Roger Hardy speaks to Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East,’ a vivid account of the half-century between 1917 and 1967
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said, “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes…” He continued, “Instead, our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant], and we will.”
A court in Istanbul on Dec. 9 dropped the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid case that saw charges being brought against four Israeli suspects, including the then chief of Israeli General Staff
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Finally, the loud voice I was hoping to hear has come from Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH). If it had not, the cries for help from the 7-year-old girl in Aleppo may have continued to echo in the void. Finally, people have heard young Bana’s voice calling for protection.
The Turkish government has expressed concern over Israel’s plans to establish a new settlement project on occupied Palestinian territories, in a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry late on Dec. 8.
The Turkish education system still has some shortcomings, but it is in a “much better position” than in previous years, Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz said Dec. 8.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is keen to see Turkey join the Russia and China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Spain’s gift to the Flamenco scene, Los Vivancos, will take the stage in Istanbul to present their newest show, ‘Born to Dance,’ which premiered earlier in April
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I recently had a chance to visit Jerusalem to attend the Second Global Forum of the National Library of Israel.
Turkey’s new ambassador to Israel, Mustafa Kemal Ökem, has officially been appointed to mission after his name appeared in the government’s Official Gazette on Dec. 7
Tel Aviv residents woke up on Dec. 6 to an unusual site - a golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed prominently in front of City Hall in an act of protest
“This is a guy who has worked across both sides of the divide, in places where there is intense conflict, in South Africa, in Northern Ireland, and in Iraq,” Charles Sennot, the Boston Globe’s former Middle East Bureau Chief, says of Padraig O’Malley
Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Eitan Na’eh has presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to officially begin his tenure in Ankara, after six years of low-level diplomatic representation due to the Mavi Marmara crisis of 2010.
The prosecutor in the Mavi Marmara case demanded its dismissal on Dec. 2, citing a reconciliation deal signed between Turkey and Israel, one day after Israel’s new ambassador to Ankara, Eitan Na’eh, arrived in the Turkish capital to take up his post
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FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East’ by Roger Hardy (Hurst, £20, 272 pages)
A minimum of three years is needed to ship gas to global markets via Turkey from the Aphrodite Gas field in Greek Cyprus and the Leviathan field in Israel, the general manager of the Turkish Zorlu Energy Natural Gas Group said Nov 30
At first glance, Mashvisor is just one of thousands of websites specializing in U.S. real estate. But it has a unique feature, undetectable to customers: Its designers created it in the West Bank and it is run from the Israel-occupied Palestinian territory
The new Israeli Ambassador to Ankara, Eitan Na’eh, arrived to Ankara on Dec. 1 to start duties in his new post. Turkey’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, Kemal Ökem, is expected to be in Tel Aviv in the first week of December, according to sources.
Two Israeli television news programs were briefly hacked, with images promoting Islam and a message suggesting a recent wave of fires was divine retribution shown in their place, reports said on Nov. 30.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stressed the importance of normalization between Israel and Turkey in a phone conversation with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
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