The Human Rights Association (İHD) in Turkey has brought the case of a partly demolished Armenian orphanage in Istanbul to the agenda of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament
Turkish business circles want to see the end of post-election uncertainties and express their concerns to politicians
Three Turkish journalists, including daily Hürriyet reporter Nurettin Kurt, were honored with the European Union Investigative Journalism Awards for the first time this year at a ceremony in Istanbul on June 29 for original investigative reporting in 2014 that had significant social impact in Turkey.
In response to claims that Turkey would be conducting a cross-border military operation in Syria, the Turkish FM said any necessary announcements about the issue would be made after the National Security Council (MGK) meeting
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
The June 7 elections put an end to the unchallenged hegemony of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has marked Turkish politics since 2002.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey’s government wants more active military action to support the Free Syrian Army (FSA) against the regime, Kurdish and jihadist forces in Syrian territory, but the military is reluctant to do so, playing for time as the country heads for a new coalition government, official sources told the Hürriyet Daily News
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state in northern Syria, while Iran warned Turkey over military intervention into its neighbor.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and his predecessor and CHP parliamentary speaker candidate, Deniz Baykal, have disagreed on the possibility of forming a coalition, with the leader depicting the chances as low and the latter declaring a joint government as inevitable
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
“True,” this column admitted as early as eight years ago, “There are probably a million very good reasons why the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) cannot ally in a ‘grand coalition’ after July 22 (2007 parliamentary elections.”
Senior Israeli and Turkish diplomats have recently held a secret meeting in the Italian capital city of Rome and renewed conciliation talks between the two estranged states, a leading Israeli daily newspaper reported.
The history of Istanbul Pride Week has been one of pride, since when the first ever Pride Week was scheduled for 1993, but it took 10 years for the first Pride Parade to take place
As tensions between Islamist and secular groups spike in southeastern Anatolia, scholar Mustafa Gürbüz speaks to HDN about the past, present and future of Kurdish Hizbullah
An Istanbul court launches probe into a book by Tolga Tanış, the Washington correspondent of daily Hürriyet, following a complaint by President Erdoğan’s lawyer
'Usually, there is no limit to the generosity of the less rich. But unfortunately the richest countries in the world do not show the same generosity'
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
The Istanbul Chamber of Industry (İSO) released the latest (2014) of its annual rankings of Turkey’s top 500 industrial firms on June 16.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to give the mandate to form a government to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on June 24, officials told the Hürriyet Daily News on June 19
The British Council, an organization specializing in international educational and cultural opportunities, marks its 75th year in Turkey with plans to boost the mutual benefit of the two countries’ relations, according to British Council Turkey Director Margaret Jack
The volatility of the Turkish Lira is the major factor in the low levels of consumer confidence in Turkey, according to economists speaking to Anadolu Agency
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
In recent years there has been tremendous backpedalling on certain issues in Turkey, but the election and the outcome give us a lot of reasons to be optimistic too.
‘We have created awareness about election security. Political parties were better organized in this election,’ says the head of Vote and Beyond, an association whose 56,000 volunteers successfully monitored Turkey’s recent general election
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