Nursultan Nazarbayev’s daughter of appointed Speaker of Parliament

Asianet.it Experts believe that Dariga Nazarbayeva will succeed her father. Senate President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev swears in as interim president. His first official motion obtained the absolute approval: the capital Astana changes its name and becomes...

Aoun: Syria Ties Already Normalized, Siege on Hizbullah Affects All Lebanese

By Naharnet Newsdesk President Michel Aoun on Thursday noted that Lebanon's ties with Syria are already “normalized,” warning that any siege on Hizbullah would “affect all Lebanese.” “The ties with Syria are normalized, seeing as they're...

Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

During his visit to Lebanon, Pompeo is expected to reiterate Washington’s support to the Lebanese army. Source: Associated Press BEIRUT: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to use his first visit to Lebanon this week...

Armenian government approves ratification of amendments to CSTO legal status agreement

YEREVAN, March 22. /ARKA/. At its regular meeting held Thursday, the Armenian government approved the ratification of the second protocol on amendments to the Agreement on the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Legal Status. The...

Feeling too old for this sh** yet? Bioethicist makes ‘moral case’ for trans-ageism

For those who find trans-racialism too pedestrian, a Finnish researcher has attempted to outline a moral case for “trans-ageism,” publishing a paper in support of those who would legally change their age to match...

Peace plan now: ‘Deal of the century’ should be revealed before April elections

Co-founders of the Israeli NGO Blue White Future explain that a balanced peace plan could offer hope to both Israelis and Palestinians. By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman  - The  Jerusalem Post Israelis and Palestinians have been waiting for...

Clashes erupt in Indian-controlled Kashmir after grenade injures three security troops

A grenade attack has injured three Indian police troops in Kashmir, including an officer. A riot reportedly erupted following the explosion. The incident happened on Thursday morning in the town of Sopore in the western...

AKP deputy criticizes Erdoğan for playing New Zealand massacre video at rallies

Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Mustafa Yeneroğlu has criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for airing at election rallies the footage of a massacre that took place in New Zealand on Friday and...

Online platform writer arrested for praising New Zealand massacre

A 24-year-old Turkish man was arrested on Tuesday due to remarks praising a shooting rampage in two mosques in New Zealand last Friday that claimed the lives of 50 people, Turkish media reported. The man,...

Australia to summon Turkish ambassador over Erdoğan’s comments: report

Australia’s prime minister said he would summon Turkey’s ambassador in Canberra on Wednesday to explain “very offensive” comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the wake of the Christchurch massacre, AFP reported. Erdoğan, while...

Former deputy claims New Zealand attack targeted Erdoğan

Metin Külünk, a former deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), claimed in a speech that a massacre at two mosques in New Zealand last Friday actually targeted Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip...

Jailed lawyer sentenced to 11 years on terrorism charges

Turkish lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı, former president of the now-closed Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD) who has been behind bars since November 2017 on terrorism charges, was handed down a sentence of 11 years, three months...

Federal judge allows protesters’ suit against Turkey over D.C. attack to proceed

A federal judge ruled that portions of a lawsuit may proceed against three men for their alleged involvement in the beatings of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in 2017, The Washington Post reported. In...

Turkey spends 1 million Turkish lira to fly 2 officials to New Zealand

Turkey has come under criticism in the local press for flying a jet to New Zealand with only two officials aboard, spending an estimated 1 million Turkish lira for the fuel alone. One of the...

Czech president lambastes Turkey as ‘ISIL’s de-facto ally’

During a trip to the Karlovy Vary region of the Czech Republic on Tuesday, the country’s President Milos Zeman said he considered Turkey a “de facto ally” of the Islamic State in Iraq and...

Australian PM rejects Turkish ambassador’s ‘excuses’ over Christchurch comments

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed Turkey’s president and threatened further action for “deeply offensive” comments besmirching Anzacs and threatening violence to Australians and New Zealanders following a massacre last week in Christchurch,...

HDP deputy given suspended sentence for violating law on demonstrations

Ayşe Sürücü, a deputy from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been handed down a suspended sentence of 20 months on charges of violating a Turkish law on meetings and demonstrations, the Diken...

Turkish opposition visits New Zealand

A delegation from Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) is visiting NewZealand, a party official said on March 20. Deputy chair Ünal Çeviköz said three CHP deputies have arrived at Christchurch city where two mosques were attacked by a...

CHP leader calls for calm heads ahead of elections, says AKP is ‘waging war’

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called for calm heads ahead of the local elections slated for March 31, saying the government is acting like there is war when instead people were just going to vote...

Turkish President Erdoğan targets CHP’s Ankara mayor candidate

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued targeting main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ankara mayoral candidate Mansur Yavaş, who he accuses of having committed forgery in the past. “Now, my nation has found out that  Ankara mayoral candidate has committed a check fraud. This person is...