Category: GWYNNE DYER
The question to bear in mind, when reading this whole sorry tale, is this. If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so stupid?
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Last week I shared the critical messages of Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, on their bid for independence and relations with Turkey. Now it’s time for his assessments on the region.
Three prominent Turkish banks’ second-quarter financial outlooks reveal that problems in the sector remain, but the recent rise in rates has helped to ease some of their losses
Iraq is essentially divided already, a senior Kurdish official has said, noting that if the people of Iraqi Kurdistan give their leaders a mandate for an independent state
Category: İSMET BERKAN
It was the main headlines on the papers the other day that more than 100 police executives were detained within the context of a 'spying investigation' launched in Istanbul
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“There’s never a dull moment in Turkey”: A cliché sentence I have heard so often from a newcomer to Turkey. Indeed, it’s a cliché, but it also reflects the truth.
Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared "caliphate".
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
The government claims that the Kürecik radar base is not designed to protect Israel, while the opposition loudly insists that it is
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkish foreign policy is heading toward a crossroads, as the country heads for its critical presidential election next month.
CHP has strongly dismissed an explanation from the Foreign Ministry and insisted the Kürecik radar base in Malatya has actually “become an element of Israel’s air defense system”
Iran has diluted its entire stock of medium-enriched uranium as required under a November deal with world powers, the UN atomic agency said in its latest report
Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said something cryptic last Friday, shortly after the Israelis began their latest round of attacks on the Gaza Strip.
I met with Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff to President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani in Istanbul right after their critical meetings with President Abdullah Gül, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in Ankara July 14
The report came as jihadists' ultimatum sparks Christian exodus from the northern Iraqi city
Iran and six powers on Saturday extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24, in recognition that their differences were too big to reach a deal by the informal deadline of Sunday
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Jihadists keep on saying that “they love death more than we love life.” Good for them.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani was to return from months of treatment abroad, with his crisis-hit country on the brink of breakup but his native Kurdistan buoyant with statehood hopes.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The prolonged problem of the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was propelled to the top of the world agenda two weeks ago with yet another round of senseless killings.
Questions from Senator John McCain apparently turned the June 15 testimony of John Bass, the ambassador-designate to Ankara, into a nightmare.
Turkey and Qatar are forging a plan to produce a truce between Palestinian groups and Israel to end 10 days of violence in Gaza amid additional efforts from Cairo.
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