Category: MURAT YETKİN
During a joint press conference in Paris with French President François Hollande on Oct. 31, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used the acronym DA’ISH, instead of ISIL to refer to the fundamentalist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.
Iraq’s new Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari is set to visit Turkey next week in a bid to restore bilateral relations that deteriorated during Nouri al-Maliki’s term of Prime Ministry.
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.
Al-Abadi, a Shiite Islamist, must convince Sunnis to abandon their revolt while simultaneously responding to the threat posed by ISIL extremists
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The tension stemming from the weeks-long siege of the Kurdish town Kobane in northern Syria by ISIL has gripped Turkey
It’s a complicated equation, but it’s not too difficult to solve. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was founded in 2013, based on the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), which previously called itself al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia (AQM).
As part of the discussion over the most appropriate strategy toward Iraq and Syria, we propose to establish one or more exclusion zones along Syria’s borders
The World Economic Forum’s special meeting in Istanbul was attended at the highest level by the government.
Category: NURAY MERT
The so-called Sunni powers have not been able to adapt to the changing political atmosphere in the Middle East, and Qatar and Turkey have resisted to the end
The staff at Turkey’s consulate in Mosul were no match for the masses of ISIL fighters who besieged the building, one of the 49 freed hostages tells the Hürriyet Daily News
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Today’s Turkey, unfortunately, is deeply polarized by two opposite camps: The venerators of the government and the denouncers of the government.
Turkey might not be the West’s ‘non-ally’ denounced by the Wall Street Journal, but it is certainly a ‘difficult ally’ whose cooperation with Western partners will never be absolute, Professor İlter Turan tells HDN
Ahmet Davutoğlu says he is trying to ease polarization in society, blaming political tension on the opposition’s failure to understand the ‘new era’
Ankara has closely followed political developments in neighboring Iraq, hoping to renew bilateral relations with the country following its strained relationship with outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Turkey’s PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has been to the first to congratulate Iraq’s new PM Haider al-Abadi whose government was approved late Sept. 8
Muslims all over the world rightly hate to be held responsible for the atrocities committed by some groups or organizations (like ISIL recently) in the name of Islam. Yet, they (in fact, “we”) have the responsibility
Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq
Category: NİLGÜN TEKFİDAN GÜMÜŞ
The West is in alarm because of the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Issues like protecting Yazidis and other minorities are being evaluated
'The right policy is neither Arabist, nor Kurdist but to push for democracy and human rights,' Turkey's former ambassador to Iraq, Murat Özçelik, tells Hürriyet in an interview
Category: VERDA ÖZER
It was June when Kurds came closest to gaining their dream of independence. Northern Iraqi Kurds captured the oil-rich Kirkuk following the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) assault on Mosul on June 10.
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