An inmate of the Alevi faith, a secular version of Islam, was permitted to meet with an Alevi religious leader, known as an Alevi Dede, in prison thanks to a ruling which allowed imams to preach in prisons.
Interior ministers of the Gulf states on July 3 vowed to take a united stand against a string of deadly bombings targeting Shiite mosques claimed by ISIL
Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen ISIL attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Sunni Islamist! And subservient to the emerging Turkish empire… Thus would reply your Turkish Islamist, so cheerfully, like a child being asked which chocolate, toy, game and cartoon film he would like.
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
The day we heard about the death of former President Süleyman Demirel, news about another death was circulating around but not too many people were aware of it.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed an attack on two Huthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on June 29 night that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women.
The necessity of forming a new government does not constrain the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP) government from protecting the country’s interests, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said, while reiterating that Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders
ISIL has claimed responsibility for a massacre in a Tunisian seaside resort that killed nearly 40 people, most of them British tourists, in the worst attack in the country’s recent history
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters killed at least 145 civilians in an attack on the Syrian town of Kobane and a nearby village, in what a monitoring group described on June 26 as the second worst massacre carried out by the hardline group in Syria.
Shelling by Yemen's Houthi militia killed four soldiers from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates stationed on Yemen's border with the kingdom, Saudi state media reported on June 25.
Thousands of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal how Saudi Arabia apparently uses its deep pockets to buy international support, but the kingdom insists it is doing nothing out of the ordinary.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants detonated a car bomb and then opened fire on Iraqi troops in the western province of Anbar on June 25, killing 14 soldiers, security sources said
Army forces loyal to Yemen's exiled president seized a border crossing with Saudi Arabia on June 23, officials in the area and witnesses said, dealing a rare blow to the country's dominant Houthi group.
The number of people displaced within Iraq due to violence and fighting by ISIL has exceeded 3 million, the United Nations said June 23, a grim milestone for the war-battered country.
The Pentagon said June 23 that there are some Shiite fighters at an Iraqi military base where Washington just sent 450 reinforcements, but they were not working with US forces, underscoring concerns over links with the sectarian fighters.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Analysis about what the June 7 election represented, and expectations as to what should happen now, vary depending on whether you are looking from the west or the east.
As tensions between Islamist and secular groups spike in southeastern Anatolia, scholar Mustafa Gürbüz speaks to HDN about the past, present and future of Kurdish Hizbullah
A car bomb near a mosque in Sanaa kills two people, as Saudi-led warplanes bombarded second city Aden, after peace talks end without agreement
The United Nations on June 17 extended stalled Yemen peace talks taking place in Geneva, with both the exiled government and the Iran-backed Yemeni rebels accusing each other of trying to sabotage the process.
A legend of Turkish politics departs the scene as five-time PM and former President Süleyman Demirel passes away
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