Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged More »

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in More »

Saudi Arabia pledges 100 million Euros to fight extremism in Africa

:: Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign More »

King Salman orders $19 billion stimulus for Saudi Arabia’s private sector

:: King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion Saudi riyals of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private More »

Mahmoud Abbas: Trump’s ‘crime’ over Jerusalem prevents US peace role

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime, which showed that Washington should no longer play a More »


Tag Archives: Turkey

Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as Israel’s capital. Addressing a summit of Muslim leaders

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

Erdogan: We are ‘on same wavelength’ with the US in latest talks

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last Friday were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were “on the same wavelength” and the communication would continue in

UAE minister warns against ‘Iranian or Turkish solution’ to Syrian conflict

:: The UAE’S Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Monday through his Twitter account that a solution to the Syrian conflict “cannot be Iranian or Turkish,” urging a stronger Arab role to the crisis. Gargash also

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

Turkey says US will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters

:: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart that the United States will no longer supply arms to People’s Protection Units (YPG) Syrian Kurdish fighters. Cavusoglu said on Friday that Trump

Is Europe on the Verge of a New Era for Far-Right Politics?

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: The rise of far right movements in recent elections in countries such as Germany, Holland and Poland in the wake of Britain’s Brexit decision was recently followed by Austria. The People’s Party (ÖVP), led by

Turkey opens criminal probes into two US attorneys

:: Turkish prosecutors on Saturday launched a criminal probe against the American attorneys behind a case that has angered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing them of faking evidence. Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian national, and Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy chief

A new page in Turkish-Iraqi relations

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Because of the fluidity of developments in the Middle East, almost every actor in regional crises may have opposed another actor at one stage, while having cooperated with them at another stage. This is true

Turkey sends aid to disaster victims

:: Turkey has provided humanitarian aid following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on Sunday in neighboring northern Iraq and Iran that killed more than 350 people and injured some 6,000. Turkish aid agencies, including the Red Crescent and the state-run Disaster and

How Iran tried to turn Arab states into fading ghosts

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: If history is a stage on which the fate of nations is played out, knowing when to step in and when to bow out is of crucial importance. Being in the wrong place at the

Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome

:: Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium. The letter signed by the Turkish, French and Italian defense ministers allows the Eurosam consortium to “analyze

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

Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds

:: An Iraqi military delegation is preparing to take control of the Kurdistan region border with Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Tuesday. The delegation headed by the Iraqi army chief of staff, Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi, is visiting

Turkish PM: Another border gate to open with Iraq through Tal Afar

:: Iraq’s central government has taken over control of the main land crossing into Turkey from the autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. Yildirim also said that Turkey had agreed to open another

What the Kurdish debacle means for Turkey

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Turkey welcomed almost with celebrations the debacle that the peshmerga suffered at the hands of the Iraqi government forces. Nonetheless, it now has to handle the Kurdish issue all the more cautiously. Turkey’s Kurdish policy

‘Ankara, Riyadh poised for greater cooperation’

:: Relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkey have witnessed a rapid qualitative and quantitative improvement and are poised for major intensification in near future because the two countries today stand as “main pillars for regional stability,” said Turkish Ambassador Yunus

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