Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan’s discussions in Brussels on May 25 are likely to be one of the most important series of talks in the last few years regarding Turkey’s relations with the West – particularly Europe – because of their dual nature
When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power, the result took even its leadership by surprise. AKP leaders did not have the cadres to rule the country, as they were rather anti-establishment; they joined hands with the Gülenists
During an unscheduled inspection on July 15, 2016 at the Army Aviation School Command, conducted after a tip-off from a “Major O.K.” to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Army Chief Gen. Salih Zeki Çolak asked School Commander Gen. Hakan Atınç whether an individual named Deniz Aldemir was in his contingent.
Thousands of olive trees in our country are at risk of being cut down because of a draft law submitted to parliament on May 17.
Important developments are happening in the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to make changes, including a cabinet shuffle as soon as possible, and move on.
It was the night of May 4 when 7-year-old Muhammet and his 6-year-old brother, Furkan Yıldırım, went to bed at home when death caught them. The room they were sleeping in was smashed into by an armored police vehicle that went out of control
We refer to the inventor of something as the “father” of it when we know for a fact that the person is behind the invention.
On May 23, prosecutors demanded the arrest of two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on a hunger strike for 76 days for ruining public order with a potential to trigger acts of terror.
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?
All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then
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.
I am sure President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is very sincere about his policy to build the “New Turkey” as a “better alternative to the old republic,” as he is an idealist, after all.
The United States has a 3,300-km border with Mexico. President Donald Trump ran on a campaign promise to build a “big beautiful wall” along it, and though he seems less enthusiastic about it these days, he still hasn’t backed away from the project.
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.
The person who played one of the most important roles in the defeat of the July 15 coup attempt was a Turkish Air Forces major, who went to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) headquarters to warn that MİT undersecretary Hakan Fidan was to be kidnapped by a group of soldiers at midnight
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 jerks that have insulted Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, are actually making a living out of animosity toward Atatürk. They go by saying that this is “unofficial history.” They tell obscene rumors claiming that they are secrets hidden from the public
The world is faced with challenges
While some people still dream of success in the long-dead Cyprus intercommunal talks, Greek Cypriots are buried deep in the “Who will be candidates for the February presidential poll?” question.
Just three days after resuming the leadership of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will embark on a two-day trip to Brussels on May 24 and 25. While there he will hold key meetings at the NATO summit and with the two top leaders of the European Union.
Before writing this piece, I looked back at my archives and checked what I had written in the final days of 2014 and 2015.
Rapid advances in information technologies and the increase in the use of internet has created a very complex system; i.e. the “internet of things” (IoT). It refers to the connectivity of devices like refrigerators through embedded network software, enabling them to interact with the external environment via internet.
The tourism crisis has naturally also hit one of Turkey’s first touristic regions, Cappadocia. I was in Cappadocia to see a close friend’s newly-bought house in one of its villages, and to participate in the Cappadox Festival.
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 is the middle of May, almost two weeks before the end of the month, and high on the agenda came, once again, the issue of the Hagia Sophia.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be at the White House on May 16 for his long-awaited face-to-face talks with President Donald Trump. All the signs are that this will not be an easy conversation
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be persistent, it seems, on her refugee policies despite the reactions. Efforts to advance German-Turkish relations despite the recent tension are also continuing.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s meeting with Donald Trump was expected to be “either in the format of a full stop or a comma” in terms of the allies’ future ties, as Erdoğan put it.
They were three. Abdullah, Şükrü and Hulusi. Three young men with big hopes for the future. All three from Kayseri. All three had studied in Kayseri’s most influential schools
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to directly give heavy weapons to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) was not a snap decision. There are deep alliances and rooted interests behind it. It looks quite unlikely that this decision will change if Turkey simply warns against it
He and his wife had been teachers for 10 years.
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.