News archive of July 2017
Turkey and the U.S., Ankara's biggest ally in the Western defense organization NATO, are embroiled in a new row over the Syrian civil war and are publically accusing each other of helping terrorists.
If you want to attract the attention of Western public opinion through media about Turkey, there are some key words one should use.
If you use Kurds, Alevis, non-Muslim minorities, gender equality, extremists, radicals, salafists and are critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, you will certainly have an audience more willing to lend an ear to you.
Since 1980, Russia celebrates its Navy Day on the last Sunday of July. Navy Day in Russia was established in 1939. This year, the celebrations organized on the 30th of July covered the whole Russian coast line from Vladivostok in the far east to St. Petersburg in the west, from Severomorsk in the north to Sevastapol in Crimea.
Former President Abdullah Gül recently said that journalists who are being tried should not be imprisoned. He said this in response to a question about the case against daily Cumhuriyet journalists, which was seen last week and which has attracted international attention and condemnation.
Becoming a staff officer who opens the door to the path leading to become a general in the Turkish Armed Forces is possible by passing a tough exam.
The multiple choice and written answers asked in this exam cover a wide-range of topics from history to economics, from foreign policy to energy issues alongside military-related subjects.
A 7,300-square-meter "Lotus Flower and Bonsai Art Park," which will be home to Turkey's biggest lotus breeding pond with 200 different types of endemic lotus flowers, plants and trees indigenous to the city and a bonsai greenhouse, will be opened by the end of this summer to nature enthusiasts on the northwestern province of Bolu's Alpağutbey neighborhood.