Turkey’s malleable public opinion: “Russia replaces Israel at top of threat list for Turks: Survey

Most Turks see Russia as the biggest threat to Turkey, according to a survey recently conducted by a university in Istanbul

Turkey has a long way to go before EU membership: Merkel

Turkey still has a long way to go in its bid to become a full member of the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated in a weekly Q&A video exchange published on Jan. 16

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed demands for an interim injunction to lift ongoing curfews in two southeastern districts where operations against outlawed PKK militants are continuing
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Turkey for dissolving a political party in 2009 for alleged ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), saying the party did not promote violence nor warrant such a severe sanction
One person was killed and two were wounded as a mortar shell originating from Syria hit a schoolyard in the southeastern Turkish province of Kilis, private broadcaster A Haber has reported

A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed at least 10 people, most of them German tourists, in Istanbul’s historic heart on Tuesday, in an attack Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed on Islamic State.

The ISIL suicide bomber who killed 10 tourists by blowing himself up in Istanbul’s touristic Sultanahmet Square has been identified as a Syrian citizen born in Saudi Arabia who recently appealed to a district directorate of migration management for asylum in Turkey
Turkey says Istanbul suicide bomber entered country as refugee

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says four more people have been detained, bringing the number of suspects to five

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