Turkey and the European Union are set to focus on upgrading the Customs Union agreement and a migrant deal, according to an agreed 12-month road map on bilateral ties, with the first gathering to be held on June 13
The endorsement of a new road map could help reenergize Ankara-Brussels ties if Turkey softens its restrictions on fundamental freedoms, retired ambassador Ünal Çeviköz tells the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that issues of democracy will remain on the agenda if the EU does not opt for simply transactional relations with Turkey
If the Democratic Union Party (PYD) condemns the outlawed PKK, it may provide a way for Turkey to open a channel with the group that is cooperating with the U.S. in Syria, CHP Deputy Chair Öztürk Yılmaz told reporters in Washington
Istanbul is the frame of Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 28 at an anniversary event for the 564th year of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans.
A total of 54 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” in security forces operations across Turkey over the past week, the Interior Ministry stated on May 29.
A court in the southeastern province of Batman on May 29 ordered the arrest of Kurdish-issue focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Besime Konca on terror charges, Doğan News Agency has reported
Turkish warplanes hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in Turkey’s eastern province of Van and northern Iraq on May 27 and 28
A French photojournalist detained by police in Turkey for nearly three weeks has ended a week-long hunger strike, press freedom body Reporters Without Borders (RSF) stated on May 27.
Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş, who earned himself a special place in Beşiktaş’s record book by becoming the only Turkish coach to clinch the domestic title with the Black Eagles in back-to-back seasons on May 28, has set higher goals for the Black Eagles.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
There is just one good piece of news regarding Turkish foreign policy nowadays, but there are many bad ones that have stained the outlook on Turkey when evaluated from abroad.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
In the same hours President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was walking out of a relatively positive sit-down with EU leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, a harsh resolution to condemn the violence of Erdoğan’s security personnel against protestors last week in Washington was voted in at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. One step forward, two steps back.
A picture is worth a thousand words. However, in the case of photographs emerging from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 16 meeting, less than one thousand words can be said.
The leader of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), whose military wing is planning an operation to capture Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with the support of the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition, has been denied a visa to the United States
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington.
The Turkish Armed Forces have staged a major operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast, with dozens of militants “neutralized” in the last couple of days and over the past week.
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
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
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.
Senior U.S. lawmakers want the House of Representatives to formally condemn Turkish security forces’ violent response to a street protest in Washington during a recent visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Six soldiers, a police officer and a village guard have been killed in four separate clashes with outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the provinces of Van, Hakkari, Ağrı and Şırnak, media reports said on May 25.
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.
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