Category: FEHİM TAŞTEKİN
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, once a staunch supporter of EU criteria, is now telling the EU to mind its own business.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is known as one of the toughest leaders on earth calls, him a “tough man.”
More than 100 people are detained following a police crackdown on a demonstration in central Ankara organized by a teachers’ union
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The photo featured happy faces – Turkish and European. Last week, three EU bigwigs were in Ankara: Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign affairs chief; Johannes Hahn, a chief enlargement official; and Christos Stylianides, commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management.
It was more than one and a half years ago. In the state television TRT, a serial called “Once Upon a Time, the Ottoman” was aired, but it was canceled shortly after.
A university in Ankara has opened a controversial poster competition to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 incidents from an unexpected perspective - “to remember the genocide committed by Armenians against Turks.”
A number of Turkish-speaking countries came together to discuss how to strengthen cooperation in education at the 5th Turkish National Commission for UNESCO meeting in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, on Dec. 18.
Turkey has extended cautious support to a United Nations plan to create “frozen zones” within Syria, while also noting its concerns with the proposals and reiterating its demands that any political recommendations must include the removal of the al-Assad regime.
The deputy mayor of Istanbul’s Şişli district, Emir Sarıgül, resigned from his post on Dec. 19 after a row between himself, his father and former Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül, and current Mayor Hayri İnönü.
Qatar and Turkey have taken yet another assertive step to deepen their bilateral relations, signing a series of agreements
KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Turkish government leaders in Ankara and Istanbul amid efforts to boost cooperation against Islamist jihadists.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination’ by Stefan Ihrig (Harvard University Press, 311 pages, $30)
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
It is ironic that it is only at times like this that the EU starts waving the big stick, warning Ankara that if it does not fulfill its obligations in terms of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law it will endanger its membership prospects.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan raised the Palme d’Or prize and his fist at the Cannes Film Festival. It is one of the most important prizes in world cinema; maybe the most important.
A Palestinian state should be established as soon as possible within the borders established in 1967, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has said, during a ceremony to decorate the outgoing Palestinian ambassador in Ankara with the outstanding service award.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a “tough man”
The prime minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, is set to arrive in Turkey on the night of Dec. 18
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The secularist neighborhood is very much in disarray nowadays. Some sadistically enjoy what is happening to the people belonging to the Fethullah Gülen Islamist brotherhood
The appointments of the nine new members by Erdoğan went into force after being published Dec. 16 in the Official Gazette
An Istanbul court has postponed the “coup attempt” case against 35 members of Beşiktaş’s çArşı supporters’ group until April 2, amid a mixture of mockery and horror at the controversial trial.
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