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
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.
The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey soared around 96 percent in February compared to the same month of 2016, although arrivals from Europe continued to decline, official data has shown.
Turkey was the fifth largest trade partner of the European Union last year, according to data from the Union’s statistical authority on March 29.
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)
The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) does not expect the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) to be able to build a Kurdish federal state in Syria’s north, according to the coalition forces’ commander.
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.
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.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said in a statement on March 29 that the company aims to finish construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline by the end of 2019, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency and Russia’s TASS have reported.
Ethiopian-born Turkish athlete Elvan Abeylegesse has been stripped of the two silver medals she claimed at the Beijing 2008 Olympics over 5,000m and 10,000m, along with her 10,000m silver medal from the 2007 World Championships, for doping violations.
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
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.
Turkey beat Moldova 3-1 in an international friendly on March 27 in Eskişehir thanks to goals from young guns Emre Mor, Cengiz Ünder and Ahmet Çalık
One of the key factors exhausting Turkey’s economy is ongoing uncertainties, the head of Turkey’s largest listed lender has said, adding that it will be important as to whether Turkey will focus on another date after the April 16 referendum
Turkey has launched a year-long image-building campaign to inform foreigners through chief executive officers of international companies in Turkey about the “country’s reality,” inviting them and their friends to visit and see it with their own eyes.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
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: NURAY MERT
Turkey’s drift from the Western alliance is going to be very painful, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. As the West has started to perceive Turkey truly as a failing state, the country’s rulers have started to feel freer to express their hostility (past and present) toward the West.
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.
Oil fell further towards $50 a barrel on March 27, pressured by uncertainty over whether an OPEC-led production cut will be extended beyond June in an effort to counter a glut of crude.
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