UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

 

Category Archives: Turkey

On Saudi attacks, Erdogan: We have to look at how the Yemen conflict started

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday linked Saturday’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities with the war in Yemen. When asked about the impact of the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Hijrat Khurais,

Leaders of Turkey, Russia, Iran set to tackle Syria turmoil

:: The leaders of Turkey, Russia, and Iran meet on Monday to try to secure a lasting truce in northwest Syria following attacks by the government that risk deepening regional turmoil and pushing a new wave of migrants toward Turkey.

Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete

:: Turkey’s defense ministry said on Sunday the delivery of the second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense systems has been completed, adding that the systems would become active in April 2020. Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over

Turkey orders arrest of 223 military personnel over suspected Gulen links

:: Turkey has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, state media said

Former Turkish FM resigns from Erdogan’s AK Party

Ahmet Davutoglu

:: Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced his resignation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party and plans to form a new political movement. Davutoglu resigned on Friday, days after the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP,

Turkey-US joint patrols ‘aim to keep Kurdish fighters away from border’

:: As part of their efforts to set up a “safe zone” east of the Euphrates River in Syria, Turkey and the US embarked on their first joint ground patrols on Sunday on the suggested site of the zone. The

Turkey calls on US to lift barriers to boost trade

Wilbur Ross

:: Turkey asked the United States to lift trade barriers between the two countries during talks on Saturday aimed at sharply increasing bilateral commerce, Turkey’s trade minister said. Washington and Ankara have set an ambitious goal of quadrupling their trade

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at pressure on some countries – including his own – not to acquire missiles with nuclear warheads. “Some (countries) have missiles with nuclear warheads in their hands but I shouldn’t

Erdogan’s AKP to expel ex-premier from party: Report

:: The executive committee of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party on Monday unanimously agreed to send former premier and party member Ahmet Davutoglu to a disciplinary board for dismissal, local media reported. The decision came after a nearly five-hour

Erdogan threatens to implement Turkey’s plan for ‘safe zone’ in Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey will put its own operation plan into effect if Turkish troops do not control a “safe zone” in northeast Syria, which it has been planning with the United States,

Istanbul residents vote in mayoral re-run in key test for ailing Turkish democracy

:: More than 10 million Istanbul residents will vote on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy. In the initial March 31

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region

:: Turkey killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region on Sunday in retaliation for an attack that killed a Turkish soldier, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. Turkey says the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria is part

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at US base: Pentagon

:: Turkey’s F-35 pilots are no longer flying at a US air base in Arizona, the Pentagon told Reuters on Monday, as the United States winds down Ankara’s involvement in the advanced fighter jet program over Turkey’s plans to buy

Turkey: US has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group

:: The United States has not yet taken up Turkey’s suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday.

Turkey says it will not withdraw posts in Syria after government attacks

:: Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria’s Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government attack this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency has

Cargo ship loaded with Turkish military vehicles arrives in Tripoli

:: A coalition of forces allied with Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), some of which face UN sanctions, received a shipment of Turkish armored vehicles and arms on Saturday. The shipment arrived amid the GNA’s efforts to stop

Turkey issues dozens of arrest warrants for military pilots

:: Turkish authorities on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for 63 suspects, most of them military pilots, allegedly linked to a 2016 failed coup attempt, the Ankara chief prosecutor’s office said. The roundup is part of an investigation carried out by

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 statement. Erdogan said an attack that left four

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