By Zakir Gul, Ph.D. Modern Diplomacy
The ruler during Turkey’s rise to (and probable fall from) power—Erdogan—reminds me of two stories: the real-life King Saul and William Shakespeare’s fictitious character Lord Macbeth. The similarities are striking.
The tension continues to escalate on the border of Turkey with Iraq.
The situation in Greek-Turkish relations deteriorated to such an extent that the two countries talk about the possibility of war, told reporters at a press conference Turkologist Mushegh khudaverdyan.
By Umur Yedikardeş, Ahval
Islamist movements grew in reaction to urbanisation and modernisation in the Middle East, but now those groups are in power and seen to be as corrupt as their predecessors a new wave of secularism could begin to emerge as a result of alienation from the new elite, said Halil İbrahim Yenigün, an academic at the Stanford University Center for Islamic Studies.
Turkey and Greece have never enjoyed perfect relations; however, the latest rate at which they are exchanging insults and threats creates cause for concern, according to Nikos Konstandaras.
The same week that US President Donald Trump announced his intention to “get out” of Syria and withdraw the remaining 2,000 American troops there “very soon,” the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran were once again meeting to chart Syria’s future.
By ERGÜN YILDIRIM, Daily Sabah
The ongoing wars in Syria and Iraq have already spread beyond these countries' borders. The stage of urban warfare was already passed, and we witness clashes for villages and hamlets nowadays.
By Anadolou Agency
The Orthodox Christian community in Turkey celebrated the Easter holiday by holding rituals and masses in churches across the country on Saturday and Sunday.
(MENAFN) Tensions have escalated between Turkey and Athens, with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag blasting what he called the "provocative and unfair" remarks of Greek officials regarding jailed Greek soldiers in Turkey.
By JANE LOUISE KANDUR, Daily Sabah