Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Turkey’s human rights record has never been a bright one. Especially in the 1980’s and 1990’s when Turkey entered a spiral of violence due to the Kurdish issue, human rights violations became a major and shameful headache for Turks
Turkey’s top security board discussed security measures to be taken for the safety of upcoming snap elections amid growing concerns on the security conditions especially in the country’s eastern and southeastern Anatolian region
Downside risks to the global economy have risen and a combination of threats including slower growth in China and rising market volatility could severely cut the outlook, International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff warned on Sept. 2
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.
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).
Israel has highly commended Feridun Sinirlioğlu as a chance for Ankara to have a high-skill diplomat as foreign minister
Politically driven minimum wage setting around the world is endangering the health of economies and societies, according to a report released on Sept. 2 by the JustJobs Network, a global jobs think tank
Turkey has slapped a ban on 20,000 suspected foreign fighters, preventing them from heading to Syria and Iraq, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said Sept. 2
The co-chair of the Kurdish problem-focused HDP has claimed the conditions in the eastern and southeastern Anatolian regions of the country were unsuitable for an election campaign due to ongoing clashes between Turkish security forces and terrorists
Greek authorities have seized a freighter carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons en route from Turkey to Libya.
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
Seven suspects, who were detained as part of the operation launched against Koza İpek, a company linked to the Turkish government’s ally-turned-nemesis Fethullah Gülen, have been released on probation
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
With parliamentary elections scheduled for Nov. 1 and defense bureaucracy at a near standstill, some military planners are questioning the wisdom of a controversial Turkish defense contract for the construction of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system
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.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, who entered the 58th government in 2002 as the youngest cabinet member and sat at the seat of state minister responsible of economy at the age of 38, has been replaced by Cevdet Yılmaz, who was the minister for development.
An Ankara court has ruled in favor of a general search warrant for the Çankaya district of the Turkish capital, allowing police to make preventative security searches and detentions for 30 days from Aug. 25
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.”
Turkish police have raided companies in Ankara belonging to Koza İpek, a corporation linked to the government’s ally-turned-nemesis Fethullah Gülen, raising concerns about freedom of the press. The raid came after a notorious social media whistleblower claimed that the government 'would silence critical media outlets' before the election.
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Sept. 1 it would be beneficial for this week's meeting of the Group of 20 major economies to discuss what is going on in China's economy
Dr. Fatih Birol took office on Sept. 1 as the new executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), ushering in a new era for the global energy authority, the IEA said in a written statement
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