A suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Nov. 27, officials said, killing at least five Afghans and wounding 34 bystanders in the latest blast to hit the city.
NATO's top military commander warned Nov. 26 that Russia's "militarisation" of the annexed Crimea region could be used by Moscow to exert control across the whole Black Sea region.
NATO is not considering establishing a no-fly zone in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressure on its southern border
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
Just as defense trade with Italy prospered in the 2000s when then-PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Silvio Berlusconi enjoyed a close personal friendship, French arms makers may benefit from Erdoğan’s new-found alliance with President François Hollande
The key term to express the gravity of the situation in the region at present can be 'frustration.' This frustration can explain both the reasons and consequences of the conflicts
Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan told Nov. 24 how the blast ripped through a crowd of spectators enjoying the final moments of the match.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Turkey has been hosting three key Americans in the last three days. One is Vice President Joe Biden. The second is John Allen, the U.S. Special Envoy for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) strategy.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It is not conducive to the peacemaking process to let illusions – regardless of how wide they might be subscribed to – replace realities.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey’s dependence on Russian gas and oil has turned into another factor in the Middle East. As the price of oil fell into historic lows, Moscow is suffering financially and Turkey can turn its “dependent customer” role into a bargaining chip.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The leaders of the 20 biggest economies of the world gathered in Brisbane, Australia on Nov. 15-16, 2014 for the annual meeting of the Group of Twenty (G-20).
NATO warned on Nov. 18 of a "very serious" build-up of Russian soldiers and weapons inside Ukraine and on its border as Germany's foreign minister urged Kyiv and Moscow to respect a tattered peace plan.
Russia said Monday it has expelled a German diplomat and a number of Polish diplomats in response to the expulsion of its diplomats amid cooling ties with the EU over Ukraine.
NATO Secretary-General has appointed İsmail Aramaz as the next NATO senior civilian representative in Afghanistan
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu arrived in the Philippines on Nov. 17 and pledged Turkey’s full support for the Mindanao peace process, local media reported.
Turkey’s government and HDP staged a make-or-break meeting in Ankara on Nov. 17, with both sides emerging to release carefully constructed announcements to help the dialogue channels remain open on the country’s slow-moving Kurdish peace process.
A suicide bomber on Nov. 16 attacked a vehicle convoy carrying Afghan lawmakers including a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 22 others, officials said.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
On Nov. 12, a bizarre “protest” took place in Istanbul. Near Sarayburnu, a big harbor, the American warship USS Ross had stopped by on its way back from a NATO mission in the Black Sea.
US and Turkish military officials meet to hash out plans to train and arm 2,000 moderate Syrian rebels in Central Anatolia
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Answering a question from a journalist about reports claiming U.S. President Barack Obama has changed his strategy on Syria to prioritize the removal of Bashar al-Assad, to aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)
Libya has released nine Turks who had been captured by the army and handed them over to representatives from Ankara, a government statement said
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