The possibility that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will not pass the 10 percent threshold to enter Turkey’s parliament would be regarded as a “democratic problem,” European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey has said, while expressing growing concerns over pressure on the media in Turkey
British Prime Minister David Cameron prepared May 29 to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated eurozone.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is entering exclusive negotiations to acquire a 10 percent stake in Borsa Istanbul, in a landmark deal which will support Turkey’s efforts to reshape its capital markets, the EBRD has said in a statement
Turkish citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo will be casting their votes on May 30-31 for Turkey’s general elections set for June 7
Main opposition CHP deputy Oğuz Oyan filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on May 27, accusing President Erdoğan of not obeying the principle of “impartialness,” following a rejection of his party’s appeal to the Supreme Election Board (YSK).
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The debate on the issues pertaining to Syria and foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) is like a medallion that has two sides.
Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven economic powers met on May 28 to discuss how to revive a faltering global recovery, with the United States leaning on Europe to reach a deal to avert a Greek bankruptcy
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a British referendum on whether to leave the EU was "very risky", ahead of a visit by Prime Minister David Cameron to Paris on May 28
Russia's provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said May 27
Supporters of Britain's membership of the European Union will create a new group shortly to run the "Yes" campaign for a referendum Prime Minister David Cameron has promised by the end of 2017, four sources familiar with the plan told Reuters.
Travel and tourism sectors generated, either directly or indirectly, $96 billion of Turkey’s GDP in 2014, making its direct contribution to GDP impact greater than many sectors except for the retail and agriculture sectors, according to a recent report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
More than 600,000 Turkish citizens abroad have so far voted in the general election, due to take place in Turkey on June 7.
Turkish director Yekta Kara has staged an opera about one of the Arab Spring’s iconic places, Tahrir Square.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The June 7 parliamentary elections are being followed with great interest by regional countries as well as Turkey’s Western allies, including the United States and the European Union.
Category: ABDULLAH GÜL
'The state of world affairs over the past decade has been characterized by complexities that defy easy analysis and prognostication,' former Turkish President Gül writes
British voters will be asked to vote "Yes" or "No" on remaining in the European Union in a referendum to be held by the end of 2017, media reported May 27
The European Union and Switzerland signed a major accord on May 27 that will end banking secrecy for EU residents and prevent them from hiding undeclared income in Swiss banks, the European Commission said
The EU on May 27 asked its member states to admit over the next two years 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who have already landed in Italy and Greece.
Former Turkish international Harun Erdenay was elected the new chair of the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) at an extraordinary congress on May 27 in Ankara, beating his rival Lütfi Arıboğan 93 votes to 81
Many Sephardic Jews in Turkey are now applying for Spanish citizenship in anticipation of a parliamentary bill expected to pass this month in Madrid, which would grant nationality to Jewish people who were expelled in 1492, during the Inquisition, according to a report by the New York Times on May 27
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