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Erdogan’s Cynical Game: Is Turkey Creeping Toward Civil War?

By Maximilian Popp and Christoph Reuter     spiegel.de OZAN KOSE/ AFP Turkish President Erdogan claims to be battling the terrorist Islamic State, but in reality he is mainly fighting…

Turkey arrests hundreds of suspected terrorists, Prime Minister says

(CNN)—Turkey arrested nearly 600 terror suspects as warplanes intensified attacks against ISIS and other militant targets in a daylong operation, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday. The strikes also targeted…

Humdrum at the Turkish frontier

TULU GÜMÜŞTEKIN@GumustekinTulu Published13 hours ago With the region in chaos on the one hand and the attitude of the Assad regime in Syria leading to a dangerous deadlock on the…

ISIS, PKK and the uses of terrorism

  ISIS, PKK and the uses of terrorism İBRAHIM KALIN@ikalin1 Although acting with different motivations, ISIS and the PKK both employ similar tactics and goals to maintain their presence in…

Erdoğan and the Arab Street

Erdoğan’s stances against Israel made him a hero in the eyes of Arabs, something they don’t usually see in their leaders Yeni Şafak | Haya Al-Atassi | 22 July 2015, 17:37 The…

The Turkish Enigma – Stratfor Geopolitical Weekly

JULY 21, 2015 | By George Friedman In my “Net Assessment of the World,” I argued that four major segments of the European and Asian landmass were in crisis: Europe,…

Terror has no religion, language, ethnicity or race: President Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday that he condemns the perpetrators of atrocity committed in Suruç district of Turkey’s southeast and that terror has no religion, language, ethnicity or…

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…

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