US President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defence system, setting the stage for a further confrontation between the two nations as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office. The move comes at a delicate time in[…]
Palestinian party Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority (PA) government in the occupied West Bank, will meet a Hamas delegation in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Tuesday as follow-up from a meeting earlier this month of the heads of Palestinian factions. The two rivals will discuss ending the internal[…]
Turkey’s president has pledged to defy what he describes as United States attempts to weaken his country’s economy, rallying supporters a day after Washington imposed even higher tariffs on Turkish metals – sending the lira tumbling. The two NATO allies remain at loggerheads over multiple issues ranging from diverging interests[…]
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party leader goes on trial in Ankara on Thursday over alleged links to Kurdish militants, after spending more than a year behind bars in a case his supporters say is politically motivated. Selahattin Demirtas, co-chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), was first detained in November last[…]
Turkish police have launched raids in 49 cities to detain over 300 soldiers accused of links to the group blamed for last year’s attempted coup, state media reported Wednesday. The Istanbul public prosecutor issued arrest warrants for 360 people as part of a probe into followers of US-based Muslim cleric[…]
ISIL has released a video purportedly showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive, after Ankara vowed to fight “terror” in Syria in response to 16 of its troops being killed in battle. The 19-minute video, showing two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched,[…]
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in front of a crowd at a posh art gallery in the capital Ankara as the angry gunmen screamed “don’t forget Aleppo”. Police later killed the assailant on Monday night, Turkish station NTV reported. Andrey Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech[…]
Turkish authorities have detained and charged two journalists and an academic with spreading “terror propaganda” after the group took part in a solidarity campaign supporting a pro-Kurdish publication. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) representative and journalist Erol Onderoglu, head of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Sebnem Korur Fincanci, and writer[…]
At least 34 people have been killed and 125 more wounded after a car bomb struck the Turkish capital, Ankara, officials say. A bomb-laden car exploded on Sunday evening in the centrally located Kizilay neighbourhood, near a major transport hub, private broadcaster NTV reported. Witnesses said the blast set vehicles[…]
Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has blamed Syria’s PKK-linked YPG group for a blast in the capital, Ankara, that killed at least 28 people. The Turkish leader used the speech on Thursday to call on the country’s allies to pick a side. Davutoglu blamed the suicide attack on a Syrian[…]
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