As more symbolic backing for Turkey comes from NATO, “Greek PM goads Turkish PM on Twitter over downing of Russian jet….

Greek PM Tsipras takes on Turkish PM on Twitter A highly unusual online exchange took place on Twitter between the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey before the former deleted his tweets – but only from the English version of his account Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst BBC News | Europe | World Edition Greek PM … Read more

For the record, In “Turkey’s new cabinet, Erdoğan’s son-in-law included, Babacan outed…

Turkey lines up cabinet with Erdogan’s son-in-law in key post Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu today (24 November) unveiled a new cabinet stacked with loyal allies of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – including his son-in-law who was named energy minister.   Council of Ministers Announced: 25 Men, Two Women Bianet :: English Members of Council of Ministers have been … Read more

NATO and US gives verbal support, It looks like Turkey will be the proxy in a fight against #Russia…

Downed Russian jet violated Turkish air space: NATO NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said data from allies showed that Turkish information that a downed Russian jet violated the Turkish air space Putin Slams Turkey, Lavrov Cancels Turkey Trip  Bianet :: English Russian President Putin stating the downed planed wasn’t within the borders of Turkey has said, … Read more

Our hearts and souls are with the people of #Paris, #ParisAttacks #Prayforparis – A roundup…

The Streets of Paris Are as Familiar to Me as the Streets of Beirut  Global Voices Online by Joey Ayoub Memes widely shared in solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks. I come from a privileged Francophone community in Lebanon. This has meant that I have always seen France as my second home. The streets of … Read more

No uncertainty about Turkey’s direction: “Turkish magazine critical of Erdoğan confiscated, editors arrested…

Turkish magazine critical of Erdoğan confiscated, editors arrested An Istanbul court has ordered the confiscation of the latest issue of Nokta magazine on the grounds that it “incites crime” due its cover. The magazine’s editor-in-chief and chief news editor have been arrested Nokta Journal Chief Editor, Managing Editor Arrested Bianet :: English Nokta Journal Chief Editor, Cevheri … Read more

Let there be no doubt despite Erdoğan’s distractions before the #TurkeyElections: “ISIL behind Oct 10 Ankara Massacre, says prosecutor’s office

Chief Prosecution says ISIS Responsible for Ankara Massacre  Bianet :: English Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has declared Ankara bombing was executed by Antep-based cell that received order from ISIS in Syria, and plans other acts. ISIL behind Oct 10 Ankara Massacre, says prosecutor’s office An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) sleeper cell based … Read more

#TurkeyElections Thanks god Erdoğan said he will respect Nov 1 result While PM Davutoğlu continues to joke: “Seizure of Koza-İpek entirely legal, no government involvement

Wishing for a ‘single-party gov’t,’ Turkish president says he will respect Nov 1 result With just days to go to Turkey’s snap general election on Nov. 1, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again voiced his clear preference for having a “single-party government” elected to rule the country. Seizure of Koza-İpek entirely legal, no government involvement: PM Davutoğlu … Read more

Gold-plated chairs in the palace but being second highest child income poverty in OECD [Report]

Report: Turkey has second highest child income poverty in OECD Turkey has the second highest child income poverty rate in the OECD countries following Israel, according to the OECD’s latest “How’s Life?” 2015 report Why is Turkey not hitting ISIL? The bomb in Suruç exploded on July 20. Turkey opened İncirlik airbase to the United States with … Read more

Turkey vs. Russia. Turkey will probably bow but not without some show for domestic audiences…

I am thinking all the Chechen assassinations in Turkey probably organized by Russian intelligence in the last couple of years. Deeps silence in the Turkish side. … Erdoğan slams Russia for ‘grave mistake’ in Syria before key visit to Europe Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dubbed Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria “unacceptable” before embarking on a … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: [Not in Turkey but] Confidence in the EU on the rise…Greek political crisis

Confidence in the EU on the rise Citizens’ confidence in the European Union has grown since the European elections in May 2014. The uncertain economic situation and immigration are among the main issues still causing concern for the electorate. EurActiv France reports.   Greek political crisis: Huge amount at stake BBC News | Europe | World … Read more