The number of private security personnel in Turkey has risen by 92 percent over the past six years, according to figures from the Interior Ministry.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made 86 foreign visits since August 2014 when he came to the country’s top seat, with Saudi Arabia being his top destination, according to information gathered by the state-run Anadolu Agency.
Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli and the U.S. Secretary of State James Mattis discussed the issue of Iran’s “malign influence in the region” on Aug. 23, according to a statement released from the Pentagon.
The U.S.’s ongoing support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) dominated Pentagon chief Jim Mattis’s talks in Ankara on Aug. 23
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has requested to be an intervening party in the key case on events at the Akıncı Air Base, considered the commanding center of Turkey’s July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
Turkey’s European Union Minister Ömer Çelik accused German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Aug. 23 of “copying the far-right and racists” through his statements in the ongoing diplomatic row between Ankara and Berlin.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed Ankara’s disturbance over Washington's support to the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units
Meral Akşener, a former Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) lawmaker who later became a dissident, will stand as a presidential candidate for the 2019 elections from a party she is set to establish in October
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (AKP) engaged in a row after the latter raised concerns that CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu would be jailed
Ankara has refuted recent criticism by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who accused Turkey of “misusing” Interpol while commenting on the release of a Turkish-origin German citizen in Spain
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Turkey will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria.
Jordan's King Abdullah II and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Aug. 21 for new "serious and effective" peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the royal palace said.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Aug. 21 that Berlin and the rest of Europe should support the “democratically minded” majority of Turks who do not back President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a dramatic hardening of Germany’s position towards Ankara.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for promoting himself, saying that recent photographs of the latter taken during the “Justice March” are “an insult to the public.”
The EU should change its Turkey strategy as it can longer “shrug” at Ankara’s behavior, European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn told Süddeutsche Zeitung in an interview published late on Aug. 21.
Seven general and admirals asked for retirement of their own volition before recent promotions and demotions within Turkey’s military ranks, the Defense Ministry has stated
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
I was asked recently by a western media outlet whether it was conceivable that main opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu could be arrested, on charges ranging anywhere from treason to aiding and abetting terrorism.
Speaking after the controversial demotion of a top Turkish general who played a key role in defeating last year’s coup attempt and who later led a cross-border operation in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said soldiers should “obey assignments.”
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is “fabricating issues” in order to keep himself on Turkey’s news agenda, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the release of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant and criticized Turkey for "abusing" Interpol.
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