Turkey has sent a first batch of soldiers to Qatar in line with a recent deal on deployment, along with five armored vehicles, the Turkish military said June 22.
Darwin’s theory of evolution has been excluded from the most recent draft of Turkey’s new national curriculum, which will be released following the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the head of the Education Ministry’s curriculum board, Alpaslan Durmuş, has said
Students at Istanbul’s prestigious Boğaziçi University have staged a protest against its appointed rector at their graduation ceremony
A municipality in the northwestern province of Düzce has erected a statue of the famous Rabia sign at an intersection of roads, Doğan News Agency reported on June 21
Combatting the drugs problem in Turkey requires the embrace of “national and moral values” among the young, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, vowing to eliminate what he called “drugs terror.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince Mohamed bin Salman in a telephone call early on June 22, with the two men expressing a desire for stronger ties between their countries, according to presidential sources
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
It is apparent now that the drop in tourists visiting Turkey, especially from Europe, is not only due to fear of terror attacks. Several countries have been hit by terrorism, but none have suffered such a big loss as Turkey.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East’ by Birol Başkan (Palgrave, 147 pages, £38)
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Murat Emir has filed a criminal complaint against Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş, accusing him of “revealing secret state information.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu of “lying” after the latter accused the government of pressuring Turkey’s judiciary.
The governors of 41 provinces of Turkey were changed with a new decree law issued early on June 21.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
In front of me I have a Washington Post article from March 26, 1988, titled “Ruling arouses security worry at embassies.”
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The most popular topic on Turkish social media platforms nowadays is the “March for Justice” launched by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu continued his “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul on the sixth day on June 20, defying calls from the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to end the “illegal” action
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to “respect judicial rulings,” as CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s “justice march” from the capital Ankara to Istanbul enters its 6th day.
European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, who oversees EU membership bids, will pay a visit to Turkey on July 6 as part of a re-engagement decision made by parties during a meeting between EU officials and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 25
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Public-spirited businessman Moutaz al-Hayat is flying 4,000 cows into Qatar from the United States and Australia to boost milk supply in his country, which is being blockaded by most of its Arab neighbors in the Gulf. It will take 60 flights, and is definitely not cost-effective.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey faces increasingly difficult times, and matters are set to get worse before they get better. This is not scaremongering but an assessment based on objective events - based on what is taking place in this deeply and dangerously divided country.
The Turkish government has said the “justice march” of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to Istanbul “supports FETÖ,” referring to what prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), believed to have been behind the July 2016 coup attempt.
An Istanbul court on June 19 rejected an objection to arrest filed for jailed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu
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