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
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), Professor Mehmet Görmez, said this during an on-the-job training session for religious officials:
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 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.
Shares in Turkey’s Halkbank tumbled as much as 16 percent early yesterday, the sharpest drop on record, after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran
A Turkish gold trader’s decision to hire former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to represent him, as he defends against charges he conspired to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran, raises a potential conflict of interest, prosecutors said
Category: İLBER ORTAYLI
Today’s Iraq is one of the countries that have emerged at the end of the 400-year-old Ottoman Empire rule after the First World War.
There is rejoicing in our Antalya and Van provinces, where one Iranian plane lands after the other. Tourists are pouring in like rain. As the ones who arrive are from wealthy segments, they do a lot of shopping.
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.”
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said Turkey will continue to be an indispensable partner for the U.K. in the post-Brexit era, while expressing hope that Turkey and European countries will swiftly resolve difficulties in their relations
A fresh migration wave with three million migrants is currently in the phase of mobilization from Iran to Turkey, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said March 26.
Basharat Peet speaks to HDN about ‘A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen,’ his new book drawing parallels between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey and Narendra Modi’s India
Category: GÜVEN SAK
I was reading the results of a survey conducted in the province of Van around a week ago. Van is one of the easternmost provinces in Turkey, right on the border with Iran.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has blasted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent harsh rhetoric against Europe, stressing the sensitivity of foreign policy and diplomacy.
Russia on March 24 denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents fight U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani was bragging on March 13, saying the Turkish government was making “inappropriate statements” and advising it to “be wise.” He even called on Iranian citizens to boycott Turkey
Beyond the $65 billion of economic deals signed between Riyadh and Beijing, last week’s visit by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to China confirmed the nascent strategic partnership developing between China and Saudi Arabia, as Beijing seeks to secure the commercial sea routes along China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR).
Iranians celebrating the Nevruz holiday, which started mid-March and will last until the beginning of April, have flocked to the eastern province of Van for its nightlife and shopping.
Turkey’s oil imports rose 24.26 percent in January compared to the same month in 2016, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) data showed on March 22.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey’s foreign policy is currently displaying a cluttered picture on two main reasons and processes. First, the impact of the July 2016 coup attempt on Turkey’s bilateral and institutional relationships is still in place
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