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ISIS remains a global threat despite military defeat

AFP | The year 2017 saw significant destruction to the Islamic State (IS), which lost almost all of its self-proclaimed "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria,...

Omar Shahzad the new edition to Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2...

News Desk | Supermodel Omar Shahzad is the latest star to join the cast of ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2'. Fahad Mustafa was the previous...

How President Erdogan is using Football to consolidate political power

James M. Dorsey | Turkish football executives campaigned this month for major constitutional change that would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan far-reaching executive powers. The...

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps in...

James M. Dorsey | The Islamic State’s New Year’s Eve bombing of an upscale nightclub in Istanbul has fuelled culture wars in Turkey and Israel and...

Over 400 Turkish Staff ordered to Leave after Erdogan Pressure on...

Imran Khan | Nov 21, 2016 ISLAMABAD: As Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached Pakistan on his two-day official visit, the interior ministry of Pakistan has informed...

Turkish soap operas turn Istanbul into Paris of the East

Veteran film journalist Esin Kucuktepepinar had just arrived back in Turkey after attending the Tokyo International Film Festival when she spoke by phone to Al-Monitor on Nov. 3...

US order to evacuate dependents worries Turks

The US State Department has ordered the families of its consulate staff in Istanbul to leave the country. Now, Turks fear for the worst. In...

How Kurdish hopes became Turkey’s fears

The Kurdish issue is undoubtedly Turkey’s most complex problem, both domestically and regionally. The resumption of armed conflict in July 2015 after a two-year...

Turkey Detains Editor, Staff Of Leading Opposition Paper

“An accelerated descent into dictatorship” was how one journalist summed up the Oct. 31 raid on Cumhuriyet, one of a handful of surviving opposition outlets, which saw...

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