Category: MURAT YETKİN
There was a reception at Istanbul’s gorgeous Çırağan Palace on the evening of March 26 held by top industrialist Güler Sabancı in honor of Sabancı University member Dr. Fatih Birol’s election as the director of the International Energy Agency (IEA); she seemed truly proud of Birol’s success.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
“Eat a big mouthful, but don’t make big promises,” a Turkish saying goes. Our ancestors were right, weren’t they?
Fifteen suspects in a corruption probe into former officials at Mersin Metropolitan Municipality have been arrested
Turkey’s main opposition party has said it will appeal to the high court for the annulment of a controversial security package on the grounds that it undermines constitutional rights and freedoms, following parliament’s approval of the bill early March 27.
Turkey’s opposition is up in arms as parliament passes a bill granting the president a secret fund to spend as he deems necessary
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
According to a Turkish saying, he (or she) who goes to the hamam must be prepared to sweat. This means that if you are taking on a particular job you must be prepared to put up with its downside.
Category: AHMET HAKAN
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has actually prevented Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek’s disappearance.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
A sizable number of opponents to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are convinced that elections in Turkey have been rigged.
A number of forested bays in one of Turkey’s most beautiful coastal idylls will be opened to tender by the Forestry and Waterworks Ministry, though many locals are opposed to the move
A Turkish NGO has called for more women to stand for parliament in the upcoming general election, stating that “equal representation is a precondition of democracy.”
Kemal Derviş, a former U.N. Development Program chief and well-known economist, has promised to join the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and serve as deputy prime minister responsible for economics if the social democrats come to power.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu have traded barbs over the latter’s promise to distribute bonuses to pensioners if he is elected prime minister.
Turkey’s biggest fair area, located in the Gaziemir district of the Aegean province of İzmir, officially opened with the start of the MARBLE International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair on March 25.
The exchange of words between President Erdoğan and Deputy PM Arınç is over the Kurdish issue only on the surface. Actually, it was about the powers of the president and the government, of which Arınç is the spokesman.
What is the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government doing? Here is what it is doing...
The ruling AKP election liaison bureau in Istanbul was attacked by unknown gunmen on late March 23. No injuries were reported.
Former mayor Macit Özcan is reportedly wanted by the police as part of a corruption probe against the previous executives of the municipality
Adnan Bali, the chief executive of İşbank, has denied that Turkey’s biggest listed lender is “involved in partisan politics,” criticizing media reports raising questions about its shareholder structure and the bank’s establishment in 1924.
The government is facing a major internal division, as demonstrated by the recent row between Deputy PM Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek, with CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu predicting that there is “more to come.”
Category: ŞÜKRÜ KÜÇÜKŞAHİN
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) came out with higher hopes from their convention and with an elevated bar. Their hopes to become a surprise party in the June 7 elections have increased.
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