Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Russian desire to reach the “warm waters” of the Mediterranean goes back to before the First World War
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The mail in my inbox had the subject line: Turkish Press’s New Normal.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Oct. 6 he wanted to avoid a violent escalation with Israel as Israeli police lifted restrictions on worship at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in an apparent bid to ease tensions after three weeks of violence.
Israel on Oct.6 demolished the homes of two Palestinians behind attacks and sealed off a room in another, the army said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged an iron fist against mounting unrest.
Russian military officials were to hold talks with their Israeli counterparts in Tel Aviv on Oct. 6 after the countries' leaders agreed to establish a mechanism to avoid accidental clashes in Syria.
Israel carried out an air strike on the Gaza Strip early on Oct.5 in response to a Palestinian rocket attack from the territory, an army statement said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged "a fight to the death against Palestinian terror" as clashes spread after two deadly attacks, while Jerusalem's Old City was closed to Palestinians for a second day Oct.5.
Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Oct.4 as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child.
‘Roger Waters The Wall’ premiered on Sept. 28 in New York and was screened worldwide the next day for one day only before its release on DVD
The news story looked even more bizarre than the one in 2010 which announced that (then-prime minister) President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had won the Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The term “useful idiots” became popular in Turkey thanks to the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Mahmud Abbas's UN declaration that he is no longer bound by accords with Israel has the potential to upturn what remains of the peace process, but there are doubts whether concrete actions will follow.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has outlined a prospective foreign policy that would engage both “the Syrian administration” and “the Syrian opposition” in a departure from the Turkish government’s current course
The 12th Istanbul Bach Days will be held between Oct. 2 and Nov. 31. The event will start with a concert by Estonian band Hortus Musicus, celebrating its 43rd birthday this year.
Anyone thinking of any solution to the Syrian conflict must think of a Syria without Bashar al-Assad, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has said at the UN General Assembly in New York, where the Palestian flag was raised for the first time.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has come to the defense of Saudi Arabia against domestic and international criticism after 770 pilgrims died in a stampede during the hajj at the beginning of Eid al-Adha last week
Iran's president on Sept. 28 blamed Saudi "incompetence" for the mass deaths of Muslim pilgrims four days ago during the hajj in Saudi Arabia, comments that stoked already high tensions between the two Middle East rivals
US and Russian leaders clink glasses and shake hands, but nothing can disguise the gulf in their positions about the role of al-Assad in Syria’s future
Category: NURAY MERT
It is irony at its best, or utter hypocrisy in fact, to be critical of Russian meddling in Syria
It is not possible to disagree with a remark by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu when he said the “Syrian situation has become deadlocked” – it is possibly something that everyone paying attention to the tragedy in Syria could say nowadays
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