Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey’s impressive democratization process began in late 1999 after the European Union approved Ankara’s full membership candidacy to the bloc at the historic Helsinki Summit. As a diplomatic correspondent who has been covering the troubled relationship between Turkey and the EU for more than two decades, I had the chance to observe all phases and all dimensions of this bitter process
Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik has stated that developments that threaten global security necessitate a “reinforced relationship” between Ankara and Brussels.
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
Turkey received $457 million in foreign direct investment in February, the Economy Ministry stated in a report on April 24
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.
A multi-disciplinary exhibition bringing together a considerable selection of paintings and drawings as well as bronze and marble sculptures by the internationally renowned master Botero will be presented at the Anna Laudel Contemporary
Narrowing the gap between rich and poor is key to avoiding a destructive rise in populism, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on April 22 as he laid out a plan to boost private investment in Africa.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan likes to say “the world is greater than five,” referring to the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC.) Many of us would agree with him, as the UNSC’s makeup really is Orwellian. “All nations are equal. But some nations are more equal than others,” it basically says
President Erdoğan is set to embark on a world tour in an effort to restore ties with allies following months of tension
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is scheduled to meet next week to discuss whether to degrade Turkey’s status and reopen a monitoring process against the country in response to the authoritarian slide in the country.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
You must not criminalize half of the nation for its preferences. You must not say they side with terrorists. You must not demonize them, see them as enemies, and accuse them of being traitors.
Turkey’s tourism sector has kept losing its share in Germany, with German tourists opting to visit other countries such as Spain and Greece rather than Turkey, amid security concerns and recent tensions in bilateral ties, said a leading sector association on April 21.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed the 44th U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the former’s alleged failure to abide by a mutual agreement about the outlawed PKK and the latter’s hesitance over congratulating him for the “Yes” side’s narrow triumph
Time has come to start a fundamental discussion on EU-Turkey relations following the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments shifting the country’s governance system to an executive presidency, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn has said.
The ancient ‘Kilia Idol,’ produced in Akhisar, is on sale in New York. The 23 centimeter-statuette is expected to draw 3 million customers
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 17 to seek “respectful dialogue” within the country after his narrow win in a referendum extending his powers.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks over reinstating capital punishment following the approval of constitutional amendments in the April 16 referendum has triggered a fresh debate, collecting warnings from European allies
Some 51.3 percent of the more than 58 million Turkish voters said “yes” to the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) constitutional amendment package in a tight race to decide on whether to shift to an executive presidential system
Turkey’s foreign minister has said if a far-right, anti-immigrant German party wanted to campaign in Turkey, it would be free do to so.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has commented on the result of Turkey’s constitutional referendum, saying that “people should remain calm.”
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