Category: MURAT YETKİN
The cliché used in such cases is usually “the rise and fall.” However this falls short in the case of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher who is now one of two major problems between Turkey and the U.S., under the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) rule in Turkey, because the rise of Gülen and his network within the Turkish state apparatus started long before the AK Parti came to power in the 2002 elections
At least 10 Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Sept. 26 in two separate attacks by the militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast
Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in the Manbij region were withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish government spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş said on Sept. 26.
Six soldiers were killed in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on Sept. 26 during a clash with outlawed Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) militants, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Eighth Congress of the European wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Ankara accuses of being an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was held in Brussels on Sept. 24
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
One day after the Sept. 22 meeting between Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the CHP officially appealed to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of decree laws issued by the government since late July.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The $1 bill paranoia is quite widespread in Turkey
Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Sept. 23 requesting the annulment of a number of articles of government decrees on the suspension and dismissal of public officials in the ongoing state of emergency
One soldier and one village guard were killed on Sept. 24 during clashes with PKK militants in the rurals of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır and Şırnak
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Very positive messages have been coming from Ankara’s political circles for the past week.
Category: FİKRET BİLA
The recent change Ankara made in its Syrian policy shows that when Turkey stops dancing to the U.S.’s tune, it becomes more effective and obtains better results.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş broke his silence with this proclamation:
Ankara and Washington continue to be separated by two massive issues, the possible extradition of Fethullah Gülen and Syrian Kurdish fighters
Public workers with suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will be dismissed, Labor and Social Policies Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has announced
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East’ by Christopher Phillips (Yale University Press, $30, 320 pages)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 21 on the sidelines of ongoing U.N. General Assembly meetings
Turkey would consider the United States’ supply of weapons and ammunition to the Syrian Kurds as a regrettable development, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Sept. 22 in comments regarding a New York Times report
Turkey will not take part in a U.S.-led coalition operation to liberate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) de facto capital of Raqqa if Syrian Kurdish fighters are also involved, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has announced that over 40 anti-personnel mines have been seized in a security operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Selahattin Demirtaş, a co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, met with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani in northern Iraq on Sept. 21, with HDP deputy Nimetullah Erdoğmuş saying Demirtaş “requested support” from the KRG head
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