Category: YUSUF KANLI
Cyprus talks will soon head to Geneva where discussions on territorial issues will be brought to the table. Shrugging all the warnings separating territorial aspects of the problem from the security and guarantees issues would weaken his hand, President Mustafa Akıncı not only agreed to split the two correlated issues, but also tried to present it to the Turkish Cypriot people as a success.
Proponents of the Annan Plan were using a very appealing slogan during the propaganda period for the April 24, 2004 referendum: “Yes be annem” (Say yes my mom).
A teenage girl went on trial in Germany on Oct. 20 for stabbing a police officer, an assault allegedly "ordered" by the Islamic State organisation but which was not claimed by the jihadist group.
The leaders of Turkish and Greek Cyprus are on the same page for a solution this year on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, according to Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı.
If the deal signed with the EU on visa-free travel for Turkish citizens is not realized by the end of this year it will be “naturally dead,” Turkish EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik has stated.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
“Just before the dawn is the deepest darkness,” said the leader of the Greek leftist party of Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, in his final speech on the closing day of his party’s second conference on Oct. 16.
Nine Turkish Air Force jet pilots who were detained and then released as part of probes against Gülenists were re-assigned and are participating in aerial operations after the military said it was experiencing a personnel deficit due to major suspensions in the institution.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The recent week-long World Energy Congress in Istanbul had two major bookends.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
President Juan Manuel Santos was not obliged to hold a referendum to ratify the deal to end 60 years of war between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Category: GÜNEŞ KÖMÜRCÜLER
The Turkish government has recently been expressing its wish to create a new “economic narrative” to bring the country back to a high growth track.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The non-extradition of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based Islamic preacher, has become an ever-growing issue between Turkey and the United States. At a time when Turkey badly needs to “increase its friends,” this constitutes a serious issue.
The non-extradition of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based Islamic preacher, has become an ever-growing issue between Turkey and the United States
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has issued a call for joint resistance against fascism during a speech on Oct. 13 at the opening of the congress of Syriza, the main partner in Greece’s government, in Athens
Istanbul’s Beyoğlu Municipality opened its new culture and art season on Oct. 11 with an exhibition by Turkish painter Ahmet Güneştekin.
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has said his administration cannot put a peace deal that does not contain a rotating presidency to a public vote.
Syriza, the main partner in Greece’s government, has invited Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş to its 2nd party congress in Athens, Doğan News Agency has reported.
A Turkish court in Edirne has passed an interim injunction ordering the seizure of 23 trucks belonging to the world renowned Quebecois performance group Cirque Du Soleil
Progress on the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project is on track, TANAP General Manager Saltuk Düzyol said at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul on Oct. 11, adding it was a key part of the regional natural gas supply chain
If a migrant deal between Turkey and the European Union is not enacted in 2016, then the current agreement between the two will need to be renegotiated, a Turkish official has told the Hürriyet Daily News
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“Brexit means more Germanification of the European Union, and you know that this is not good for us,” a Spanish participant told an Italian participant at a two-day conference I attended last week. One Dutch participant, on the other hand, underlined the lack of French leadership within the EU as a key concern for the Netherlands. Ironically, the event that brought them together was organized by a German think tank!
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