Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
Turkey’s top defense procurement panel may select Dornier as primary model for the planned Turkish regional jet
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has warned the condemnation of the mass killings of Anatolian Armenians by Ottoman Turk forces 100 years ago as “genocide” by Austrian lawmakers would inevitably have negative impacts on the bilateral relations between the two countries
The U.S. ambassador in Ankara, John Bass, will represent his country in the commemoration ceremonies for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli, U.S. Embassy spokesperson Joe Wierichs told Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey should skip 4G internet technology and move directly to 5G in two years, Turkish President Erdoğan has said, but sector representatives have concerns
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said April 22 that he did not expect the U.S. President Barack Obama to use the word “genocide” in a statement to mark the 100th anniversary of the killing of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire
The Kolin Group energy company, which caused unrest in the Aegean locality of Yırca when it cut down more than 6,000 olive trees for the construction of a coal power plant project, has said it has found a new place for a power plant “devoid of olive trees.”
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Some 177,000 Turkish Cypriots went to the polling booths April 19 to vote to elect a president that would lead the tiny Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in talks with Greek Cypriots, expected to resume next month, to achieve a federal resolution
The Turkish media’s highly partisan coverage does not bode well for the ultimate fate of the country’s democracy, according to a leader political science scholar
Category: BLIND SPOT
The denials of Serbs for the Srebrenica massacre and the denial statements of Turks for the tragic Armenian killings of 1915 show similarities such as the dispute in figures, ‘who attacked first’ arguments and the ‘we did not kill them all’ approach
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The United States gives importance to the “quality of Turkish democracy” not just in political and economic terms, but also as a security issue, said Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
Category: ERSU ABLAK
Anyone who spends time casually surfing the Internet these days in Turkey must have seen memes with the caption “Dreams vs. Reality.”
Mahçupyan’s description 'was not appropriate for his title of adviser,”' Bozkır said during a televised interview
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“I don’t say it impolitely, but I say it directly: I don’t want to see you here again,” said Muriel Domenach, the French Consul General in Istanbul, talking about her conversations with visa-seeking Turks.
The reason for the growing international tendency to recognize the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as genocide is the Sunni Islamist policy pursued by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), a senior main opposition party leader has claimed.
The recent armed attack on the Fenerbahçe team bus should not be surprising, considering the worrying atmosphere of escalating tension around sport in Turkey, a prominent sports journalist has told the Hürriyet Daily News in an exclusive interview.
Turkish-Armenian relations are back under the spotlight ahead of the centenary commemorations of 1915 on April 24. Carnegie Endowment scholar Thomas de Waal spoke to HDN about his new book on the subject.
Category: EURASIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT
The revival of the Silk Road project might have been a utopia when it was initiated in the 1990s, but the dream is now being realized, according to former Romanian President Emil Constantinescu.
Pakistan’s parliament voted on April 10 to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Shiite Houthi rebels, while international organizations and Turkey have called for a “humanitarian cease-fire.”
Turkey has slapped a travel ban on more than 12,500 foreign fighters, and deported another 1,200, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, noting that 5,000 people have been put on a blacklist since January, when Ankara strengthened its efforts to stem the flow of jihadists to Syria.
The Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway will be at least as important as the $10 billion TANAP, Azerbaijan’s communication and information technologies minister has said.
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