The time has come for the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad to start discussing an “amicable divorce,” according to a spokesperson for the Kurdish autonomous region
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to visit Turkey this Thursday. As his visit comes two months into the Trump administration, Ankara expects the secretary’s visit to re-establish and reinvigorate U.S.-Turkish relations. Tillerson is the first of Trump’s cabinet to visit Turkey, although many high-ranking officials have already made the trip.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will pay a visit to Turkey on March 30 to discuss the case of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating the failed 2016 coup, and the U.S.-led offensive to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
No, it is not your navigator giving you directions while you are driving. It is the way politics are shaping up in the world these days. Most recently, the U.S. and the Netherlands both decided to move a little to the right.
U.S. prosecutors on Match 28 charged a senior executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Ankara on March 30
The U.S. State Department on March 28 issued an update to its travel warning to Turkey, urging its citizens to avoid travel to the southeastern provinces citing the “persistent threat of terrorism,” a day before State Secretary Rex Tillerson’s visit to the country.
The arrest of a senior Turkish banker by U.S. authorities will be discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 29.
The United States Embassy to Turkey has confirmed the occurrence of a call from the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to a phone belonging to fugitive coup attempt suspect Adil Öksüz on July 21, 2016, as stated in an indictment prepared by a Turkish court
Russian and Turkish economy ministries plan to hold consultations on Russian grain supplies to Turkey soon, Russia’s RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Gruzdev as saying, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 29.
Germany launched a second investigation on March 28 into suspected spying by Turkey, with the German interior minister saying Berlin will not tolerate foreign espionage on its soil.
An investigation has been launched into eight reporters at Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency over suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have been behind the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt
Turkey is expecting to hear a clearer position from the United States during a top diplomat’s visit to Ankara on the upcoming Raqqa operation on March 30 and is planning to suggest a joint action by excluding Syrian Kurdish groups
The grant holder of shuttered daily Zaman, which was closed down by the Turkish state in May 2016 over its links to the movement of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, has said he wants to benefit from the effective remorse law, in the main case into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
Discussions on a new customs union, one of the few bright spots between Ankara and Brussels, appears to also be threatened by bilateral tension
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Astute daily Hürriyet columnist Deniz Zeyrek wondered in a recent column whether Russia is inviolable for Turkey. He listed the things that Ankara should be blasting Moscow for but is not.
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Turkey’s drift from its commitment to the West and its institutions is becoming a widespread perception in Europe and the United States.
The wives of soldiers granted asylum by Norway after the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt are among the suspects of the case into the leaking of Turkey’s Public Personnel Selection Exam (KPSS) questions in 2010
Over 407,000 new jobs were created between Jan. 1 and March 27 in Turkey, a top official has said, adding that around 1 million new jobs were expected to be offered by June
A number of academics who were expelled or suspended from their duties under Turkey’s state of emergency have continued to offer courses in the streets of Ankara as part of an alternative way to reach students and youth
An ancient sarcophagus smuggled out of Turkey in the 1960s could soon be on its way home following a decision from Swiss prosecutors.
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