Security black holes around Turkey are getting bigger, yet the government is not vocalizing the threat is becoming more serious, warns an analyst. ‘Being Muslim will not protect Turkey from radicalism,’ says security expert Mete Yarar.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
In 2012, Mexico was the first emerging economy to lead the G20. So Turkey is not the first. But those out there with unhealthy “first time ever” obsessions can take solace in Turkey being the first Muslim-majority country to chair the G20
Category: VERDA ÖZER
The Turkish public does not feel safe and secure. This is what the results of the “Survey of Social-Political Tendencies in Turkey” tell us indirectly.
Dignitaries and leaders from around the world arrive in Saudi Arabia to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a day after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah.
Saudi Arabia buried King Abdullah Friday as foreign leaders gathered in the capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam
Shiite militia clashed with Yemen's army and fired on a convoy carrying the prime minister on Jan. 19 as pressure mounted on the embattled government of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
Regardless of the turmoil in the region, no change should be expected and Ankara’s alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood is only likely to strengthen, RUSI scholar Aaron Stein tells the Hürriyet Daily News
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey’s New Foreign Policy: Davutoğlu, the AKP and the Pursuit of Regional Order’ by Aaron Stein (Routledge, 105 pages, $42)
Criminal gangs from Turkey are homing in on a share of the profits, a EU document said
'President Erdoğan undertakes his own myth-making project, as seen in the controversial dress show of the 16 warriors in the presidential palace'
Egypt said Jan. 8 it is to hold parliamentary elections from March 21 but analysts said the new legislature will offer no meaningful opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's iron-fisted rule.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a revised version of his country’s military doctrine on Dec. 26, 2014 to replace the document issued by his predecessor Dmitri Medvedev in February 2010.
A former Tunisian interior minister has been nominated as prime minister to form a new government after an agreement among political parties in the newly elected parliament
Egyptian and Qatari intelligence officials met in Cairo to discuss a possible reconciliation as part of Saudi efforts to broker an end to the 18-month standoff over Doha's support of the Muslim Brotherhood
Tunisia's new leader Beji Caid Essebsi said the country has turned the page on dictatorship after a presidential vote that European observers hailed on Tuesday as "credible and transparent".
Anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia's presidential election with 55.68 percent of the vote, beating incumbent Moncef Marzouki, the electoral commission said on Dec. 12.
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.
A trial against 35 individuals associated with Beşiktaş’s football fan group çArşı on charges of 'attempting to overthrow the government' during last year’s Gezi Park protests has started at Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse. Fans of the three biggest football clubs cheered in support of the suspects
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey has been under criticism for some time for becoming too involved in Middle Eastern affairs, thus distancing itself from the European Union and generally the Western world.
'Some people are hard to draw, but Erdoğan is not. He gives a lot of material. In fact, I want to meet him one day to tell him that he is my muse,' Brazilian caricaturist Carlos Latuff tells daily Radikal
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