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...

Turkey trial opens into Russian ambassador’s 2016 killing

AFP | Twenty-eight suspects went on trial Tuesday over the assassination of the Russian ambassador two years ago, including a US-based Muslim preacher blamed by...

Indian Muslims: A rich hunting ground for Middle Eastern rivals – James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey | When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently declared that Turkey was “the only country that can lead the Muslim world,” he probably...

Turkey seeks nearly 150 arrests over Gulen ties: report

AFP | Turkish police on Friday launched nationwide raids to detain nearly 150 people, including military personnel, suspected of ties to the group blamed for...

PM Imran Khan visits Rumi’s shrine, Iqbal grave in Turkey

News Desk | Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the mausoleum of great Muslim Sufi saint and scholar Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi on his two-day official...

CCTV footage shows men transporting ‘Khashoggi body parts’

AFP | A Turkish television station has broadcast CCTV footage showing men carrying cases and bags which it says contained slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's...

Turkey’s ‘Big Sister Nimet’ lottery selling hope for 90 years

AFP | Each year in the run-up to the New Year draw, thousands of people flock to the most famous lottery stand in Istanbul, drawn...

Doubts over Turkey ability to ‘eradicate’ IS after US pull-out

AFP | A withdrawal of American ground forces in Syria will give Turkey freer rein to target Washington's Kurdish partners in the fight against jihadists...

US pullout from Syria: Has Turkey prevailed?

AFP | Months after hitting rock bottom, relations between the United States and Turkey have quickly improved with President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from...

US approves $3.5 billion Patriot missile sale to Turkey

AFP | The United States said Wednesday it approved the sale of $3.5 billion in missiles to Turkey, offering an ultimatum after US outrage over...

Turkey in talks over possible UN probe into Khashoggi murder

AFP | Turkey is in talks over a possible United Nations investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Turkish foreign minister said...

Erdogan ups ante: Demands extradition of Saudi assassins

AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taking to...

Turkey to pay for Russian S-400s in rubles or lira: Erdogan

AFP | Turkey will pay in rubles or lira, rather than dollars, for its major order of Russian S-400 missile defense systems that have troubled...

Syria regime and rebels swap prisoners, Turkey says

AFP | The Syrian government and rebels swapped prisoners Saturday in a "first important step" in building trust between the warring sides under a Russia-Iran-Turkey-brokered...

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