Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Headlines galore. Turkey keeps on running the show. The world watches with amusement the rise, rise and rise of the Turkish Empire. Here are more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
A conference organized in Ankara by USAK on Turkish-Israeli relations in view of regional developments started with a heated debate when Professor Raphael Israeli attributed Turkey’s policies toward Israel to Turks’ hatred of the Jewish people
Turkey’s southwestern coastal city of Antalya welcomed 12.6 percent fewer tourists in the first four months of 2015 than in the same period last year, according to data released by Association of Mediterranean Tourism and Hoteliers of Turkey on May 5
Turkey cannot become an energy hub if it continues to pursue contentious relations with its neighbors, according to an energy expert. Turkey needs to have energy-focused policies so that it does not miss opportunities provided by the big changes that are taking place in global energy trends, says Professor Volkan Ediger of Kadir Has University
Police fired stun grenades to disperse a rally by Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv on May 3 against alleged police brutality and widespread discrimination
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said May 4 that he would not join the new coalition government being formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, citing disputes over legislation
The U.N. will start on May 5 hosting separate talks with rival sides and “as many stakeholders as possible” in war-torn Syria in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year conflict, AFP reported
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said May 2 that Israel had learned of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made strides toward forming a new government on April 29, signing coalition deals with two parties, a week before the deadline to present a cabinet.
Greece will launch consultations with Egypt and Greek Cyprus to establish maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on April 29.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey is a country fond of setting negative records like having the largest number of journalists in prison, being one of the champions in violence against women, or being the country that has tried to close down You Tube or Twitter the most.
US top diplomat John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart April 27 hoping to push forward tough nuclear negotiations as they reach the final phase, but also aiming to ease unrest in Yemen
Two mortar rounds fired from Syria struck open areas of the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on April 28, an Israeli security source said
Category: NURAY MERT
I happened to be in Beirut last week. It was a good chance to catch up with Lebanese and regional politics and see friends. Besides, I could follow the Armenian Genocide commemoration.
Fulfilling expectations, U.S. President Barack Obama has refrained from using the word “genocide” in a statement to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, while praising two figures who did so in the past.
Israeli tanks hit a position of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was launched on southern Israel from the Palestinian enclave, Israel's army said April 24
Iran and major powers held a second day of talks April 23 seeking to finalise a historic deal that would make any attempt by Tehran to make a nuclear weapon extremely difficult and easily detectable
After recalling its ambassador to Austria on April 22, Turkey has now recalled seven ambassadors to Ankara over the last few years for various reasons, including bilateral political strain or security concerns in those foreign capitals
Simple: They are regional administrations that have recognized the Armenian genocide.
The name of a Palestinian teen burned alive by his Jewish kidnappers has been removed from a memorial to victims of terror attacks, an Israeli official said April 22, after family objections
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