life in turkey

Erdogan’s victory and Israel’s natural gas exports

Gas companies should push for the rapid implementation of the export deal with Egypt while the Egyptian gas shortage continues.

By ODED ERAN , ELAI RETTIG
16/07/2018
Supporters listen to the speech by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a rally for the upcoming

Turkish media bill aims to monitor ‘moral values’

The legislation is viewed as a further clampdown on freedom of the press.

By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI/ THE MEDIA LINE
17/02/2018
A supporter of the "NO For Now" movement attends a rally calling on Iraqi Kurds to vote against the

Ankara backs Iraqi parliament's rejection of Kurdish referendum

Turkey has the region's largest Kurdish population and fears a 'Yes' vote could fuel separatism in its southeast where Kurdish militants have waged an insurgency for three decades.

By REUTERS
14/09/2017
KEMAL KILICDAROGLU, leader of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)

Is Turkey’s opposition finally starting to act like the opposition?

It is true that the presidential system favors strong leaders over popular parties, but the Turkish party system will still matter in the elections set for 2019.

Man sits in front of Turkish flag

Is Turkey’s main opposition starting to act like one?

Even under heavy government censorship and alleged election fraud Turkish opposition might surge forward, unless a total crackdown by the government is commenced.

TURKISH PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Europe says ‘no’ to Turkey

EU report slams into the usage of state of emergency in Turkey,claims it fosters a climate of fear among ordinary people.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech at the Presidential Palace in Ankara

Turkey’s glass house

El Presidente – or “Reis” (the chief) as he is known in Turkey – is on shaky ground.

SYRIAN REBEL fighters take a rest during battles around al-Bab in northern Syria

After al-Bab, is Turkey really opting for liberating Raqqa?

The number of Turkish casualties is now at 68 of which 56 perished after initiating the Battle for al-Bab.

Obama Erdogan

Where does the US and Turkey's complex relationship stand?

Even before the diplomatic tensions in the aftermath of the coup, US-Turkish relations were complex and sensitive.

By REUTERS
27/08/2016
People stand on a Turkish army tank in Ankara, Turkey July 16, 2016

Amid chaos, who really stands for democracy in Turkey?

For Erdogan to emerge from this event as a democratic standard-bearer would be the greatest defeat of all for those behind it.

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