President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 22 criticized Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Hovakimiyan over his remarks largely focusing on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Summit in Istanbul.
The Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which brings together the countries of the Black Sea, is seeking to keep in step with the changes around it after a quarter-century of development. The organization is looking to direct more attention toward projects, according to BSEC Secretary-General Michael B. Christides
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will pay a visit to Istanbul on May 22 to attend a summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Cooperation (BSEC) and hold talks with senior Turkish officials amid expectations that Moscow will soon lift all sanctions imposed on Turkish agricultural goods.
Turkish companies’ foreign direct investment (FDI) outflow has increased by 10 times over the past 15 years, according to an index released on May 17.
China’s Silk Road project is about connecting China and Europe through land roads. As there are many countries, with some Muslim countries along the road, Turkey can play a role in overcoming obstacles, according to TEPAV head Güven Sak.
27-year-old Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral, who is awaiting a heart transplant, won the Eurovision Song Contest
Behind the kitsch and glitz of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be hosted on May 13 by Kiev, lie a host of geopolitical tensions
Turkey is expected to see a slowdown in growth in 2017, partly reflecting security and geopolitical risks that have also led to a downward revision in European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) forecasts for countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean
If the founding president of Azerbaijan, Haydar Aliyev, were alive today, he would be 94 years old.
Turkish wrestler Riza Kayaalp won a gold medal, the seventh in his career, at the 2017 European Wrestling Championships in Serbia on May 6.
A top Turkish hoteliers association has said around 4 to 6 percent of increase is expected in arrivals from the Middle East to Turkey over this year, particularly ahead of and after the holy month of Ramadan.
BP’s profit nearly tripled in the first quarter of 2017 from a year earlier, buoyed by rising oil prices and production that hit a five-year high, while debt piled up in order to pay for acquisitions and costs for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
BP plans to complete by mid-2018 the Georgian section of a $40-billion strategic pipeline bringing Caspian gas from Azerbaijan into Europe, the British energy company’s country manager for Georgia said.
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The oath taken by women police cadets at the Police Training Center (POMEM) in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat has been raised in a parliamentary question by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Zeynep Altıok.
A Saudi novelist has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the third author in 10 years from the kingdom to grab the Arab world’s most prestigious literary award
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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reintroduced a monitoring process for Turkey on April 25, citing “serious deterioration of the functioning of democratic institutions.”
Unfortunately, we are living in a world where journalism is not getting more difficult but more dangerous – to the extent that journalistic associations have launched an award journalists working under difficult circumstances
‘Peace Envoys’ is a documentary aiming to break the notion of ‘being a stranger,’ and to reminisce a nation’s memory. The documentary debuted on the 90th anniversary of the April 23 Children’s Day
The World Bank Group and the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on April 23 they agreed to deepen their cooperation with a framework for knowledge sharing, staff exchanges, analytical work, development financing and country-level coordination.
An overriding issue that everyone is concerned about is whether the president will endorse a conciliatory rhetoric toward the other half of the nation, or will he totally ignore that segment?
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