Category: SEDAT ERGİN
Leaving behind the recent constitutional referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can now take a deep sigh of relief and deliberate on what kind of strategy he will adopt for the next presidential election, which will be his next political test.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
It has been revealed that both the American and the Russian military attachés were called to Turkish military headquarters in Ankara a short while before Turkish jets hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions on Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq and northern Syria at 2 a.m. on April 25.
The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” over the Turkish air strikes on the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, adding that the raids were putting the U.S. soldiers on the field at risk.
The Turkish military has claimed that 11 border patrols have been subjected to 13 attacks from areas controlled by the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in Syria following military air strikes on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and YPG in Syria and Iraq.
One village guard was killed and three others were wounded in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the eastern province of Van, state-run Anadolu Agency quoted local sources as saying
The YPG and Fethullah Gülen will be top on Turkey’s agenda when President Erdoğan meets US President Trump next month
The Turkish military “retaliated” to a rocket attack on a Turkish border post in the province of Şanlıurfa from areas controlled by the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in Syria on April 28, the army said, killing 11 militants
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Situated in the middle of a crisis-prone neighborhood, Turkey can hardly ignore developments around itself for long. But that is exactly what has happened, as it has been focused on domestic politics since 2014 with a seemingly constant election cycle
The nightmare scenario starts with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) submitting a proposal to parliament to reinstate the death penalty.
An interesting paradox of the April 16 referendum is that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance, in comparison to the Nov. 1, 2015, elections, was able to increase its votes only in the east and especially in the southeast.
Ankara has offered condolences to Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani over the killing of Peshmerga troops in a Turkish airstrike on April 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A total of 16 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been “neutralized” in the eastern province of Tunceli over the past two days, the Tunceli Governor’s Office announced on April 27
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reintroduced a monitoring process for Turkey on April 25, citing “serious deterioration of the functioning of democratic institutions.”
Turkey will not wait at Europe’s door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on April 25.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a phone conversation late on April 25, after the latter criticized Turkey for bombing Iraq’s Sinjar region and northeastern Syria earlier on the same day.
The Turkish Armed Forces hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the northern Iraqi region of Zap on April 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Turkey continued its strikes on outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria for a second day on April 26, while also responding to criticism from the United States
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Faruk Acar is at the head of the ANDY –AR polling company, which has had some of the closest estimates of the succesive elections. As someone who took part in the yes campaign, he has direct access to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey has been saying for months that if the EU does not honor its commitment to lift the visa requirement for Turks, as agreed under the deal on illegal migration early last year, then it will default on its commitments under this deal
Unfortunately, we are living in a world where journalism is not getting more difficult but more dangerous – to the extent that journalistic associations have launched an award journalists working under difficult circumstances
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