The best-kept secret of the monkfish is its fearsome appearance.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
“We are ready for normalization with Israel,” said a top official in Ankara who I met this week. My question had been: Is Turkey considering normalizing its relations with Israel and Egypt, which are the only countries offering stability in the region other than Iran?
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Turkey is a very complex society, with various layers of identity, ideology and bigotry not just juxtaposed against but also added on top of each other.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
The new campus of the Office of the President, built in the Atatürk Forest Farm in Ankara, will be opened with a ceremony on Oct. 29.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Almost every TV news station shifted their live coverage to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press conference on Oct. 24 at lunch time, leaving Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sentences incomplete.
Pope Francis says he wishes to overcome the obstacles between the Orthodox and the Catholic churches during his visit to Turkey late November
The head of Turkey’s top religious body has been involved in a hot debate on the efforts to build a mosque on a grove in Istanbul
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
A few months ago, this column described Turkey as a piano partition composed by Philip Glass: “It finds beauty in itself by repeating itself.” Turkey’s song is repetitive, or ostinato, like in many children’s songs. But it’s hardly entertaining.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
What role does Turkey think of for itself? Does it foresee a “leading country in the region” role? Does it want to play an even greater role in its area?
At first sight, everything seems to be on track. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) recently made official the two-year-old dialogue with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
A Danish court freed 10 men charged with 'terror funding' after raising money for PKK militants
The battle for the Syrian town of Kobane will turn into a war of attrition unless Kurds get arms that can repel tanks and armoured vehicles, PYD keader Salih Muslim says
Nationalist party urges Turkish gov’t to restore ties with Egypt and Israel for the sake of national interests
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Again we see that Ankara is bedeviled by events just across its border, which it can’t control or prevent because of the futile way the government is trying to impose its conflicting agenda on developments that have their own dynamics.
Turkish security forces have seized suicide vests, bombs and guns in a recent anti-ISIL raid
Four men were arrested by police in Ankara after raping four women, in an incident that has again shone the spotlight on an increase in crimes targeting women
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Ahead of last week’s vote for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Turkish envoys in African and Asian capitals were telling me how Turkey continued to be popular in the countries where they were on duty.
World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazıl Say appealed to the government not to be "afraid" of artists
Greek Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades was briefly hospitalised with high blood pressure Oct. 23 in Brussels and asked Greece's premier to stand in for him at an EU summit, the government said.
European Union leaders will call on Turkey to respect Greek Cyprus's sovereign rights, expressing 'serious concern' at fresh tensions between the two countries over oil and gas exploration
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