Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
The new campus of the Office of the President, built in the Atatürk Forest Farm in Ankara, will be opened with a ceremony on Oct. 29.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Almost every TV news station shifted their live coverage to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press conference on Oct. 24 at lunch time, leaving Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sentences incomplete.
A Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) source has denied a report that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces would start heading for Kobane on Oct 26
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
As widely expected, the Central Bank kept its policy rates constant at its Oct. 23 rates meeting.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Actress Deniz Tunca was stopped by police while she was driving in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood. She was tested for alcohol; nothing was found.
The CHP leader has said he feels 'offended as a politician struggling for democracy' by the fact that PM Davutoğlu is repeatedly having his authority overridden by President Erdoğan
The Turkish president says the PYD agreed to the passage of 1,300 FSA fighters to the border town of Kobane, while the leader of the Syrian Kurdish group stresses that talks are continuing and no agreement has been reached yet
The battle for the Syrian town of Kobane will turn into a war of attrition unless Kurds get arms that can repel tanks and armoured vehicles, PYD keader Salih Muslim says
The European Commission’s planned 9 percent anti-dumping decision on trout imports from Turkey has alarmed Turkish fishermen, who are worried about losing their biggest market
Ahmet Davutoğlu has accused two opposition parties of remaining indifferent to the cruelty in neighboring Syria, in a speech peppered with personal anecdotes and passages from Islamic history.
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
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