A Lebanese-Canadian man detained in Greek Cyprus after two tonnes of potential bomb-making material was found in his home was reported by media May 29 to be a member of the militant group Hezbollah
Greece and its creditors need to move if the debt-wracked country is to remain in the eurozone, the United States said May 29, as Athens’ European partners insisted there was still a lot of work to do
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The presidential election in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in late April once again revitalized the hopes for finding an equitable, fair and comprehensive solution to the longest running unresolved international dispute in the eastern Mediterranean, the Cyprus imbroglio.
Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven economic powers met on May 28 to discuss how to revive a faltering global recovery, with the United States leaning on Europe to reach a deal to avert a Greek bankruptcy
The head of the IMF said in a German television interview on May 28 that there was still a lot of work to do before Greece and its international lenders could clinch a cash-for-reforms deal.
Armenia and Greek Cyprus have signed a new military pact in Yerevan, which paves way for the two countries to perform joint military exercises
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed May 28 to open further crossing points linking the two parts and to merge their electricity networks, a U.N. envoy has said
Greek photographer and travel writer Tzeli Hadjidimitriou’s photographs show moments from Lesvos in an exhibition at Sismanoglia Megaro
Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, star of Oscar-winning classics such as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago", is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said May 26
French film “Dheepan” won the top Palme d’Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett.
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Two hot developments happened simultaneously concerning the eastern Mediterranean. One is from Cyprus, the other from Iraq.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Like everybody else, I was astonished when the finance minister commented on the armored Mercedes allocated to the head of the Religious Affairs Directorate by saying, “The money spent on vehicles for public institutions is 3.3 billion Turkish Liras, peanuts in Turkey’s budget.”
The European Parliament last week decided to postpone its vote on Turkey’s 2014 reform progress report.
Category: FORK & CORK
Expect the unexpected! This can be the new catchphrase of Istanbul these days. Every other day we hear of a new place opening in an unusual corner of the city; there seems to be more and more facets of this ever-changing town to explore
Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) took a battering in regional and local elections on May 24 after voters punished Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for four years of severe spending cuts and a string of corruption scandals
Greek investigators were to question May 25 a Syrian caught trying to sneak tens of thousands of bullets into Turkey
Struggling Greece will keep on repaying for as long as it can its EU-IMF creditors, who have demanded reforms and withheld release of the country’s remaining bailout funds, a spokesman said on May 25.
President Erdoğan has used an international gathering on energy as an opportunity to question the motives of ISIL in its “constant oil operations” in the region.
A Greek government minister said on May 24 that Athens will be unable to repay the IMF on schedule next month, reiterating previous warnings by officials during tense talks with the country’s creditors
Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center to raise the feel-good factor
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