Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Advocating Turkey’s membership of the European Union used to be a strategic vision of all past U.S. administrations - both Democratic and Republican – especially since late 1980s. The U.S. pushed the view that Turkey’s loyalty to the West during the Cold War needed to be rewarded with deeper European integration, taking on board some Atlanticists in high places in Europe in promoting this idea
Category: YUSUF KANLI
When in August 2013, in his capacity as chief foreign policy advisor to then prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, today’s Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın tweeted: “It is wrong to claim ‘Turkey has been left alone in the Middle East.’
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
Leaving behind the recent constitutional referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can now take a deep sigh of relief and deliberate on what kind of strategy he will adopt for the next presidential election, which will be his next political test.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
In our relations with Europe, are we rational and moderate or are we excessively sentimental? Maybe we should say epic/heroic instead of sentimental…
Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) published the official results of the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments in the Official Gazette on late April 27.
The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” over the Turkish air strikes on the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, adding that the raids were putting the U.S. soldiers on the field at risk.
The YPG and Fethullah Gülen will be top on Turkey’s agenda when President Erdoğan meets US President Trump next month
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will become a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on May 2, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said
Germany on April 28 urged fellow EU nations not to end membership talks with Turkey because the country is key to European interests.
Germany on April 28 urged fellow EU nations not to end membership talks with Turkey because the country is key to European interests
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has invited Turkish businesspeople to invest in his country, praising the successful transformation in the Turkish economy.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Situated in the middle of a crisis-prone neighborhood, Turkey can hardly ignore developments around itself for long. But that is exactly what has happened, as it has been focused on domestic politics since 2014 with a seemingly constant election cycle
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I recently wrote an article about the sophisticated propaganda machine of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
An interesting paradox of the April 16 referendum is that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance, in comparison to the Nov. 1, 2015, elections, was able to increase its votes only in the east and especially in the southeast.
Some 9,103 Turkish police officers were suspended late on April 26 for their alleged links to the Gülen movement, which is accused of masterminding the July 2016 coup attempt
The West has ignored the plight of 14 million people facing famine in Africa, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on April 26.
Ankara has offered condolences to Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani over the killing of Peshmerga troops in a Turkish airstrike on April 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will attend a European Union meeting in Malta on April 28
The relationship between the European Union and Turkey has been “severely hit” by actions taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Ankara government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on April 27.
The United States is committed to helping Turkey be strong and also democratic, despite differences on key policy issues, U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass said on April 27 ahead of face-to-face talks next month between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump.
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