Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has often expressed pride over what he says is his brain child, namely the peace process that is meant to solve Turkey’s age old Kurdish problem and end the violence by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Category: MURAT YETKİN
President Tayyip Erdoğan has added a fourth condition to Turkey’s full cooperation against ISIL as the “regime problem” in Syria.
Turkey’s foreign minister has confirmed that the country has been providing assistance to KRG Peshmerga forces to cross into the Syrian border town of Kobane in order to fight against jihadists.
European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso argued Monday that Britain is better in the European Union and warned that alienating its allies would be a "historic mistake", as pressure mounts from British eurosceptics before elections.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared that the PYD in Syria and the PKK are the same for Turkey.
President Erdoğan met President Ghani, his first vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum, and his former poll rival Abdullah Abdullah, who took the new role of 'chief executive'
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
As a part of group of journalists and academics, I have spent the past week in Germany as a guest of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, which has close ties to the Free Democrat Party.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
“The PKK is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL], Turkish jets then bomb PKK.” This template has started finding supporters and spokespersons in the world.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the withdrawal of Iraqi government forces towards Baghdad and the continuing civil war in Syria have created a dangerous security vacuum at the core of the Middle East.
The meetings come after the U.S. said Turkey had agreed on hosting, equipping and training the Syrian opposition
Serbia's interior minister said on Oct. 16 that Albania was "not mature enough" to join the European community
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Turkey’s terrible miscalculation in Syria has pushed its foreign policy rhetoric from “shallow arrogance” to “defensive bewilderment.”
President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat ISIL on Oct. 14, as the U.S.-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria
The Group I game, with no away fans permitted, was interrupted when a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania was flown over the terraces and pitch by what appeared to be a remote controlled mini drone
When the current Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was in charge of the country’s foreign policy, he outlined a bold principle for its regional behavior: “zero problems with neighbors.”
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“We want to convey our deep concern to Turkey. This is an alarming situation. Inaction over Kobane could be costly for Turkey’s image,” a high-level French official told a small group of journalists yesterday.
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Kurdish leader Ahmet Türk fears an emotional break, a disengagement of the Kurdish youth. He issued a strong warning the other day:
Istanbul University students recently faced down masked ISIL supporters on their own campus
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
This assumption belongs to Turkey’s permanent representative at NATO, Ambassador Fatih Ceylan.
The idea of asking for the assistance of Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK, began to become clear in the minds of Turkish officials in morning hours of Oct. 8
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