Having the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force direct Iraqi forces battling ISIL is complicating the US mission against terrorism and contributing to destabilization in Iraq
On Feb. 11, after more than six months since the U.S. launched its bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq, U.S. President Barack Obama motioned Congress to authorize U.S. military actions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
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The fighting in Syria, which started with an uprising against the Bashar al-Assad regime and transformed into a deadly civil war, has entered its fifth year
CIA Director John Brennan says the United States does not want to see a chaotic collapse of the Syrian regime as it could open the way to Islamist extremists taking power
Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, writes for Hürriyet Daily News
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I apologize in advance to readers that I am not able to quote any sources while compiling this piece, but I believe that those who continue reading may get more of an idea about what is going on in the apparent deadlock in the dialogue process between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in pursuit of a political settlement
It was 16 years ago today when Turkish Prime Minister of the day Bülent Ecevit appeared before the cameras and announced that Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who was captured a day before on Feb. 15, 1999, was brought to Turkey and put in prison
The most critical stage in hectic talks between the government and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on the resolution process, which has recently gained visible momentum, has arrived
The HDP suggests a long-awaited negotiations phase with the government over the Kurdish issue could start within a fortnight
Organized crime and narcotics smuggling in Turkey are analogous to the role of oil in countries like Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan, Professor Ryan Gingeras tells the Hürriyet Daily News, discussing his new book ‘Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey’
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called on the FBI to withdraw its representative from a February event in Texas sponsored by a controversial group.
A Turkish doctoral student studying in Pisa has been deported from Italy after allegedly saying in emails that he wanted to blow up an embassy
Regarded as two of the most innovative directors in the world, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have been pushing back the boundaries of movie-making for nearly three decades.
The U.S. Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said, according to the Associated Press
One of two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at Charlie Hebdo visited Yemen in 2011 to train with al-Qaeda-affiliated militants, US and European sources close to the investigation said
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The other day, a controversial inquiry commission in the Turkish Parliament made a very controversial decision: Four ex-ministers of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, who had been accused of massive corruption, should not face trial at the Supreme Court, the commission said.
An old photograph of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro has lately been circulating on social media, with speech bubbles in which Che asks “When will relations with the US be restored?” and a chuckling Fidel responds:
This year and the next few months are going to be critical regarding the future of Turkey’s critical Kurdish problem.
In Latin, they call it “annus horribilis.” In Turkey, we can pinpoint it as 2014. For this past year has really been a horrible one for Turkey.
Moscow needs to become more involved in the Kurdish issue, Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has said during a five-day visit to the Russian capital
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