Category: MURAT YETKİN
Pope Francis delivered a speech in the European Parliament on Nov. 25, touching on Europe’s acute political and economic problems
The news about the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel came right after it was announced that the nuclear talks with Iran had been extended to the end of June 2015
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that Iran would not sink "to its knees" over its disputed nuclear programme, his first comment since a missed deadline for a deal.
FOOTBALL & POLITICS - The outcome of the debate about the invitation extended to Jordan and Morocco to attend the Gulf Cup will serve as one more indicator of the balance of power among the Gulf states
The key term to express the gravity of the situation in the region at present can be 'frustration.' This frustration can explain both the reasons and consequences of the conflicts
A British-Iranian woman controversially jailed months ago in Tehran after trying to attend a men's volleyball match was released on bail Nov. 23 pending an appeal court verdict, her family said.
Iran and world powers failed in an enormous diplomatic push to seal a landmark nuclear deal by a Monday deadline, deciding instead to give themselves seven more months to reach agreement.
The United States and Iran sought to bridge gaps in negotiations on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal, as Iran signalled it was open to extending the talks by up to a year
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
TASTE OF THE PAST - The ‘Sahaflar’ (used books) Bazaar has a history that stretches back into the days of New Rome, when the city was renamed Constantinople
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Have you seen the latest Pew Attitudes Survey on Turkey? Only 19 percent of Turks have a favorable opinion of the United States. The Americans I talk to appear to be offended by this.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the West of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek 'regime change' in Russia
The Turkish business community is “worried” about “perceptions” that the distance between Turkey and the European Union has been increasing.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey’s dependence on Russian gas and oil has turned into another factor in the Middle East. As the price of oil fell into historic lows, Moscow is suffering financially and Turkey can turn its “dependent customer” role into a bargaining chip.
Russian FM Sergei Lavrov said Nov. 21 that "all the elements" were in place to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turks love to mount their high horses and wax moral about xenophobia toward the Turks and Islamophobia toward Muslims in general in the West.
The new agreement between Turkey and Algeria will provide 4.4 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas every year for Turkey until October 2024, up from 4 billion under the terms of the previous agreement
Davutoğlu confirms that polls will take place in June 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry will join troubled nuclear talks in Vienna later Nov. 20, as Tehran showed no sign of softening its position days before a deadline for a deal
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimated the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) combatant manpower to be between 20,000 to 31,500 in Iraq and Syria combined, and that was back in September, before the organization had attracted new recruits from all over the world.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA), the recognized armed opposition group against Bashar al-Assad in Syria, has ceased its resistance in Aleppo, Syria’s second biggest city, withdrawing its 14,000 militia from the city, a ranking Turkish security source told the Hürriyet Daily News on Nov. 17.
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