The violence in Iraq has further dimmed Turkey’s hopes to get a trade boost from its neighbors, after trade with Syria had already been badly hit by the war
Category: FORK & CORK
Exactly 18 years ago, I was at the National Day of Mexico reception at Singapore Raffles Hotel. Finally, I would be able to taste the legendary mole poblano, wild turkey smothered in the scary dark bitter chocolate-chili sauce with a zillion spices
Ahmet Davutoğlu says he is trying to ease polarization in society, blaming political tension on the opposition’s failure to understand the ‘new era’
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu underlines the need for 'absolute elimination of ISIL’s root causes'
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Qatar, to which President Erdoğan is on an official visit, recently deported a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, who have named Turkey as being one of their possible next destinations
Category: TOLGA TANIŞ
The short term reason behind Turkey’s unwillingness to support the fight against ISIL might be hostages. But there is a deeper problem
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Believe it or not Turkey and the US have agreed during Secretary of State John Kerry’s one-day trip to Ankara that they will cooperate in the fight against terrorism. What will the two countries do?
A swift action is needed because time is of the essence in reversing the continued construction of the wind power plants in Çeşme against all objections grounded on legal, moral, health and environmental reasons
The influx into Turkey of more than a million Syrians fleeing their war-torn country has become a protracted situation that demands urgent new policies, according to the UNHCR’s representative in Ankara
Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkır criticizes the concerns of an Ankara-based foreign diplomat over the recently passed Internet law, saying he has not received any criticism from EU diplomats
The weekend began with a distinctly Turkish flavor in the historic South Korean city of Gyeongju - after Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş opened a festival dedicated to capturing the magic of the former Ottoman capital
Permission was rejected on the grounds that the school’s building was not prepared for the academic year
Category: GÜVEN SAK
I was reading the key findings of the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Trends 2014 survey the other day. One of them is Turks’ growing discontent with immigrants.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Since the foundation of a “core coalition” including Turkey was announced at the NATO Summit last week, we are all wondering what this “coalition” means, what its mission will be and what is expected from Turkey.
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
After exactly 22 years, we have arrived at the same place… Let us remember in order: Before the Gulf War, the U.S. asked for permission from us for its ground operation from the North to Iraq.
Turkey will make contributions to military efforts against the ISIL militants, as it is a NATO member and has geographical advantages, Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby says.
Fans of Germany’s Borussia Dortmund football team lend support to Çarşı, the fan group of Beşiktaş whose pioneer figures are now facing 'coup attempt' claims
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
As U.S. President Obama has outlined his basic plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Ankara is both pressed for time and options in joining the coalition.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
In the old town of Damascus there are coffee shops where men gather over coffee, cigarettes and shisha. One feature that those coffee shops boast is the old tradition of storytelling, or “hakawati,” which may or may not be still alive.
Recent legal changes allowing Turkey’s telecommunication authority to monitor web users and the sites they visit without a court order are “very worrying,” a foreign diplomat tells the Hürriyet Daily News
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