Turkey and Russia may assume monitoring role in a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has said
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.
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: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ by Birol Başkan (Palgrave, 147 pages, £38)
The United States declared itself “mystified” on June 20 that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to justify their embargo on Qatar, and urged both sides to resolve the dangerous dispute.
Saudi King Salman ousts his nephew as crown prince and installs his son Mohammed bin Salman, capping a meteoric rise for the 31-year-old
British cartoonist Ross Thomson is the winner of the 34th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest. The winners have shed light on the refugee crisis in their cartoons
Researchers analyzed DNA from ancient cats as old as 9,000 years from Europe, Africa and Asia, finding evidence of two major dispersals from the Middle East
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.
A US warplane shot down an Iran-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria early on June 20, officials said, the second such incident in less than two weeks.
Tehran has called in the Swiss charge d’affaires, who looks after US interests, in a bid to protest against comments by’Tillerson backing ‘transition’
Total will go ahead with development of a giant Iranian gas field this summer, its CEO told Reuters, in the first major western energy investment in the country since Tehran signed an international nuclear deal.
Qatar hit out on June 19 at four Arab nations for cutting diplomatic ties and transport links over Doha’s alleged support for terrorism, accusing them of a “publicity stunt” aimed solely at attacking its image and reputation.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said yesterday missiles it fired into Syria had successfully hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in retaliation for Tehran attacks claimed by the jihadists earlier this month
The Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) will soon adopt a state-basis model in its approach to the United States, establishing business councils in a number of states across the country rather than only in the capital Washington, DEİK President Ömer Cihad Vardan has told daily Dünya.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Thinking of the Qatar problem. Considering the probable role Al-Jazeera played in the build-up to this crisis. Bribe/purchase of billions of dollars’ worth of death machines from the United States by the Saudis and later by the Qataris.
Category: NURAY MERT
The Qatar crisis is no surprise for those who follow the Middle East closely and know enough about this small country’s curious rise as a regional player.
Saudi Arabia has said a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is “not needed.”
Iran expects to sign a long-delayed gas deal with French oil major Total in the next few weeks, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on June 17.
President Donald Trump has responded angrily to reports that he is under criminal investigation, deriding a “witch hunt” against him led by some “very bad” people.
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