Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
In a statement on Dec. 7, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan underlined that Turkey was on the eve of “very crucial” decisions on the European Union, in reference to ongoing negotiations on granting visa liberalization to Turkish citizens.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
2016 has been the year when the West desperately started to question whether this was the end of the hegemonic liberal democratic order as we know it.
The hashtag “#FreeTurkeyJournalists” circulated on Twitter on Dec. 9 by Turkish and international press organizations as part of a social media campaign to bring attention to 146 journalists imprisoned by decree laws
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is ready to “play ball” on reaching a deal to reunify divided Cyprus because it would help resolve overarching regional issues including mending Turkey’s relations with the European Union, a United Nations envoy said Dec. 8
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey is going through very turbulent times – not only economically but politically as well. The difficulty in navigating through this kind of a storm is that it is unlike any we have ever had before. The lines are blurred and money is fluid.
The results of the international PISA education test has revealed a number of education problems in Turkey, with the opposition and education experts blaming the system for the failure.
European Union ambassadors in Ankara are expected to visit the southern Turkish province of Adana on Dec. 8 to show solidarity over a bomb-laden attack that killed two people and wounded 33 others on Nov. 24
The first month of 2017 will be vital for the Cyprus peace talks with negotiations set to resume in Geneva following a failure last month, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has said
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said it is providing a new 400 million euro financing package for small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency projects Turkey in a bid to support the country’s continuous drive towards a low-carbon economy, in a written statement on Dec. 7
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine.
Category: SELİN NASİ
Despite the recent tensions between Turkey and the European Union, efforts have been undertaken to stabilize the turbulence and establish constructive dialogue between the parties.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher, has been accused of masterminding the bloody July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey not only by the government but also by all opposition parties and prosecutors
Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has accused the followers of the Gülen movement, believed to have orchestrated the July 15 coup, as well as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), of trying to harm Turkey’s relationship with the European Union after ties between Ankara and Brussels recently soured
The 13rd Istanbul Bach Days will be organized this year with the theme “Bach & Love.”
“This is a guy who has worked across both sides of the divide, in places where there is intense conflict, in South Africa, in Northern Ireland, and in Iraq,” Charles Sennot, the Boston Globe’s former Middle East Bureau Chief, says of Padraig O’Malley
The unknowns about what comes next in Turkey and how it will look in a few months are generating uncertainty that is currently the most critical problem in the country’s deteriorating economic situation, economist Selva Demiralp tells Hürriyet Daily News
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
When I was writing this article, the outcome of Sunday’s referendum in Italy was still not known
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Dec. 5, hours after it was confirmed he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform that has sparked fresh jitters about the fate of a united Europe.
Austrian voters roundly rejected on Dec. 4 a candidate vying to become the first freely elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two, halting at least temporarily the wave of populism sweeping Western democracies.
More cooperation with the European Union is needed to vanquish challenges, Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said, commenting on the European Parliament’s call to freeze Turkish membership talks.
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