Just like their ancestors forced from their homes in Eastern Anatolia in 1915-16, the last Armenian families living in the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobane have fled after the repeated jihadist attacks - and they do not intend to go back
Category: YUSUF KANLI
No one should try to find any form of an excuse; it is aggression - to say the least - and definitely occupation
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Sunni Islamist! And subservient to the emerging Turkish empire… Thus would reply your Turkish Islamist, so cheerfully, like a child being asked which chocolate, toy, game and cartoon film he would like.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
One thing President Tayyip Erdoğan is good at is forcefully declaring what he will “not allow” – either in Turkey or its region.
China's Foreign Ministry denied restricting religious freedom in a sharp response to Turkey for voicing concern over reports that ethnic Uighur muslims had been banned from worship and fasting
The U.S. has ruled out support for a buffer zone in northern Syria amid renewed fighting just across Turkey’s southern border, according to a U.S. State Department official
A major reshuffle of some 40 ambassadors has gone into effect, with Öztürk Yılmaz, the former Turkish consul general to Mosul who was taken hostage last year along with 48 others by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants for 101 days, appointed as ambassador to Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe
The high school entrance exam results of 519 non-Muslim students, who were exempt from questions on the Islamic faith, were re-calculated upon notices issued about erroneous calculations, Turkey’s Education Ministry said in a written statement late June 30
Famous protest band Grup Yorum held its 30th anniversary concert in Istanbul after the ban on the concert was reversed by the court, with folk artist Joan Baez in attendance
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has strongly warned the Turkish government against starting any military intervention in Syria, saying this would have a high cost for the whole country
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
It is not easy to understand the contention in the pro-government media – meaning that portion of the media which acts as a mouthpiece for President Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) – that the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, and its military wing, the Peoples Defense Unit (YPG), are more dangerous than ISIL
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Everything seems surreal in the Turkish capital nowadays
Two neighborhoods in the western province of Balıkesir have been quarantined for six months following the detection of rabies in a dog that bit two cows, two dogs and several birds in the province’s Havran district
The necessity of forming a new government does not constrain the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP) government from protecting the country’s interests, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said, while reiterating that Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders
A senior spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office has indicated the presence of terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was linked to the prevalence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria
An assailant has been detained after opening fire on a building of the Turkish Justice Ministry in the country’s capital with a pump rifle on June 30.
The grades of a nationwide high school entrance exam will be recalculated for 371 non-Muslim students who were exempted from questions on the Islamic faith, as their scores on the religion section of the exam were calculated as zero, which lowered their overall grade, Turkish Education Ministry sources told daily Hürriyet on June 30
An Ankara penal court ordered the arrest of two people suspected of having links with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on June 29
Turkey told Beijing on June 30 that it was worried over reports Uighur people had been banned from worshiping and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry said
As ISIL militants plant mines on the Syrian border facing Turkey, the Turkish military has reinforced its presence on the other side of the barbed wire border amid a fresh political debate between the government and the opposition on taking military action in its neighbor.
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