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Turkey to choose new PM as Erdogan settles in as President

Aug 21, 2014

Turkey to choose new PM as Erdogan settles in as President

Presidents were previously voted in by parliament, but Erdogan whose party required he step down after three terms decided to make it an elected post. #Politics #World #NewsTracker #Turkey #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Erdogan #Turkey's first presidential vote
Turkey foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu likely to take over party leadership

Aug 21, 2014

Turkey foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu likely to take over party leadership

Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey's political scene for 11 years as prime minister, cut short his holiday to attend the executive committee meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) to decide on his successor. #Politics #World #NewsTracker #Turkey #Tayyip Erdogan #Turkey presidential elections
6,300 rebels joined ISIL in one month Syrian rights group

Aug 20, 2014

6,300 rebels joined ISIL in one month Syrian rights group

ISIL pays a single Syrian fighter 400 dollars a month. In case of married militants, their children and spouses also get paid. As for fighters from overseas, they have a monthly pay of 800 hundred dollars. #Syria #Turkey #Iraq #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Aleppo #militants #ISIL #Islamic caliphate #IS
German spying report angers Turkey, embarrasses Berlin

Aug 19, 2014

German spying report angers Turkey, embarrasses Berlin

BERLIN/ANKARA (Reuters) - The German government faced an angry reaction from Turkey and accusations of hypocrisy from its own opposition on Monday after media reports that its intelligence agency spied on its NATO ally. The reports also said the agency had listened to the phone calls of two U.S. secretaries of state - the kind of activity for which Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised Washington. #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Argentina #United Kingdom #Turkey #Entertainment #Mexico
Chinese prez Xi's father's tomb draw visitors to new 'silk road'

Aug 17, 2014

Chinese prez Xi's father's tomb draw visitors to new 'silk road'

China is keen for India, which played a prominent part inthe ancient Silk route through which Buddhism entered, to joinits initiative. #India #China #NewsTracker #Turkey #Xi Jinping #Silk Road #Ancient world #Economic Hub #Afghanisthan #Land of milk and honey #Xi Zhongxun

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Sneijder's not in Galatasaray just to eat shawarma

Jan 28, 2013

Sneijder's not in Galatasaray just to eat shawarma

For Galatasaray, Sneijder represents a step in taking their game to the next level. #Turkey #KickingAround #Didier Drogba #Wesley Sneijder #Galatasaray

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Sneijder's not in Galatasaray just to eat shawarma

Aug 17, 2014

Turkey’s First Presidential Elections Were No Democracy

Erdogan’s relentless campaigning was politics theatric... #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Turkey
Sneijder's not in Galatasaray just to eat shawarma

Aug 12, 2014

Obama phones world leaders, hits the golf course

President Obama speaks to the leaders of Turkey and Canada... #Canada #Barack Obama
Sneijder's not in Galatasaray just to eat shawarma

Aug 17, 2014

Common enemy Islamic State draws Kurdish factions together

One unanticipated result of the military advances by Sunni Muslim extremists in northern Iraq has been the formation of a unified opposition front composed of oft-divided Kurdish factions in three nations: Iraq, Syria and Turkey... #Syria #Iraq #Turkey