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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has discussed the growing insurgency in Iraq with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan for the second time in three days, while Ankara established a crisis desk to inform the Turkish public daily about 80 Turks taken hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Iraq.
Over 1 ton of heroin worth over EUR 30 M was seized Friday near Athens in a joint operation of Greek police and coast guard and the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
World renowned Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia will play at the ancient theater of Ephesus for the opening concert of the 28th International Ä°zmir Festival on June 14 The 28th International Ä°zmir Festival will be held between June 14 and Sept. 3, hosting the great masters of rhythm.
A draft amendment to the animal protection law will no longer include a ban on dolphin parks and animal circuses, after a ruling party deputy introduced a notice demading the removal of the ban A ban on dolphin parks and animal circuses has been removed from a draft of the amendment on the protection of animals law, with a notice issued by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) d
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of Turkey is like a cat with nine lives. Anywhere in the world, any one of the major events this country lived through during last year would have taken down governments, kill the prospects of key bureaucrats and change the political climate.
Today is the last day of the quarterly data-intensive week. In addition to the first quarter GDP figures, which were released on June 10, industrial production and Balance of Payments for April came out on June 9 and 12 respectively.
The assessment in the title line does not belong to this columnist, but has been cherished in this column since a Turkey specialist realistically put it in a Reuters analysis a couple of years earlier.