A court in Ankara has refused an appeal for payment of compensation to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, citing the political parties’ right to oppose
An international seminar held recently in Kazakhstan with the participation of leading historians and archaeologists provided information about findings in the Altay Mountains
Category: BLIND SPOT
I think there is a sharp change of mood in Turks when summer comes. We have a character that is open to mood changes anyway, but somehow, this reaches disastrous dimensions in summertime.
Author Toni Alaranta argues in his new book that international opinion failed to understand Turkey’s domestic dynamics after 2002, legitimizing authoritarianism in the search for a ‘moderate Muslim democracy’
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan concluded his first year in the presidency on Aug. 28, 2015 on the same day as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu submitted to him the interim government that will take Turkey to early elections on Nov 1. Even this coincidence gives us sufficient evidence to analyze the one-year performance of Erdoğan as president
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Turkey had its legislative elections on June 7. The result was simple: Four parties made it into parliament and not a single one had enough seats to form a government by itself
A major new film about the childhood of the Prophet Muhammad cost an estimated $40 million and took more than seven years to complete
This year’s archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Olba have recently ended. The floor covering of the Olba Monastery is one of the highlights of this season’s work
A Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy has questioned recently passed amendments in Turkey’s press card regulations, claiming that they will further “increase censorship” in the country
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey’s political decision makers could have read the Arab Spring in a much different way.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
His Majesty has said he believed early elections on Nov. 1 would “clear up the problems created by the June 7” parliamentary elections.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
You know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one, far longer than seems reasonable – and then three arrive all at once. Financial crises are a bit like that too.
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
The summer is almost over, but I guess some of my readers have not had a chance to hit the beach, as I am still getting questions on book recommendations on Turkish politics and economy.
A police intelligence report has revealed the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) poses a “high risk” in 12 districts in southeastern Turkey, as the group continues to put pressure on people in the region
As the deadline for the formation of an interim government will expire on Aug. 28, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has continued his work to form a government which would represent different segments of society, with a specific emphasis on nationalist grassroots
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said the AKP will return to its “factory settings” at its party’s congress in mid-September, adding that this date would also mark the start of its campaign for the snap election set for Nov. 1.
At the center of harsh criticisms from his Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) for accepting a ministerial position in the interim government, Tuğrul Türkeş challenged his party management and underlined he won’t resign from the party
Turkish jets will soon fly alongside U.S.-led coalition aircrafts in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Pentagon official said on Aug. 27
A court in ex-Soviet Azerbaijan on Aug. 26 slapped jail terms of between 12 and 14 years on three men for fighting in Syria, a source familiar with the case told AFP.
The lawyer of a Kuwait-born Irish tourist who was captured on video taking on 15 shopkeepers in Istanbul has said his client plans to sue the assailants
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