Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Turkey has gained notoriety for being unpredictable. Not always.
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
Ali Babacan, who was the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) economy tsar for more than a dozen, uninterrupted years – except for a brief stint as foreign minister – left his post last week with the formation of the election government.
Two VICE News journalists arrested earlier this week in Turkey’s southeast have been released, a Turkish gov't source told the HDN
Masked men in military and police uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish workers and engineers in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sept. 2. Turkish nationals were selected from a group of workers during the incident, the Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç told reporters
Photos showing the dead body of a child washing ashore infuriated the Turkish public and caused many to ask how come so many boats sink so frequently on a usually calm sea, the Aegean
Freedom of the press must be protected in Turkey without any exceptions, Vuslat Doğan Sabancı, the chairwoman of daily Hürriyet, told a meeting held to mark the 67th anniversary of the newspaper on Sept. 1
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey has a serious problem with its international image. An increasing number of people around the world see the country as a breeding ground and facilitator of Islamic terrorism.
On Peace Day, the Iranian mother who pardoned the killer of her son at the last minute tells daily Hürriyet that although ‘qisas’ is permitted in Islam, forgiving feels better than revenge
Ambassador Öztürk Yılmaz, Turkey’s former consul general to Mosul who was among 49 hostages held by extremist militants in Iraq for 101 days, has resigned from Foreign Ministry to join the CHP, according to Turkish media reports.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
I know this is an absurd question. The name of our state in all official documents here and abroad is the “Republic of Turkey.” Well then, why such a question; why such a title?
Let me explain.
A delegation of Turkish economic officials is set to hold talks this week with their Israeli counterparts to discuss establishing a new industrial zone for Palestinians in the West Bank, in the first visit after the deadly Mavi Marmara incident in 2010 which caused serious tension between Turkey and Israel
Author Toni Alaranta argues in his new book that international opinion failed to understand Turkey’s domestic dynamics after 2002, legitimizing authoritarianism in the search for a ‘moderate Muslim democracy’
The summer is almost over, but I guess some of my readers have not had a chance to hit the beach, as I am still getting questions on book recommendations on Turkish politics and economy.
Turkish police have detained two British journalists from Vice News for reporting from the southeast without government accreditation, security sources say
People have been purchasing medicine from Turkish pharmacies, where medicine prices are quite low, and then selling them in neighboring markets with higher margins, according to sector representatives
By coincidence the word “fair” in Turkish (“adil”) is a four-letter word like in English.
Three security personnel have died and nine others have been injured in multiple incidents over the past two days
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Last week a deputy chief of police in Istanbul killed a motorcycle rider following a road-rage incident.
After three members of Turkey’s security forces were killed in the latest attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast, an indeterminate curfew went into effect starting from yesterday at noon in the Silvan district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
The concern in political developments is written on the bronzed faces; the eagerness to fight for our values and civil disobedience are all evident in the Facebook and Twitter messages; fears of economic instability are reflected in the 100-lira (half of last year) tips to the beach valets and sorrows are drowned in glasses of Mojito and Blush
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