Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Everything would have come up roses between Ankara and Tehran. Certain things did come up roses. Trade, of both the conventional and shady varieties, actually did prosper.
US warplanes renewed air strikes against ISIL jihadists near the Syrian town of Kobane
The history of the Middle East in the post-colonial era has been one of wars and conflicts with long-standing regional antagonisms and rivalries that show no signs of abating.
PM Davutoğlu has refuted any prospect of moving forward the general election scheduled for June 7, 2015
Turkey cannot be expected to send troops to defend the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane and only Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Syria's own moderate opposition can save it, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says
Iran has accused Turkey of prolonging the three-year conflict in neighboring Syria by insisting on President Bashar al-Assad’s overthrow and supporting “terrorist groups,” the official IRNA news agency has reported.
Damascus has provided military support to Kurdish forces to help them battle ISIL, Syrian media said
Iraqi government forces retook four villages on Oct. 26 near a mountain ridge overlooking supply lines, security officials said
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.
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.
Qatar and Turkey are engaging in intense talks amid critical developments in the region regarding ISIL
Poet Amal al-Jubouri uses blogging and video to help Iraqis cope with the horrors they face, aiming to overcome sectarian divisions threatening to break the country apart
Iraqi state television said Abadi, arrived shortly before midnight for talks with Iranian officials including President Rouhani about the ongoing battle against ISIL
Kurdish fighters in the battleground Syrian town of Kobane weathered an onslaught by ISIL militants as they awaited promised reinforcements from Iraq
The microblogging site Twitter, popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, the kingdom's top Muslim cleric said.
Three car bombs exploded in a Shiite area of northeast Baghdad on Oct. 21, killing at least 18 people, Iraqi security and medical officials said.
The US military air-drops arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic militants near Kobane
ISIL was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Oct. 19 as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments
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