Category: NURAY MERT
The so-called Sunni powers have not been able to adapt to the changing political atmosphere in the Middle East, and Qatar and Turkey have resisted to the end
The five countries bordering the Caspian Sea have met for a summit in the Russian city of Astrakhan, with efforts to close a deal on the distribution of the sea’s vast energy reserves and joint military actions on their agenda.
The ongoing resolution process is aiming at resolving the problems of Kurds in Turkey, not the Kurds of Syria and Iraq, a senior government official has said
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Our leaders may be slow in fulfilling this columnist’s prophesies but they certainly try hard. Back in 2008, I suggested that the (Islamic) headscarf must be allowed not only in universities, but also in kindergarten
The staff at Turkey’s consulate in Mosul were no match for the masses of ISIL fighters who besieged the building, one of the 49 freed hostages tells the Hürriyet Daily News
A third night of U.S.-led air strikes late targeted ISIL-controlled oil refineries in eastern Syria as ISIL fighters have accelerated their campaign to capture Kobane
Political raproachment between Tehran and Brussels, as well as relatively convenient access conditions, have been fueling EU’s hopes to replace Russian gas with Iranian in the long-term
Studies conducted by international organizations indicate that there is a rise in anti-Semitism in Turkish public opinion, an opposition lawmaker has said
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Today’s Turkey, unfortunately, is deeply polarized by two opposite camps: The venerators of the government and the denouncers of the government.
Iraq and Turkey should establish a customs union and joint market to improve and maintain the sustainability of commercial ties, a prominent Iraqi business representative says
Inaction will be more costly than a quick and timely approach to reverse the effects of climate change, Turkish President Erdoğan says, vowing to take action
The ongoing game-changers in energy and geopolitics will likely force Ankara and Brussels to consider a joint strategy over how to achieve gas supply security, particularly in view of what’s happening in the Black Sea region
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Discrepancies between the United States and Turkey over the military contribution to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are no obstacle for a high level trade mission to carry out a major fact finding mission to search for investment opportunities in Turkey next wee
The US and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on the strongholds of the ISIL in Syria, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants
As part of her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour, the newly appointed goddess of pop, Lady Gaga, was in Istanbul to perform last week, taking to social media and bringing the Turkish 'monsters' out from their caves
After Turkey declined the opportunity to play a central role in the coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) last week, pundits openly debated the merits of America’s relationship with the longtime Middle Eastern ally.
Eleven Iranians accused of sending insulting SMS text messages about Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini have been arrested in the southern province of Shiraz
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
Despite occasional efforts to outlaw the habit, the smoking of all kinds of tobacco and opium was a favorite pastime of the Ottomans
Category: GWYNNE DYER
“If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons,” said Winston Churchill in 1941, defending his decision to regard Stalin as an ally after Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the US for its refusal to send troops into combat in the battle against ISIL militants he claimed were seeking to 'kill humanity
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