Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey and its neighbors are getting ready for the new host of the White House. But the signs are confusing. Donald Trump’s policies sound like they will be remarkably different from his predecessor’s.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Whether by coincidence or not, a lot of things will start to change both in Turkey and in the world in the next two days
Turkey’s chief of General Staff, Gen. Hulusi Akar, has met his Israeli counterpart for the first time since the two countries normalized their ties in the wake of the 2010 Mavi Marmara Massacre
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) remain Islamist at heart. This is more apparent today in Turkey’s domestic rather than its foreign policy though. In its foreign policy, there is a clear shift toward pragmatism.
The prime suspect in ISIL’s Reina nightclub attack, Abdulkadir Masharipov, is finally captured after a massive, 15-day manhunt
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is an engineer, a ship building engineer from the prestigious Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. He defines himself as a “sailor.”
An Egyptian court ruled on Jan. 16 against the government’s decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia - a landmark verdict likely to deepen tensions with the kingdom and embarrass Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi.
Major powers signaled to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only solution to the problems in the Holy Land, with France warning him that plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could derail peace efforts
Category: VERDA ÖZER
“Conflicts can only be solved when they are still hot,” Henry Kissinger once famously said. But Cyprus seems to overrule this quote since the 50-years old question seems to be defrosting at last.
Two Chinese nationals of Uighur origin have been arrested in connection with a mass shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Russia has agreed that the United States should be involved in talks on Syria’s political future slated to take place in the Kazakh capital of Astana later this month, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Jan. 12
Coming to terms with Russia’s pivotal role in the Syrian peace process has become a central fixation for Turkey and most other actors in the region
Israel and Turkey are drafting a road map for a cooperation agenda following an agreement to normalize relations and appoint respective ambassadors in the wake of the 2010 Mavi Marmara massacre
One the same day as tense debates started in Turkey’s parliament for a constitutional shift from a parliamentary to a presidential system to grant him more executive power, President Tayyip Erdoğan addressed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, saying Ankara wanted to make a fresh start in its relations with its ally Washington, which have become stuck in the final years of outgoing President Barack Obama.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will become a senior White House adviser working on trade and the Middle East, transition officials said on Jan. 9, in a rare case of a close presidential family member taking a major job
A truck driven by a Palestinian rammed into pedestrians on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Jan. 8, killing four people, according to Israeli police who called it a deliberate attack.
For the last two days, Turkey has been talking about the heroic move by Fethi Sekin, a police officer who prevented a disaster from happening in the western city of İzmir on Jan. 5.
An Iraq war veteran opened fire Jan. 6 at Fort Lauderdale’s main airport, a major tourist hub in Florida, killing five people and injuring eight, as panicked travelers fled for safety
Police questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours on Jan. 2, on suspicion of receiving expensive gifts from businessmen, as part of a graft probe that has shaken the country’s politics
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Turkish Cyprus Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün have discussed progress in the construction of an undersea electricity cable between the two countries, Özgürgün told state-run Anadolu Agency in an interview on Jan. 3
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