The United States is co-hosting drills in the Black Sea with what is left of Ukraine's devastated navy, which lost about two thirds of its sailors and ships after Russia seized Crimea last year.
With fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO has inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing regional concerns over Russia’s military presence, sparked by the fighting in Ukraine.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Last week, former U.S. Ambassador to Ankara Eric Edelman published an article in the New York Times titled “America’s Dangerous Bargain With Turkey.”
The US and the EU have both expressed their concern over the arrest of two British journalists in Diyarbakır, in line with int'l rights organizations
European Union leaders on Aug. 30 called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.
The Taliban on Aug. 31 admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.
Author Toni Alaranta argues in his new book that international opinion failed to understand Turkey’s domestic dynamics after 2002, legitimizing authoritarianism in the search for a ‘moderate Muslim democracy’
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
His Majesty has said he believed early elections on Nov. 1 would “clear up the problems created by the June 7” parliamentary elections.
Austrian police found the decomposing bodies of up to 50 migrants in an abandoned truck on Aug. 27, sparking a cross-border hunt for the people-smugglers responsible for the latest tragedy in Europe's migrant crisis.
ISIL had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, US drone strikes, and a society less scarred by sectarianism mean the extremists have so far failed to repeat their Middle Eastern breakthrough.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘National and State Identity in Turkey: The Transformation of the Republic’s Status in the International System’ by Toni Alaranta (Rowman, 192 pages, $75)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and western Balkan leaders will gather in Vienna Aug. 27 in a bid to find a coherent approach to tackling the biggest migration crisis to hit Europe since World War II
Serbia and Kosovo reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas on Aug. 25 in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said.
The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia's actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said on Aug. 24
Category: VERDA ÖZER
The details of the “İncirlik agreement” signed between Turkey and the United States are taking shape by the day.
Turkey needs to “do more” to assist the U.S.-led international coalition fighting ISIL in Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said, urging Turkey to take steps to participate in airstrikes and better control its border
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
We know the official explanations by the U.S. and Germany for pulling out their Patriot missile batteries from Turkey.
Ankara and Washington agree to a deal to clear ISIL out of a zone of northern Syria before handing the area to ostensibly moderate forces
As the escalation of violence in the country has raised a sense of insecurity among its citizens, Turkey’s nationalist party leader has called for a declaration of martial law
A video message by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) hit social media in Turkey on the morning of Aug. 18.
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