A major new film about the childhood of the Prophet Muhammad cost an estimated $40 million and took more than seven years to complete
The government is obliged to implement decisions taken by Turkey’s Supreme Court and the ECHR on the rights of the Alevis, or else the justice system will be blocked by thousands of new legal cases and ‘unfortunate’ things could take place, says Professor İzzettin Doğan, the head of the Cem Foundation
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has urged the Alevi community to be alert against those "who want to make brothers kill each other," while also stressing that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) must be eradicated.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site, Syria's antiquities chief said on Aug. 18
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on August 18 he was cancelling the positions of advisers hired as contractors in ministries and limiting the number of advisers for himself, the president, and the parliamentary speaker to five each.
Former Iraqi premier Nuri al-Maliki on August 18 dismissed as "worthless" a parliamentary report blaming him and others for the jihadist takeover of second city Mosul last year.
The Turkish state should cover the expenses of cemevis, Alevi houses of worship, a chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled, in a move which could mark a watershed on an aspect that many have seen as discriminatory toward the Alevi community
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi approved on Aug. 16 an investigative council's decision to refer military commanders to a court martial for abandoning their positions in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Ramadi
At least 60 people were killed and 200 wounded in a bomb attack on August 13 at a market in Baghdad's Sadr City district, police and medical sources said, in one of the largest attacks on the capital since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office a year ago.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
As recently as five years ago Turkey had a happy story to tell – and sell.
A decade of anger over the Iraq war resurfaced in the 2016 US election race Aug. 11, with Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton's campaigns trading blame about that country's continued instability
A senior Hamas leader is set to arrive in Turkey for a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, amid a flurry of regional contacts made by Hamas that has particularly intensified after the recent nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey is heading fast to an ambiguous but dreadful situation. The leaders of the country’s two biggest parties will be meeting Aug. 10 for a final push to form what is called a “grand coalition” but prospects are dim.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on August 9 for the multiple positions of vice president and deputy prime minister to be cancelled, as part of an initiative to improve state finances and reduce corruption.
ISIL militants have abducted dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said on August 7.
A Turkish woman tells daily Hürriyet how her brother and son fled to ISIL’s stronghold in Syria, al-Raqqah, where American drones taking off from Turkey started to bomb on Aug. 5. “My own brother, my flesh and blood, tricked my son,” the Central Anatolian woman says
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
Exactly two-and-a-half years ago, I wrote, “Your Syrian policy is wrong. As a result of this, our border region will turn into Peshawar.” Unfortunately, what I said came true. That place became such a center of atrocity that it makes al-Qaeda jealous.
The nuclear deal between six world powers and Iran signed earlier this month presents a predicament for Turkey.
Washington has agreed to speed up arms sales to Gulf states, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on August 3 after talks in Doha on their concerns over the Iran nuclear deal.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Qatar on August 2 for talks with his Gulf Arab counterparts on the next leg of a regional tour to ease allies' concerns over the Iran nuclear deal.
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