Iraqi Kurds’ independence referendum risks civil war: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (Photo by AFP) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned that a plan by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to hold an independence referendum late next month will lead to “civil war” in the conflict-stricken Arab country. “In that country (Iraq), which has been through so many problems, a referendum on independence can […]

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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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Netherlands bars Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s plane from landing

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (File photo by AFP) The Netherlands has barred a plane carrying the Turkish foreign minister from landing to drum up support for an April referendum in Turkey, saying the trip was be a threat to public order. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Saturday said Turkey’s call for a massive rally had upset discussions under […]

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addresses supporters from balcony after Germany cancels rally

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (C) greets supporters as he arrives at the residence of Turkey’s consul general in Hamburg, northern Germany, on March 7, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has been forced to address supporters from the balcony of Turkish consul’s residence in Hamburg after Germany cancels a rally he was to […]

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Iran rejects ‘unconstructive’ claims by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi Iran’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed as unconstructive Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s recent anti-Iran claims, saying Turkey and certain other “delusional” countries are responsible for instability and insecurity in the Middle East. “Those who have carried out meddlesome, illegal and illegitimate measures, supported terrorist groups and caused bloodshed and escalation of tensions and instability in […]

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Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu travels to Iran, meets with President Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (R) meets with visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tehran, November 26, 2016. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on a diplomatic visit and has met with President Hassan Rouhani. The top Turkish diplomat was also due to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif […]

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