Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Relations between Turkey and the West have never been easy since the fall of the Soviet Union, but they’ve got even worse after the so-called Arab Spring.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
As the spring equinox starts with March 21, which is celebrated as the ancient new year under the name of Nevruz or Newroz in many eastern cultures, preparations are about to be completed for a major offensive on the Syrian city of Raqqa, which has been under occupation by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since January 2014.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Islamophobia, Turcophobia, Erdoğanphobia or whatever it might be called, is a reality that Western nations perceive that they face an existential threat from foreigners flooding into their countries.
The U.N. rights chief warned March 14 that a “tidal wave of bloodshed” over more than six years of war in Syria had effectively turned the country into a “torture chamber.”
Turkey has expended great effort to convince the US and Russia to abandon the Syrian Kurdish PYD, but neither country is likely to do so, according to Istanbul-based Professor Mesut Hakkı Caşın, who is also a former soldier
The question is a crucial one since it is one of the main political subjects in Europe, which is about to stage a number of national elections.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
How nice were our dreams when we were entering the “information age.” All totalitarian regimes, left and right, had fallen. The correctness of democracy and the market economy were certainly proven
Category: FORK & CORK
Carnival is all about excess and indulgence, the last craze on binge eating and drinking before Lent starts.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Circassian: A Life of Eşref Bey, Late Ottoman Insurgent and Special Agent’ by Benjamin C. Fortna (Hurst, 341 pages, £25)
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.
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
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
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