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
Category: BLIND SPOT
With an average intelligence, observation ability, good sense of humor and healthy mind you will be able to figure out Turkey and Turkish people easily. You will be eating olives at breakfast and dipping your bread into the ‘juice of the salad’ in no time
Category: AHMET HAKAN
Adem Sözüer is a criminal law professor. He is the Dean of the School of Law at Istanbul University. He has always been on the side of rights and law, each and every time: During the Feb. 28 period, during the military tutelage period, and during the period when the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) was making legal reforms. He has always been on the side of law, on the side of rights
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized Austria on Feb 28 for approving a controversial bill that revises the status of Muslims in the European country
The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine on Feb. 27, a year to the day since Russian troops and pro-Moscow forces began seizing ports and cities on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea
Turkey will make every effort to protect Muslims in Austria, especially those of Turkish descent, from being harmed due to a controversial recently approved bill regulating Islam in the country, Turkey’s EU minister said on Feb. 26
Russia has confirmed that it will attend talks with the European Union and Ukraine on March 2 aimed at resolving a bitter gas supply dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe
Danish police said they arrested on Feb. 27 a third alleged accomplice in the Copenhagen shootings, nearly two weeks after the attacks that killed two people
Category: KANAT ATKAYA
The Foundation for Children with Leukemia (LÖSEV) is preparing to open Turkey’s best equipped oncology facility in May.
Russia on Feb. 26 called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not interested in the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine
The EU unveiled plans on Feb. 25 for a continent-wide single energy market to reduce its uneasy reliance on Russian supplies and cut a massive annual import bill of some 400 billion euros
British lawmakers have invited Turkey’s ambassador to Britain and the CEO of national flag carrier Turkish Airlines to speak about the disappearance of three teenage girls who are believed to have flown to Istanbul before heading to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Kremlin-controlled Gazprom said on Feb. 26 it would exempt gas supplies to rebel-held regions from its main contract with Ukrainian Naftogaz, days before Kiev uses up gas volumes it has already paid for.
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
Austria will turn the clock back a century if it approves a draft law on Islam scheduled to be voted on in Austria’s parliament on Feb. 25, Turkey’s top cleric has suggested.
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 EU unveiled plans Wednesday for a continent-wide single energy market to reduce its uneasy reliance on Russian supplies and cut a massive annual import bill of some 400 billion euros.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
From the moment our flag was lowered at the Tomb of Süleyman Shah on Sunday, the honorable breakdown of our foreign policy, which has been imposed on us as “honorable loneliness,” is as follows:
French President Francois Hollande vowed Feb. 23 to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's militant attacks in Paris.
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking on Feb. 23 congratulated British actor Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for playing him in the film "The Theory of Everything".
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