A group of former Justice and Development Party (AKP) ministers and other senior figures from the ruling party shared their concerns over the upcoming referendum at a April 16 meeting with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, according to sources.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) brought together prominent party figures, past and present, in a bid to mobilize them ahead of the April 16 referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, though former President Abdullah Gül and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu were not present at the meeting.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Because of our general state of anger and outbursts of heroism, we cannot find the time to see the big picture and review ourselves
Russia may be planning a military intervention in Libya. On March 13, press reports emerged that Russian special forces and drones had been sighted in Egypt’s coastal town of Sidi Barrani, located just 100 kilometers from the eastern Libyan territory controlled by the Russian-backed Libyan commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
One of the co-chairs of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, has said participating in trials through the voice and video informatics system (SEGBİS) is “torture,” adding that it is also “an unlawful practice.”
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized both Germany for canceling Turkish ministers’ meetings in the country and the government for pursuing “double standards.”
A three-level subsea tunnel under Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, which will connect the city’s two sides with one railway and two highways, has been put out to tender for feasibility efforts
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
There is a popular Turkish saying: “The fire burns where it falls.” It basically means that nobody other than the victim can truly understand the pain suffered.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Ankara on Thursday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a one-day working visit to Turkey on Feb. 2 amid ongoing bilateral disagreements between Ankara and Berlin, with the German leader pursuing dialogue with Turkey due to the countries’ increasingly strained relations.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (MHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has expressed confidence that contentious constitutional changes will be rejected in an upcoming referendum
The infiltration of Gülenists into the Foreign Ministry accelerated after a drastic change in the ministry’s personnel policy between 2009 and 2013
The Turkish pilot who shot down a Russian jet in November 2015 was not linked to the Fethullah Gülen network, former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, citing information he received from the country’s top soldier
Category: MURAT YETKİN
For the last two days, Turkey has been talking about the heroic move by Fethi Sekin, a police officer who prevented a disaster from happening in the western city of İzmir on Jan. 5.
The first breaking point in Turkey’s policy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was the raid on the Turkish Consulate General in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
What was the cost of Turkey realizing its acute wrong Syria policy?
Category: NURAY MERT
I don’t know who invented the term “frenemy” to refer to the implicit alliance of Israel and Saudi Arabia against Iran in the wake of the U.S.-Iran deal, but it seems well-suited to describing the new Russia-Turkey friendship as well.
As soon as the news that a Russian military transport plane crashed in the Black Sea as it took off from Sochi on Dec. 25, killing all 92 aboard, reached Ankara, the Turkish leadership immediately sent their condolences to Moscow, as they should.
Turkey’s constitutional commission has begun negotiations on a new charter amid tension, as two opposition parties’ objection to the proposal on the grounds that it contradicts the first articles of the current constitution
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Who killed Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara?
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