Turkey’s top scientific body has rejected a local court’s request for evidence analysis, citing a lack of qualified specialists amid massive layoffs with allegedly political motives. Around 700 engineers, experts and chiefs have been fired since the beginning of December 2013 corruption investigations targeting government figures.
Individuals and families with low incomes in Turkey will receive free Internet access under a new government measure.
The Family Ministry has concluded the probe it launched into Minecraft, calling on the authorities to ban the popular videogame
Index on Censorship – The Freedom of Expression Awards celebrate the world’s most remarkable fighters for free expression. This week we are spotlighting the shortlisted nominees in the campaigning category Professors Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altiparmak are cyber-law…
nytimes.com – Ceylan Yeginsu – Mar 4 – ISTANBUL — In a modern twist on a self-preservation tactic used by cautious kings and pharaohs, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is having his food tested before he eats — not by a human taster, though, but in the lab. Mr.
businessinsider.com – Linette Lopez – Mar 6, 3:39 PM – On Thursday Citigroup announced that it would pull up and leave Turkey’s second largest bank, selling its almost 10% stake Akbank TAS at an $800 billion loss. That tells you something about how quickly the bank wanted to leave. It had held the…
the Pulse of the Middle East – Author: Metin Gurcan March 6, 2015 The evacuation of 38 Turkish soldiers from the Tomb of Suleiman Shah in Syria, without hostilities, ended a 300-day saga that had occupied the agendas of Turkey and the region. In Turkey, where every issue leads
Turkey's lira came under new pressure against the dollar despite a series of measures by the central bank aimed at shoring up confidence in the embattled currency

Turkey’s lira came under new pressure against the dollar despite a series of measures by the central bank aimed at shoring up confidence in the embattled currency (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)

Sud Ouest (France) Lundi 9 mars 2015, p. Bordeaux Rive Gauche-C2_11 Bordeaux Rive Gauche ~ Pessac Willy Dallay Jean Eustache. Des étudiants de Sciences Po Bordeaux qui ont passé un an en Turquie animent des cours de l’UniPop histoire. Deuxième séance ce soir entre deux films. Ils sont partis avec plein de préjugés hexagonaux sur […]
Turkey will extend its training program to the Iraqi army and local Sunni forces in Mosul, in addition to the 1500 Kurdish fighters the Turkish armed forces has trained, the defense minister has said
Turkey Analyst, Vol. 8, No. 4, 27 February 2015 Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Joint Center By Stephen Blank * Given the prominent role that Ankara aspires to have in regional and world affairs what does the Turkish passivity in relation to the developments in the Black Sea region, and specifically regarding the
Stratfor (USA) March 10, 2015 Media Center, Image The crisis in Ukraine, and in particular Russia’s cancellation of the South Stream natural gas pipeline project, has had substantial ripple effects on the energy dynamics on the European continent. The Russians and Europeans have both put forth several potential replacements for the now scrapped pipeline, and […]
Foreign Affairs (Council on Foreign Relations) March 8, 2015 By Soner Cagaptay and Marc Sievers * The chaos in the Middle East has tested many relationships, not least the one between Egypt and Turkey. Shortly after the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Turkey became one of Egypt’s chief regional supporters. When the new president, […]

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