Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Age of Anger: A History of the Present’ by Pankaj Mishra (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 416 pages, $27 )
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Since the Russian annexation of Crimean Peninsula in March 2014, the Black Sea has become one of the areas of confrontation between Russia and the West
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
The latest report on the U.K.’s relations with Turkey by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee shows important clues on the new theme developing in the West about the role of the Gülen community in the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
Turkish Airlines has added five more round-trip flights between the southern resort of Antalya and Moscow, increasing the number of direct flights between the two cities to seven days a week.
The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey soared around 96 percent in February compared to the same month of 2016, although arrivals from Europe continued to decline, official data has shown.
The use of plastic bags in markets and stores will be restricted across Turkey starting in 2018, the Turkish Retailers’ Federation (TPF) announced on March 28, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
New energy is needed in ties with the U.S., the Turkish government has said during U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first official visit to the capital Ankara, voicing hope for “concrete steps” particularly in the fight against jihadists in Syria and the extradition of Pennsylvania-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen
Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) on March 30 announced the launch of its eighth fashion brand as tough market conditions in the U.S. and Central Europe hurt profits.
The United States has a strong commitment to NATO not only in words but in deeds, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on March 30 amid unease among European officials after U.S. President Donald Trump described NATO as “obsolete” during his election campaign.
The number of people fleeing Syria’s civil war to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt has passed the 5 million mark, data from the U.N. refugee agency showed on March 30.
Kilims and ceramic trinkets produced by Turkish and Syrian women who attend courses in the Family Support Center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Harran district are now being sold in Europe, providing income to locals.
Russia’s defense ministry said on March 28 it regarded U.S. naval patrols in the Black Sea as a potential threat to its safety because it was unclear what kind of missiles the ships were carrying, the RIA news agency reported.
A key Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant has been caught in the southern province of Adana.
A new executive system outlined in constitutional amendments will pave the way for Turkey to achieve its goals more efficiently, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, arguing that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been successful in development “despite the deadlocks of the system.”
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on March 29, saying there was “no turning back” from a decision pitching her country into the unknown and triggering years of fraught negotiations.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş on March 28 called for a high turnout of Turkish voters living abroad for the upcoming constitutional referendum.
The 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, an Istanbul-based forum that is marking its 20th year, will address a wide range of regional issues, focusing on the challenges faced by the EU, efforts against terrorism, and migration, under the annual headline of “Humanity at Crossroads.”
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Astute daily Hürriyet columnist Deniz Zeyrek wondered in a recent column whether Russia is inviolable for Turkey. He listed the things that Ankara should be blasting Moscow for but is not.
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Turkey’s drift from its commitment to the West and its institutions is becoming a widespread perception in Europe and the United States.
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