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Huge expat turn out in Turkish Presidential and parliamentary elections

News Analysis | On April 18, The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the country will be heading for snap elections once again. Devlet Bahçeli,...

Erdogan seeks to sway Turkey voters in Kurdish heartland

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday sought to persuade voters in the heartland of Turkey's Kurdish minority to vote for him in...

US-Turkey agree ‘roadmap’ on Kurd-held Manbij in Syria

AFP | Turkish and US officials on Friday agreed on a "roadmap" for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became...

Erdogan hosts Islamic summit to back Palestinians, condemn Israel

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday hosts for the second time in half a year a summit of the world's main pan-Islamic...

Growing tensions between Syrians and Turks in ‘little Syria’

AFP | Some call it "little Syria" since it is impossible to walk down the main shopping streets in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep...

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan: president

AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to...

Iran FM heads to Brussels on final leg of nuclear deal...

AFP | Iran's foreign minister is due to land in Brussels later Tuesday on the final leg of a global tour rallying diplomatic support for...

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks

AFP | The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey were set to hold talks on Syria Saturday in the wake of an alleged chemical...

Is Democracy merely rule of the majority?

Farah Adeed | Democracy is under the threat not only in Pakistan but across the globe. Authoritarian tendencies of political leaders in both established and transitional...

Palestinian teen the centre of propaganda war with Israel

AFP  | Ahed Tamimi is only a teenager, but has repeatedly been at the centre of the seemingly endless propaganda war between Israelis and Palestinians,...

In Washington, Trump’s line on Syria very influential

M K Bhadrakumar | Some of the confusion as to who sets the US policies on Syria may be clearing up. It seems Trump plays...

Why relations between Turkey & US are deteriorating?

James M Dorsey | Moves by the United States and Turkey that largely ban travel of their nationals between the two countries is about more...

“Plight of Myanmars Rohingya’s: Destabilizing Muslim Governments?”

JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia,...

The rise and fall of secularism in modern Turkey

Yasir M’alik | Secularism has been a dominant belief system in the republic of Turkey since 1928, the times when it was constitutionally recognized and enforced...

Gulf crisis: can its resolution reshape the future of international relations?

James M. Dorsey | The five-week-old Gulf crisis raises questions about the fundaments of international relations, the definition of national security, and the ability of...

Trump Putin meeting: what hurdles will they have to address?

With all the fuss over Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meeting later this week at the G20 summit, many have conspicuously failed to...

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