Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has left Turkey facing a series of quandaries. One of these is related to the fact that when faced with ugly choices, the usual thing to do is to opt for the lesser evil.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Exactly last year, at around this time, just as the European Commission was about to release its progress report on Turkey, we found out that the Commission’s envoy in Ankara, Jean Maurice Ripert, had been appointed as France’s new ambassador to Moscow.
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan says Turkey’s 2014 growth will 'generally' be within its year-end targets, but warned the country needs to intensify its efforts to attain balanced growth.
On Sept. 18 Scotland will undertake a referendum, historic not only for its own destiny, but also for the destiny and unity of the entire United Kingdom.
US singer Lady Gaga, widely regarded as the natural heir to Madonna’s Queen of Pop throne, has hit the stage in Istanbul for her first performance in Turkey.
International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.
Turks express the weakest overall support for global trade, despite general enthusiasm for closer commercial ties among developing countries, a survey of 44 countries has shown
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
DEFENSE UPDATE - Ankara has moved to ramp up security at its ‘sensitive sites’ against potential precision strikes from ‘hostile states’ amid soaring violence in the region
The 24th Akbank Jazz Festival will be held from Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 this year, hosting 300 musicians in 44 concerts in various venues across Istanbul
More than 26,663 vessels have passed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait so far this year, marking a remarkable increase in one year
Category: GWYNNE DYER
If the Scots vote “yes” to independence on Sept. 18, as one opinion poll now suggests they will, three things are likely to happen in the following week.
Between day and night, the US-European approach towards the threats of armed groups in Iraq and Syria shifted from anticipation and silence to slow reluctant steps in the direction of forming a coalition to counter the looming danger.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Last week, newspaper headlines reported the deaths of 10 workers who died when an elevator fell at the Torun Center residence, an office construction site where they were working, the site of the old Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Mecidiyeköy.
The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday ratified a landmark EU pact that decisively steers the former Soviet state towards the West and away from Russian influence.
Chaos in Libya is threatening to destabilize the Sahel region, a development which would have grave implications for European security. France has taken the lead in raising the alarm
The first Caucasian Mathematics Conference (CMC), held in Tbilisi, was certainly not a center of public attention. There, mathematicians of the Caucasus gathered to provide 'joint research, science and values'
A swift action is needed because time is of the essence in reversing the continued construction of the wind power plants in Çeşme against all objections grounded on legal, moral, health and environmental reasons
French President François Hollande called for united international action to tackle the threat from ISIL militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a US-led coalition
An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change
An alleged German jihadist went on trial Sept. 15 accused of fighting for ISIL jihadists in Syria, amid calls for tougher action to prevent attacks in Europe by the extremist group
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