Turkey-EU relations going through ‘fragile’ period: Turkish minister Ömer Çelik

Relations between the European Union and membership candidate Turkey are going through a “fragile” period, Turkish EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik said on Monday, accusing those who would call for a freeze in talks with Ankara of racism. Celik was speaking at a news conference after meeting EU ambassadors in Ankara after strong European More...

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By Editor On Monday, November 7th, 2016

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says EU should get tough on Turkey

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said on Nov. 7 that the EU should change its stance on Turkey following the government’s recent measures and stop the flow of billions of euros in aid if Ankara fails More...

By Editor On Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Reactions from the Western world over arrests of pro-Kurdish lawmakers in Turkey

Turkish authorities arrested the leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party in a terrorism investigation on Friday, drawing strong international condemnation from the Western World. Selahattin More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

EU says Visa-free travel for Turkish citizens unlikely in 2017

EU plans to introduce visa-free travel for Turkish citizens by 2017 are unlikely to go ahead, according to the European Parliament`s Vice President, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff. In Wednesday`s edition of the German More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Turkish Air Forces not to fly over Syria due to activated Syrian air defense systems

Turkey’s Air Forces have been unable to carry out aerial campaigns in Syria as part of the Euphrates Shield operation since Oct. 22, as Syria has activated its air defense systems over the flight of Turkish warplanes More...

By Editor On Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Turkey continues to receive criticism from European Union over press freedom issue

Following the failed coup attempt the Turkish Government has introduced many measures to gain full control against any act to threaten its existence and tightened several democratic rights to the extent of receiving More...

By Editor On Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Article Scan: Turkish Trumpists – by Nevşin MENGÜ (Hürriyet)

Who would you expect Turkish conservatives to support in the current U.S. presidential race? Considering the anti-Islam rhetoric used by Republican candidate Donald Trump, one might assume they would favor Hillary More...

By Editor On Saturday, October 1st, 2016

What is Turkey after in Syrian territory?

If this question is forwarded to a Turkish high official nowadays, the answer would be “fighting against the Islamic State and preventing a Kurdish corridor to the south of its Syrian border”. However, the More...

By Editor On Saturday, August 6th, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department will send a technical delegation to Turkey over Gülen’s extradition

US Justice Department to send delegation to Turkey next week over Gülen’s extradition The U.S. Justice Department will send a technical delegation to Turkey next week over the government’s request to More...

By Editor On Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Western World concerned about developments in Turkey after coup attempt

Following the failed coup attempt on July 15th 2016 and the measures taken by the AK PARTY government have been a major concern for the western world as Turkey has always been a close ally and strong trade partner. In More...