Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Situated in the middle of a crisis-prone neighborhood, Turkey can hardly ignore developments around itself for long. But that is exactly what has happened, as it has been focused on domestic politics since 2014 with a seemingly constant election cycle
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The oath taken by women police cadets at the Police Training Center (POMEM) in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat has been raised in a parliamentary question by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Zeynep Altıok.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I recently wrote an article about the sophisticated propaganda machine of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reintroduced a monitoring process for Turkey on April 25, citing “serious deterioration of the functioning of democratic institutions.”
Turkey will not wait at Europe’s door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on April 25.
The 2017 World Press Freedom Index prepared annually by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) saw Turkey decline by four points compared to last year due to an “unprecedented purge” under the state of emergency
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a phone conversation late on April 25, after the latter criticized Turkey for bombing Iraq’s Sinjar region and northeastern Syria earlier on the same day.
Turkey continued its strikes on outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria for a second day on April 26, while also responding to criticism from the United States
‘Peace Envoys’ is a documentary aiming to break the notion of ‘being a stranger,’ and to reminisce a nation’s memory. The documentary debuted on the 90th anniversary of the April 23 Children’s Day
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, Istanbul’s Reina, St. Petersburg’s metro and Stockholm… These are some of the bloody attacks carried out by terrorists of Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Tajik origin.
Unfortunately, we are living in a world where journalism is not getting more difficult but more dangerous – to the extent that journalistic associations have launched an award journalists working under difficult circumstances
The Turkish military has carried out air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants near Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and northeastern Syria to prevent the group from sending weapons and explosives for attacks inside Turkey.
Istanbul’s Kuleli Military High School will be transformed into a museum, Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said, adding that the historical part of the building will be given to the Culture and Tourism Ministry for transformation.
Western partners of gas giant Gazprom agreed on April 24 to provide half the financing for the 9.5-billion euro ($10.32 billion) Nord Stream 2 pipeline, removing a big hurdle for a Russian plan to pump more gas to Europe.
Instead of a nuclear test, North Korea deploys a large number of long-range artillery units near Wonsan on its east coast for a live-fire drill on the anniversary of the foundation of its military
Learning a lot from a tragic loss last year, Turkish side Vakıfbank wins the CEV Volleyball Champions League with a convincing victory over host Imoco Volley Conegliano
Turkey’s military spending decreased by 5.7 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to a new Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report on military expenditures.
The top diplomats from Russia and the European Union struggled April 24 to overcome deep rifts that have plunged ties to a post-Cold War low despite calling for closer cooperation
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
In his most recent in-person meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 10, 2017 in Moscow, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his wish to no longer use the term “normalization” in reference to Turkish-Russian ties, in a bid to emphasize that bilateral relations have returned to their state before Nov 24, 2015, when Turkey downed a Russian jet on the Syrian border
President Erdoğan is set to embark on a world tour in an effort to restore ties with allies following months of tension
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