Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The latest talks held between the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities in Geneva last week, under the auspices of the U.N., failed to produce desired outcomes.
The military has lost its decades-long status as Turkey’s most trusted institution following the failed coup of July 15, according to a recent poll
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey and its neighbors are getting ready for the new host of the White House. But the signs are confusing. Donald Trump’s policies sound like they will be remarkably different from his predecessor’s.
Ankara is planning to engage in more intense diplomacy with the U.S. under Donald Trump’s incoming administration, amid news that a Turkish presidential delegation is set to visit Washington D.C. in February to contact the new administration.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Two important events will begin today. In Ankara, the Turkish parliament will convene to start the second round of deliberations on a constitutional reform package that the opposition claims will convert Turkey into an authoritarian country, while in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, the Cyprus conference that started last week will resume for technical talks at the level of undersecretaries and deputy undersecretaries.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Parliament will on Jan. 18 begin the second round of voting on an 18-article constitutional package, planning to accomplish the process before the end of this week and before President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan leaves for a three-country tour of Africa on Jan. 22.
Arrested journalist Hüsnü Mahalli’s health is severely deteriorating, a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy has said, urging that Mahalli, who has multiple sclerosis, should not be treated under such appalling conditions.
Turkey’s Parliament has begun a second round of a vote on a constitutional amendment package to shift the current parliamentary system to an executive presidency amid last-minute efforts by the main opposition to convince their nationalist rivals to withdraw their support from the government-proposed legislation.
Suspects arrested over links to the Gülenist network who have become confessors to benefit from commutation are not telling the truth, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 18 at a meeting with members of the Association of Unity in Justice.
A working group seeking a solution to the Cyprus conflict under the auspices of the United Nations and with the participation of the three guarantor powers has started its duty in Mont Pelerin in Switzerland on Jan. 18.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will later this month embark on a tour to three African countries - Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar - with a large business delegation, in a special focus on investment opportunities and potential business opportunities in seven sectors
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) remain Islamist at heart. This is more apparent today in Turkey’s domestic rather than its foreign policy though. In its foreign policy, there is a clear shift toward pragmatism.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
While there are a few who still believe that the votes in the parliament might fall short of what is necessary to bring the constitutional changes that will transform the Turkish administrative system into an executive presidency to a referendum, the general conviction is that Turkey is set for a referendum come spring.
The AKP turns its attention to a possible referendum after proposed charter changes passed the first of two rounds of voting in parliament
The prime suspect in ISIL’s Reina nightclub attack, Abdulkadir Masharipov, is finally captured after a massive, 15-day manhunt
A prosecutor who acted as a secret witness in the Ergenekon coup plot case has become a witness in a case into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is widely believed to have masterminded the July 2016 failed coup.
The Central Bank will not hesitate to take whatever steps are necessary after sharp falls in the Turkish Lira, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters on Jan. 17 after a meeting the day before with top economy officials and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on the financial sector on Jan. 17 to open the taps of credit or face a reckoning.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu will attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20.
Despite Turkey’s many problems, foreign investors still have a belief in the country’s economy, but many have adopted a wait-and-see approach amid the country’s current political turmoil. ‘They are trying to understand what is happening in the country,’ says economist Murat Sağman
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