Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On November 13, a blast ripped through Istiklal street, a busy pedestrian area in the Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul. The explosion killed six people and wounded 81 at about 4:30 pm local time. Among the dead were Arzu Ozsoy and her 15-year-old daughter Yagmur Ucar, a nine-year-old girl and […]
Turkey and EU
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the European Union’s failure to expand the bloc further by adding Albania and North Macedonia.
European Council President Donald Tusk said he believes both, Albania and North Macedonia, will eventually join the EU, as fears grow amongst integrationists that a decision will be delayed by apprehensive member states.
By Jonathan Power
April 4th 2017
The long talked-about referendum in Turkey will happen on April 16th. In effect voters have to decide whether the president, Recep Erdogan, in theory the incumbent of a relatively modest political post, should now be given the powers of the president and prime minister together.