Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
A very interesting development took place the other day: A prominent pro-government journalist, who has until recently been an unconditional supporter of Turkey’s Syria policy, suddenly switched sides.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Aug. 16 that her country “will not pursue” an upgrading of the European Union’s Customs Union with Turkey due to ongoing political tensions.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) “will not stay silent against plots,” its leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, responding to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s claims that he has been involved in “espionage.”
The Hollywood Turkish Film Festival will be held on Sept. 20, 21 and 22 at the world famous Paramount Studios for the first time in Turkish cinema history. The event is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Tourism General Directorate of Cinema in a bid to reunite Turkish cinema with the global market.
Economic pressure on Turkey “is working,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said, commenting on ongoing tensions between Berlin and Ankara.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is hopeful that the strains in Turkish-German ties will end once the German general elections are held on Sept. 25.
A Turkish national was among at least 18 people killed in an attack in Burkina Faso by suspected jihadists, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Aug. 14
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) celebrates its 16th anniversary in Ankara today, Aug. 14.
A police officer in the eastern province of Bingöl on Aug. 10 saved the life of a suicidal 18-year-old woman on a motorway overpass, by pretending to be a journalist as the woman was threatening to jump if police officers got too close.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The tax stamp on electronic devices production and imports was recently hiked, for allocation to the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), the state broadcaster. Upon a decision by the cabinet, 4 percent has been added to the existing 6 percent tax stamp.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
How many years will it take for China to become a “superpower”?
Category: AYŞE ARMAN
A total of 300 women living in Istanbul saw the Bosphorus Strait for the first time in their lives even though they have been living in the city for 30 years, as part of a project carried out by the Maltepe Municipality.
Journalist associations and thousands signing an online petition were pushing on Aug. 8 for the release of a freelance French journalist detained in Turkey since July 26, accused of having links to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
Sweden said on Aug. 8 that it was working to assist a Swedish-Turkish journalist detained in Spain after Ankara issued an international arrest warrant over alleged terrorism.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
In his daily Hürriyet column on Aug. 7, journalist Abdulkadir Selvi wrote that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently instructed his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials to prepare a substantial report on the foreign links of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.
A Turkish court ordered two life sentences for the killer of Syrian journalist Naji Jerf in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Aug. 5
A German publishing group filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rigths (ECHR) over jailed German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel’s case
Media groups have appealed for the immediate release of a French freelance journalist arrested in the southeastern province of Şırnak on terror charges while reporting there.
News items reported from the Turkish capital Ankara over the last few weeks are not quite consistent with the political predictability that one may have expected from a single-party government led by a president who recently won a referendum gathering all executive power
An Istanbul court has ruled for the release of four suspects from the gendarmerie in the case into the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in 2007.
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