Category: NURAY MERT
The so-called Sunni powers have not been able to adapt to the changing political atmosphere in the Middle East, and Qatar and Turkey have resisted to the end
More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, more than double the previous peak in 2011, the International Organisation for Migration said Sept 29.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
It seems that Turkey is finally getting off the fence with regards to confronting the ISIL head-on now that it has secured the release of its hostages held by the group
The US and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on the strongholds of the ISIL in Syria, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants
The Egyptian football authorities are expected to ban militant football fan groups in another move of labeling opposition forces as violent threats to their power
ISIL fighters using heavy weapons have seized a string of villages around Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, as they close in on Syria's third largest Kurdish town
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?
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
Leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics say they are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge
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
There appears to be a sharp turn in Turkey back toward the West. While just the other day support for Turkey’s membership in the European Union was negligible, the majority of Turks now support EU admission.
An Istanbul court has accepted the indictment charging members of the çArşı supporters’ group of a 'coup attempt' against the government
Syrian government air raids on a rebel-held area near Damascus killed 42 people, including seven children, a monitoring group said Friday, giving an updated toll.
çArşı stressed in its message that it has always been a socially-aware group
Prosecutors accused members of çArşı of 'attempting to overthrow the gov't' in Arab Spring-like fashion
A lively debate has broken out over academic Behlül Özkan's eyecatching recent work, which claims that new PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is a pan-Islamist ideologue with imperialist ambitions to reshape the Middle East
Erdoğan has proven he could deliver most of his promises after having entered politics
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey is about to enter a new stage of politics with the presidency of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as the next PM he preferred to see.
At least one person was killed in Egypt Thursday as police quashed attempts by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to commemorate the first anniversary of a brutal Cairo crackdown.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
After half a century of stasis, there are big new strategic realities in the Middle East, but people are having trouble getting their heads around them. Take the United States, for example.
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