Category: MURAT YETKİN
One of the key points in President Tayyip Erdoğan’s address to the congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 21, after he took back the helm as a result of the April 16 referendum, was his heralding of a “six-month roadmap” for the transformation of Turkey’s political and administrative system.
The chief of NATO has said he is in touch with both Germany and Turkey regarding their latest dispute over visiting rights to a Turkish airbase where German soldiers are stationed
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Recent discussions over Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the War of Independence and the early days of the republic do not open new horizons, nor reveal new knowledge and perspectives
Memories are fresh of the Second World War in multi-ethnic Bosnia where Turkey’s cooperation agency takes sides with fellow Bosniacs and makes remarkable projects for development of the country, including preservation of massive heritage of Ottoman Empire in the region
Turkey celebrated Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19, with various events in the capital Ankara and around the country
Today is May 19, the anniversary of the date when a handful of military and civilian leaders led by general Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) set out for the Black Sea port of Samsun, from Istanbul, in 1919. They were due to launch a war of resistance against armies occupying the last remaining parts of the empire under the fading Ottoman dynasty.
Turkey marks Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day with official ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country, as police catch seven who were planning attacks on celebrations
FM Çavuşoğlu says Germany is under no obligation to stay at İncirlik base after Berlin threatened to pull out amid the countries’ latest row
A large group of people, who demand Istanbul’s monumental Hagia Sophia to be turned into a mosque again, gathered in front of the museum in the early hours of May 13, before offering their morning prayer there
Category: GÜVEN SAK
The United States has a 3,300-km border with Mexico. President Donald Trump ran on a campaign promise to build a “big beautiful wall” along it, and though he seems less enthusiastic about it these days, he still hasn’t backed away from the project.
Cemil Aydin speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his ambitious and provocative new book 'The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History'
Turkey on April 26 condemned a resolution adopted by the lower house of the Czech Republic’s parliament on the 1915 killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule
Category: FOLDED CORNER
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Istanbul’s Kuleli Military High School will be transformed into a museum, Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said, adding that the historical part of the building will be given to the Culture and Tourism Ministry for transformation.
Around 500 Australians and New Zealanders commemorated the fallen soldiers on the Gallipoli peninsula in the western province of Çanakkale early on April 25 with a dawn service, marking the 102nd anniversary of the landing of Allied troops during World War I.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent a message to a religious ceremony held in the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul on April 24 to commemorate the victims of the 1915 killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule
Turkey’s main stock exchange Borsa Istanbul is working on new financial instruments that will bring higher yields for lower risks and be based on several unusual products including popular TV series, car manufacturing projects and construction projects, the bourse’s head has said.
Edirne is just three kilometers away from Greece and 17 kilometers away from the Bulgarian border
Category: FORK & CORK
“Liparidas!”… Remembering the word, her face instantly lights up with joy. She travels back to her childhood in Ortaköy, a neighborhood once densely populated by Jews in Istanbul.
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