Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to visit Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and New York in September.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
A very interesting development took place the other day: A prominent pro-government journalist, who has until recently been an unconditional supporter of Turkey’s Syria policy, suddenly switched sides.
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) provincial head in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, Abdulkadir Karatay, joined recent resignations from the party
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Aug. 18 that Ankara was not pushing for an update of the Customs Union amid an ongoing debate over recent remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggesting Berlin would not pursue an update of the agreement.
Ankara is a “crucial” trade partner for Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Aug. 18.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turks in Germany to not vote for “enemies of Turkey,” claiming that the main reason for the recent crisis between Ankara and Berlin is the “race for votes” ahead of the general elections in Germany
Turkey has strongly condemned the terror attack in central Barcelona that left at least 13 people dead and dozens of others injured on Aug. 17
The United Kingdom stands by Turkey a year on from the coup attempt and understands the extraordinary challenges Turkey is facing, but urges it to signal a return to normality by lifting the state of emergency rule, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alan Duncan, has told daily Hürriyet
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
They are all actually well aware that they are in an abnormal situation. For example, the co-pilot of the tanker aircraft “ASENA 3,” Lieutenant Fatih Akbulut, said in his testimony, “The base commander said, ‘You will go north in the direction of Ankara, you will supply fuel to the aircraft that asks for fuel from you.
Spain launched a sweeping anti-terrorism operation on Aug. 18, shooting dead five would-be attackers after a suspected jihadist drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 14 people and wounding many more
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has “failed to unite with the nation,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım claimed on Aug. 16.
Ankara and Tehran have agreed on sharing intelligence and cooperating operationally in the fight against terror, Iran’s Chief of General Staff Maj. Gen. Mohamed Baqeri has said.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) “will not stay silent against plots,” its leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, responding to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s claims that he has been involved in “espionage.”
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is setting the bar higher each day about the change in the party’s organizations.
Iran’s full support to the Turkish government on the night of the July 2016 coup attempt enabled the beginning of a détente in bilateral relations between Ankara and Tehran, which had been strained due to differences over the Syrian crisis, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi has said.
The Yunus Emre Institute, a non-governmental organization that promotes Turkish culture and language abroad, has brought together 700 students from 57 countries at a one-month summer camp in Ankara, with government officials praising it for its efforts in sweeping the network of Fethullah Gülen from the field.
Ankara and Berlin remain split on many subjects and an expansion of the customs union deal between the European Union and Turkey will not be on the agenda in the near future, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated.
Eleven arrested journalists and one singer appeared before a judge in Istanbul on Aug. 16 in a case into the alleged media links of the Fethullah Gülen movement, widely believed to be behind Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt
Turkey’s embattled tourism sector is pleased with the extension of a public holiday for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) to 10 days, during which around 1 million people travel and create 1 billion Turkish Liras in additional revenue for the sector.
A tunnel project of 2.1 kilometers in length passing through the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in the Turkish capital Ankara will destroy around 24 hectares of the university’s forest land, the university’s rector, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Verşan Kök, said on Aug. 15.
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