Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Dec. 21 for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months
Israel police rounded up eight Jewish extremists from a racist anti-Arab organisation overnight in the second such swoop targeting the group within a week
Category: FEHİM TAŞTEKİN
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, once a staunch supporter of EU criteria, is now telling the EU to mind its own business.
President Erdoğan says the judicial process is continuing "clean" and "according to the laws," while lashing out at the international criticisms over freedom of the press
Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, U.N. and other officials say barely 2 percent of the money has been transferred.
Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
All of them are complaining, but it is mostly Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Israel that have had the strongest reactions against Turkey on the grounds that Turkey “interferes too much with our domestic affairs.”
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The advent of Today’s Zaman was certainly good news for the Hürriyet Daily News. Developing a rival is always good for any establishment that enjoyed being the sole player for decades in a given sector.
A Palestinian state should be established as soon as possible within the borders established in 1967, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has said, during a ceremony to decorate the outgoing Palestinian ambassador in Ankara with the outstanding service award.
A draft resolution on ending the Israeli occupation will be submitted to the UN Security Council Dec. 17 after the Palestinians agreed with France on a merged text, foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said.
The European Parliament overwhelmingly backed the recognition of a Palestinian state 'in principle' on Dec 17
The so-called “parallel state,” which the Turkish government accuses of organizing a plot in last year’s corruption probe, started illegally gathering information on the government after two major crises with Israel, Interior Minister Efkan Ala has said
Category: NURAY MERT
Turkey has been in political limbo ever since Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was elected president. This was the first time a president has been elected by popular vote, but Turkey is still a parliamentary system where executive power is in the hands of the prime minister and the Cabinet.
The startup phenomenon that started in Silicon Valley and that has taken the world by storm has now landed on Istanbul’s shores. T
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday angrily rejected a Palestinian bid to set a UN deadline for an end to Israel's occupation amid a flurry of talks led by US top diplomat John Kerry.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Dec. 14 rejected talk of Israel withdrawing from east Jerusalem and the West Bank within two years, on the eve of a meeting with the top US diplomat.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
What comes to your mind when you think about the Middle East? For me, it’s the low level of connectivity.
Facing intense pressure to avoid a government shutdown, the US House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill
The Pentagon's F-35 program manager said the decisions came after months of reviews and site visits
The Greek government condemned on Dec. 12 as a "terrorist assault on democracy" a night-time gun attack on the Isreali embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one hurt.
A Palestinian threw acid at a family of Israelis who gave him a ride in their car in the West Bank on Dec. 12 before being shot and wounded, the army said.
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