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6 NATO ships to stage war games in Black Sea
Six NATO warships arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to take part in exercises with the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies, the Alliance’s Maritime Command (MARCOM) said in a statement.

04.03.2015 13:23

The abduction of Suleyman Shah
Turkey, ruled by the Justice and Development Party (or AKP), has over the past years openly opposed Bashar al-Assad's rule in Syria. Still, it took Recep Tayyip Erdogan many years to actually send his troops next door . . . until late February that is.

03.03.2015 14:25

Berlin and Paris look East: How close are we to a Common Economic Space?
The Eurasian Economic Union is a reality that may end up costing the US its “perch” in Eurasia’s western periphery as a Common Economic Space is formed.

02.03.2015 08:37

CCTV footage captures 3 UK schoolgirls in Turkey en route to Syria (IMAGES)
The three British schoolgirls who are believed to be trying to join up with Islamic State have been caught on CCTV at a bus station in Turkey. The video showed them in Istanbul, before they boarded a bus to travel to the Syrian border.

01.03.2015 11:30

​Turkish court fines husband for saying: ‘I don’t love you’
In a landmark ruling, the Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals has fined a man for saying, “I don’t love you” to his wife, characterizing the statement as an act of emotional abuse.

01.03.2015 14:39

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

Suspected suicide bomber detained nr US consulate in Istanbul - reports
Turkish police have arrested a suspected suicide bomber who threatened to detonate a bomb near the US Consulate General in Istanbul, according to local media.

27.02.2015 08:35

FBI arrests 3 NYC men accused of plotting to join ISIS
Three Brooklyn men accused of planning to join Islamic State in Syria have been arrested by authorities in the United States. Had they failed to join the extremist group, the men allegedly planned to return to the US and wage attacks there.

25.02.2015 17:29

​ISIS blame game: UK, Turkey trade blows over missing schoolgirls
Britain and Turkey have exchanged blame over who is responsible for allowing three London schoolgirls to travel to Istanbul, en route to join Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).

24.02.2015 09:28

Police fail to stop 3 UK schoolgirls joining ISIS despite social media clues
British police and security services have come under fire over the failure to stop three schoolgirls from traveling to Syria to become jihadist brides, despite one of the girls having tweeted a known Islamic State supporter.

23.02.2015 09:30

‘Flagrant aggression:’ Damascus livid after Turkey’s incursion onto Syrian soil
The Syrian government has said a Turkish incursion into the north of the country was an act of “flagrant aggression.” Damascus said it would hold Ankara responsible after they went into Syria to evacuate personnel and relics from a holy tomb.

22.02.2015 12:44

Turkish military conduct ground op in Syria to evacuate soldiers from holy place
A convoy of Turkish tanks entered Syrian territory to evacuate the tomb of the Ottoman Empire’s forefather and a small garrison guarding it. The military operation launched to rescue the holy place was coordinated with the Kurds.

22.02.2015 06:45