Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Age of Anger: A History of the Present’ by Pankaj Mishra (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 416 pages, $27 )
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Since the Russian annexation of Crimean Peninsula in March 2014, the Black Sea has become one of the areas of confrontation between Russia and the West
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
The latest report on the U.K.’s relations with Turkey by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee shows important clues on the new theme developing in the West about the role of the Gülen community in the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
Kilims and ceramic trinkets produced by Turkish and Syrian women who attend courses in the Family Support Center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Harran district are now being sold in Europe, providing income to locals.
Russia’s defense ministry said on March 28 it regarded U.S. naval patrols in the Black Sea as a potential threat to its safety because it was unclear what kind of missiles the ships were carrying, the RIA news agency reported.
A key Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant has been caught in the southern province of Adana.
A new executive system outlined in constitutional amendments will pave the way for Turkey to achieve its goals more efficiently, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, arguing that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been successful in development “despite the deadlocks of the system.”
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on March 29, saying there was “no turning back” from a decision pitching her country into the unknown and triggering years of fraught negotiations.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş on March 28 called for a high turnout of Turkish voters living abroad for the upcoming constitutional referendum.
The 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, an Istanbul-based forum that is marking its 20th year, will address a wide range of regional issues, focusing on the challenges faced by the EU, efforts against terrorism, and migration, under the annual headline of “Humanity at Crossroads.”
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.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
As part of a group of journalists, I was recently talking to advisers who took an active part in drafting the constitutional amendments to be put to a public vote on April 16.
The International Association of Judges (IAJ) has published an appeal regarding the situation of the judiciary in Turkey, citing a recent report by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission that noted Turkey’s proposed constitutional changes were a big setback for democracy.
All I’m going to do is list a number of recent developments reported in the Turkish media over the past couple of days. I’ll start with the most recent case demonstrating the state that Turkey is in:
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
Until a few years ago, when before the leftist Syriza emerged as a dominant political power in her country, Sia Anagnostopoulou was best known as a professor of contemporary history with an emphasis on late Ottoman Empire.
Bulgaria’s veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov has begun efforts to form a lasting government and become prime minister for the third time following his election victory.
Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak has claimed that his remarks on the possibility of a new wave of migrants coming from Iran to Turkey have been misinterpreted, responding to a statement from Tehran that had described them as “incorrect.”
The head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said the bank does not expect Turkey’s strained ties with Europe to spill over to their economic relations, adding that Turkey will likely become the top recipient of the lender’s funds in 2017.
Relations between Turkey and European Union member states will “relatively normalize” after the completion of a series of elections in Europe, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on March 27.
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