A Libyan court on July 28 sentenced slain dictator Moamar Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising.
For the better part of the past 100 years, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran have maintained correct relations with one another
Category: NURAY MERT
“Reset” was the title of the Stephen Kinzer book (2010, Times Book) on the possible prospects of the Middle East.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Only a few days after Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers announced their historic deal on the former’s nuclear program, a top Hamas delegation went to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with new King Salman for the first meeting between the two sides in years.
Most analysts today consider Ahmet Davutoğlu’s “zero problems with neighbors” strategy a failure, and typically cite Turkey’s decision to lend its support to the Muslim Brotherhood during the Arab Spring as a primary example.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Saudi Arabia has two main threat perceptions: democracy on the one hand, Iran on the other. The Saudi regime swings between the two, according to a high level Turkish official.
Fearing for their safety in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens of tourists, sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holidays this year.
There are two twin myths concerning political Islam in Turkey: First, that a Kemalist regime enjoyed unchallenged authority in Turkey for many decades from 1923 until the 1990s.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
It was something predictable to say that Turkish foreign policy, especially its policy regarding Syria and the Middle East, could not remain the same in a coalition as it was when Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) was in a single-party government
Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said.
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: FORK & CORK
Istanbul has been has the hub of three imperial haute cuisines, making use of not only lo-cal but imported foodstuffs ranging from caviar from the north coast of the Black Sea to spices from India
In his recent book, Henry Kissinger traces the origin of what he called “world order” back to the famous peace treaty concluded in the German region of Westphalia in 1648, after a century of sectarian and political conflicts, and 30 and 80 years of religious wars in Europe
ISIL has claimed responsibility for a massacre in a Tunisian seaside resort that killed nearly 40 people, most of them British tourists, in the worst attack in the country’s recent history
At least 27 people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gunman opened fire on a Tunisian beachside hotel in the popular resort of Sousse on June 26, an interior ministry spokesman said.
An Istanbul court has postponed the trial of 35 members of a Beşiktaş football fan group, çArşı, who are accused of organizing a plot to topple the government during the 2013 Gezi Park protests
It will soon be clear, perhaps within weeks, whether a coalition government will be formed in Turkey, preventing the country from being dragged to another election this year
The halls of Art Basel, the world’s largest contemporary art fair, brim with elegantly dressed collectors searching for something special and, increasingly, financial investors just after a good deal.
Conflicts and violence raging around the world sent the number of people forced to flee their homes soaring to a record 60 million last year, the United Nations said June 18
Kurdish forces’ capture of Tel Abyad, previously a stronghold of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has coincided with the unfortunate June 16 confirmation of the death sentence for Mohamad Morsi, the first elected but toppled former president of Egypt.
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