Category: MURAT YETKİN
The May 25 meeting in Brussels between Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk was regarded as a chance for a new start in Turkey-EU relations.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on June 21 urged Turkey’s banking sector to cut interest rates, saying if it does not then the government will itself take forcible measures
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on June 21 described Japan as Turkey’s chief economic partner in the Asia-Pacific area
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli after the latter accused the CHP leader of supporting the U.S. based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, who is believed to have been the mastermind of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt
Russia’s largest natural gas producer, Gazprom, estimates the cost of building two lines of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline to be $6 billion, Gazprom Deputy Chief Executive Andrei Kruglov was quoted as saying by Reuters on June 22.
Students at Istanbul’s prestigious Boğaziçi University have staged a protest against its appointed rector at their graduation ceremony
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be honored with the highest recognition of the World Petroleum Council (WPC), the Dewhurst Award, for his “outstanding contribution to the oil and gas industry,” the WPC announced in a statement late on June 21
An Istanbul court has released an assailant who faces charges for attacking a 21-year-old woman “for wearing shorts” on a bus in the city
Renowned jailed journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan harshly slammed the prosecutor who prepared an indictment against him in a court hearing on June 22 as part of the alleged “media leg” of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is widely believed to have perpetrated the July 2016 failed coup
A court on June 22 lifted foreign travel bans imposed on one of Turkey’s leading contemporary novelists, Aslı Erdoğan, and linguist Necmiye Alpay after they were put on trial on charges of “supporting terrorist groups.”
Category: ERSU ABLAK
The Turkish government is hell-bent over producing a national car brand. There are various reasons for that, but most importantly, having a national car brand would decrease the country’s trade deficit.
Jailed journalist and former economics professor Mehmet Altan denied allegations against him in a court hearing on June 21 in the case into the alleged “media leg” of what prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), believed to be behind the July 15, 2016, coup attempt
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
“I find myself alone when each day is through / Because you’re mine, I walk the line” (Johnny Cash)
The “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul, started on June 15 by the social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, left its sixth day behind on June 20.
Modernizing the existing Customs Union with its largest market, the European Union, is of great importance to Turkey, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said, two days ahead of his visit to Brussels to discuss the issue with his European counterparts
An assailant who was being sought by police following a prosecutor’s arrest warrant on June 21 for attacking a 21-year-old woman on a bus in Istanbul turned out to already have a prison sentence
The waters of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait will retain their turquoise color, caused by phytoplankton, until the end of June
British cartoonist Ross Thomson is the winner of the 34th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest. The winners have shed light on the refugee crisis in their cartoons
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu of “lying” after the latter accused the government of pressuring Turkey’s judiciary.
Turkey plays Greece at the EuroBasket Women 2017 in Prague on June 22, hoping to grab a place in the semifinals.
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