13 hrs ago
Gul: Opening of Chyldyr-Aktas checkpoint to increase trade between Turkey and Azerbaijan
Following the commencement of the Chyldyr-Aktas checkpoint's operation, which is located on the border between Turkey and Georgia, the travel time from the Turkish province of Ardahan to Azerbaijan will total 2-2.5 hours, Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who is on a visit to the Ardahan province, said on Tuesday, Ardahan Haberleri newspaper ... (more)
17 hrs ago
President: Demonstrations must be stopped in Turkish cities
The demonstrations must be stopped in the Turkish cities in the shortest possible time, Turkish President Abdullah Gul told media today, TRT Haber TV channel reported.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Turkey's Vintners Under Siege as Bans Crush Wine Renaissance: Elin McCoy
Trade group Wines of Turkey is showing off the country's top reds and whites at a packed tasting at VinExpo fair in Bordeaux this week while heavy-handed regulations are making it harder than ever for them to sell at home.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Turkish protesters vow 'struggle will continue'
A group of protesters leading the sit-in at an Istanbul park said Saturday their "struggle will continue," despite a warning and efforts from the prime minister to negotiate a peaceful end to two weeks of demonstrations that have devolved at times into clashes with riot police.
The Fresno Bee
Turkish protesters vow 'struggle will continue'
Abdullah Gul wrote on Twitter that "the channels for discussion and dialogue" have opened, a day after the Turkish prime minister met with a small group of delegates from the protest in Gezi Park.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Germany urges calm in Turkey
Germany is urging the Turkish government to keep calm after the brutal repression of protests in Istanbul.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
President: Even latest developments in Turkey mean a test of Turkish democracy
Turkish President Abdullah Gul, regarding Taksim Gezi Park protests, said "Even the latest developments in Turkey meant a test of Turkish democracy", Anadolu Agency reported.
Erdogan offers teargas and talks in Turkey
The Turkish prime minister's inconsistency is confusing protesters - on one hand police brutality, on the other, the offer of a referendum.
Former FSU President Marshall; Turkish citizens will not drop Western influence
Former Florida State University president J. Stanley Marshall knows Turkey's love for western culture more than most in Tallahassee.
Nationalist Movement Party not to participate in meeting with Turkish President
The Nationalist Movement Party will not participate in the meeting with the Turkish president, Turkish newspaper Milliyet wrote on Wednesday, referencing the party's press-secretary.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
President Ilham Aliyev held number of official meetings - PHOTOS
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Police crush barricades in Istanbul square, fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters
Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week.
The Las Vegas Sun
Police crush barricades in Istanbul square
A man is evacuated on a stretcher after riot police flooded the Gazi Park with tear gas during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Turkish President Gul approves controversial bill restricting alcohol
President Abdullah Gul has approved the controversial bill restricting the sale and advertising of alcohol, Anatolia news agency reported today.
How Europe Can Save Turkey
Steven A. Cook is the Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Turkish PM Erdogan to meet Istanbul protesters
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to meet on Wednesday with leaders of the movement whose peaceful protests in Istanbul spiralled into a wave of anti-government demonstrations across Turkey.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Protests in Turkey, the military & the elite: How it compares to Thailand - Part 2
We are witnessing the creation of a cult of personality ," said Milliyet columnist and media activist Kadri GA1 4rsel.
Erdogan in Trouble
Erdogan in Trouble His Biggest Challenge Is President Abdullah Gul, Not Liberals Halil Karaveli June 6, 2013 Somewhat overshadowed by his longtime ally, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President Abdullah Gul has begun to carve out a more independent, progressive path.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Development Won't Ensure Democracy in Turkey
Development Won't Ensure Democracy in Turkey The New York Times Op-Ed June 5, 2013 By DARON ACEMOGLU CAMBRIDGE, Mass.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Wings of Change - By Aaron Stein
As the protests in Turkey continue, Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains defiant. Upon returning to Istanbul early on Friday, June 7, the prime minister proclaimed to a crowd of gathered supporters that the protests against his rule are "bordering on illegality [and] must come to an end immediately."