Tourism is expected to improve in 2017, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has said, noting that tourism indicators, especially in the Russian market, were rising after Turkey’s tourism industry experienced a crisis in 2016.
Parliament is close to completing a voting process on contentious constitutional amendment package, prompting the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) to already begin work on a referendum campaign with plans for coordination with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Category: GÜLSE BİRSEL
I have immense respect for all kinds of ideas and views.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Unlike Rod Nordland of The New York Times or Dion Nissenbaum of the Wall Street Journal, who have recently been barred entry to Turkey, some foreign journalists still report from here.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
As the Turkish Parliament continues its second round of voting on a constitutional amendment package shifting the country from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency, the White House will welcome its new resident Donald Trump today.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
At the 47th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, I heard an interesting Turkey rumor.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
I was recently having an informal chat with an important name from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) together with a number of colleagues.
The government is preparing a new decree law supposedly to restore fundamental rights the under state of emergency, after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) moved to degrade Turkey’s status and reopen its monitoring process, as was the case in the 1990s.
A video showing a gun shoot-out between three people in the Marmara province of Bursa on Jan. 19 went viral on social media as the reason for the fight remains unknown.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has asked that Tarkan’s “Şıkıdım” song be played in concerts in Moscow and Istanbul to commemorate the Red Army Choir, daily Habertürk has reported.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist who attacked the Reina nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood on Jan. 1 has told police that he “doesn’t regret his actions.”
Istanbul prosecutors have concluded an investigation into Syrian journalist Hüsnü Mahalli, demanding his imprisonment for up to seven years and five months on charges that he insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a TV show.
Russia has invited the U.S. to take part in the upcoming intra-Syrian talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Jan. 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Jan. 19.
Nearly 18 million students in Turkey received their first-term report cards and began their two-week winter semester break on Jan. 20.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey’ by Tuba Çandar, translated by Maureen Freely (Transaction, $30, 403 pages)
Ankara’s Cartography Museum the most comprehensive museum of its type in Turkey, displaying hundreds of maps and map-related products
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The latest talks held between the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities in Geneva last week, under the auspices of the U.N., failed to produce desired outcomes.
Category: AYŞE ARMAN
I have written numerously about the murder of Değer Deniz. It was a horrific atrocity that shook us all with fear.
Category: ERSU ABLAK
Yesterday it was announced that our first national search engine, Geliyoo, is ready to be used. The news went viral because just a few days ago, Transportation and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said we needed a national search engine because we currently depend on foreign technologies.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
There is no doubt that terrorism is Turkey’s most important problem.
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