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.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
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
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is to visit Iran on Monday for talks on Baghdad's battle against the Islamic State group, which holds swathes of the country, his office said.
Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobane have repulsed a new attempt by the ISIL militants to cut off the border with Turkey as troops battled the jihadists in neighbouring Iraq
Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged this year from the US Navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine, a US official confirmed to AFP on Oct. 16.
Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists are being trained by Saddam Hussein's former pilots to fly three fighter jets captured from the Syrian military, a monitoring group said Oct. 16.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the withdrawal of Iraqi government forces towards Baghdad and the continuing civil war in Syria have created a dangerous security vacuum at the core of the Middle East.
More than 12,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq so far this year, mainly by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and minorities facing ethnic cleansing are the principal victims, according to a report published on Oct. 16.
President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat ISIL on Oct. 14, as the U.S.-led air armada stepped up its raids in Syria
When the current Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was in charge of the country’s foreign policy, he outlined a bold principle for its regional behavior: “zero problems with neighbors.”
Shiite militias backed by the Iraqi army are committing war crimes against civilians in their fightback against ISIL, rights watchdog Amnesty International said
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