Category: MELİS ALPHAN
When you ask which feature is Turkey’s most important in terms of comparative advantages, all foreign investors reply “geographic position.” Turkey’s second advantage is its young population.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Turkey is full of political controversies, and not all of them are really significant. The recent controversy over a luxury Mercedes car bought for the head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (“Diyanet” in Turkish) was arguably significant, though.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
We in Turkey compare ourselves to Europe. It is too often a heartbreaking exercise, which is why our persistence in the practice is so telling.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
A report prepared by the Checks and Balances Network is shedding light on the untold part of the Turkish election system
Turkish authorities detained and deport a French national who arrived in the country seeking to join ISIL jihadists in Syria
Category: YUSUF KANLI
In this predominantly Muslim country, whenever there has been a serious challenge to the “white” Turks’ secular democratic governance anchored to the West, the threat was defused through an anti-democratic intervention in politics by Turkey’s strong military.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Bahçeli has accused President Erdoğan of holding “pirate” election rallies to ask people to vote for the government, stressing he did not recognize Erdoğan as the president of Turkey.
Ireland goes to the polls on May 22 to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany May 21, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline.
Newly re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron will have his first talks with other European Union leaders on May 22 on reforms he is seeking to the EU before holding a referendum by 2017 on Britain's membership of the bloc
Europe's first airport on an artificial island opened on May 22, as a morning Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul carrying 136 passengers touched down on its runway, the first of its kind outside the Far East
Turkish EU Minister Volkan Bozkır, who is also the top negotiator in the accession process, has said the bloc has to lift visas on Turkish citizens or the country will cancel a readmission deal that covers refugees
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
A recent report of the United Nations Security Council 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee’s Monitoring Team estimates that 25,000 foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) from 100 countries are linked to al-Qaida and the ISIL
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
From the balcony of a luxury hotel room in the Mediterranean resort town of Belek, overlooking swimming pools and a golf course, the fierce political debates with 17 days to go for the general elections seem so distant
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Amid the heated debates about NATO’s collective defense capabilities’ relevance in new, evolving security challenges in its eastern and southern flanks, NATO Foreign Ministers’ Summit met in Antalya, Turkey between 13-14 May 2015
German railways operator Deutsche Bahn on May 21 announced an end to a strike that had paralysed rail travel in the country, after the feuding sides agreed to mediation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said May 21 a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised democracies was "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine
One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kyiv on May 21, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a "worrisome" spread of violence in eastern Ukraine
Category: GÜNEŞ KÖMÜRCÜLER
The planned pipeline project between Russia and Turkey to carry gas into European markets, known as “Turkish Stream,” may be one of the most mysterious projects in recent years
Ministers from 47 European nations agreed for the first time May 19 to harmonise their laws to stop so-called foreign fighters travelling to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist groups.
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