26
Kas 2020
46 irregular migrants held in Turkey

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 46 irregular migrants Wednesday.  A total of 19 irregular migrants who were stranded on the southern coast of Turkey were rescued. A Coast Guard vessel in southern Mersin province was sent to the coast of Yakacik district...

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25
Kas 2020
Turkey pledges $75M in aid to Afghanistan

Turkey pledged to provide $75 million in aid to Afghanistan over the next two years at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. 'I am pleased to announce $75 million in commitments to be used in coordination...

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25
Kas 2020
Paralyzed dog Kara Simsek walks again in Turkey's Samsun

Paralyzed dog Kara Simsek (meaning Knight Rider) walks with its walking wheels in Samsun, Turkey on November 24, 2020. Knight Rider is a French bulldog, who was left to Samsun Municipality's Stray Animals Rehabilitation Center, due to its paralyzed back...

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24
Eyl 2020
Russia rues expulsion of diplomats from Bulgaria

Moscow regrets Bulgaria's decision to expel two Russian diplomats on a 'preposterous charge,” the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Russia sees the step as 'an intentional attempt” to damage bilateral relations, the ministry said in a...

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10
Eyl 2020
What does France want from Turkey?

Muhittin Ataman For the last decade, the main concern of Turkish foreign policy has been the crises in the Middle East and North Africa, which include threats emanating from different terrorist groups and state failures as a result of Arab insurgencies. Ankara,...

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03
Eyl 2020
Nobody in Russia wins from Navalny's poisoning: Kremlin

Russia is interested in clarifying what happened to Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny and needs wider cooperation with Germany in this case, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. To launch an investigation, Moscow must have serious grounds...

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23
Tem 2020
What's going on between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Tovuz region?

Muhittin Ataman In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia occupied the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which officially belongs to Azerbaijan. Like the former Soviet Union, the United Nations also recognizes the region as part of Azerbaijan. Therefore,...

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28
Haz 2020
Pakistan rejects Kashmir citizenship for Indians

Pakistan rejected the granting of domicile certificates to thousands of Indian nationals Saturday in Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir, characterizing it as an attempt to change the demographic structure of the disputed region. As many as 25,000 people have...

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28
Haz 2020
Libyan, Italian premiers meet in Rome

Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Italian premier Giuseppe Conte met Saturday in Rome to discuss the situation in the northern African nation. A statement by the Italian Prime Ministry said the two leaders stressed a belief that a permanent...

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28
Haz 2020
India-China row: India moves missile system into Ladakh

India on Saturday deployed advanced quick-reaction surface-to-air missile defense systems, called Akash, on its borders with China in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh. The deployment comes after the Chinese side was increasing fighter aircraft and...

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28
Haz 2020
Shifting Sands of Turkey’s Europe Policy

Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami Turkey has close historical, cultural, economic and political relations with many European countries, which are important for Turkey as they are its gateway to continental Europe. In the past few years historic Turkey-Europe relations...

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14
Mayıs 2020
New Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Deniz Baran/ Istanbul University Recently, the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms have become one of the most debated issues among international lawyers. Numerous calls have arisen for 'ISDS reform,” which have paved the way for the...

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14
Mayıs 2020
Souring Turkey-France ties in the changing world order

Mohammed Pervez Bilgrami Turkish-French relations date back to the time of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and France's King Francis I. During the Ottoman period, relations between the two countries were volatile for a brief period when in 1798-1801...

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09
Nis 2020
The Functionality of International Law Concerning the Phenomenon of Armed Non-State Actors in the MENA Region

Deniz Baran  Discussions questioning the general legal framework concerning the use of military force against the non-state actors (NSAs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been ongoing for a considerable amount of time. The main...

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25
Mar 2020
India: Unprecedented lockdown spoils festivals

Even as India began a 21-day lockdown on Wednesday to fight against COVID-19 or coronavirus, it was also Hindu traditional new year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through a series of tweets, extended wishes to people observing festivals but reminded them...

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13
Mar 2020
What Are the Implications of Iran’s Sharp Rebuke of India?

Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami In his tweet on March 2, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned the recent killings of Muslims by Hindu mobs in New Delhi. The carnage is being compared to the anti-Sikh campaign of 1984 in the Indian capital, the 1993...

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29
Oca 2020
Turkey summons Egypt envoy over raid on Anadolu company

Turkey summoned a senior Egyptian diplomat on Wednesday to protest a couple of raid by Egyptian safety forces on a Cairo workplace of Turkey's state-run information company Anadolu, a transfer wherein 4 folks had been detained.  Egypt's inside...

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06
Oca 2020
Will the Turkey-Libya Maritime Boundaries Deal Be Legally Valid If Haftar Takes Over Tripoli?

Deniz Baran  In late November 2019, Turkey and the United Nations (UN)-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on maritime boundaries between the two states, in which the parties agreed on a 30 km-long...

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06
Oca 2020
Can Pakistan act as facilitator in the Iran-Saudi Arabia rapprochement?

Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two prominent regional powers with conflicting ideological interests, have been at loggerheads since they severed formal diplomatic relations a few years ago. The four-decades-long rivalry has followed the...

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31
Ara 2019
Why do Muslims oppose citizenship engineering in India?

Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami   India's Hindu nationalist government recently passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955, paving the way for granting Indian citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan,...

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04
Ara 2019
13th Cinema Verite to kick off in Tehran 

According to the festival secretariat, among 687 films from Iranian documentarians, directors from more than 100 countries across the world have sent approximately 6000 works to the world competition section of the international event.Some documentaries awarded...

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03
Ara 2019
Russia adopts law to mark individuals as foreign agents

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved on Monday amendments to a law allowing individuals to be labeled as foreign agents, drawing criticism from activists campaigning for freedom of speech. Under the new law, individuals getting funds from abroad can...

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03
Ara 2019
Ex-Malaysian premier testifies in corruption case

Ex-Malaysian premier testifies in corruption caseFormer Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak (2nd L), arrives at Kuala Lumpur High Court ( FILE PHOTO - Anadolu Agency ) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday testified in a corruption case...

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20
Kas 2019
Canada teachers file suit against religious symbol ban

The 45,000-strong teacher's union in Quebec joined the ranks of organizations filing lawsuits over the province's ban on religious symbols by many public workers. The ban, from which existing employees are exempt, affects new hires of police officers,...

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