Crown Prince’s ‘impressive reforms’ lauded

:: Reforms undertaken and spearheaded by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, have not only won plaudits worldwide but are being highlighted by the US media. Writing More »

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

:: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief slams terrorist attacks in Africa

:: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned attacks that caused the deaths of at least 37 people in intercommunal clashes in central Mali on Tuesday. Dr. Yousef More »

King Salman approves steps to improve health care in KSA

:: King Salman on Monday approved a number of decisions taken by the Saudi Health Council including the establishment of the National Center for Evidence-based Health Practice to improve health care services More »

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite More »



Turkey orders arrest of 100 soldiers over suspected Gulen links

:: Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of 100 soldiers over suspected links to the network of the US-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned media said on Monday. The detentions were the result of investigations

Turkey issues warrants for 360 people amid ‘Gulen army unit’ probe

:: Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 360 people in an operation targeting supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen within the army, broadcaster CNN Turk and other media reported on Wednesday. They said the operation was focused on Istanbul

Gulen ‘money man’ back in Turkey from Sudan

:: Turkish spies working in Sudan have repatriated a businessman accused of links to wanted Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen after he was caught in a joint operation, state media reported Monday. Memduh Cikmaz is accused of giving millions to the

Greek court blocks extradition of Turkey coup suspects

Greece’s Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the extradition of eight Turkish military officers sought by Ankara over July’s failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a justice source said. The court ordered that the officers — two commanders, four captains

Turkey has intelligence cleric Gulen could flee United States

Turkey is receiving intelligence that the Muslim cleric it blames for orchestrating a coup attempt this month could flee his residence in the United States, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday. Bozdag told broadcaster Haberturk TV that the cleric,

Turkish police fire tear gas to raid top newspaper

Turkish riot police on Saturday fired plastic bullets and tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who gathered outside an opposition newspaper the day after it was seized by authorities in a violent raid. “Free press cannot be silenced,” the

Erdogan arch foe, police chiefs go on trial over Turkey graft claims

A U.S.-based Turkish preacher who has emerged as an arch-enemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went on trial in absentia Wednesday along with several former police chiefs charged over the corruption allegations that hit the Turkish leader in 2013. Fethullah

Turkey detains alleged supporters of Erdogan foe in police force

Turkish police detained 18 people including senior police officers on Tuesday, in an investigation of alleged supporters within the police force of President Tayyip Erdogan’s foe, Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, state-run Anadolu Agency said. It said arrest warrants were issued

Turkish police detain executives in Gulen-linked operation

Police have detained 11 people in central Turkey, including executives of a conglomerate and university officials, in an operation targeting supporters of a U.S.-based cleric accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of plotting a coup, CNN Turk television said on Wednesday.

Turkey probes alleged links in military with U.S.-based cleric

Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said on Wednesday that a military prosecutor has opened an investigation into allegations a U.S.-based Islamic preacher has sympathisers in the armed forces, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. It is the latest move against

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