Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen’ by Basharat Peer (Columbia Global Reports, 160 pages, $13)
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Special Forces Commander Gen. Zekai Aksakallı, as a witness in the case regarding the shooting of noncommissioned officer Ömer Halisdemir, said the first measure to be taken in a crisis in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is to give the order, “No personnel to leave the barracks!”
Category: MURAT YETKİN
In his first public speech, as reported on March 22, new German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier directly criticized Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, asking him to stop “jeopardizing everything” that he has built “with others” so far.
Israel has criticized recent comparisons of the current German government to the Nazi regime, implicitly referring to recent comments from Turkish government officials.
In his first speech as president, Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier has issued a stark warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent years and damaging ties with its partners
The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued warrants on March 21 for the detention of eight people in the ongoing investigation into the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, demanding their apprehension for publishing provocative photos with the convicted murderer after the 2007 killing
Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on March 22 after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament
A puppy, named “Kuyu” (well), that was rescued after being trapped in a well for 10 days has been discharged from a veterinary hospital after it fell sick.
Journalist Tayfun Talipoğlu died early on March 21 in the western province of İzmir after falling ill, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. He was 55
Rebels and jihadists launched a fresh assault on east Damascus on March 21, just two days before another round of U.N.-backed peace talks were set to get underway in Switzerland
Six suspects, including a journalist, were detained on March 21 as part of an ongoing investigation into the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The refugee deal is the only point of dialogue left between Turkey and the EU, says Erkut Emcioğlu of the European Stability Initiative, adding that both sides have an interest in keeping it working. ‘The deal is a success despite some setbacks,” says Emcioğlu, arguing there is no better alternative
In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Bruno Kahl, the chief of Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, said on March 18 that the Turkish government had “failed to convince” them that the U.S.-based Islamist cleric Fethullah Gülen was behind the coup attempt of July 15, 2016
Turkey has never been less likely to join the European Union than now amid a nadir in relations between Ankara and Berlin, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview with news magazine Der Spiegel published on March 18
The introduction of the death penalty in Turkey would mean breaking off accession negotiations with the European Union, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said
President Erdoğan issues his latest challenge to Europe ahead of the April 16 referendum, declaring that its ‘masquerade ball’ is over
The European Union will assess planned constitutional changes in Turkey in light of the country’s status as a candidate for membership in the 28-member bloc, the European Commission said on March 13
Whenever the question is asked to Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ or EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik during their travels abroad, they give the standard answer that there is no journalist or writer in jail in Turkey for what they have written or said.
Turkey expressed hopes for a revival of its tourism industry after security concerns caused a 30 percent drop in foreign visitors and revenues last year.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently reached a very important decision concerning arrested journalists in Turkey
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