French President Francois Hollande on Jan. 28 called on Turkey to take new steps towards the "truth" behind the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, saying "it is time to break the taboos"
Freedom House’s annual report emphasized the impact President Erdoğan has had on the decline of democracy in Turkey
A police officer from Mardin’s special operations division was arrested late Jan. 28 in connection with the shooting death of Nihat Kazanhan.
The presidential system model proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will make Turkey into a “dictatorship” under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Parliamentary Group Chair Akif Hamzaçebi has claimed.
President Erdoğan will visit Cuba, Colombia and Mexico as part of a Latin American trip from Feb. 9-12, while presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın said there is no plan to lay the groundwork to build a mosque there at a press conference on Jan. 28.
A picture of the monument is mistakenly included on the April page of the planner
Turkey’s 150-year-old parliamentary system is being abandoned for the will of one person, not for the benefit of the country, CHP head Kılıçdaroğlu has said
The presidential emblem at the entrance of the old Çankaya Palace in Ankara has been removed, as the transfer of all service units to the new presidential palace has now been completed.
Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia has been “turned into an industry” across the world to “spread fear.”
The sixth World Forum on Energy Regulation will gather energy regulators from all around the world in Istanbul later this year, Alberto Pototschnig, director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, said Jan. 28.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
I have completely opposite views from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on many topics, but I watch in admiration his political genius, his way of interpreting politics, his economic determination and also his “leadership stance.”
Washington reviews its relations with Ankara as divergences in regional policy approaches and Turkish leaders’ anti-U.S. rhetoric disrupts ties between the two allies, a senior American analyst has said.
New European energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic was treated to a blunt and rude welcoming in Moscow. No more gas through Ukraine for Europe, he was told by Gazprom boss Alexey Miller.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Washington should pressure Turkey not to allow money and weapons into northern Syria, accusing Ankara and its president of backing “terrorists.”
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by ISIL militants as 'outrageous and unforgivable'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in war-torn Somalia on Jan. 25 amid tight security, a rare visit by a foreign leader to the war-torn nation
A source said that Algeria’s deputy FM for African affairs met in Algiers with a Turkish delegation to discuss the crisis in Libya
Hakan Fidan is among the people who are expected to join the ruling party to run for the elections, according to sources
(HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş has lamented the declaration of national mourning for Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The name of the first Ottoman diplomat in the Horn of Africa is Ahmet Mazhar Bey, who was appointed as consul general to the Ethiopian city of Harar in 1910s. He was shot dead by colonialists in Djibouti.
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