Pope Francis will soon arrive in Turkey. This official visit, which will start today, carries great importance and many opportunities for the advance of peace.
French lawmakers were to debate on Nov. 28 a motion urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state, amid growing European frustration at the moribund Middle East peace process.
Israeli authorities have released a Turkish citizen of Palestinian origin who was arrested by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Nov. 5, diplomatic sources say.
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The negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, that is, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, regarding Iran’s nuclear enrichment program was extended on Monday for another seven months, just hours before the deadline.
Israel has thwarted a planned attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Jerusalem's biggest football stadium, arresting 30 suspected militants commanded from Turkey, security services say.
Turkey plans to build an organized industrial zone in the Palestinian city of Jenin in the West Bank, according to a memorandum of understanding co-signed late Nov. 26.
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On Nov. 21, Dursun Ali Şahin, the governor of Edirne, a province in Turkey’s northwestern edge, initiated controversy with his appalling remarks.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Pope Francis delivered a speech in the European Parliament on Nov. 25, touching on Europe’s acute political and economic problems
Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Nov. 26 for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.
Israel on Nov. revoked the residency rights of the widow of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, drawing condemnation from human rights groups.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Edirne Gov. Dursun Şahin created a stir with remarks that have not only angered Turkey’s citizens of Jewish origin, but also Turks with a conscience.
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
Edirne Gov. Şahin stirred an outcry after proposing to turn a synagogue into a museum as a reprisal for Israel’s policies
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U.S.-Turkey relations are similar to the stories of celebrities’ failing marriages. Everyone knows that the couple does not get on anymore and even cheats on each other, but both parties publicly say the marriage is going well
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
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 Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 23, the first such fatality since a 50-day Gaza war ended in August
Police used a familiar itchy recipe against an inoffensive public statement attempt at Gezi Park: Tear gas
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
'Being black is bad enough. If the Israelis hear us speaking Arabic as well, it gets difficult,' jokes Mo-Yassin
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