Libya’s top diplomat has called for the departure of foreign forces and mercenaries from the North African country as it heads towards elections later this year. Najla al-Manqoush, foreign minister of Libya’s interim government, urged Turkey on Monday to implement UN Security Council resolutions demanding the repatriation of more than[…]
Turkish police clashed with protesters who broke a Covid-19 curfew by holding May Day marches on Saturday, with at least 212 people detained, according to the Istanbul governor’s office. Riot police and plainclothes officers scuffled with union leaders and other demonstrators, throwing some to the ground before detaining dozens of[…]
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Istanbul over the weekend to mark the 10th anniversary of his country’s strategic partnership with Turkey and shore up support from his Black Sea neighbour as tensions escalate with Russia over Ukraine’s simmering war in Donbas. “Turkey’s support for the restoration of our sovereignty and[…]
Turkey will raise its concerns regarding an unofficial Saudi Arabia boycott against the Turkish goods this week at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Middle East Eye can reveal. Two Turkish officials told MEE that Turkey will officially present its complaint regarding the Saudi practice to the organisation. An official agenda[…]
A Turkish court has sentenced five people to life in jail over the murder of the Russian ambassador in Ankara more than five years ago, according to media in Turkey. Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman while speaking at a photo exhibition opening in the Turkish capital[…]
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[…]
Turkey has appointed a new ambassador to Israel after a two-year absence, reports say. In May 2018, Ankara withdrew its envoy over deadly attacks against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip who were protesting US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The[…]
Turkey has ordered the detention of 82 military personnel in an operation targeting suspected supporters of a Muslim preacher who Ankara accuses of masterminding a failed coup in 2016, according to state-owned Anadolu news agency. Operations targeting the network of United States-based religious leader and businessman Fethullah Gulen have continued[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the European Union for dialogue, warning the bloc not to become a “tool for enmities” during escalating tensions over the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkey’s deployment of a vessel to search for natural gas in waters claimed by Greece set off a fierce war[…]
Turkey has transferred conjoined twins from the Syrian town of Afrin to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk University Hospital in the Hatay province of southern Turkey to separate them, Anadolu Agency reported. The agency disclosed that the Syrian babies were born eight days ago in Afrin, weighing 4.2 kilograms, adding that a[…]
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