Turkish

Turkish army pull out will bring peace to Northern Syria

Firas Samuri |  In mid-January 2018, the Turkish General Staff announced the beginning of the Olive Branch Operation. The goal was to oust the Kurds...
AFghan

Afghan cuisine filling Turkish bellies

AFP | When Afghan businessman Haji Yakup Burhan fled the violence of his home country 30 years ago, he brought with him his family -...
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda wants Idlib defended from foreign invasion

AFP | The head of Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate in a video released Sunday urged supporters to "take up weapons" to defend his group's bastion...
geopolitical

Turkey beyond 2023: A new geopolitical reality

Abdul Rasool Syed | The expiration of the treaty of Lausanne by 2023 has triggered a new debate among the global geo-political and geo-strategic thinkers...

Turks annoyed with Macron interference

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, drawing a sharp...

Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies: report

AFP | Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is probing whether they are tied to Saudi journalist...

Turkey hopeful US will extend waiver on Iran sanctions

AFP | Turkey voiced hope Tuesday that the United States will extend an exemption in sanctions to allow it to keep buying oil from Iran,...

Erdogan’s party to seek rerun of Istanbul election

AFP |­­­ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party on Tuesday said it will seek a re-run of Istanbul's disputed mayoral election after the ruling...

Erdogan says Russian S-400s delivery could be earlier

AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Turkey's disputed Russian S-400 missile defence systems could be earlier than initially planned, Hurriyet daily...

Turkish Air Force commander lauds steps taken by PAF towards indigenization

News Desk | Commander of Turkish Air Force General Hasan Kucukakyuz praised the measures taken by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) towards indigenization, Radio Pakistan...

Erdogan’s party to demand total recount of Istanbul ballots

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party said on Sunday it was demanding a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul, the country’s economic...

Pentagon expects Turkey to buy US missile system

AFP | US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday he was confident that Turkey would drop its plan to purchase the Russian S-400 missile...

S-400 system or F-35 jets: Turkey to decide between Russia and US

News Analysis | The United States of America has lived up to the intimidating air it has been creating over the prospects of Turkey getting...

US suspends F-35 program deliveries to Turkey over Russian arms

AFP | The United States said Monday it was halting all deliveries and joint work with Turkey on the F-35 fighter jet program after the...

Delighted PM Khan congratulates Erdogan on poll victory

News Desk | Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his electoral victory in local polls. PM Imran Khan tweeted:...

The battle for leadership of the Muslim world: Turkey plants its flag in Christchurch...

Dr. James M Dorsey | When Turkish vice-president Fuat Oktay and foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu became this weekend the first high-level foreign government delegation to...

Turkey & Pakistan join forces to combat Islamophobia

News Desk | Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced Pakistan’s decision to join forces with Turkey in investigating the underlying foundations that are breeding Islamophobia...

Turkey tumbles into recession as polls loom

AFP | Turkey's economy entered its first recession in a decade, official data showed on Monday, just weeks before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government faces...

Istanbul police fire tear gas at banned women’s day rally

AFP | Istanbul police fired tear gas Friday at thousands of women who took to the city's central avenue on International Women's Day in defiance...

Turkish-Chinese spat puts Central Asian leaders on the spot

Dr. James M Dorsey | A Turkish-Chinese spat as a result of Turkish criticism of China’s crackdown on Turkic Muslims in its strategic but troubled north-western province...

Pakistan has special place in our hearts: President Erdogan

News Desk | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised Pakistan for its solidarity and assistance in times of difficulty, and said, “Pakistan has a very...

Turkey to buy anti-ballistic missile systems from both US and Russia

News Analysis | Turkey is currently caught in the quagmire to opting between Russian S400 and the U.S made PATRIOT Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Systems. While...

Turkish media print images of ‘local collaborator’ in Khashoggi murder

AFP | Istanbul: Turkish media on Thursday published images of a so-called “local collaborator” who allegedly helped the Saudi hit squad dispose of the body...

Re-education camp: China rejects Turkish claim of Uighur Muslim’s death

News Analysis | Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying has strongly refuted that a 57-year-old Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit has died in the re-education camp...

Harsh Turkish condemnation of Xinjiang cracks Muslim wall of silence – James M Dorsey

James M Dorsey | In perhaps the most significant condemnation to date of China’s brutal crackdown on Turkic Muslims in its north-western province of Xinjiang....

Into the arena for camel wrestling in Turkey

AFP | Erol Bilgin has high hopes. His camel, Kara Elmas (Black Diamond), might not have won the beauty contest the day before, but it...

Erdogan, Trump consider creating security zone in Syria

AFP | Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a "security zone" in northern Syria as tensions...

Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds

News Desk | US President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of...

India and Pakistan cannot go head-on in conflict, PM Khan

News Analysis | Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that for two nuclear-armed countries like India and Pakistan, opting for an armed resolution is suicide....

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old town about to disappear

AFP | From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river that supported his family's...

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