Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Oct. 11 said he did not intend to call a parliamentary election in Ireland before early next year, seeking to halt widespread speculation that he would call a snap vote next month
Voting for the snap elections on Nov. 1 has started at Turkey’s representatives in foreign countries and at border gates across the country.
The European Union’s top court on Oct. 5 ruled that a key transatlantic data sharing deal relied on by companies such as Facebook was invalid in the light of spying revelations in the Edward Snowden scandal.
Portugal's ruling centre-right coalition won a general election Oct.4 seen as a referendum on its austerity policies, although it may not hold onto its absolute majority in parliament, near-complete results showed.
Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases such as malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Oct.5.
Daylight Saving Time in Turkey will end on Nov. 8, instead of Oct. 25, because of the upcoming snap election on Nov. 1.
After a lifetime of hard work in Catalonia, Rafael Corpus was looking forward to a quiet retirement tending his garden.
Northern Ireland's political parties began talks on Sept. 21 to try to save their power-sharing government after revelations about the involvement of Irish nationalist militants in a murder prompted the pro-British first minister to step aside
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Sisyphus is the name of a king in Greek mythology. Accordingly, he was punished and condemned by gods to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down and then to repeat this action forever. Again and again.
According to journalist-author Cengiz Çandar, who has been working on the Kurdish matter for years, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) wanted the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to be weakened just as much as the Turkish government.
Ireland has agreed to take part in a refugee quota system proposed by the European Commission and will take in 2,900 additional refugees, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald confirmed on Sept.10.
European Union member Greek Cyprus said Sept. 7 that it would be willing to take in up to 300 migrants fleeing upheaval in the Middle East under new EU quotas, but would prefer them to be Orthodox Christians
A push by emerging market countries over the last 15 years to borrow a smaller proportion of their debt in foreign currencies should make them less vulnerable to economic shocks, a new report from Moody’s said on Sept. 1
London and Dublin will hold further talks with Northern Ireland's political parties to try to avert a crisis over an IRA-linked murder that has led to calls to suspend Belfast's parliament, the British government said on Aug.1.
Turkey has accused the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) of “openly supporting terrorism” by making “written and visual propaganda” of the outlawed PKK during a broadcast
Transparency International has criticized the poor criminal liability of legal entities in Turkey, in addition to political interference in foreign bribery investigations, in a report titled “Exporting Corruption” that was revealed Aug. 20
Turkey, which hosts nearly 40 million tourists annually, has ranked second in the number of blue-flagged beach, an international label awarded to beaches which meet a high standard in multiple categories, including cleanliness
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s inability to accept the results of the election on June 7 is driving Turkey into a hole it will be difficult to get out of.
The number of British tourists visiting Turkey has been decreasing amid security and political concerns, according to sector representatives, compounding the issue of the country losing around 30 percent of its Russian tourists, mainly due to economic problems in Russia
Over 200 migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean were feared to have drowned on August 5 after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya.
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