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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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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Ankara had talks with Moscow on Russia’s S-500 missile system: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

A handout picture released by the Turkish Presidential Press Office and taken on September 28, 2017 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shaking hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Complex in Ankara during an official visit. (Via AFP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara has had talks with Moscow over […]

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Turkey disregards Berlin’s reaction to arrest of German citizens over coup links

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a welcome ceremony during the visit of the Turkish president in the Jordanian capital Amman on August 21, 2017.(Photos by AFP) Ankara has dismissed Berlin’s reaction to Turkey’s arrest of German citizens over alleged links to last year’s failed coup. “When we arrest (a coup plotter) Germany starts to […]

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Ankara-Berlin ties to improve after German elections: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in the Turkish city of Malatya on August 5, 2017. (Photo by AP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has predicted that the country’s strained ties with Berlin will improve after Germany’s parliamentary election in September.  “Criticism from Europe is about their internal politics,” Erdogan said in a […]

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Gulenists to position Ankara-Washington ties if US takes no action: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (Photo by AFP) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned US authorities against the presence of supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having orchestrated last year’s failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the country, stating that they could poison Ankara-Washington ties. Speaking at a […]

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Ankara criticizes German Chancellery in Berlin depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a dictator

Activists against the up-coming G20 summit present a Mercedes car with a banner featuring (L-R) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz reading “Do you want this car? Kill dictatorship” in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on July 3, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Ankara has slammed […]

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Ankara sends reinforcements for Turkey-backed militants in Syria

This file photo taken on September 02, 2016 shows Turkish soldiers driving back to Turkey from the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarablus. (Photos by AFP) Turkey has deployed military reinforcements, including soldiers, vehicles, and equipment to northern Syria, says a UK-based monitoring group. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the Turkish […]

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Capital punishment ‘red line’ for European Union membership, Brussels tells Ankara

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (Photo by AFP) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Turkey against any return of the capital punishment in the Anatolian country, saying the measure is a “red line” in Ankara’s stalled bid for membership in the European Union. Juncker made the remarks on Sunday in an interview with the German […]

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Turkey summons German ambassador to Ankara over Frankfurt PKK rally ‘scandal’

People hold placards during a demonstration organized by Kurds, in Frankfurt, Germany, March 18, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned the German ambassador to Ankara to voice its outrage at a Frankfurt rally in which tens of thousands of protesters brandished the insignia of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), lambasting […]

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