The US military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives
One soldier has been killed and another has been injured in an ambush set by PKK militants near the Iranian border in the eastern province of Van
Category: MURAT YETKİN
German Ambassador to Ankara Eberhard Pohl was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Aug. 18 following media reports claiming German secret services have been eavesdropping on Turkey for some time
'The right policy is neither Arabist, nor Kurdist but to push for democracy and human rights,' Turkey's former ambassador to Iraq, Murat Özçelik, tells Hürriyet in an interview
Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to drive Islamic State militants out of Tikrit
The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it was poised to mount a massive aid operation for 500,000 Iraqis driven from their homes by jihadist rebels.
The collapse of the Ottoman Empire might have ushered in the birth of the republic, but the disappearance of the former is nothing to be commemorated, according to historian Orhan Koroğlu.
A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the province of Ilam in western Iran on Monday, injuring at least 250 people and causing extensive damage to buildings, Iranian media said.
Despite the ongoing official cease-fire between the security forces and the PKK, southeastern Turkey witnessed two blasts on Aug 18
Iran plans to increase its gas exports to Turkey by bolstering its gas pressure facilities in Tabriz, Tehran’s official news agency IRNA reported on Aug. 16.
Iranian President Rouhani told the visiting head of the UN nuclear watchdog that Tehran will not discuss its long-range missile program
Category: VERDA ÖZER
It was June when Kurds came closest to gaining their dream of independence. Northern Iraqi Kurds captured the oil-rich Kirkuk following the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) assault on Mosul on June 10.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Reading the Barack Obama interview by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times, I have come to the conclusion that we still do not know how to go from diagnosis to policy action.
Turkey’s state-run lender Halkbank has said it has offered to buy a 76.76 percent stake in Serbian lender Cacanska Banka for an undisclosed sum
The leader of Lebanese group Hezbollah described the radical Islamist movement that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states.
Nuri al-Maliki has finally bowed to pressure with Iraq and beyond and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens Baghdad
Category: GWYNNE DYER
After half a century of stasis, there are big new strategic realities in the Middle East, but people are having trouble getting their heads around them. Take the United States, for example.
PM Erdoğan was elected as Turkey’s 12th president in the first round of voting on Aug. 10, winning more than 52 percent of the votes
Iraq moved closer to turning the page on Nuri al-Maliki's reign when an alternative prime minister was named Monday to steer the country out of a raging war and save it from breakup.
The leaders of the Arab world's most populous state and its richest state met on Sunday to talk over joint efforts to counter Islamist militancy across the Middle East, including the turmoil now shaking Iraq.
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