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Consequences of underfunding the Syrian crisis

Jun 24,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – Gustavo Gonsalez At the end of 2014, a wide range of national and international partners launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) to address…

Turkey elections mark the start of a revolution for women

Source: The Guardian: By Semanur Karaman With more female MPs than ever before and the success of a political party that supports women, Turkey is on the threshold of a…

New era dawns on Turkey – Harun Yahya

 ARABNEWS.COM    13th June, 2015 The recently concluded general elections proved to be a major turning point in the Turkish political history. The Justice and Development Party or AK party,…

Women, ethnic, religious minorities change face of Turkish parliament

Daily Times: ANKARA: A record number of women, together with Christians, ethnic Kurds and Armenians, are set to enter Turkey’s parliament after Sunday’s election, a huge shift for a country…

Backed into corner, Turkey’s Erdogan shows hints of compromise

By Reuters – Jun 10,2015 – JORDAN TIMES Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) meets with Deniz Baykal, a veteran opposition lawmaker from the Republican People’s Party, in Ankara, Turkey,…

Fashion show features modern version of Ottoman daily attire

DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL PublishedMay 26, 2015 Organized by Medyadoktoru Productions with the support of the Prime Ministry Promotion Fund, the “Şehr-i Medeniyet Istanbul” (Istanbul: The City of Civilization) fashion show,…

Erdogan’s AKP may struggle to govern Turkey alone as pro-Kurdish party advances

JUN 7, 2015 – 18:44 By Ercan Gurses ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s ruling AK Party may struggle to form a stable government alone, partial results from a parliamentary election indicated…

Not easy to predict Turkish election result

by Michael Jansen, The Jordan Times. Jun 04,2015 - When voters in Turkey’s 81 provinces cast their votes in 175,000 ballot boxes in 970 districts in the June 7 parliamentary…

How Islamic State Victories Shape the Syrian Civil War

 analysis June 2, 2015 | 09:15 GMT Militants allegedly belonging to the Islamic State guard a checkpoint near Azaz, Syria, on May 31. (Reuters) Analysis Forecast The Islamic State will…

Man addressing AK Party rally says Davutoğlu appointed PM by Prophet

Source:Todays Zaman.com via Munir Ahmad A man dressed as an imam told crowds at an election rally held by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) on Saturday that…

Turkey launches Ziraat Bank’s Islamic branch

ISTANBUL   DAILY NEWS   Turkey’s largest state-owned bank, Ziraat Bank, has launched its first branch for Islamic finance in Istanbul. “This is a historic step. Other state-owned banks should…

Turkey’s Eurasia tunnel project nears completion

Turkey’s second underwater tunnel project connecting the Asian and European sides is expected to make an early opening earlier than scheduled May 27, 2015 12:30 GMT The opening of the…

On an Istanbul street, have I just witnessed a positive step in history?

On an Istanbul street, have I just witnessed a positive step in history? The people of Turkey are leading the way over the Armenian genocide. We wait to see if…

Turkey’s Erdogan condemns Pope over Armenia ‘genocide’

Source: BBC The Turkish president has sharply criticised Pope Francis for describing the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1 as “genocide”. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he condemned…

What Pope Francis Ignored about the Armenian and the Assyrian Church

Epigraph: Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Luke 6:41) Written and…

Turkey may give Saudi Yemen operation ‘logistical’ support: Erdogan

Summary Turkey could provide “logistical” support for Saudi Arabia’s operation against Iran-allied Huthi rebels in Yemen, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, slamming Tehran’s involvement in the region. Warplanes from…

Seven women peacemakers who should be on your radar

Global Post: The following is part of a Ground Truth initiative supported by the Ford Foundation called VOICES. The mission of VOICES is to present the ideas and opinions of…

Turkish video alleges spy aided UK girls en route to Syria

  MAR 13, 2015 – 17:54 By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish broadcaster on Friday released what it said was footage of an alleged spy working for a…

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