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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Women Protest Against Men Demanding Women Dress More Conservatively

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkish Women Protest Against Men Demanding Women Dress More Conservatively

The march, dubbed “Don’t Mess With My Outfit”, started in the Kadikoy district on the Asian side of the city. Women chanted slogans and carried denim shorts on hangers as examples of the type of clothing some men say they find unacceptable.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Will Resist Western Bully: Erdogan

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Will Resist Western Bully: Erdogan

In concerns of US military over purchase by Turkey of Russia’s advanced S-400 anti-missile defense systems, Erdogan is looking forward to the deliveries.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin’s Syrian Zugzwang

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin’s Syrian Zugzwang

Putin’s attempts to satisfy his own ambitions and restore the image of the super state will result in strained relations with those states of the region which are the important economic partners of Russia, first of all, Turkey and Israel.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Returned Fire on Kurdish YPG Militants in Syria

SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Military Says Returned Fire on Kurdish YPG Militants in Syria

Kurds had earlier opened fire on the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants in the Maranaz area south of the town of Azaz in northern Syria.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan

TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan

“It’s as if a death penalty decision has been taken for Qatar,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighbouring states.

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QATAR POLITICS: Qatar in Talks With Iran, Turkey For Food, Water Supplies

QATAR POLITICS: Qatar in Talks With Iran, Turkey For Food, Water Supplies

Qatar has also been using Iran’s air space after the diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and several other regional Arab states broke out.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Snubs Russian Safe Zones Plan

SYRIA POLITICS: US Snubs Russian Safe Zones Plan

“The coalition will continue to target ISIS wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary,” said Pentagon spokesman Marine Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones

“In terms of their actions in the de-escalation zones then from this moment these zones are closed for their flights,” Kremlin’s envoy Kazakhstan Alexander Lavrentyev says.

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TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

TURKEY POLITICS: May 16-17 Erdogan to Meet President Trump

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington.

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TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

TURKEY POLITICS: ‘Referendum Should Be Repeated’: CHP Says

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has underlined its resolve to use all the existing democratic channels to ensure a rerun of the controversial referendum on the country’s constitutional reform.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in the referendum on Turkey’s constitutional reform package. With most of the ballots opened, over 51 percent of voters have supported expanding the powers of president.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Results: Erdogan Celebrates Win

Erdogan called Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the leader of the nationalist MHP party, which supported the “Yes” vote, to congratulate them, presidential sources said. They quoted Erdogan as saying the referendum result was clear.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Takes Center Stage

TURKEY POLITICS: Referendum Takes Center Stage

Turks cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Isolate Assad: G7 Seeks Broad Support Against Syria

SYRIA POLITICS: Isolate Assad: G7 Seeks Broad Support Against Syria

U.S. fired missiles at a Syrian air base in retaliation for the alleged chemical weapons attack by Assad’s government on civilians, including many children.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Bishop to Turkey: Possible Gallipoli Terror Attack

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Bishop to Turkey: Possible Gallipoli Terror Attack

“The Australian government received information to suggest terrorists may seek to target ANZAC Day commemorations on Gallipoli Peninsula,” Julie Bishop said.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk

Turkey, Iraq’s northern neighbor which has its own issues with Kurds and is in the midst of a crackdown on Kurdish militants, condemned the flag hoisting.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan Warns Europeans ‘Will Not Walk Safely’ If Attitude Persists

“Turkey is not a country you can pull and push around, not a country whose citizens you can drag on the ground,” Erdogan said at an event for Turkish journalists in Ankara, in comments broadcast live on national television.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

EUROPE POLITICS: Toll On Refugee, Migrant Children Continues to Mount One Year After EU-Turkey Deal: UNICEF

“While there has been a major decrease in the overall numbers of children on the move into Europe since last March, there has been an increase in the threats and distress refugee and migrant children endure,” said Afshan Khan UNICEF Regional Director and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe.

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SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

“Russia is wary of Turkey, but prefers squeezing it and limiting its movement, instead of mounting full-frontal attack,” a political figure in Damascus said.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’

“If you want, we could open way for 15,000 refugees that we don’t send each month and blow the mind” of Europe, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

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