Erdogan: Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda”, a week after Tehran’s top armed forces More »

UAE minister: Yemen solution lies in preventing Iranian interference

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has said that political agreement and adoption of a future state in Yemen depends on the will of the More »

Saudi Mufti to Qatar: Obstructing Hajj pilgrims dangerous, unacceptable

:: Saudi Arabia’s Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Alsheikh has condemned Qatari authorities for not allowing its pilgrims to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj through air route. More »

Bahrain foreign minister: Qatar turned blind eye to King Salman’s initiatives

:: Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday that Doha has not appreciated initiatives made by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s towards the Qatari pilgrims going More »

Nepal to hold Federal and Provincial Elections in November

:: With the approaching constitutional deadline over completing the remaining two tier of election, the Nepal Government has written to the electoral body to make preparations for holding the More »


Tag Archives: ANKARA

Five PKK terrorists killed in Turkey

Turkey security forces

:: Turkey security forces have killed at least five PKK terrorists in eastern and southeastern Turkey. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey. As per Anadolu News, Turkish Armed Forces

German-Turkish war of words escalates

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Ahead of Germany’s general election on Sept. 24, the war of words between Ankara and Berlin is escalating. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, as well as

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’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

Rising tension in relations between Berlin and Ankara

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: German citizen Peter Steudner was arrested in Istanbul on July 5 for supporting an “unspecified” terrorist organization, together with 10 Turks. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel interrupted his holiday to return to

Erdogan meeting prime minister, cabinet reshuffle could happen: sources

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is meeting Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at the presidential palace on Wednesday, and a cabinet reshuffle could be on the cards, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. Erdogan’s office announced

In shadow of crackdown, Turkey commemorates failed coup

:: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan and members of the opposition came together on Saturday to mark the anniversary of last year’s failed coup, in a moment of ceremonial unity all but overshadowed by the sweeping purges that

Erdogan plans Gulf visit to discuss Qatar dispute

:: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan hopes to visit the Gulf soon to discuss efforts to resolve the crisis, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties

Turkey’s Erdogan says lifting emergency rule currently out of question

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was out of the question under current circumstances to lift the state of emergency in Turkey, which was imposed soon after an attempted military coup on July 15

Saudi leaders, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss efforts to end Qatar crisis

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and its new Crown Prince and they agreed to increase efforts to end tension related to Qatar, sources from Erdogan’s office said on Thursday.

US, Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call – sources

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed developments in Syria and in the row between Qatar and its fellow Arab states on a phone call late on Saturday, Turkish foreign ministry

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