Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
I have completely opposite views from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on many topics, but I watch in admiration his political genius, his way of interpreting politics, his economic determination and also his “leadership stance.”
Security black holes around Turkey are getting bigger, yet the government is not vocalizing the threat is becoming more serious, warns an analyst. ‘Being Muslim will not protect Turkey from radicalism,’ says security expert Mete Yarar.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in war-torn Somalia on Jan. 25 amid tight security, a rare visit by a foreign leader to the war-torn nation
(HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş has lamented the declaration of national mourning for Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The name of the first Ottoman diplomat in the Horn of Africa is Ahmet Mazhar Bey, who was appointed as consul general to the Ethiopian city of Harar in 1910s. He was shot dead by colonialists in Djibouti.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The global security environment is getting more complicated and dangerous every other day and the Somalia bombing before Erdoğan’s visit is a part of it.
Foreign leaders gathered in a cavernous mosque in the Saudi Arabian capital on Jan. 23 for the funeral of King Abdullah
Five Somalis died in a suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting, a day ahead of a visit by Erdoğan. 'If they do it in the name of Islam, there is nothing like that in our religion. We are against terror whatever mask it hides itself behind,' the Turkish president said.
Preparations are continuing for President Erdoğan’s scheduled visit to Somalia, despite the Jan. 22 suicide attack in Mogadishu
President Erdoğan called on Muslim countries to warn Western countries against a rise in Islamophobia
Category: GWYNNE DYER
After Ahmed Merabet, a French policeman, was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said: “My brother was Muslim and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace and love.”
A Charlie Hebdo gunman told French TV that he was 'sent and financed by Al Qaeda,' while the supermarket gunman told he was a member of ISIL
A total of 12,872 migrants trying to cross into Greece from Turkey over the Aegean Sea were captured by Turkish Coast Guard Command teams in 524 separate incidents in 2014
Prayers, tears and solemn visits to mass graves marked the start of commemorations Friday across tsunami-hit nations for the 220,000 people who perished when giant waves decimated coastal areas of the Indian Ocean a decade ago.
Turkey should look after the 290 Uighur Turks who are being kept in a camp in Thailand and face the possibility of being executed if returned to China
At least 128 journalists have been killed around the world in 2014, including two in Turkey, according to the annual Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) report.
Germany is witnessing the emergence of a far-right populist movement that has drawn support from hardcore neo-Nazis and also a small but growing anti-euro party, the AfD
The UN's human rights chief condemned rich nations for their indifference to waves of global migration, after new figures showed more than 3,400 people died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe
Half of nearly $8 billion in climate finance given to the developing world since 2003 went to just ten countries, and nations most at risk got the short end of the stick, a report said Dec. 8.
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