Nearly 180,000 Syrians have been born in Turkey over the last five years, according to Turkey’s Health Ministry.
Category: NURAY MERT
Paradoxically, the end of the secular republic in Turkey also marks the end of Islamism or Islamist politics in Turkey and elsewhere
Authors Simon Waldman and Emre Çalışkan talk to HDN about their newly published book ‘The New Turkey and its Discontents’
Nearly 425,000 people from 74 different countries trying to illegally cross Turkish borders captured in 2016, said military
The European Union on Jan. 12 unlocked another 200 million euros ($213 million) as part of the multi-billion aid package to meet the needs of Syrian refugees being sheltered in Turkey.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The first breaking point in Turkey’s policy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was the raid on the Turkish Consulate General in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.
Global opinion leaders and observers of politics all agree that 2016 was a “terrible year.”
Category: GÜVEN SAK
People made fun of it at the time, and long afterwards, but it’s a nice way of expressing a very important distinction.
Turkey will soon meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to join forces against jihadists in Syria, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has claimed
Category: YUSUF KANLI
As Operation Euphrates Shield turns into Turkey’s full-fledged war in Syria – rather than the initially intended role to provide aerial and land bombardment support to the “moderate Islamist” Free Syrian Army (FSA) – Turkey’s loses and reactions started to increase.
Qatar-based satellite news channel Al-Jazeera accused Egypt on Monday of detaining one of its producers on "fabricated charges," its latest newsroom employee to be entangled in their bitter dispute
With the latest news of human tragedies coming from Aleppo, one phase of the Syrian civil war is about to be closed.
Turkey-brokered truce will pave the way for evacuating civilians, fighters in eastern Aleppo
Roger Hardy speaks to Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East,’ a vivid account of the half-century between 1917 and 1967
Category: FİKRET BİLA
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said, “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes…” He continued, “Instead, our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant], and we will.”
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
It has been six years since the so-called Arab Spring hit North Africa and the Middle East.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East’ by Roger Hardy (Hurst, £20, 272 pages)
How many refugees are there in Turkey? What was the date when the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey passed the three million mark? Does Turkey have the capacity to absorb them? Will the country’s “open-door” policy continue forever, turning it into a safe haven for refugees?
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The optimists were optimistic that former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s forced de-parture in May and his replacement with the pragmatic Binali Yıldırım would recalibrate Turkey’s Sunni Islamist-based foreign (and domestic) policy.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Ambassador Feridun Sinirlioğlu, a former Undersecretary at the Foreign Ministry who is Turkey’s new “point man” at the U.N., believes the Middle East has to move toward a secular and democratic future.
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