One of the main principles we have been advocating for the 24 years since our political representation in Parliament began with the Democracy Party (DEP) is to ground our policies in the understanding that the resolution of the Kurdish problem cannot be considered separately from the democratization of Turkey.
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami says he regrets that Hong Kong's democracy protests did not bring the changes demanded by demonstrators, but their actions were not in vain
Among these 32 people, Murat Ülker, the chairman of Yıldız Holding, was ranked the richest person from Turkey
Category: MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ
The ongoing energy crisis, originating from the substantial and totally unexpected drop in the price of oil, is nothing like what we have seen before. The historic slide has roiled the energy sector, with fallout ranging from stalled oil and gas developments to bankruptcy filings and imbalances in consumer countries
Since it was released online on Saturday, the film has been viewed more than 150 million times and has sparked a national debate on environmental problems.
China’s population of wild giant pandas jumped nearly 17 percent over a decade, state media reported, citing an official survey, with conservation measures credited as being behind the increase
Iran could allow Internet giants such as Google to operate in the Islamic republic if they respect its "cultural" rules, Fars news agency said on March 1 quoting a senior official
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Last week, the news fell like a bombshell. Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz declared at the Turkish parliament that Turkey’s new defense missile system, to be purchased most probably from China, would not be integrated with NATO’s system. This kicked off a hot discussion on whether Turkey is changing its strategic affiliation and might ultimately withdraw from NATO
Turkey’s top priority when procuring its first long-range missile defense system is to bolster its own technological ability, a defense official said on Feb. 27, as reported by Reuters
Jazz musicians from around the world will gather this April in Paris for International Jazz Day, an event UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock hopes will bring an uplifting “positive message” to a city still reeling from last month’s terrorist attacks
President Francois Hollande arrived in the Philippines on Feb. 26, accompanied by two of France's leading actresses, to promote the fight against climate change ahead of a crucial summit of world leaders
World leaders have proved "shameful and ineffective" in failing to protect civilians from groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Amnesty International said on Feb. 25, calling 2014 a "catastrophic" year
The project to construct a new gas pipeline with a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters from Russia to Turkey has entered the execution stage, Russian energy giant Gazprom has said by a written statement on late Feb. 24.
The United States and Iran said Feb. 23 they had made progress in the latest round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, but warned there was still a long way to go to seal a final deal.
A senior Iranian official in talks on the country's disputed nuclear programme has said differences remain on key questions at the ongoing negotiations in Geneva, state media reported on Feb. 23
Senior Turkish officials have differed over whether the planned new-long range missiles will be compatible with NATO systems
US Secretary of State John Kerry was set to arrive in Geneva Feb. 22 for renewed talks with his Iranian counterpart on Tehran's nuclear programme, after warning "significant gaps" remain ahead of a key deadline.
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
Even though right-wing Turkish citizens have supported him ever since he started his political career more than three decades ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has never been popular with left-leaning Turks
The first ever direct China-Spain freight train - which started its journey from Yiwu, a major trading hub south of Shanghai - travelled an epic 13,000 kilometers in 21 days, reaching Madrid in December 2014.
Turkey’s new defense missile system, for which Ankara is in talks on a $3.4 billion deal with a Chinese company, will not be integrated with one used by NATO, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz has said.
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