18 that Ankara was not pushing for an update of the Customs Union amid an ongoing debate over recent remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggesting Berlin would not pursue an update of the agreement.
Ankara is a “crucial” trade partner for Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Aug. 18.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turks in Germany to not vote for “enemies of Turkey,” claiming that the main reason for the recent crisis between Ankara and Berlin is the “race for votes” ahead of the general elections in Germany
Fener will seek to heal its fresh wounds against Trabzonspor when the historic rivals clash in Istanbul
The United Kingdom stands by Turkey a year on from the coup attempt and understands the extraordinary challenges Turkey is facing, but urges it to signal a return to normality by lifting the state of emergency rule, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alan Duncan, has told daily Hürriyet
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
They are all actually well aware that they are in an abnormal situation. For example, the co-pilot of the tanker aircraft “ASENA 3,” Lieutenant Fatih Akbulut, said in his testimony, “The base commander said, ‘You will go north in the direction of Ankara, you will supply fuel to the aircraft that asks for fuel from you.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Iran’s chief of general staff, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bageri, became the first Iranian top soldier since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 to visit Turkey on Aug. 15. Bageri held talks with his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar, but not only with Akar.
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 70 former employees of the Finance Ministry on Aug. 17 as part of a probe into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Fleet Commander Adm. Veysel Kösele has resigned from his post, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on Aug. 17.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will visit Turkey in the coming days, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın stated on Aug. 17.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has “failed to unite with the nation,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım claimed on Aug. 16.
Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül and his German counterpart Heiko Maas held a phone conversation on Aug. 17, the Turkish Justice Ministry has stated.
Top Turkish and Russian economy officials are set to discuss key economic, political, technical and trade issues at an international fair in the Aegean city of İzmir, which will start on Aug. 18 and last until Aug. 27.
Ankara and Tehran have agreed on sharing intelligence and cooperating operationally in the fight against terror, Iran’s Chief of General Staff Maj. Gen. Mohamed Baqeri has said.
The Ankara municipality will cut down 8,000 trees for additional roads to pass through the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) campus
Turkey has come last in the education area of the OECD Regional Well-Being index’s latest findings, which compares well-being of the 362 regions of its 34 member countries on 11 topics the OECD identified as essential.
Ankara has voiced its concerns over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks suggesting that Berlin would not pursue an update of the Customs Union with Ankara
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