(Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday named Hafize Gaye Erkan, a finance executive in the United States, to head ...
(Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday named Hafize Gaye Erkan, a finance executive in the United States, to head Turkey’s central bank as it prepares to reverse course and ...
Some analysts, foreign and national, said they expected the Turkish Lira to weaken towards a ...
Retailers in Turkey have expressed growing concerns about the state of their businesses, as indicated ...
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has recently made a speech where he has outlined how to gradually exit the Covid-19 lockdown for Turkey. After outlining the ‘normalisation plan’, Erdoğan has also talked about Turkey’s fight against ‘terrorists’ inside and outside Turkey. While describing these ‘terrorists’, he used the term “kılıç artığı”. This term can be […]
As the saying goes, “even a broken clock is right twice a day.” While the broken clock of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was right when he proposed recognizing the genocide of Native Americans at the hands of the United States, his words did not stem from a deep-seated desire for justice: in fact, quite […]
A Middle East that has been the political and military hotbed of world superpowers for hundreds of years, this time in a new world and with the new policy will be influenced by the seemingly peaceful policy of the West. Due to the unveiling of the Century Deal plan that included only the Israeli side […]
Turkish aerial and ground operations inside the territories of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have noticeably increased in recent weeks, accompanied with wide Kurdish reactions of resistance and solidarity accompanied with an increasing sense of imminent danger. The attacks face wide local reactions from people and various Kurdish sides with shy condemnation of Kurdish and […]
What follows is power politics. I want to give a larger perspective. The assumption is that it is of historical significance to have a strong Turkey between Europe, other Muslim nations, and Asia. Historically, the balance of power between the Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire played a central role in European foreign policy. It was a […]
Let’s face it: There is no justice and no peace between Israel and Palestinians. There is absence of war, yes, but otherwise it’s a total stalemate. The demands of the Israeli are not acceptable for the Palestinians, and the demands of the Palestinians are not acceptable for the Israeli. Simple and fatal. The Arabs are […]
On February 14, police in Ankara raided the homes of university students and found one of them reading Leylan, the first novel by Selahattin Demirtas, former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), published a month prior on January 22. The newspaper BirGün reported that, while in custody, the police asked the student if they were […]
Politics. Not easy … not easy to understand what’s behind President Erdoğan’s decisions. I do not pretend that I have the answer to this riddle. It’s safe to assume that Erdoğan somehow has a plan, and that he somehow knows what he is doing. The question is, what could such a “plan” be? Personal gain and securing power, that’s the […]
No matter what anybody’s personal feelings or beliefs are about the Covid-19 pandemic, one truth we should all embrace is that we are awash in a sea of lies. Whether from mainstream, alternative, or my personal favorite “oﬃcial” sources, the generally accepted narrative just doesn’t seem to match reality. And with more and more credible […]
The historical partnership between Germany and Turkey withstood many adverse tides, namely the EU membership question, human rights issues, and others. But there was always mutual respect. Berlin shows respect and restraint, as it does toward Russia. Likewise, Ankara doesn’t want to trick the Germans into anything. The “friendly conflict” or “conflictual friendship” of Turkey […]
As it has become commonplace in Turkey, political dynamics continue their constant change with each coming day from the detention of journalists to the Turkish President threating to ‘cut the tongues’ of Turkish pop stars. Such unpredictability is further exacerbated by the chronic economic crisis in the country as the wages and savings for a […]
The 21st century will be the Turkish century and the Turkish world. Turkey’s Daily Sabah quoted the Turkish president not long ago as saying that the concerns of neighbors and international powers about Ankara’s ambition were not unprovoked. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently hosted a meeting of Turkish-speaking countries known as the Council of […]
Politicians, the world over, do not seem to laugh at themselves as much any longer. That self-deprecating sense of humour, which distinguishes a statesmanlike political figure in the crowd of ordinary practitioners of politics, is now a lost art – which probably explains why freedom of expression is at a premium in modern time. Turkish […]
Adnan Çelik  When something bad happens in Kurdistan, Turkey, it is normal to fatefully exclaim: “A curse of a hundred years!” There is no doubting the origin of this popular saying and the ghosts it evokes. It refers to the genocide of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire beginning in April 1915 by the […]
If everyone is guilty of something, is no one guilty of anything? Morality doesn’t pick sides. It doesn’t care about borders, political ideologies, socio-economic status, religions, genders, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or whether you like pineapple on your pizza. (Have I covered everything we use to divide ourselves?). There’s good, and there’s bad. Bad […]
There’s no one size fits all feminism. Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Naomi Klein, and Tarana Burke, who started the #MeToo movement back in 2006, et al. have done a condemnable job analyzing and criticizing the effects the remains of Western patriarchal society have on women not having equal participation and more importantly access to, […]
Now that Sweden and Finland have officially applied for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), it may be time to pay homage to a story about the Atlantic alliance that appeared in Henry Kissinger’s memoirs, White House Years. In 1965, he wrote a book about the organization, The Troubled Partnership: A Reappraisal of […]
Western states have expanded their money supply drastically in recent years. This happened without high inflation rates, because there was a great elasticity of goods. The US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank could not print so much money that the increase in production could not have been matched by a corresponding supply of […]
Journalists often equate Erdogan with Putin, Clinton with Blair, Reagan with Thatcher. I’d like to make another comparison: Turk and Franklin! If your hand went to your head involuntarily, bear with me, this duo leaves Erdogan and Putin comparison in the shade! This essay is about Benjamin Franklin—highlighting his exploits that may shed some light […]
According to the Danish Energy Agency, more than half of the gas has leaked from the affected pipes at Nord Stream I and Nord Stream II. The gas pipelines were damaged after suspected sabotage and may soon be forever unusable. According to government sources, the entry of large amounts of salt water could lead to […]
On September 26, impressive leaks preceded by underwater explosions were identified on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. Until Thursday, there were a total of four such leaks, which would be the result of sabotage according to the Danish and Swedish authorities who are leading the investigation. At this […]
Erdogan should be no stranger to seismology. This is, after all, the man who won ‘landslide’ victories in multiple Prime Ministerial and Presidential elections, the man whose Justice & Development party was heralded as shaking the foundations of Turkish civil society, the man who is no stranger to a political earthquake. Yet, last month’s devastating […]
The assassination of Saddam Al-Moussa, a field commander of Syrian opposition faction Ahrar al-Sham this January, got almost no coverage in the international media despite obscure circumstances of the incident and many evidence pointing towards Turkey’s involvement. A deeper look into local reports allows to elevate the issue from local power struggle to the clash […]
Obsession with the Kurds made Turkish intelligence services jeopardise the interests of global powers in the region. Major Pentagon leak last month opened a rare window into sophisticated intelligence operations conducted by the U.S. to spy on their own allies. While journalists and analysts are still busy examining the trove of highly classified documents for new details, […]
(Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday named Hafize Gaye Erkan, a finance executive in the United States, to head Turkey’s central bank as it prepares to reverse course and tighten policy after years of ...
16-year-old Turkish high school student on Tuesday has been arrested and sent behind bars after drawing a mustache and writing offensive remarks on a campaign poster featuring President Tayyip Erdogan. Following reports of a defaced ...
Some analysts, foreign and national, said they expected the Turkish Lira to weaken towards a range of 25-28 against the dollar, after the currency experienced on Wednesday its worst decline since 2021 and plunged 7% ...
Democracy in Turkey is in a deep crisis. Its ruling party, led by Recep Tayyip ...