Turkey’s is in a downward spiral. The sweeping crackdowns and increased religious polarisation will feed resentment and hatred, which in turn will to lead to more violence and subsequently further crackdowns.
The talks will stress on fully implementing the hitherto violated ceasefire agreement made by the government and its Iranian-backed allies.
The gunman, who media reports identified as Uzbekistan national Abdulgadir Masharipov, was caught late Monday in a police operation at a luxury residential complex in Istanbul.
The controversial bill was approved by a majority of lawmakers who voted in favour of the final article to turn Turkey into a presidential democracy.
Rudimentarily masked by arguments of counter-terrorism, Turkish society has been put into a straitjacket, with no form of dissent being acceptable.
The island’s leaders are meeting in Geneva to discuss the prospect of reunification. Here’s what is on the negotiating table.
The reform will enable Erdogan to appoint and dismiss government ministers, take back the leadership of the ruling party and govern until 2029.
Turkey’s government continues to conflate journalism it doesn’t like with terrorism and other crimes against the state.
Bashar al-Assad, also said his government was ready to negotiate on “everything” at peace talks his Russian allies hope to convene in Kazakhstan.
General Sharif, who retired in November is the first Pakistani army chief in over 20 years not to seek an extension to his term.
Burhan Sonmez’s Istanbul Istanbul is filled with stories of imagination and hope that help the four protagonists survive torture in an underground prison in the Turkish capital.
The divisive tactics that put Turkey’s president in control could yet be his undoing.
On January 12, Guterres will open and chair a conference with the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders and Cyprus’ three guarantors aimed at reuniting the Mediterranean island.
More than 6,000 more police, civil servants and academics under emergency rule on Friday, in a continuation of the purge in the wake of a failed coup last July.
The explosion and gunfire outside the main courthouse in Izmir, highlighted the country’s deteriorating security situation.
People in Aleppo have put their hopes in the peace process that brought the ceasefire under which rebels gave up the city’s eastern areas last month.
After an extraordinarily turbulent year, the Turkish people hope that 2017 will be calmer and more peaceful.
Emergency rule, first imposed after a failed military coup on July 15 and then extended in October, will continue after January.
The jihadist group made the claim in a statement on one of its Telegram channels, a method it has used to claim attacks in the past.
A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway killing at least 39 people.
The truce deal, brokered by Russia and Turkey and welcomed by the UN Security Council, has been repeatedly violated since it began, with warring sides trading the blame.
Monitors reported clashes between insurgents and government forces along the provincial boundary between Idlib and Hama and other isolated incidents.
Syria would be divided into informal zones of influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for now, in a deal between the four countries.
The US rejected Erdogan’s claims that they had been supporting ISIS and other Kurdish militant groups, calling them “ludicrous.”
Twenty-nine police officers are facing charges of disobeying orders on the July night.
The Kremlin said Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed Vladimir Putin about how the investigation of the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey was going.
Both countries cast Monday’s attack in Ankara as an attempt to undermine a resurrection of ties that have been strained by civil war in Syria, where they back opposing sides.
The move underlines the growing strength of Moscow’s links with Tehran and Ankara, despite the murder on Monday of Russia’s envoy to Turkey.
Proposed by France, the resolution calls for “unimpeded access” to East Aleppo in order to ensure the safety of evacuees and those that remain in the city.
A new deal is being negotiated to complete the evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo which ground to a halt on Friday after demands from pro-government forces that two more villages be evacuated.
Nearly five million Syrians uprooted by fighting are hosted in just a handful of bordering countries, including Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
The deal to evacuate rebels and civilians has been delayed as the ceasefire brokered by Turkey and Russia was stalled due to renewed fighting.
Poor conditions and economic crises have contributed to refugees moving from Greece and Turkey to northern Europe, where they hope to have a better life.
The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks said in a statement on its website that it was behind Saturday night’s blasts which shook a nation still trying to recover from a failed military coup and a number of bombings this year.
More than 30 people were injured in the blast outside the governor’s office in Adana on Thursday.
The rebels have taken Qabasin, several miles northeast of al Bab, setting the stage for an assault on the last urban stronghold of ISIS in northern Aleppo.
Under the latest draft, Erdogan could assume the position of “acting” executive president immediately after the referendum if the changes are approved.
One of two men aboard the motorcycle was wounded and detained and the second was apprehended by police after a pursuit. No policeman or civilian was hurt.
Turkish authorities arrested the leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party in a terrorism investigation on Friday.
The failed coup in Turkey is costing opposing voices, including Kurdish ones, and is setting it years back on in finding a solution to the conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK.