Turkey has taken over the command of a NATO mine countermeasures reaction force from Italy for one year in a ceremony held in Turkey’s northwestern province of Balıkesir
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Every time there is a development that feeds the perception that Turkey favors radical Islamic groups over Kurdish groups in the Syrian civil war, the hashtag “kick terrorist Turkey out of NATO” in different forms becomes viral.
A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia independence from the Soviet Union has alarmed the Baltic States and stoked tensions in ties with Moscow.
The first Gulf War in 1991 introduced the concept of Northern Iraq to Turkish political jargon.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has spoken with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias, upon the latter’s request, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said late June 29.
A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan on June 30 killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials said, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.
A senior spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office has indicated the presence of terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was linked to the prevalence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria
Turkey and the U.S. are good allies but they differ on particular issues, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has told Hürriyet, while commenting on regional issues. 'Leaders come and go. We have differences on where we are,' he said.
Category: SONER ÇAĞAPTAY
Turkey has said farewell to former President Süleyman Demirel, who as a figure in Turkish politics since the 1960s, served seven times as the country’s prime minister, crowning his political tenure as president between 1993 and 2000.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
With ISIL militants having launched new attacks on June 25 on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane by the Turkish border, killing dozens after being pushed back by Kurdish forces in January, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is heading to a crossroads on what to do about the country’s Kurdish problem.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his US counterpart Barack Obama on June 25 to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear program
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has announced its candidate for the parliamentary speaker’s office, nominating incumbent Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz.
There is a need to start talking about Turkey’s leadership on certain issues, said a high level NATO official, placing the Balkans on the top of the list.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Since the end of the Cold War, the nature of international conflicts has changed considerably.
It will soon be clear, perhaps within weeks, whether a coalition government will be formed in Turkey, preventing the country from being dragged to another election this year
Ankara “will not permit its red lines to be crossed” in northern Syria after a key town on the Turkish border was captured by Kurdish forces from extremist jihadists, warning Kurds not to force Turkmens and Arabs out of the region
The Taliban launched a complex attack on the Afghan parliament June 22, with a suicide car bomber striking at the entrance and gunmen battling police as lawmakers were meeting inside to confirm the appointment of a defense minister, police and witnesses said
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said June 22 the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis.
Al-Qaeda in North Africa has denied reports its former leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in a US air strike last week in Libya, in a statement posted online overnight.
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FOLDED CORNER - ‘Understanding Turkey’s Kurdish Question’ edited by Fevzi Bilgin and Ali Sarıhan
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