Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced Oct. 21 planned amendments to laws and regulations, which he claimed to be “a revolutionary reform.”
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Again we see that Ankara is bedeviled by events just across its border, which it can’t control or prevent because of the futile way the government is trying to impose its conflicting agenda on developments that have their own dynamics.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Ahead of last week’s vote for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Turkish envoys in African and Asian capitals were telling me how Turkey continued to be popular in the countries where they were on duty.
Taner Yıldız’s words, which evoked President Erdoğan’s dismissive remarks about 'a few trees' during the Gezi protests, came a day after a group of local activists were beaten by private security guards
Washington does not think the US airdrop of weapons to the Syrian border town of Kobane was wrong, Marie Harf has said
The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows and new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters
The Central Bank on Oct. 23 left interest rates unchanged, saying it would not loosen monetary policy until there is a significant improvement in the inflation outlook
Washington took the initiative to airdrop ammunition and weapons to Kurdish fighters battling jihadists in Kobane despite Turkey’s objections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Diplomacy may be the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for the directions, but in the Turkish case there are too many people who the Turks are telling to go to hell and, more problematically, they do not seem to be asking for the directions. But Ankara is trying nonetheless.
Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
Everything is planned and programmed. The postponement of an exam that would not normally attract any attention is actually a sign of enormous preparation
Qatar and Turkey are engaging in intense talks amid critical developments in the region regarding ISIL
Pope Francis is set to become the fourth Pope to visit Turkey, after the Vatican published details of an upcoming three-day visit to Ankara and Istanbul.
Turkey and Qatar have signed a goodwill agreement for the education of Syrian refugees at a ceremony attended by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the mother of Qatar’s emir and the operator of a foundation supporting educational activities.
Turkish President Erdoğan said he has been proven right for his objections to the US airdropping of weapons to Kobane, claiming that some of the supplies ended up in ISIL's hands. The Pentagon admitted that one bundle was seized by the jihadists
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has often expressed pride over what he says is his brain child, namely the peace process that is meant to solve Turkey’s age old Kurdish problem and end the violence by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Turkey says, openly or by implication, the following about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): ISIL is certainly a threat to the world and to Turkey.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Justice Ministry Undersecretary Kenan İpek held an “iftar” (fast breaking) dinner last Ramadan in Istanbul.
The ruling AKP plans to formally raise the issue of a possible early election and make the required legislative preparations after the budget debate in Parliament in December.
Criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for holding political meetings in favor of his former party AKP, MHP leader Bahçeli says the Gray Wolves, his followers, will ‘pursue’ Erdoğan
Turkey on Oct. 21 launched a new operation to arrest top police officers suspected of involvement in illegal eavesdropping on senior officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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