Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Turkey is a very complex society, with various layers of identity, ideology and bigotry not just juxtaposed against but also added on top of each other.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Almost every TV news station shifted their live coverage to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press conference on Oct. 24 at lunch time, leaving Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sentences incomplete.
The government is preparing to reshape the country’s 175-year-old gendarmerie forces, but some observers have raised concerns about plans to link the complex military branch totally to the Interior Ministry.
At first sight, everything seems to be on track. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) recently made official the two-year-old dialogue with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
The CHP leader has said he feels “offended as a politician struggling for democracy” by the fact that PM Davutoğlu is repeatedly having his authority overridden by President Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu has accused two opposition parties of remaining indifferent to the cruelty in neighboring Syria, in a speech peppered with personal anecdotes and passages from Islamic history.
The 'domestic security package' that the Turkish government is preparing may introduce unprecedented new measures on social media, including special prison sentences for Internet users who call for protests
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has repeated his call on the government to carry out efforts to solve Turkey’s decades-old Kurdish insurgency under the roof of Parliament
Turkey’s world renowned pianist and composer Fazıl Say has claimed that his pieces have been removed from the program of the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra
The government aims to turn Turkey into a 'semi-open prison with its contentious new security code, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said
The main opposition CHP has questioned PM Davutoğlu over the government’s alleged involvement in the resignation of the former chairman of the American-Turkish Council
Talk of an early election that has gradually gained momentum in the Turkish capital has prompted the country’s top election board to kick off its preparations for a parliamentary election
Turkey's opposition parties have slammed a prosecutor's decision to abort the massive corruption probe implicating the government
Category: AKİF BEKİ
“The PKK is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL], Turkish jets then bomb PKK.” This template has started finding supporters and spokespersons in the world.
Category: İSMET BERKAN
I'm sure he remembers. It lasted hours, that final meeting of PM Ahmet Davutoğlu with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, when Davutoğlu was still the foreign minister
A parliamentary inquiry commission into corruption claims against four former Cabinet members has requested an extension of its term for another two months.
A wounded man who was treated in Turkey last week and identified as an ISIL member was discovered to be a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party
The Turkish government has repeatedly argued that a controversial bill outlining the further empowerment of security forces was drafted in line with the European Union acquis
Category: ŞÜKRÜ KÜÇÜKŞAHİN
A primary indicator of democracy is the presence of an opposition. The strength of that opposition and its ability to work freely are crucial for a healthy democracy, and the fact that the opposition can provide an alternative safeguards the hope for democracy.
Şişli Municipality has agreed to provide free examinations and free STD tests every three months to LGBTs
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