Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border gate from Kurds: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim says Iraqi army forces have taken control of a key border crossing with Turkey in the Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region after weeks of tensions between Baghdad government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over last month’s non-binding independence referendum. Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group meeting in […]

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Turkish security forces detainsPrime Minister Binali Yildirim’s chief adviser Birol Erdem over links to Gulen movement

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s chief adviser Birol Erdem (Photo by Anadolu news agency) Turkish security forces have arrested Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s chief adviser over suspected links to the movement of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having orchestrated last year’s failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A judicial source, speaking […]

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim wants Germany to choose bilateral ties or coup supporters

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (file photo) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has called on Germany to decide between friendly ties with Ankara and the alleged plotters of the last year attempted coup in Turkey. Yildirim made the comments on Tuesday in reaction to Berlin’s move to grant political asylum to military officials and supporters […]

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim vows ‘harshest’ retaliation amid tensions with Europe

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (Photo by AFP) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has vowed to take the most severe retaliatory measures after the Netherlands barred the flight of the Turkish top diplomat and deported the country’s family minister. “This situation has been protested in the strongest manner by our side, and it has been […]

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Turkey hopes Donald Trump administration will extradite Gulen: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım (photo by AFP) Turkey has voiced optimism regarding bilateral relations with the US under President Donald Trump, saying it primarily expects the new US administration to extradite Turkish opposition figure Fetullah Gulen. The Pennsylvania-based oppositionist, who is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ally-turned- bête noire, is accused of masterminding a […]

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Pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party financially backing terrorism, harming people

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (Photo by AFP) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, also known as the HDP, has been financially supporting terrorism and should pay a due price for what he calls harming the nation. The Turkish premier made the remarks in a speech broadcast on national […]

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey government will draft law on expanding presidential powers

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (Photo by AFP) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the government will soon resume efforts to change the country’s constitution and expand presidential powers, in a controversial move that has drawn mounting criticism. “We will at once take steps in this direction and will let either parliament or the people […]

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Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkish military forces and Ankara-backed militants had purged Daesh from border with Syria

A bird flies near a Turkish tank coming from Syria during clashes between Turkish army and Daesh on September 4, 2016 at Elbeyli, in the southern region of Kilis. (AFP photos) Turkey says Daesh has been pushed out of their last positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. On Sunday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced that Turkish military […]

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Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey will never allow artificial state in northern Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is seen in Diyarbakir, September 4, 2016. (AFP) Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey will never allow the formation of an “artificial state” of Kurdish militants near its border in northern Syria. Yildirim said on Sunday that Ankara would not ever permit the US-backed militants of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units […]

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Turkish PM Binali Yildirim compares Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Ottoman sultan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim shake hands prior to the meeting of 65th Cabinet of Turkey at Presidential Complex in the capital Ankara on May 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Turkey’s prime minister has compared President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople – modern-day Istanbul – centuries ago. Prime […]

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