Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

 

Tag Archives: ISTANBUL

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

Turkish PM hails US visa move, calls for Gulen’s extradition

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday described the US’ move to partially resume issuing visas in Turkey as a positive step, but said Washington should extradite a cleric blamed for last year’s failed military coup in Turkey. “The

Russia-backed Syrian ‘peace congress’ postponed after Turkey’s objection to Kurdish participation

:: Turkey on Sunday said Russia had decided to postpone a planned Syria peace conference this month that had met with a cool reception from Ankara and its Western allies. There was no confirmation by Russia of the announcement by

Turkey’s Erdogan says may shut Iraqi border any moment

:: President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey may shut its border with northern Iraq “at any moment” after closing its air space to the region, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Thursday, reviving a threat first made after Kurds there voted for independence.

Turkey’s Erdogan says no problem with Russian S-400 purchases

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said there was no problem with the country’s planned purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and talks have also been held on the S-500 system, Haberturk and other newspapers reported on Friday. His Foreign

US envoy to Turkey says duration of visa services suspension depends on talks

:: The US ambassador to Turkey said on Monday the duration of a suspension in visa services in Turkey would depend on talks between the two governments regarding the detention of Turkish staff at the US embassy. In a written

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Iraqi Kurds with army

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening a military intervention in Iraq in response to the Iraqi Kurdish region’s referendum on independence from Baghdad. Erdogan, speaking at a conference in the Turkish capital of Ankara as Iraqi Kurds voted

Iran launches war games near Iraqi Kurdistan border

:: Iranian forces have launched war games in an area near the border with Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Iran’s state media reported on Sunday, a day before a Kurdish independence referendum in the region. Turkey also said on Sunday its aircraft

Syrian opposition figure, daughter murdered in Istanbul

:: A Syrian opposition figure and her daughter were found murdered in their Istanbul apartment on Thursday night. Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala were stabbed to death. Turkish police found their bodies in their apartment in Istanbul’s area of

Turkey, Iran and Iraq warn of ‘counter-measures’ against Kurd vote

:: Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq’s Kurdistan region to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening unspecified “counter-measures” if it goes ahead with the vote. The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Iraq held a rare trilateral

US charges former Turkish minister with Iran sanctions evasion

:: United States prosecutors have charged a former Turkish economy minister and the former head of a Turkish state bank with conspiring to evade US sanctions against Iran, widening an investigation that has fueled tension between Washington and Ankara. The

Turkish police kill would-be suicide bomber near police station

:: Turkish police shot dead an ISIS militant who was set to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a police station in the Mediterranean city of Mersin on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. The assailant, wearing a vest packed

Euphrates Shield 2: Erdogan threatens new attack in northern Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkey will launch a new cross-border military operation into Syria if its national security is threatened by Daesh, Kurdish militants and political turmoil in Syria and Iraq. “We will take all necessary measures accordingly. We are ready,” President Recep

Foreign visitor arrivals in Turkey rise 46.36 percent in July

:: The number of foreign visitors arriving in Turkey rose 46.4 percent in July to 5.08 million, marking the sharpest rise in 13 years, data from Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed on Friday. The rise – the highest

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 commander visited Ankara for rare talks. “It is always on the

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, was shot dead

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 Daesh, respectively. The

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 was widely shared

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