The Syrian conflict is now entering its third year, having claimed the lives of more than 140,000 and displacing millions. With diplomatic efforts consistently disappointing the Syrian people, a group of Syrian civil society activists from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum are scheduled to meet this weekend near Vienna, Austria to discuss the possibilities for ending the civil war and paving the way for a democratic transition in Syria.
International Peace Initiative to convene conference on Syria
- 05 March 2014
Fethullah Gulen and CHP co-plotted a coup in Turkey, says Erdogan
- 02 March 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Fethullah Gulen, the US based leader of a Turkish socio-religious movement, of plotting the December 17 "conspiracy" and fabricating phone conversations aiming to smear the ruling party.
Belgium warns its citizens of travelling to Sinai
- 01 March 2014
On Friday the Belgian foreign minister, Didier Reynders, warned Belgian citizens against travelling to the Egyptian resort of Sharm Al-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula because of a "serious threat."
On 1997 coup anniversary, Erdogan warns of attempts to replicate it
- 01 March 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his party will not allow conspirators and liars to reach their goals.
In his speech before supporters in Balıkesir city Friday, Erdogan said that the upcoming municipal elections scheduled for March 30 will be a lesson for all "traitors" inside Turkey.
AK Party: Turkey is facing conspiracy to overthrow regime
- 27 February 2014
The AK Party's Deputy Chairman for Economic Affairs Numan Kurtulmuş said that military coups in Turkey empowered the corrupt to infiltrate the Judiciary, police, and media.