Whoever is giving information to President Tayyip Erdoğan about the Turkish journalists in prison, they are not doing any good neither to him nor the country
The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is called the Istanbul Convention. It was signed in Istanbul in 2011. Turkey worked tremendously hard to reach an agreement with member-states and it became the first country to sign it. This was highly significant and symbolic since a majority Muslim country had taken leadership on an issue about women.
The conversations between the 93-0671 tail-numbered F-16 jet’s pilot who took off with the code name “Lion 6” and the tower at the Akıncı Air Base were fully recorded
A few years ago in a conversation I was having in New York, a Turkish student said something I found resentful. “Istanbul has become full of Arabs; I no longer want to live there.”
In the indictment I am charged with “helping an armed terrorist organization while not being a member.”
The Center for Turkish Studies (CTRS) at Kadir Has University has released the results of its annual Public Perceptions on Turkish Foreign Policy survey last week
According to Richard Florida, there are three T’s for any nation to prosper in our time.
It was an ironic coincidence that more than a dozen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet appeared in court on Press Freedom Day. Twelve out of 17 have been in prison since November 2016 and it took nine months for them to defend themselves in court
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
Who killed Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara?
Public-spirited businessman Moutaz al-Hayat is flying 4,000 cows into Qatar from the United States and Australia to boost milk supply in his country, which is being blockaded by most of its Arab neighbors in the Gulf. It will take 60 flights, and is definitely not cost-effective.
The growing tension between Germany and Turkey is culminating to alarming levels
“How dare you consider vacationing in Turkey with my children?” said a wife to her husband in the back of a Berlin taxi.
Turkish society is divided right down the middle as the country heads to a referendum on April 16 to decide on whether to replace the current parliamentary system with one with an executive presidency. According to the latest polls, half of the voters are on the “yes” front, while the other half is firmly “no,” with tensions between the two camps rising every day
Whether you call it good luck or a great strategy, it’s clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is enjoying his heyday in international politics these days: Thanks to the peculiarities of Western democracies and their political systems, Putin has managed to grow his influence quickly in a number of countries including the United States, reasserting Moscow’s power on its periphery and sowing discord among his adversaries.
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.
“I would not be astonished again at anything after having seen that.”
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
The German media has started to talk about negotiations. The German public broadcaster ARD has directly asked the German premier if there are negotiations with Turkey.
At least 301 workers lost their lives on May 13, 2014 in a tragedy which took place at a coalmine in Soma, a district in the western province of Manisa
This month’s G20 meeting in Hamburg showed Western countries still struggling for a strategy to stop suspected Russian meddling in their politics and hacking their elections
The Church of Cyprus has a definitely far limited clout on politics compared to the Makarios period when the Archbishop was the “national leader” and the president of the state at the same time.
Before writing this piece, I looked back at my archives and checked what I had written in the final days of 2014 and 2015.
The sun is out now and we have forgotten about the flood disaster that took place on Tuesday in Istanbul. These types of flood disasters are the new norm in the world, according to Ümit Şahin, the Istanbul Policy Centre Climate Studies Coordinator
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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It was in the middle of a summer night too, it caught people in bed. The date was August 17 and the time was 3:02 a.m.
The EU lost credibility in 2004 for most Turks when it admitted Cyprus (meaning Greek Cyprus) as a full member, despite the overwhelming rejection by Greek Cypriots of the so called “Annan Plan,” which was the best blueprint–regardless of its shortcomings—for a solution to this problem until then
The economic bill of the crisis between Turkey and Germany would be much costly than expected. I believe it is more accurate to see Germany not just as a country with which we have close economic relations but also an influential actor in the European Union and even in the Western Alliance
Denmark has recently appointed the world’s first ambassador to Silicon Valley. The first “tech-ambassador” on this earth, Casper Klynge, will most likely be joined soon by his foreign counterparts
Instead of making a poster depicting the humiliation of the soldier, you should make a poster of our hero soldier Ömer Halisdemir, who overthrew a Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) general with one bullet
What is the pain of being without a home and without a country? How painful is it to be away from home?
On one side there is Bodrum; on the other side there is Marmaris. At the center of this paradise lies the Yatağan Thermal Power Station with its giant polluting capacity
The National Intelligence Organization (MİT) is in command of the fight against the “Fethullahist Terrorist Organization” (FETÖ). But it must be stressed that the MİT is not a judicial institution; its duty is to gather intelligence.