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Turkey and Israel: the ambiguous peace

What a difference even an unpopular US president can make. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his first phone call in four years to his Turkish counterpart this...

Erdoğan on anti-Semitism: is this really an apology?

As Barack Obama tours Israel and the Palestinian territories, Turkish media has seized on Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks during his concurrent visit to Denmark. “Erdoğan...

Erdoğan on Zionism

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has never been the darling of the Jewish community, but his latest comments at a UN meeting in Vienna on Wednesday will not help his reputation. The prime...

Poll shows first CHP lead in eight years

The week’s events in the Mediterranean have clouded many things, including an interesting set of opinion polls published by SONAR at the end of last month. Here are the...

A latent fury at Israel shows its ugly head in Turkey

Relations between the two countries have never been this low...

Israel storms aid ship

A few points on the storming by Israeli forces of a flotilla of ships led by the Turkish Mavi Marmara. 1 – In the last few minutes, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has...

Dangerous tantrums and casual antisemitism

A television programme brings Turkish-Israeli relations to a newer low...

Troops to Lebanon: An approval

Ministers were heckled, briefcases were hurled, but Turkey's parliament has voted to send troops to the Middle East...

Troops to Lebanon: a presidential wade-in

President Ahmet Necdet Sezer placed himself firmly in the “no” camp yesterday over the matter of sending Turkish troops to southern Lebanon. “It is not our job...

Sending Turkish troops to Lebanon

The possibility of a Turkish contribution to the UN’s peacekeeping force Interesting article in today’s Sabah: Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül met the families of...