Category: AHU ÖZYURT
The highly anticipated corridor for the Peshmarga fighters has finally opened and they have marched into Turkish soil to move into Kobane. It all looked like a long wedding procession.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Two years after the second sequel to this column’s “headlines” series and having just commemorated the Republic’s 91th anniversary, here we go again with more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023:
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
As of Wednesday, Oct. 29, a tradition has come to an end. From now on, when Çankaya is mentioned, we will not think of the office of the president.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Ankara fears that if there is a massive ISIL advance on Aleppo, there could be another massive refugee flow across the Turkish border, on top of serious security problems
Greek Cyprus suspended inegotiations after Turkey dispatched a survey boat to to the zone explored for gas
Both women defended themselves, explaining they committed their act to protest against Melih Gökçek’s statements regarding abortion
Gianni Pittella has urged the Turkish government to allow fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) to use Turkish territory to cross into Kobane.
A leading dissident within Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) resigned from her party on Oct. 31, issuing a statement severely criticizing the CHP policies
A major exhibition on the Seljuks will be held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art without loans from Turkey. Turkey is refusing to lend artifacts to leading British and American museums based on the issue of disputed antiquities
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The 91st anniversary of our republic was marked this year with a sense of despondency among Turks who believe in a secular democracy based on tried and tested European values that have become the universal benchmarks of advanced societies in the contemporary world.
The liquor service class is currently mandatory in the 'bar' and 'service' sections of the 11th and 12th grades of vocational high schools that specialize in hotel management and tourism
Turkey has launched a probe into possible dumping of U.S. cotton in the country, the U.S. government and an industry group said
The incident comes days after a substance sent to six western consulates in Istanbul proved to be inoffensive
Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkır has distanced himself from a much criticized homeland security bill
No terrorist organization would be able to survive on its own without international support, Turkey's Parliament speaker has suggested
Littering is a major problem that needs to be paid attention to in Turkey. From rivers to highways, lines of litter and trash are polluting natural beauty
Everything would have come up roses between Ankara and Tehran. Certain things did come up roses. Trade, of both the conventional and shady varieties, actually did prosper.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Regardless of how firmly the neo-Ottomanists believe they have consolidated themselves at the helm of the Turkish Republic, on the 91st anniversary of its establishment, the Republic is as firmly embraced by the republican, secular and progressive segments of society as ever.
Iran cannot sell fuel to Turkish trucks, according to a new plan created by Turkish authorities to solve the passage fee and fuel row between Iran and Turkey, Iranian Ambassador to Ankara Ali Reza Bigdeli has said.
Will Turkey be able to maintain inner peace? Will Turkey be able to jump out of the middle-income and middle-democracy trap? Will Turkey manage to remain the only secular democracy in the Islamic world?
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