A number of parts of buildings on the Galatasaray Islet in Istanbul’s Bosphorus were demolished early on May 28, after the rejection of an evacuation order by one of its tenants, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A French photojournalist detained by police in Turkey for nearly three weeks has ended a week-long hunger strike, press freedom body Reporters Without Borders (RSF) stated on May 27.
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced that the word “arena” had been removed from the names of all stadiums in the country on May 27, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Turkey will never allow another coup attempt to happen again, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed on May 27, speaking at the first iftar fast-breaking meal of Ramadan, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A Turkish court arrested two journalists from daily Sözcü late on May 26 over alleged links to the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt, widely believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed in a phone call their mutual desire for a deepening of the strategic partnership between their two countries, the Kremlin said on May 27
The United Nations expressed grave concern on May 27 over the deportation by Myanmar and Thailand of a Turkish national over alleged connections to the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.
Turkey has voiced its concerns over the escalation of violence that took place in Libya’s capital Tripoli on May 26.
The German government will hold discussions with the Turkish government for another two weeks over the resolution of the latest refusal of a German delegation’s visit to the İncirlik air base in the southern province of Adana, Der Spiegel reported on May 27
Ankara and Brussels will pursue a one-year calendar to chart the future course of Turkey’s EU accession bid, President Erdoğan says
Thirteen outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants were killed during clashes between security forces and PKK militants in Turkey’s southeastern provinces on May 28, according to Turkish officials
The leader of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), whose military wing is planning an operation to capture Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with the support of the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition, has been denied a visa to the United States
The Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office on May 27 issued an arrest warrant for the license holder of daily Sözcü as a part of an investigation into some of the daily’s staff over their alleged links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization.
Muslims in Turkey are set to begin fasting on May 27 for the holy month of Ramadan, when most of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.
A report penned by a parliamentary panel tasked with probing the July 2016 coup attempt has determined that the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) was absolutely behind the putsch while also noting that there was a general intelligence failure in preventing the deadly attempt
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Saruhanlı district of the Aegean province of Manisa on May 27 at 6.53 p.m., the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has announced.
NICOSIA - The Associated Press
Dozens of Greek and Turkish Cypriots have linked arms across a U.N.-controlled buffer zone cutting across Nicosia to voice their support for a reunification agreement.
LONDON - The Associated Press
British Airways canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on May 27 as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers.
TAORMINA, Italy - Reuters
Under pressure from allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on May 27, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide.
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group on May 27 claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus in central Egypt that killed dozens of Christians, its propaganda arm said
A Turkish court on May 26 demanded the country’s Justice Ministry to strip U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen of his Turkish citizenship, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington.
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There is just one good piece of news regarding Turkish foreign policy nowadays, but there are many bad ones that have stained the outlook on Turkey when evaluated from abroad.
You must have heard the phrase “back to the future.” Nothing else could better describe my feelings while following the NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also attended.
A report from Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) recently suggested that the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) earned half-a-billion U.S. dollars from its 312 education institutions across the U.S., describing the country as the main center of activities of the group.
In the same hours President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was walking out of a relatively positive sit-down with EU leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, a harsh resolution to condemn the violence of Erdoğan’s security personnel against protestors last week in Washington was voted in at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. One step forward, two steps back.
It was the beginning of 2003; Abdullah Gül was Turkey’s Prime Minister. Fadıl Akgündüz, also known as Jet Fadıl, was an independent deputy from the southeastern province of Siirt.
Without focusing on whether Turkey is European or Middle Eastern, can’t we view relations between Turkey and the European Union from the perspective of the law, diplomacy and the economy?
When I was in Kabul years ago, I was positively surprised to see a branch of the Agha Khan Foundation working on building a cellphone network.
A picture is worth a thousand words. However, in the case of photographs emerging from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 16 meeting, less than one thousand words can be said.
The 70th Cannes Festival is set to end on May 28. Fatih Akın’s ‘In the Fade’ is among strong contenders for the Golden Palm.
Turkish academic and painter Aydın Ayan celebrates the 45th anniversary of his life in the arts. A catalog of his works has been published by Mimar Sinan University Publications
Gaziantepspor has already been relegated but the locals of the culinary capital of the country are taking solace in the fact that more than 25,000 Beşiktaş fans will flock to the southeastern province on May 28 to watch the defending champion attempt to clinch its second title in a row.
From May 27 to June 24, Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul will offer an extensive iftar buffet, highlighting the rich heritage of Turkish and Ottoman cuisines to the accompaniment of live “fasıl” music.
In our first review we spoke about two films at Cannes this year (“Sea Sorrow” and “Jupiter’s Moon”) focusing on one of the main themes of this year’s festival: The migration crisis. This is only part of the overall crisis in today’s Europe, which includes the degeneration of the political and economic system as well as of human values.
Twelve treasure hunters have been detained in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir after attempting to sell an ancient tomb with cross motif for $4 million
Excavations at the Yeşilova mound show remains of a luxurious life in İzmir 5,000 years ago, with ancient locals using all opportunities to make their lives comfortable
As I contemplated a visit to Istanbul this year, I was confronted with multiple warnings of danger there
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East’ edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (Hurst, 384 pages, £20)