/ May 10, 2017

Japan, Sweden ask UNSC to meet on Syria safe zones deal

Japan and Sweden have requested a U.N. Security Council meeting to obtain specific details of a Russia-backed agreement on establishing safe zones in Syria, diplomats said Tuesday. The meeting, which is likely to be held this week, would help council members decide on whether to ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of ...

Apr 24, 2017

Erdogan accuses French researcher of 'inciting assassination'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's lawyer has lodged a complaint against a former French diplomat, accusing him of inciting an assassination of the Turkish leader, the state-run news agency reported Monday. The move follows comments by Philippe Moreau Defarges about the outcome of the April 16 ...

Is Erdogan Turkey's omnipotent sultan?

/ | Apr 17, 2017

Is Erdogan Turkey's omnipotent sultan?

If there were a global contest for winning elections, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would see himself as the undisputed and undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. In the 15 years since his ruling party came to power, Erdogan has taken part in 11 elections ...