Category: MURAT YETKİN
The defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, has started to seem certain, after the impending fall of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.
Because it falls between Saudi Arabia and Iran both geographically and politically, and is thus subject to feeling almost besieged by two regional powers, Qatar has developed a view of its defense reflecting its position.
The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the “mass murder” of civilians, the White House said on June 26, warning the regime would pay a “heavy price” if it went ahead with such an assault.
The old cinema building in Safranbolu, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is listed as one of the world’s 20 best preserved cities, will be turned into a cinema museum and library.
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen, as well as Egypt and the Maldives, severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and placed the country under a blockade, closing it off by land, sea and air.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for dialogue a “lowering of rhetoric” between Qatar and a four-nation group led by Saudi Arabia after Doha denounced their sweeping list of demands.
President Erdoğan again remonstrates with the US for arming the YPG, calling describing military aid as a violation of NATO rules
Strawberry producers in the Silifke district of the southern province of Mersin, home to 40 percent of the strawberry production in Turkey, are hoping to increase their exports, which have been decreasing for the last couple of years particularly due to difficulties in the Russian market. The region produces 80,000 tons of strawberry per year, Silifke Strawberry Producers Association head Mehmet Yasar Çalmaşur told state-run Anadolu Agency, noting that Turkey is in fourth place in strawberry pr
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on June 25, the furthest he has travelled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence.
Birol Başkan speaks to HDN about his book ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ and the ongoing crisis in the Arab Gulf
Qatar on June 24 denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate's sovereignty
Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said
Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled from their normal levels to $32.5 million since four Arab countries began boycotting the Gulf state on June 5, Turkey’s Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkçi said late on June 22
Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mingled with the traditional cries of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on June 23
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ by Birol Başkan (Palgrave, 147 pages, £38)
Category: SELİN NASİ
While we’ve been desperately trying to keep up with the breaking news as it rolls in almost every hour, we woke up on June 21 to see that Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz had deposed his nephew, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, in favor of his son Mohammed bin Salman
Category: UĞUR GÜRSES
A peculiar picture has again appeared in Turkey’s gold trade. The export and import of gold bars with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is at the center of this peculiarity.
Turkey and Russia may assume monitoring role in a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has said
The head of the EU delegation to Turkey praised Turkey for caring for millions of Syrian refugees, during a concert in Ankara held to commemorate World Refugee Day on June 20.
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