Roger Hardy speaks to Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East,’ a vivid account of the half-century between 1917 and 1967
On the 82nd anniversary of women getting the right to vote Turkey, Erospolis takes a look at semantics around women and wonders how we can urge ‘Votes for Women’ if we continue to ‘euphemize’ the term ‘women’ by using ‘ladies’ and ‘girls’ instead
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Since my late 20s I have defined myself, politically speaking, as a classical liberal.
Category: FİKRET BİLA
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said, “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes…” He continued, “Instead, our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant], and we will.”
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
According to those who are ruling our country, we are experiencing an international attack. It is said that they have trained their “economy weapons” on us and are firing.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Last I checked, on Dec. 8, it had dwindled down to 0. Just 14 months ago, on Oct. 20, 2015, it was more than 10,000, mind you. Prefer long-term averages? The daily average was around 5,000 for November 2015 and 66 for November 2016.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
In a statement on Dec. 7, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan underlined that Turkey was on the eve of “very crucial” decisions on the European Union, in reference to ongoing negotiations on granting visa liberalization to Turkish citizens.
A court in Istanbul on Dec. 9 dropped the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid case that saw charges being brought against four Israeli suspects, including the then chief of Israeli General Staff
The Defense Ministry condemned on Dec. 9 Greek defense minister Panos Kammenos’ recent remarks on Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
The body of another miner was recovered on Dec. 10 after a mine collapse in the Şirvan district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt on Nov. 17, Doğan News Agency has reported
Eleven Turkish nationals in a martial arts group have applied for asylum in Germany after police determined they had not come to take part in a karate tournament as they said
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said support to Turkey in its fight against terrorist organizations would contribute to the global fight against terror
The constitutional amendment package introducing a shift to a presidential system was submitted to Turkey’s parliament on Dec. 10
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 10 that the government is set to increase the research and development (R&D) spending, raising its GDP ratio from 1 to 3 percent by 2023
A total of 29 people were killed and another 166 were wounded on Dec. 10 when two bombings hit central Istanbul near Beşiktaş's Vodafone Arena Stadium, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced
Turkish cymbal producer Mustafa Er produces hand-made cymbals with 12 workers in Edirne’s Uzunköprü district. The cymbals are sold to musicians all around the world
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Did it cross your mind occasionally, in the past week, to wonder where all of the “250,000 civilians trapped in eastern Aleppo” have gone? As the area of the city under rebel control dwindled – by Wednesday morning the Syrian regime’s troops had recaptured three-quarters of it – did you see massive columns of fleeing civilians, or mounds of civilian dead?
The Cyprus issue is not independent of the Syrian issue. But while the imperialist intervention that has dragged Syria and Iraq into civil war and divided both still continues, the Cyprus talks have accelerated.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It is not yet certain when the two people of Cyprus will be asked to go to separate simultaneous referenda to vote on an agreement uniting the divided island in a bi-zonal and bi-communal federation.
A drone that killed four Turkish soldiers last week in Syria might belong to Iran, the Pentagon has said.
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