Some 30 cyclists have been pedaling from the Turkish capital city of Ankara to Istanbul to promote the “Hagia Sophia Exhibition with Documents and Pictures” organized by the Turkish Historical Society (TTK)
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
After a week of a war of words between Turkish and German senior officials, it was good to hear Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci’s constructive messages on the Ankara-Berlin ties
Germany will stand by the three million people with Turkish roots living there, its foreign minister said, offering assurances that they were not Berlin's targets in a rapidly escalating political row with Ankara
Germany’s tough stance on fraying relations with Turkey is "understandable," not least given Ankara’s detention of human rights activists including German nationals, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn said in an interview published July 22
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged Germany to “pull itself together” on July 21 amid an escalating row between the two countries, also refuting claims that German companies were under investigation in Turkey
The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul issued detention warrants for 168 people as part of ongoing investigations into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) on July 21, of which 115 people were detained
As tensions mount in Jerusalem after new Israeli security measures at the highly sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has urged calm, stressing the Islamic world’s sensitivity on the issue.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey and Germany are experiencing perhaps the worst crisis in their deep relations in modern times
Germany has frozen all arms deliveries to Turkey, a newspaper reported on July 21, amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul.
The Turkish government has sought to stem the economic fall-out from a growing diplomatic crisis with NATO ally Germany, noting that German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both Ankara and its laws.
A Turkish ultra-nationalist group has attacked a synagogue in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district with stones during a protest against the new Israeli restrictions on Palestinians’ entry to the al-Aqsa mosque.
A symphonic folklore concert will be organized at the ancient city of Aizanoi in the inner Aegean province of Kütahya on July 22 to promote Aizanoi to the world, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced in a statement
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
Businessman Hakan Çiçek who was caught in the morning of July 16 near Akıncı base while trying to escape in the open field confessed in his testimony to the prosecutor’s office to have spent the night at the base
PM Binali Yıldırım congratulated his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi, on Iraq’s declared victory against ISIL in a phone call on July 19 and offered Turkey’s help to rebuild the devastated city
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said July 20 that Turkish Cyprus could depend on Ankara for support and said Turkey would “continue protecting the rights of Turkish Cypriots in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over a recent escalation at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry stated on July 20 that there had been a serious confidence crisis between Berlin and Ankara
“The Ideological Codes of the PKK,” the latest book by Turkish journalist Fikret Bilâ, which offers an in depth look into how the Syrian wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has managed to attract young recruits from the western world, has been published by Doğan Kitap in the English language
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) warns Turkey against the extension of its state of emergency stressing that it harms the environment for progress in democracy and the rule of law and complicates ties between Ankara and Brussels.
There is a common point that connects the July 15, 2016, coup attempt’s civilian executive staff who spent the night of the attempted takeover at the Akıncı air base and was then caught by the gendarmerie forces on the morning of July 16, 2016, at the open field near the base with each other. The connection is fiscal relations.
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