Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Sept. 23 requesting the annulment of a number of articles of government decrees on the suspension and dismissal of public officials in the ongoing state of emergency
As if everything else had already been sorted out, this brand new problem was all we needed in Syria!
One day after the Sept. 22 meeting between Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the CHP officially appealed to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of decree laws issued by the government since late July.
According to the newly-released income and living conditions survey of the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK), the rich have become richer while the poor have become poorer.
After Turkey’s failed coup on July 15, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency.
The day after the G-20 Hangzhou Summit in China, I read an article in the Jakarta Post
The $1 bill paranoia is quite widespread in Turkey
The Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) has released the results of its “Income and Living Conditions Survey 2015.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a huge victory in Turkey’s general elections on Nov. 1, garnering almost half of the votes and increasing its vote over the June 7 elections by almost 9 percentage points
Yesterday was a very important day. It was both International Peace Day and Zero Emissions Day (ZeDay)
The man who kicked a 23-year-old nurse in the face on an Istanbul public bus “because she was wearing shorts” reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder and had been treated many times at a mental facility.
Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that North Korea was the “neighborhod outlaw” after Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear weapons test on Friday
I have been writing in this column since 2007. I did not parachute into this column; it was not the mighty hand of the current political power that made it possible for me to have this column. When I started writing, I had the experience, accumulation of information and perspective of views gained over 21 years spent in the local and international media as a reporter, editor and administrator.
A recent video which was released by Syrian rebels in northern Syria shows fighters jeering a coalition convoy and rebels objecting to U.S. special forces on the ground. It also shows the complexity of the current situation in Syria
“They have not been jailed for journalistic work.” This phrase has been the defense of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling AKP whenever Turkey is criticized for the high number of journalists who have been detained, arrested or convicted in the country
Many things have been said about the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, but a number of remarkable smaller details have gone unnoticed, although they are equally amazing
The Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will have four cabinet ministries, and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will have four ministries, in the case that a coalition is not formed and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan makes the decision of an early election.
Is it acceptable in a democracy that trustees can be appointed by the central government to replace elected mayors if the latter has committed a crime?
Each day Turkey becomes a witness to incredible incidents. But the biggest threat to the country is to see these incidents as normal and internalize them
A huge panic erupted when a few days prior to bayram M.D., who went shopping for the coming religious holiday in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, yelled “I am a suicide bomber”
Perhaps no issue on the global agenda is more susceptible to manipulation by grandstanding demagogues than refugees and migrants.
Thanks to the generous decision of the Turkish government to bridge the period between the four-day Eid al-Adha sacrifice holiday with an “administrative leave,” Turks were provided with a nine-day end of summer opportunity for holidaying.
The tumult in the Middle East and North Africa following the outbreak of the Arab Spring in late 2010 and subsequent rise of radicalism created insecurity not only for the region, but also for the whole world with its spillover effects
Are Native Americans luckier than people from our Black Sea province of Artvin?
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Turkey on Jan. 23 at a crucial time in the country’s history
The responsibility to change the course of Egypt again falls on all Egyptians
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I look at the pictures I posted on Facebook. On the green patch of lawn just before you enter the first gate of Atatürk Airport, several foreign journalists standing in a row before TV cameras anxiously report on the huge story of the day
“And, Oh God, please protect us from the wickedness of the educated!”
After the bad state of affairs in Turkey’s slowing growth rate, the increase in unemployment rates is also continuing.
It seems difficult to please Turkey’s Western allies when it comes to relations with Russia. They are concerned when there is tension between the two, but they are equally worried when relations warm up again
One of my readers commented: “A headscarf-wearing policewoman would be biased, because by wearing a headscarf she is declaring her side in advance”
Very positive messages have been coming from Ankara’s political circles for the past week.