Category: GÜVEN SAK
The day after the G-20 Hangzhou Summit in China, I read an article in the Jakarta Post
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.
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.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East’ by Christopher Phillips (Yale University Press, $30, 320 pages)
Debate over founding a no-fly zone in Syria, an idea Turkey has long been pushing for, has heated up with U.S. and German foreign ministers calling for Russia and the Syrian government to immediately halt flights over Syrian battle zones in order to salvage a collapsing cease-fire
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkish troops have entered their fourth week in Syria.
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
Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn has admitted Europeans failed in their response to the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey
Lufthansa has signed a route sharing deal with China’s flagship carrier Air China , capping off two years of talks that will boost Germany’s biggest airline’s access to the world’s fastest growing aviation market
A Serbian national currently serving a jail term for fatally beating a 23-year-old Turkish woman who attempted to intervene in street harassment in Germany will be deported to Serbia once his prison term ends in November 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party suffered its second electoral blow in two weeks on Sept. 18, slumping to its lowest level since 1990 in a Berlin state vote that rejected her open-door refugee policy
The Turkish government will permit German lawmakers visit to the İncirlik Air Base in the southern province of Adana in October following a request from Berlin, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said Sept. 19
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that North Korea was the “neighborhod outlaw” after Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear weapons test on Friday
Turkish authorities have detained four people as part of an investigation into a potential threat against British and German diplomatic missions in the country but found no links to any terrorist groups, a Turkish official told Reuters on Sept. 16
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized Turkey over press freedom, at an award ceremony of the Sanssouci Colloquium held in Germany’s Potsdam
The European Union’s 27 member states began discussions on Sept. 16 to draw up a new road map for the future after the U.K.’s decision to leave the bloc, focusing on defense cooperation and border security in a bid to heal deep divisions in particular over migration
The anomaly of war, French essayist Emile Auguste Chartier wrote, is that the best men get themselves killed while crafty men find their chances to govern in a manner contrary to justice. How much of that applies to modern Turkey remains unknown – though predictable.
The European Union should set up a headquarters to coordinate efforts towards creating a common military force, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Sept. 14
Badly conceived and economically wrong, the euro is at the heart of most of the eurozone’s problems such as stagnation, unemployment and the rise of the far-right, Nobel-prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told AFP on Sept. 13
Turkey on Sept. 14 angrily criticized leading German news magazine Der Spiegel for a special edition that called President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “a dictator,” saying the edition was provocative and showed a "distorted mindset”
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