The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) flag was raised at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on Feb. 26 for the official visit of the leader of the autonomous Iraqi region.
Turkey has sent Washington information regarding the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen’s property in Canada following a request from U.S. authorities, daily Yeni Şafak reported on Feb. 27.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said the government will hold an official ceremony in Ankara to mark the birthday of Caliph Ali, 27 years after the last time it was celebrated with the Alevi community of Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım held an announced meeting with Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar on Feb. 27 after the military voiced its disturbance over a series of criticisms and reports targeting Turkey’s top soldier.
Five people were murdered per day across Turkey in 2016, according to a report from the Police Department and the Gendarmerie Command.
The number of employed women in Turkey decreased 40,000 in November 2016 compared to the same month of 2015, according to a new report prepared by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV).
European Union member states on Feb. 27 approved visa-free travel for Georgia, after agreeing safeguards to prevent any upsurge in arrivals from the former Soviet satellite
Turkey’s northwestern province of Bursa has surpassed national hospitals in Turkey and European countries with its exceeding rates of organ donor supplies and transplant operations
More than half of the construction of a 511-kilometer concrete wall being built on Turkey’s border with Syria has been completed, the head of the state-owned Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has said.
The Turkish parliament’s authorities have already been taken out of its hand in a “de facto way” as the state of emergency decree laws are being used for random cases, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Terror will disappear from Turkey is the country’s populace votes ‘yes’ to charter changes that will empower President Erdoğan
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani on Feb. 26 for the second time in a week.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will officially launch its campaign for the April 16 referendum in Ankara on Feb 25, kicking off its seven-week-long work aimed at garnering no less than 55 percent of votes to have constitutional amendments approved by the Turkish people. As usual, it is planned to be a massive event with big crowds attending the launch.
Turkey has suggested what it calls a “Mosul model” for the potential Raqqa operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), highlighting that Raqqa is also a predominantly Arab city that must be saved by mostly Arab forces.
Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani is set to meet senior Turkish officials for the second time in a week in Istanbul on Feb. 26.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Staff, made a public appearance at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Feb. 23, just a few days before the presentation of a new plan by the U.S. security apparatus to President Donald Trump about a new plan to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DAESH, that involves military operations to take Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq from their hands.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev recently appointed his wife as the country’s first ever vice-president. His elected colleagues greeted this decision with a standing ovation.
The ruling Justice and Development Party officially launched its ‘Yes’ campaign for the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments on Feb. 25 in Ankara.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has warned Greece not to try the country’s patience amid fresh tension between the two countries over remarks by Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias, which he described as “provocative.”
Daily Hürriyet has released a statement regarding its lead story on Feb. 25 about the Turkish Armed Forces’ answers to various criticisms, responding to a wave of “unlimited slander” against its journalism immediately after the story was published
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