A total of 29 people were killed and another 166 were wounded on Dec. 10 when two bombings hit central Istanbul near Beşiktaş's Vodafone Arena Stadium, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced
A drone that killed four Turkish soldiers last week in Syria might belong to Iran, the Pentagon has said.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I have never understood the popularity that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras enjoyed in Turkey.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Reinstating the death penalty was imposed on the political agenda by the Turkish leadership after the bloody coup attempt of July 15
A leading NATO’s top commander said on Dec. 7 that he did not believe Turkish personnel sacked from NATO command were involved in July’s failed coup attempt and has raised his concerns with Turkey about the impact on its armed forces.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 6 said the situation in Aleppo case was a “disgrace” for the West
Turkey’s new ambassador to Israel, Mustafa Kemal Ökem, has officially been appointed to mission after his name appeared in the government’s Official Gazette on Dec. 7
PM Yıldırım provides notice that Ankara is doing everything in its power to secure a cease-fire in Aleppo amid a heavy bombardment
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine.
Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Turkey launched the GÖKTÜRK-1 satellite on Dec. 5 to provide high-definition satellite images for both civilian and military purposes, the Turkish Chief of Staff announced
Despite ongoing sound and fury in ties between Turkey and the EU, efforts to accomplish a long-standing deal on granting visa-free travel to Turkish nationals in return for implementing the refugee Readmission Agreement have reached a critical point
The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is helping Turkey find two of its soldiers that went missing in Syria, a British general stated on Nov. 30
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş is known to be against the death penalty. In the cabinet meeting presided by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 31, he expressed his views outright.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers in her conservative bloc that she does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, a source told Reuters
Donald Trump’s victory upended the predictable anti-Russian focus of Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy, which would have featured a strong presence in the Balkans to preserve her husband’s legacy and push the remaining states into the EU and NATO.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
“When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers,” an ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, says in underscoring the bitter part of life. What is the fight in Cyprus? Are Cypriots the fighting elephants of the grass that has been so badly suffering from the consequences of the plans, designs and wild dreams of others for ages?
EU capitals are likely to refrain from suspending membership talks since they could prove counterproductive, says a former EU envoy to Ankara. ‘The Turkish leadership will not listen. The EU message is currently inaudible,’ says Marc Pierini.
Cuba mourned revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and defied U.S. efforts to topple him for five decades, as the island prepared to say its last goodbyes to the towering giant of modern history with mass memorials and a four-day funeral procession.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
It was not surprising to see President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan playing the migrant card against the European Union on Nov. 25. “Look, if you go further, the border gates will be opened. You should know that,” he said.
Turkey would never take steps to undermine NATO’s collective defense and unity as spelled out in Article 5, the alliance’s chief has said
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