FOOTBALL & POLITICS - The outcome of the debate about the invitation extended to Jordan and Morocco to attend the Gulf Cup will serve as one more indicator of the balance of power among the Gulf states
Category: NURAY MERT
U.S.-Turkey relations are similar to the stories of celebrities’ failing marriages. Everyone knows that the couple does not get on anymore and even cheats on each other, but both parties publicly say the marriage is going well
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Neither Turkish President Erdoğan nor US Vice President Biden were able to convince each other on their priorities in the Syrian front of the fight against ISIL during an almost four-hour meeting in Istanbul
'This is not a marginal phenomenon. This is something that is being observed and seems to be part of the strategy of the group, says Leila Zerrougui, the UN special representative for children in armed conflict
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) launched a major attack Nov. 21 on the Iraqi city of Ramadi, capital of the troubled western province of Anbar
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The First World War in the Middle East’ by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (Hurst, $35, 320 pages)
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, among all other things that should surprise him – such as how a bunch of jihadist murderers control half the land of your country’s two southern neighbors – has been baffled by a very simple question.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“When it comes to foreseeing the refugee crisis, I’d give the Turkish government a score of 2 out of 10. But in terms of the humanitarian aspect, I’d give it an 8 or even 9 out of 10,” Murat Erdoğan, the head of the Migration and Politics Research Center at Ankara’s Hacettepe University, told me.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turks love to mount their high horses and wax moral about xenophobia toward the Turks and Islamophobia toward Muslims in general in the West.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Several Islamic figures that lived long before Columbus have suggested that some Muslim sailors sailed across the Atlantic.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
I sensed this was coming when I discovered a Turkish book, “Goethe and Islam,” which proudly announced that “in addition to the controversy regarding whether Johann Wolfgang Goethe was Muslim, there is now proof that the German writer … was not only Muslim, but also Turkish.”
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in the heart of the usually secure Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Arbil on Wednesday, killing four people, officials said.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu made some important remarks to senior Turkish reporters and editors accompanying him at the G-20 Summit in Brisbane.
We are at the precipice of the end of an international order. With the upheaval of the Syrian civil war now involving Iraq – complemented by the invasion of Ukraine – the Post-Cold War order is coming to an end,
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Last week I had the chance to have a tête-à-tête conversation with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), one of the United States’ most established think tanks.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has released a defiant audio recording it said was of chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after air strikes on jihadist leaders in Iraq sparked rumours he had been wounded or killed.
The Iraqi government and the KRG have reached a deal to ease tensions over Kurdish oil exports and civil service payments from Baghdad, Iraq’s finance minister told Reuters on Nov. 13.
The headline may sound disturbing, but it is just a version of the latest remarks by a Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader revealing the ruling party’s mentality and its approach to religious freedom.
One may or may not like Turkey’s rulers, but you must be fair and admit that they are often fun – unless they do serious things and cause harm. They live in a world of wonders which, for us outsiders, is truly amusing to observe.
De Mistura hopes to institute truces and improve aid access in limited local areas, starting in Aleppo, once Syria's main commercial hub
Daily News - Follow us on