Category: YUSUF KANLI
There were of course people who might have used some nasty words about Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93, leaving behind a monumental life story mostly devoted to the creation and advancement of the Israeli state as well as defending the need to make a costly peace with the Palestinian nation.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
In his “Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary,” Ambrose Bierce defines justice as “a commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition the state sells to its citizens as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s definition of justice is more straightforward.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
It has been reported the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) is going to invite all the leaders of different communities and religious orders according to a list.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Ankara was bound to be one of the most difficult in his career.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked U.S. officials in New York why a Turkish citizen with Iranian origins, businessman Reza Zarrab, was under arrest.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“Gülen schools are the best educational institutions in certain countries. There have never been complaints about them. In addition, Gülenists have been preaching for peace, interfaith dialogue and respect for non-Muslim minorities. And they have never resorted to violence. How can we call them terrorists all of a sudden?” is a question I come across in Western circles.
Turkey appears set for at least another three months of a state of emergency as a security body recommends its continuation
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s suggestion that the Treaty of Lausanne, which largely gave Turkey its present borders instead of the rump state envisioned in the Treaty of Sèvres, was “presented as a victory” has drawn an angry reaction from the Republican People’s Party (CHP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 29, in which the leaders mainly discussed the deteriorating situation around Syria’s biggest city, Aleppo
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at rating agencies, after Moody’s downgraded the country’s sovereign debt rating to “junk” status.
The country, east and west, has been in flames: Bombs, asymmetrical warfare and death. It is an extremely painful job to keep count of the dead since July 2015 when Turkey moved from “less violent” to “very violent”
The Kremlin said on Sept. 28 that preparations were under way for President Vladimir Putin to visit Turkey in October, a further sign that Moscow is keen to restore full political, trade and economic ties with Ankara
Everyone agrees that if the coup attempt on July 15 had succeeded, Turkey’s economy would have gone into a tailspin.
When I say asking for evidence about the role of Gülenists in the failed coup amounts to insulting Turkey, I am not talking about the U.S. authorities asking for official proof to consider Ankara’s request for Fethullah Gülen’s extradition.
Cooperating with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in any potential operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria’s Raqqa would mean “putting Syria’s future at risk,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Describing the discussion of Turkey during the Brexit campaign as ‘appalling,’ British Labour Party MP Fabian Hamilton says Turkey could actually play a much more positive demographic role because of its young population contrasting with Europe’s aging
Category: TOLGA TANIŞ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was actually very “cool” on the first evening of his recent trip to the U.S. He had a meeting right across from Hotel Peninsula, where he was staying, at the St. Regis Hotel. He walked there slowly, in a relaxed way, speaking to everybody and posing for photos.
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson paid a visit to the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Sept. 26, holding a series of meetings with Turkish officials and Syrians taking refuge in government camps
Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan, who is known for her speculative life, visited Syrian refugees in the Sultanbeyli district of Istanbul on Sept. 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
German media outlet Deutsche Welle (DW) has filed a lawsuit against the Turkish Youth and Sports Ministry after the latter seized video footage of an interview conducted with its minister for a program featured on the outlet’s TV channel
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