Rock paintings in Hakkari from 10,000 years ago have been examined for the first time since 1960, when they were first discovered. The paintings shed light on prehistorical human activity in the area
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Again we see that Ankara is bedeviled by events just across its border, which it can’t control or prevent because of the futile way the government is trying to impose its conflicting agenda on developments that have their own dynamics.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
'We cannot understand the logic of dropping arms to a city as street clashes are going on, but the Americans believe in their ways; we’ll see.' Those were the words of a Turkish military expert
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Ahead of last week’s vote for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Turkish envoys in African and Asian capitals were telling me how Turkey continued to be popular in the countries where they were on duty.
Despite overall optimistic messages by Turkish government officials, a key Cabinet member has suggested that the jailed PKK leader actually fueled the fire during recent deadly protests
A secretariat will soon be provided for the jailed leader of the PKK to help in advancing the stalled peace process, a leading deputy of the Peoples’ Democratic Party has announced
Washington took the initiative to airdrop ammunition and weapons to Kurdish fighters battling jihadists in Kobane despite Turkey’s objections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has repeated his call on the government to carry out efforts to solve Turkey’s decades-old Kurdish insurgency under the roof of Parliament
Category: İSMET BERKAN
I had an opportunity to have a long conversation with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Oct. 18 on his return from Amasya.
Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
Everything is planned and programmed. The postponement of an exam that would not normally attract any attention is actually a sign of enormous preparation
Abdullah Öcalan reportedly said that the peace talks with the Turkish government had entered a new phase since Oct. 15 and he was upbeat over the chances of success.
Turkish President Erdoğan said he has been proven right for his objections to the US airdropping of weapons to Kobane, claiming that some of the supplies ended up in ISIL's hands. The Pentagon admitted that one bundle was seized by the jihadists
A group of armed militants have abducted 10 workers from a local electricity distribution company, Doğan News Agency reported
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has often expressed pride over what he says is his brain child, namely the peace process that is meant to solve Turkey’s age old Kurdish problem and end the violence by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Whenever I listen to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, I separate the words he utters with his academic mind from the polemical language he uses as a politician.
Turkey says, openly or by implication, the following about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): ISIL is certainly a threat to the world and to Turkey.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Justice Ministry Undersecretary Kenan İpek held an “iftar” (fast breaking) dinner last Ramadan in Istanbul.
The ruling AKP plans to formally raise the issue of a possible early election and make the required legislative preparations after the budget debate in Parliament in December.
Students of the Language, History and Geography Faculty wielded batons and knives during the altercation, after which ambulances were dispatched to transfer the injured to a hospital
Turkey on Oct. 21 launched a new operation to arrest top police officers suspected of involvement in illegal eavesdropping on senior officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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