Category: VERDA ÖZER
Turkey has been hosting three key Americans in the last three days. One is Vice President Joe Biden. The second is John Allen, the U.S. Special Envoy for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) strategy.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, as you might have probably heard, argued last week that Muslims discovered the Americas some three centuries before Christopher Columbus.
The hearing for the Perinçek v. Switzerland case, in front of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), will take place in January 2015, and so will coincide with the centennial of the 1915 events.
Galatasaray is set to ask difficult questions to former national coach Ersun Yanal, who clinched the league title with Fenerbahçe last year, before returning to the Black Sea team this year
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
An interesting incident was experienced in Istanbul’s Sabancı Museum last week. Somebody close to a very important individual called the museum officials and told them the person in question wanted to visit the Joan Miro exhibition with his wife. But they had a request.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
No doubt, Ahmet Davutoğlu the human being is an honest, hard-working and modest man of academia.
A date will soon be set for the visit of a parliamentary delegation to the jailed PKK leader, Abdullah Öcalan, according to HDP) Deputy Parliamentary Group Chair Pervin Buldan
The Turkish Parliament approved on Nov. 20 a motion to authorize the government to send troops to the Central African Republic and Mali as part of an EU peacekeeping force.
Anastasiades reportedly told Biden: 'I want to solve the Cyprus issue as soon as possible. Convey this'
French economist and author Thomas Piketty’s blockbuster book launch in Turkey has witnessed a mini-crisis due to language issues.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“When it comes to foreseeing the refugee crisis, I’d give the Turkish government a score of 2 out of 10. But in terms of the humanitarian aspect, I’d give it an 8 or even 9 out of 10,” Murat Erdoğan, the head of the Migration and Politics Research Center at Ankara’s Hacettepe University, told me.
There is a rumor in town that Arbil will host Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in the coming weeks. This will not be another mundane high ranking political visit.
The Turkish president is set to establish a team to monitor the work of the Cabinet, despite putatively being above the political realm as the head of state. Here is how the team at the new presidential palace is expected to operate
Category: MURAT YETKİN
To retake Syria’s second largest city from rebels, the forces loyal to President al-Assad are tightening the vice on Aleppo, but leaving a path to the exit, a ranking Turkish military source said
A Turkish war veteran tells his story: 'My entire body shook; I flew in the air and fell down. I looked down, I had no left arm.'
Turkey's widely-admired response to the refugee crisis sparked by the war in neighboring Syria is now showing its limitations, Amnesty International warned
Adapted from Kafka’s “Letter to His Father,” the play “Kafka and Son” is set to be performed in Turkey for the first time.
Some 16 ISIL militants are currently imprisoned in Turkey, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ says
Finnish peace mediator Martti Ahtisaari says he turned down the offer due to the Turkish government’s hesitance over foreign involvement in the Kurdish peace process
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The ongoing Kurdish peace process is certainly Turkey’s most important issue and deserves in-depth analysis, particularly after the Oct. 6-7 uprising of Kurds that left more than 30 people dead.
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