Category: YUSUF KANLI
Does it make any difference if Turkish hostages were released by the heinous ISIL terrorists as part of a swap, or because of the outstanding diplomatic capabilities of the Turkish intelligence?
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Is all well that ends well? Always? Whether it is or not, (most notably) Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, his chief intelligence officer, Hakan Fidan, and every other Turkish official who anxiously worked day and night for the safe return of 49 Turkish hostages
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Today’s Turkey, unfortunately, is deeply polarized by two opposite camps: The venerators of the government and the denouncers of the government.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“Is Turkey becoming like the ‘old Turkey’?” a European ambassador asked me recently.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The release of the Turkish hostages held by the Islamic Sate of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will continue to be speculated about for some time yet given that the government is being cryptic about the whole matter.
Turkish companies could play an important role in Russia’s plans to reconstruct Crimea and invest in the fields of agriculture and tourism, the Russian ambassador to Turkey has said
Syrian rebels Liwa al-Tawhid released 50 members of ISIL in a swap deal that ended with the release of 49 hostages
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The rescue of our 49 citizens who were taken hostage while at our Mosul Consulate, before anything else, is an achievement of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT).
Cairo says it has agreed to the meeting, adding that it has no animosity 'toward the Turkish people'
A journalist has been sentenced to 11 months and 20 days of prison on Sept. 23 on charges of insulting the then-PM Erdoğan in a book on last year’s Gezi protests
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
If this past week taught us anything, it is that you don’t mess with Erdoğan – if you didn’t know that already. Because if you do, He will mess with you back – big time.
After Turkey declined the opportunity to play a central role in the coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) last week, pundits openly debated the merits of America’s relationship with the longtime Middle Eastern ally.
An Ankara prosecutor has demanded the testimony of the Mosul consulate’s freed personnel
With seven reporters and four photographers, daily Hürriyet traces the path to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in five Turkish cities, as well as in France and Germany. A new breed of Islamic associations that has popped up across the country seems to be one of the sources of the problem
Around 4,000 miners were fired from private coal mines after Parliament adopted a new code to improve safety conditions
More details are emerging about the rescue of 49 hostages from Turkey’s Consulate General in Mosul, with President Erdoğan denying the payment of any ransom or help from outside powers, but intimating a political bargain
Erdoğan has indicated possible flexibility regarding Turkey’s stance to the coalition against ISIL
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with the freed Mosul consulate staff in the Çankaya presidential palace on Sept. 21, saying they would be given leave for the next month
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey’s 'democracy and culture,' including its religious education in schools, prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for radicals such as ISIL
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced Turkey's 49 hostages held by ISIL militants for 101 days have been freed through an operation conducted by the country’s spy agency. Here are the live updates
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