Category: NURAY MERT
By paving the way for the election of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) candidate as the new speaker of parliament, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) “disappointed” not only the Republican People’s Party (CHP) but also leftist democrats and liberals.
Celal Doğan, a senior politician from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has reportedly told President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a private meeting that a potential coalition between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) would likely be labeled a “war cabinet.”
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
A general review on the state of affairs around Turkey’s immediate neighborhood would plainly show that it’s surrounded with a chaotic wave, from Europe to the Balkans; from Eurasia to the Caucasus; from the Middle East to North Africa.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
“We are exchanging messages with the PYD [Democratic Union Party]. Our dialogue channels are open. The course of Turkey’s relations with the PYD depends on their attitude. Tal Abyad is a test case for them.”
Category: MURAT YETKİN
A group of parliamentary deputies called on the Turkish government to resume the Kurdish peace bid immediately on July 3, after the peace process was shelved two months before the June 7 general election campaign.
The latest military advances of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near the Turkish border could trigger a new influx of refugees, which Turkey would be unable to handle, a high-level official said July 2
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It was not a surprise for many to see the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) rushing to aid the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and presenting the parliamentary speaker’s position on a golden plate.
An Istanbul court has ruled for the continuation of a 21-year-long detainment of a 42-year-old man, who has been standing trial for an anti-terror case since 1994.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) “İmralı Delegation” has said the stalled resolution process should be protected by rendering it “state policy,” regardless of what form the new Turkish government takes
Police disarmed a man, suspected of being a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), carrying 14 kilograms of explosives and a firearm near a shopping center in the western city of Izmir on June 1
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
One thing President Tayyip Erdoğan is good at is forcefully declaring what he will “not allow” – either in Turkey or its region.
Doğan Media Group has announced that it will file complaints against two pro-government media outlets over “an ongoing campaign of lies and slander.”
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The first Gulf War in 1991 introduced the concept of Northern Iraq to Turkish political jargon.
As ISIL militants plant mines on the Syrian border facing Turkey, the Turkish military has reinforced its presence on the other side of the barbed wire border amid a fresh political debate between the government and the opposition on taking military action in its neighbor.
As the Turkish military plays with time to fulfil a government directive to intervene in Syria in order to establish a security strip there, foreign policy issues’ importance rise in the agenda of coalition talks between the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), which are expected to start later this week
Turkey is ready to take “all measures” to protect its borders and beyond and has concluded the necessary preparations to this end, Turkey’s prime minister has said, disregarding comments that a “lame-duck” government would not be that willing to act militarily
The June 7 elections put an end to the unchallenged hegemony of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has marked Turkish politics since 2002.
Turkey’s government wants more active military action to support the Free Syrian Army (FSA) against the regime, Kurdish and jihadist forces in Syrian territory, but the military is reluctant to do so, playing for time as the country heads for a new coalition government, official sources told the Hürriyet Daily News
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state in northern Syria, while Iran warned Turkey over military intervention into its neighbor.
With ISIL militants having launched new attacks on June 25 on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane by the Turkish border, killing dozens after being pushed back by Kurdish forces in January, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is heading to a crossroads on what to do about the country’s Kurdish problem.
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