Category: AHMET HAKAN
Let’s start with what President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has recently said. “Those who were sent to the West to study came back only having taken in Western culture and having left their identities there.”
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Immediately after his return from the United States, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a key security meeting and then chaired the cabinet in order to announce Turkey’s counter-measures against the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to vote for independence on Sept. 25.
Turkey on Sept. 22 called for the cancellation of the Iraqi Kurdish independence vote, ruling out any postponement.
The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) region does not only accommodate Kurds, but also Turkmens and Arabs, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed on his way back from New York, when questioned about the planned independence referendum in the region.
The chief of staff of Turkey, Iran and Iraq will hold trilateral talks soon amid latest developments in the region.
Iraqi military chief arrived in Ankara on Sept. 23 to meet Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar
Category: NAZLAN ERTAN
In the 15th Istanbul Biennial, the theme grabs you almost as much as the works of art.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
“Ever since Lausanne, we have dreamed of establishing a state,” Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) leader Massoud Barzani said in 2016 during a visit to the U.S.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 21 Turkey will deploy troops in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump met on the sidelines of an annual U.N. gathering on Sept. 21
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, who has been jailed since June in an Istanbul prison, was taken to the hospital late on Sept. 21 and is expected to undergo an operation next week.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Sept. 22 that Ankara "will not refrain from using its natural rights" regarding the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) independence referendum slated for Sept. 25.
The Turkish government will seek a mandate from the Parliament to send troops to Iraq and Syria after consecutive security meetings where measures to be taken against the Arbil administration have been decided.
U.K. Ambassador to Ankara, Richard Moore, a dedicated Beşiktaş fan, has become an official member of the club, according to a statement on the Black Eagle’s official website on Sept. 21.
The construction of a concrete barrier along hundreds of kilometers of Turkey’s border with Syria is expected to be completed by the end of September, a Turkish official told state-run Anadolu Agency on Sept. 22.
Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan received Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize in the German city of Osnabrück on Sept. 22.
The 16th Filmekimi, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will be bringing cinephiles in seven different cities together with outstanding films between Sept. 29 and Oct. 8. The festival will travel to six more cities during October.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The New Sultan: Erdoğan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’ by Soner Çağaptay (IB Tauris, 240 pages, $25)
Category: SELİN NASİ
The pressure on Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is building as the date for the Sept. 25 referendum on independence nears; unsurprisingly, Turkey’s attitude is also hardening considerably.
Following a series of largely unproductive and uninspiring phone calls, statements and meetings between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump over the past nine months, Thursday’s meeting between the two heads of state on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly comes at what is perhaps the most critical test of the limits of the Trump-Erdoğan relationship.
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