Impressive reaction (!) to Wallstrom’s remarks: “Istanbul airport ad warns travelers of Sweden’s high rape rate

Istanbul airport ad warns travelers of Sweden’s high rape rate Daily Sabah–4 hours ago The headline was taken from a report from the Turkish newspaper Güneş and it comes days after Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom . Turkey and Sweden in Twitter spat over child sexual abuse law CNN–Aug 16, 2016 It follows a Twitter spat … Read more

An update on academics’ travel ban in Turkey – Not too good-

There was an easiness on academics’ movement abroad before but it seems that this has changed. However, things are getting weird. Although we have not received a written statement about the issue, academics cannot use their annual leaves any more for an indefinite period. You may travel within Turkey but you are not supposed to go … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: ECHR says Swiss wrong to prosecute Turkish politician Armenian genocide denier, SOME TURKISH NATIONALISTS CLAIM THIS MEANS THERE WAS NO GENOCIDE, ass*oles as usual…

Swiss wrong to prosecute politician for denying Armenian genocide, court rules World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Agence France-Presse in Strasbourg European court of human rights said prosecution of Turkish politician Doğu Perinçek an infringement of his right to free speech Thousands of migrants enter Slovenia  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Thousands of weary migrants … Read more

Such a shame. İlhan Sami Çomak in prison for 21 years 42-year-old man, standing trial for an anti-terror case since 1994.

Turkish court decides to continue detainment for imprisoned suspect of 21 years An Istanbul court has ruled for the continuation of a 21-year-long detainment of a 42-year-old man, who has been standing trial for an anti-terror case since 1994. Petition launched for journalist Baransu to be released immediately Today’s Zaman (blog) “When the Justice and Development … Read more

Bloomberg piece: Istanbul Ancient Wall Gives No Defense in Property Fight… Istanbul news roundup…

Istanbul Ancient Wall Gives No Defense in Property Fight: Cities Bloomberg For centuries, Istanbul’s ancient walls safeguarded the city from attack. What remains of those 1,600-year-old battlements has become the source of . Skies open for drones over busy Istanbul airport With a 12 minute-long aerial footage, an amateur drone pilot has revealed that any remote-control unmanned … Read more

Here comes… “Iraq warns Turkey-KRG oil deal would harm ties

Iraq warns Turkey-KRG oil deal would harm ties ‘The Iraqi government informed the Turkish envoy in Baghdad of its strong opposition to signing the pipeline deal with KRG,’ PM Maliki‘s spokesman said Turkey, Iran to become backbone of regional stability: Davutoğlu ‘At a time where some try to instigate sectarian conflicts, the dialogue between Iran … Read more

FP roundup: Oh man… “Turkey says Israel hasn’t met all conditions for normalizing ties after 2010 ship attack

Turkey says Israel hasn’t met all conditions for normalizing ties after 2010 ship attack Turkey’s foreign minister says there has been some progress in improving Turkish-Israeli relations but Israel has not yet fulfilled all conditions for normalizing ties.  Israel must do more to normalize ties with Turkey, FM Davutoğlu says Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said … Read more

Turkey’s war games. Shoot the Syrian helicopter, then pilots decapitated by Al-Qaida militants… Syria updates..

Turkey conducted ?punitive action? by shooting Syrian helicopter, Turkish FM says Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said that Turkey conducted a ?punishing operation? Raw: Turkey Says It Shot Down Syrian Helicopter A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Syrian military helicopter on Monday after it entered Turkish airspace and ignored warnings to leave, an official said. … Read more

Why the World misunderstands? Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu clarifies: Turkish Premier Erdoğan targeted a ?mentality? not ?Israel

Turkish Premier Erdoğan targeted a ?mentality? not ?Israel,? FM Davutoğlu says Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that he had conveyed his unease to officials in Washington regarding the White House?s condemnation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s comments   Syrian rebels behind chemical attacks if claims true, Iran tells Turkey Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad … Read more

“PM Erdoğan slams Western countries over Egypt… a FP roundup…

Turkish PM Erdoğan slams Western countries over Egypt PM Erdoğan has slammed Western countries which did not describe the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi as a “coup” Turkish President Gül urges democratic elections in Egypt as soon as possible Turkish President Abdullah Gül said today that there should be elections in Egypt as soon as possible, … Read more

Well, Merkel to Turkish authorities, emphasizes basics: democratic values “non-negotiable” …EU Erdoğan might go to Gaza by early July… A FP roundup…

Merkel tells Turkey democratic values “non-negotiable” for EU German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she welcomed an agreement to reopen talks with Turkey about joining the European Union MAIN FOCUS: EU wants to continue negotiations with Turkey | 26/06/2013 The EU foreign ministers agreed on Tuesday to continue accession negotiations with Turkey despite the violence … Read more

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