President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over a recent escalation at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
CoE Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland spoke to PM Yıldırım over the phone late July 19 to express his concerns over the arrest of human rights activists as well as the situation of two educators who have been on hunger strike for 134 days in prison.
EasyJet has secured an air operator’s certificate in Austria that will enable it to keep flying across the EU after Brexit, the low-cost carrier said on July 20, and lifted earnings guidance.
U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the maverick 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced on July 19
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said it invested the Turkish Lira equivalent of 75 million euros in a covered bond issued by Turkish lender Garanti Bank, in a bid to encourage a new source of funding for Turkish banks.
Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a U.N. report on July 20 proclaiming “the scales have tipped."
Six Syrian actors battled a fraught U.S. visa process to tread the boards in New York this week, seeking to impress on American theater goers the human cost of a war raging halfway round the world
The U.K. has informed Turkish officials that it would lift the electronics ban on flights from Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 20, citing diplomatic sources
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
On the first anniversary of the July 15 coup attempt; I was invited by international media outlets to share my views
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) warns Turkey against the extension of its state of emergency stressing that it harms the environment for progress in democracy and the rule of law and complicates ties between Ankara and Brussels.
Chinese navy destroyer Changchun, the flagship of long-term overseas drilling, and two other warships docked at Istanbul’s port on July 18, as part of Beijing’s plan to tour them around the world in 180 days.
For years, Iranians have had to put up with the likes of “Mash Donalds” and “Pizza Hat.” Now real Western food franchises have finally arrived, but doing business in Iran is not for the faint-hearted.
Category: ERDAL SAĞLAM
A year has passed since the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, and we have gone through the last week in a consciously created demagogic climate
Turkey responded to the head of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker’s recent article published in a German weekly considering Turkey’s re-installation of the death penalty as a red line in Turkey’s bid to join the EU bloc.
Turkish Airlines has launched direct flights from Istanbul to the Thai island of Phuket, the carrier’s 300th destination, the airline said on July 18.
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Over the weekend, Turkey was hit by a wave of nationalism pumped on the occasion of the first anniversary of the thwarted coup attempt of July 15, 2016
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
If the coup attempt on July 15, 2016 had succeeded, Turkey would be infinitely worse off today. Believing that people who were ready to bomb parliament and kill civilians without batting an eyelid would have saved our democracy is the height of naïveté.
The European Union imposed sanctions on 16 Syrian scientists and military officials on July 17 for their suspected involvement in a chemical attack in northern Syria in April which killed scores of civilians
Britain’s Brexit minister vowed to “get down to work” as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on July 17, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to quit the EU their government still seemed at odds over what it wants.
A serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy as much as $53 billion, putting it on a par with Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a report on July 17 by Lloyd’s of London.
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