Leaders of four Asian countries yesterday broke ground on a $1 billion Western-backed project to send surplus electricity from ex-Soviet Central Asia to alleviate Pakistan’s chronic energy shortages
Turkish jewelers in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar have found a way to enter the Russian market by shifting their production activities to Armenia, daily Habertürk has reported
Neighboring Iran and Iraq are among the 14 countries with which Turkey has offered to sign readmission agreements in a move to enable Turkey to take back migrants rejected by the European Union more quickly
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariyev resigned on April 11 after a parliamentary commission accused his cabinet of corruption, a move highlighting tensions between different factions of President Almazbek Atambayev's supporters
ONE ON ONE - This year’s summit on April 5-7 will tackle climate change, an issue that is not high on the agenda in a region rich in fossil fuels, says Akkan Suver, the head of the Marmara Foundation, which has organized the event for the past 19 years
The 35th Istanbul Film Festival, which is organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, will be held between April 7 and 17. The festival program will feature 187 feature films this year
Turkish jewelry producers aim to increase their exports by 30 percent to $3.5 billion this year by focusing on new markets, after seeing decreases of around 15 percent in year-on-year exports in 2015 amid the loss of one of their key markets, Russia
Russia and Armenia have decided to unify their defense systems in order to strengthen their air frontiers in the Caucasus
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The first face-to-face meeting which took place between senior Turkish and Russian officials in Belgrade on Dec. 3 has proven the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who suggested Moscow’s reaction to Turkey’s downing its warplane would not be a short-term act
Iran will be invited to participate in talks in Vienna on Oct. 30 to discuss ending the conflict in Syria, a dialogue aimed at finding a framework for political transition in Damascus, the U.S. State Department said on Oct. 27.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and business leaders are due to return on Oct. 28 evening from a week-long tour of Central Asia after striking business deals worth more than $26 billion.
Voting for the snap elections on Nov. 1 has started at Turkey’s representatives in foreign countries and at border gates across the country.
Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has revealed a new support program to overcome sector losses mainly due to economic problems in Russia and neighboring countries
An international seminar held recently in Kazakhstan with the participation of leading historians and archaeologists provided information about findings in the Altay Mountains
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The first phase of the joint U.S.–Turkey program to train and equip fighters to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has ended in a scandalous failure.
Hulusi Akar, the new general chief of staff, is coming to transform the Turkish Armed Forces, says a former member of the army. He is facing four challenges, including the fights against ISIL and the PKK, according to Metin Gürcan, a retired major
Kyrgyzstan became Aug. 6 the fifth member of a Moscow-backed economic bloc of former Soviet countries, a move firmly linking the Central Asian state to Russia at the risk of disrupting trade with China
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The existence of both BRICS and the SCO as challengers to U.S. dominance in international politics are being discussed widely. Yet, varying interests and divergent priorities of member states, as well as the lack of a cooperative culture among them, clearly limit their ability to balance the U.S.
Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India will start the process of joining a security bloc led by China and Russia at a summit in Russia later this week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on July 6, the first time the grouping has expanded since it was set up in 2001.
Israel and Pakistan have expressed deep condolences on the death of former Turkish President Süleyman Demirel, who received a state funeral on June 19
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