Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Turkey’s geopolitical standing is like an oxymoron; it is both a liability and an asset.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
If the AKP's calculation, for the sake of domestic political gains, is to end the Kurdish peace process and declare wholesale war on the PKK under the cover of joining the U.S.-led war against ISIL, this could leave Turkey in a worse situation than it is in today.
Parliament must strip the immunity from prosecution of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers and make them “pay the price” for links to “terrorist groups,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said as the government increases its attacks on the Kurdish movement
NATO was holding an emergency meeting at Turkey's request on July 28 to discuss Ankara's military campaign against ISIL and the outlawed PKK in Syria.
Turkey’s NATO partners has said they stand "in strong solidarity" with the nation, and that the security of the U.S.-led alliance is 'indivisible'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visits China, a leading trade partner, with a loaded agenda where he will seek incentives for an assertive missile defense program on the bargaining table
Turkey has called for a meeting of its NATO allies to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting the ISIL in Syria and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq
Turkey has not asked for substantial military help from NATO in its campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Kurdish militants, the alliance's chief said on July 27
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkish PM Davutoğlu to stick with the Kurdish peace process
Category: VERDA ÖZER
For the first time, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) opened fire on Turkish territory. For the first time, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked ISIL within Turkey
Turkey has completed the the third wave of airstrikes in Syria against ISIL and the second wave in Iraq against the PKK, hours after Turkish artillery shelled ISIL positions in northern Syria on July 25.
A recent joint action consensus between Turkey and the United States, which includes the use of the İncirlik Airbase in southern Turkey in fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists, also covers a partial no-fly zone over the Turkey-Syria border, according to Turkish sources
A US air strike in Afghanistan killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander in charge of suicide bombing and two other militants, the Pentagon said July 24
Turkey and the U.S. have reached an agreement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) which takes Ankara’s concerns into account, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said
U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan agreed in a telephone call on July 22 to work together to "stem the flow of foreign fighters and secure Turkey's border with Syria"
As Obama and Erdoğan finalized a deal, the İncirlik military base in southern Turkey is expected to open to anti-ISIL aircraft in early August
Ukrainian and U.S. troops launched fresh drills July 20 near the war-torn country’s Polish border in a bid to show unity and resolve in the face of an increasingly resurgent Kremlin
A US airstrike killed up to 10 Afghan soldiers July 20, at an army checkpoint in a Taliban-infested province south of Kabul, one of the deadliest episodes of "friendly fire" from foreign forces in recent years
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The deal reached between Iran and the major world powers over Iran’s nuclear program on July 14 is a historical breakthrough which has the potential to change political and economic balances not only in the Middle East but also in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It is difficult to understand why there is so much jubilation in Cuba or among Turkey’s romantic socialists over the Greek “oxi” (no) vote and the subsequent developments in Greece.
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