Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares June 24 for snap elections in Turkey

President of Turkey and Leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he gives a speech during a party’s parliamentary group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, April 17, 2018. (AFP photo) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that presidential and parliamentary elections slated […]

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Turkey rejects French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments on Ankara-Moscow rift after Syria strikes

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has slammed remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that a recent US-led military operation in Syria drove a wedge between Ankara and Moscow. “Turkey’s Syria policy is not a policy of being on the same side or being opposed to another country,” Bozdag […]

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Top Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist killed in Turkish military airstrikes in northern Iraq

Slain PKK terrorist Birdal Burhanli, better known by the nom de guerre Agiri Mazlum Pirdogan (Photo by Anadolu news agency) The Turkish military says a high-profile member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group has been killed in a series of airstrikes carried out in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region late last month. The Turkish General Staff, in a statement released […]

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan concerned by world powers ‘arms wrestling’ on Syria amid tensions between Russia, US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech in Ankara, Turkey, on April 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on world powers to stop “arms wrestling” on Syria amid an unprecedented upsurge of tension between the United States and Russia over an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital […]

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Any US-Russia conflict over Syria will set Mideast on fire: Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli

Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli (Photo by AP) Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli has warned against the ramifications of a potential conflict between the US and Russia over the Syria issue, saying such an incident will set the entire Middle East “on fire.” “If an attack occurs against the forces [in Syria] backed by Russia […]

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses France of ‘abetting terrorism’ in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Turkey’s western town of Aydin on April 7, 2018. (Photo by the Turkish Presidential Press Service) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused France of supporting terrorists amid growing tensions between the two NATO members over their different positions with regard to Kurdish militants in northern […]

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Turkey sentences singer and actress Zuhal Olcay to prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

This file photo shows Turkish singer and actress Zuhal Olcay. A famous Turkish singer and actress has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a performance in 2016, the Hurriyet newspaper said on Thursday. Singer Zuhal Olcay was accused of changing the lyrics of one of her songs by substituting […]

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Syria slams Ankara’s capture of Afrin, wants ‘immediate’ Turkish withdrawal

Turkish forces and army helicopters advance towards the village of al-Ma’batli in Afrin region on March 2, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Syria’s government has condemned the capture of Afrin by the Turkish military, calling on Ankara to “immediately” pull out troops from the northwestern Syrian city. The Syrian Foreign Ministry voiced strong opposition to Turkey’s […]

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Turkey says will “thwart games”as offensive against Syria continues

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by AFP) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will “thwart games” along its borders, starting with the northwestern Syrian city of Manbij, as Ankara presses ahead with its operation against US-backed Kurdish militants in the war-torn Arab country. Speaking to local administrators in Ankara on Wednesday, Erdogan urged international […]

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