Murat Sofuoglu is a staff writer at TRT World.
Circassians, a Muslim people indigenous to Caucasia, had long been persecuted by the Russian Empire. Their last remnants of resistance against the Russians ended around today's Black Sea port city of Sochi on May 21, 1864.
Experts say the deadlock between protestors and the military rulers is a result of brinkmanship by both groups who want control of the country.
The private company has come under fire for hacking the popular mobile application to help governments snoop on political dissidents and activists.
Cukurca district has long been in the news for PKK attacks, but the recent Natural Sports Festival has painted a very different picture of the district.
Following US-imposed sanctions, Tehran signals it will use other routes to sell its oil to private sellers, who will sell it on to other states.
Experts say Ankara can play an important role in shaping the Sudanese political crisis and also limit the authoritarian influence of both the Saudi-UAE led Gulf and Egypt.
Sudan’s military council, which came into power after ousting former president Omar al Bashir, seems to have reached an understanding with the leading opposition group Freedom and Change Forces.
Protesters warn the two oil rich gulf states against "meddling" in their country, with many chanting: “We do not want Saudi aid even if we have to eat beans and falafel!”
Nulling sanctions exemptions for some major economies including Turkey and China, the US is moving against Tehran at full throttle, sparking angry responses from Beijing and Ankara.
Analysts argue that Sudan’s future depends upon how its ruling military council will plan the country’s transition to a civilian government. Otherwise, Sudan could be another Libya or Egypt.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s top diplomat, was in Turkey after visiting the Assad regime in Damascus. Experts believe Tehran wants to mediate between the two neighbours to reestablish official ties.
Navigating threats and tensions caused by the presence of the PKK in Cukurca is not an easy task, but its governor Temel Ayca has earned a lot of praise for developing the region.
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