Israel and Turkey have reached a preliminary agreement to normalize relations, including the return of ambassadors to both countries, Reuters quoted an Israeli official as saying on Dec 17

‘Defaming Erdogan’: Criminal complaint filed against Putin in Turkey

Furthermore, Mahir Akkar, a suspect in the Ergenekon ‘coup plot’ case, also wants Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anotoly Antonov to stand trial on grounds of “insulting the president.” “This is a democratic right but we cannot turn a blind eye to

Turkey: from “role model” to “illiberal democracy”

If the west sees Turkey as a dumping ground for refugees, ignoring its transformation into an authoritarian regime allegedly assisting jihadist groups, an even more chaotic Middle East will ensue.

Avvocato Assassinato. Democratic lawyers protest at the Turkish embassy in Rome at the killing of Tahir Elci.Avvocato Assassinato. Democratic lawyers protest at the Turkish embassy in Rome at the killing of Tahir Elci. Demotix/Andrea Ronchini. all rights reserved.At the end of an exclusive EU-Turkey summit that took place on November 29, 2015, the leaders of 28 European countries and the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu happily declared that they have finally reached a deal concerning the flow of Syrian refugees to Europe.

We look at competing media narratives of the war in Syria after the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces.

No Turkish fabric to make anti-Turkish T-shirts, say Russian designers

Sanctions imposed after downing of military plane are hindering production of patriotic garments, reports The Moscow Times

The most recent clash between Turkey and Russia signals a dangerous return to power politics, but what does it mean for them and for Europe?

Putin and Erdoğan. Some rights reserved.“What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.” (Hegel).


Turkey on Dec. 9 called on its citizens to leave all areas of Iraq, excluding Iraqi Kurdistan, due to increased security risks, the Foreign Ministry said

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