Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The Build, Operate, Own (BOO) model for nuclear power plants transfers all the different types of risks associated with the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant to the project company that owns and operates the plant. In the case of Akkuyu, the management of nuclear waste and the fuel spent are also the responsibilities of Rosatom, a Russian state-owned company.
Category: FİKRET BİLA
Even though the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, fiercely opposed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) when they proposed the presidential system to the Constitution Conciliation Committee last term, this time he said “There is no harm in asking the nation; AK Party should introduce its proposal.”
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) wants a unitary presidential system. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has emphasized this numerous times. Parliamentary Constitution Committee head Mustafa Şentop said it one more time the other day. The proposal will be for the unitary, not a federal, presidential system.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The 16-year-old pop singer Aleyna Tilki has been banned from taking the stage in bars in Turkey.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey is going through a historically important process. Turkish troops are in both Iraq and Syria, actively fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) inside and outside Turkey, and its offshoot the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria
Hidayet Türkoğlu, a former NBA player and a current advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been elected as the new president of the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF).
Turkey will sweep the Democratic Party Union (PYD) from Manbij, a key Syrian city close to the Turkish border that has been liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed.
Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld a decision to acquit 357 people who were tried in the controversial military espionage case, believed to have been pursued by prosecutors linked to the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen.
Turkey does not foresee a delay in the scheduled timetable for the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project between Russia and Turkey under the Black Sea, Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said on Oct. 26.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Ambassador Feridun Sinirlioğlu, a former Undersecretary at the Foreign Ministry who is Turkey’s new “point man” at the U.N., believes the Middle East has to move toward a secular and democratic future.
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
I recently asked Mustafa Ataş, the head of the organization of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), whether the government had run any drills for what would happen in the event of a coup d’état before the July 15 coup attempt.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
The city of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and the tourism hub of the country, Antalya, the destination for sun- and sea-loving tourists on the same coastline, are 500 kilometers apart. Antalya is in the ancient Pamphylia and Mersin is in the ancient Cilicia region.
Accusing the Republican People’s Party (CHP) of supporting the Gülen movement is nothing but comedy, the social democratic party’s leader has said, blaming the Justice and Development Party (AKP) for preparing the conditions for the failed coup through its generous support to the Gülen movement since it came to power.
The Turkish government plans to take a more active role in fighting inflation and will attempt to tame volatile food prices, senior economic officials said, moves designed to give the Central Bank more leeway for monetary easing
Istanbul should be the center of the United Nations, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said in a written statement on the 71st year of its foundation
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has called on the government to continue its fight against coup plotters within the boundaries of democracy, human rights and the rule of law as halting democracy would not help prevent future coups
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will decide on its stance on a constitutional amendment that will include a presidential system after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) submits a draft to parliament, MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli said Oct. 25.
A majority of the Turkish society does not want a presidential system, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ said on Oct. 25 as a debate on constitutional changes continues to gain momentum
Turkey and the European Union need to work together more than ever to save lives amid historic challenges, France’s top diplomat has said, admitting the bloc must help Turkey’s development, modernization and democratization even if the road will be long
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Ankara on Oct. 24 to hold talks with senior Turkish officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and to visit the parliament building that was bombed during the military coup attempt of July 15
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