Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized Austria on Feb 28 for approving a controversial bill that revises the status of Muslims in the European country
The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine on Feb. 27, a year to the day since Russian troops and pro-Moscow forces began seizing ports and cities on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea
Russia has confirmed that it will attend talks with the European Union and Ukraine on March 2 aimed at resolving a bitter gas supply dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
If the “old Turkey” is identified with the period that precedes the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), when the country was governed by mainstream parties on the center-right and center-left of the political spectrum under military-judicial tutelage, then veteran Kurdish politician Hasip Kaplan would be neither a fan of that period nor of those parties.
A Taliban suicide attack in Kabul has killed two people, including a Turkish soldier. According to the group's spokesperson, the target was 'an American vehicle passing through the street where the Turkish Embassy in Kabul is located."
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Greek Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades signed an agreement on Feb. 25 to give Russian military ships access to Greek Cypriot ports.
Russia on Feb. 26 called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not interested in the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine
The EU unveiled plans on Feb. 25 for a continent-wide single energy market to reduce its uneasy reliance on Russian supplies and cut a massive annual import bill of some 400 billion euros
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Last weekend, public attention in Turkey was focused on the limited military operation in Syria. Some 100 Turkish armed vehicles and 570 soldiers crossed the border to relocate the tomb of Süleyman Şah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) territory to a safer Kurdish zone
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government made amendments in 2004 and 2007 in the Law on Police Powers to harmonize with the European Union norms
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Parti) “zero problems with neighbors” policy was nothing but a derivative of the Turkish Republic’s strategic position formulated by its founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as “peace at home, peace in the world.”
World leaders have proved "shameful and ineffective" in failing to protect civilians from groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Amnesty International said on Feb. 25, calling 2014 a "catastrophic" year
According to data in the annual real estate report of international real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield, Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue, Bağdat Avenue and Abdi İpekçi Avenue ranked in the top 10 streets for rent increases in the world.
The EU unveiled plans Wednesday for a continent-wide single energy market to reduce its uneasy reliance on Russian supplies and cut a massive annual import bill of some 400 billion euros.
Due to its favorable geographical location as a bridge between a supply-demand line and its dependence on energy imports, Turkey’s vision is to become an energy hub of the “region.”
Syriza’s Western Thracian deputies Ayhan Karayusuf and Hüseyin Zeybek are both hopeful of solving Greece’s minority problems, pledging to tear down the ‘wall of shame’ that was built to prevent immigrants
Russia's Gazprom said on Feb. 24 there were "serious" risks to gas transit to Europe via Ukraine after Kyiv failed to make a pre-payment
Pro-Russian forces massing near Ukraine's port city of Mariupol tried to overrun a troop position overnight, KYiv said on Feb. 23, fuelling concerns for the fate of an internationally brokered ceasefire
Turkey’s military would not have been able to relocate the Tomb of Süleyman Şah without the blessings of Rojava’s Kobane canton, a senior executive of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has indicated.
The death toll from weeks of political violence in Bangladesh passed 100 on Monday, when police found four bullet-riddled bodies in the capital Dhaka
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