U.S. forces have carried out a ground raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late on May 22
Leaders from around the world joined together to condemn an apparent ISIL suicide attack in Manchester that killed at least 22
Category: GWYNNE DYER
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
An American pastor who was arrested in Turkey last year and whose release has been demanded by U.S. President Donald Trump is accused of delivering special sermons to the Kurdish people and having links to Gülen Movement
A Turkish military base to be deployed in Qatar will be headquartered in Doha and lead by Qatari-Turkish generals, top official has said after sessions at parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission.
Fighting subsided in Syria on May 6 after a deal signed by government backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey to create four “de-escalation zones” began to take effect.
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
It was the tomato that left its mark on the meeting at Sochi between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A week of infighting killed nearly 169 people in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria’s capital Damascus before calm returned on May 5, a monitor said.
It was striking, in U.S. media coverage of Donald Trump’s first hundred days in office, that most observers noted with relief that his foreign policy has turned out to be less radical than they feared. In fact, it’s not radical at all. He has already fired cruise missiles at a Middle Eastern country, a ritual that has been observed by every American president since Bill Clinton.
The YPG and Fethullah Gülen will be top on Turkey’s agenda when President Erdoğan meets US President Trump next month
Category: MURAT YETKİN
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
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.
An Al-Qaeda suspect who was arrested in Çankırı on April 19 for his involvement in the 2003 HSBC bombing in Istanbul has been revealed as a village imam who applied for the job after sitting a national exam while he was on the run
A convicted al-Qaeda suspect who was detained by gendarmerie on April 19 while working as a village imam in the Central Anatolian province of Çankırı has admitted to involvement in the 2003 HSBC bombing
Why would Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose regime has consolidated control over Syria’s largest cities in the past year, risk a new international backlash by using chemical weapons?
Samples taken from a suspected poison gas site in Syria’s northern Idlib governorate tested positive for the nerve agent sarin, the British delegation at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on April 13
Category: TAHA AKYOL
My heart sank when I read these two stories: Some of our citizens who went to Turkish diplomatic missions in France to cast their votes were bedecked in Ottoman attire. What kind of nostalgia is this? What kind of a perception of history and time is this? Those French people who saw them, were they afraid or amused?
Donald Trump has spent a lot of time in the courts, so he must be familiar with the legal concept of “cui bono” – “who benefits?” When a crime is committed, the likeliest culprit is the person who benefited from the deed. But he certainly did not apply that principle when deciding to attack a Syrian government airbase with 59 cruise missiles early on April 7.
The U.S. strike early on April 7 on Syrian air base of Shayrat is likely to change the entire Syria equation, if not signal a new set of circumstances for the Middle East
The United Nations failed on April 6 to produce a resolution for the second time in two days regarding the Syrian gas attack on April 4, which killed at least 86, many of them children, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun near Idlib, in the northwest of the country, because of objections by Russia, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.
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