King Salman allows Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia without electronic permits

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz instructed to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia via the land border without electronic permits. This decree came upon the mediation of Sheikh More »

South Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

:: There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, despite high tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “All South More »

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets members of Yemeni House of Representatives

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with members of the Yemeni parliament at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. The members of Yemen’s House of Representatives affirmed their support More »

US decries ‘genocide’ of Christians, others by Daesh

:: The Trump administration denounced Daesh on Tuesday for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said More »

 

Category Archives: Turkey

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish referendum risks ‘civil war’

:: Turkey on Wednesday warned that a plan by the leadership in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region to hold a referendum on independence next month could lead to civil war, in Ankara’s strongest warning yet against the poll.

Iran chief of staff in Turkey for talks on Syria, Iraq

:: Iran’s chief of staff arrived in Ankara Tuesday for “unprecedented” talks with Turkey’s leadership reportedly aimed at narrowing differences on the Syria crisis and coordinating policy on Iraq. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri is due to meet

Turkey policeman stabbed to death by ISIS suspect

:: An officer was stabbed to death near a police station in Istanbul on Sunday by a suspected member of ISIS, Turkish media said. The attacker, who was suspected of preparing to carry out a suicide bombing,

Turkish government steps up counterterrorism efforts

:: A series of raids in the southern province of Adana and the eastern province of Elazig on Friday saw 42 people detained by police over their suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and

Pictures show Turkey building ‘security wall’ along Iran border

:: Turkey has begun building a “security wall” along part of its border with Iran, regional officials said today, in a move aimed at stopping Kurdish separatists. Pictures showing huge concrete blocks being moved into place were

Turkey’s Erdogan says Germany abetting terrorists

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities. “Germany is abetting terrorists,” Erdogan told a

Erdogan plans new attack on northern Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkey may launch a new cross-border military operation into northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Ankara has already begun reinforcing its border against possible threats from Kurdish militants by dispatching artillery to the southeastern province

Turkey detains more than 1,000 in latest anti-terror raids

:: Turkish authorities detained 1,098 people over the last week for suspected links to militantgroups or last year’s failed coup attempt, the interior ministry said on Monday. In a statement, the ministry said 831 of those were

Turkey detains soldiers ‘who beat Syrians on border’: Army

:: Turkish authorities have detained a group of soldiers who were filmed allegedly beating up and verbally abusing four young Syrians who attempted to cross the border illegally, the army said in a statement. The video, which

Turkey newspaper staff provisionally freed as pressure grows for journalists

:: Seven staff from the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were provisionally freed on Saturday after nine months in jail, as calls intensified for the release of four journalists still behind bars. An Istanbul court Friday ordered that

Turkey’s Erdogan says Israel damaging Jerusalem’s “Islamic character”

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Wednesday of inflicting damage on Jerusalem’s “Islamic character”, in comments likely to further inflame regional tensions in a dispute over the Al-Aqsa mosque. The dispute over security at the

Turkey’s Erdogan says Gulf trip ‘productive’, will continue efforts

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday described his trip to the Gulf to deal with the Qatar crisis as “productive and successful”, following two days of talks that appeared to yield no immediate progress towards healing

After visiting Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Erdogan visits Qatar

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently in the Qatari capital of Doha after visiting Saudi Arabia and Kuwait a day earlier as part of ongoing mediation efforts. Erdogan met with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad

Saudi crown prince discusses latest regional developments with Turkish president

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is currently in Saudi Arabia as part of a two-day Gulf tour that will also see him visit Kuwait and Qatar

Erdogan meets with Saudi King Salman as part of Qatar crisis mediation efforts

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Jeddah as part of a two-day Gulf tour that will also see him visit Kuwait and Qatar. He arrived in Jeddah on

Erdogan arrives in Jeddah for talks on Qatar crisis

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Jeddah on Sunday where he was greated by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. Erdogan’s office announced last week that his two-day tour will begin

Erdogan begins Gulf tour to mediate in Qatar crisis

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan begins a two-day tour of the Gulf region which will see him visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait. Erdogan’s office announced last week that his two-day tour will begin with a

Turkish PM calls for cool heads as Germany tightens stance

:: Turkey’s prime minister sought Friday to downplay worries of growing tensions between Turkey and Germany following the jailing of six human rights activists, including one German. Turkey continues to regard Germany as a “strategic partner in

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