Category: SELİN NASİ
Former European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein once said Turkey was too big, too poor and too different to become a full member of the European Union.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade.
Turkish European Union Minister Ömer Çelik has welcomed the EU’s aid program of 3 billion euros for refugees in Turkey but expressed criticism over the mechanism of delivering those finds through international organizations
Cooperating with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in any potential operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria’s Raqqa would mean “putting Syria’s future at risk,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he hoped for a “jumbo” new free trade deal with Turkey after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, praising the quality of Turkey-made products - including his washing machine at home.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 26 said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders were to come together on Sept. 26 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
President Francois Hollande said on Sept. 26 that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she does not expect Britain to block a Franco-German initiative to deepen military cooperation among the 27 remaining European Union members after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.
Newly re-elected British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn repeated calls for unity yesterday in his deeply divided party, but risked antagonizing MPs who had opposed him by promising more power to his grassroots supporters.
The Eighth Congress of the European wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Ankara accuses of being an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was held in Brussels on Sept. 24
Category: İSMET BERKAN
The Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) has released the results of its “Income and Living Conditions Survey 2015.
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Very positive messages have been coming from Ankara’s political circles for the past week.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The man who kicked a 23-year-old nurse in the face on an Istanbul public bus “because she was wearing shorts” reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder and had been treated many times at a mental facility.
Ankara and Washington continue to be separated by two massive issues, the possible extradition of Fethullah Gülen and Syrian Kurdish fighters
The two leaders on either side of Cyprus are set to meet United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 25 on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, as part of efforts to solve the decades-long conflict on the divided Mediterranean island.
Turkey is making good progress on plans to produce a new domestic car model, Industry Minister Faruk Özlü said on Sept. 23
The European Union is due to announce the “Kızılay Card” project, implemented in part by the Turkish Red Crescent, which will enable monthly cash transfers to debit cards for 1 million Syrian refugees in Turkey by the first quarter of 2017
Greek Prime Minister has reportedly assured Turkish President that anyone implicated in the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey was not welcome in his country, amid reports Athens has already rejected the asylum demands of a number of Turkish coup attempting soldiers who escaped to the neighboring country.
A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday off the coast of Egypt, killing at least 29 people and sparking an operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said
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