Russia has issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.
MİT and police have brought three female Syrian Kurdish PYD militants, who wished to surrender to the Turkish security forces, from an Aleppo neighborhood controlled by the PYD to Kilis
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 20 warned the United States over the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to have orchestrated the deadly coup attempt of July 15, 2016, saying they would eventually see the real face of the organization
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The 26th Istanbul Criminal Court on Sept. 19 rejected demands to release a group of journalists and writers who have been in jail for more than a year, in a case into the “media leg” of the Gülen network.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is the government that has come closest to solving Turkey’s Kurdish problem. It is also the government that has helped bring the prospect of an “independent Kurdish state” closest to reality, though obviously this is an unintended consequence of its mistaken policies.
Category: SELİN NASİ
The pressure on Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is building as the date for the Sept. 25 referendum on independence nears; unsurprisingly, Turkey’s attitude is also hardening considerably.
Çavuşoğlu has said Turkey has “no direct contacts” to bring back two members of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) held by the outlawed PKK
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said U.S. President Donald Trump told him that he was “sorry” about the brawl between the U.S. authorities and his security guards during a previous visit to the U.S. capital in last May.
On the same day as the Washington Post published an editorial “unwelcoming” Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan to U.S. soil and urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stop arms sales to Turkey, Trump thanked Ankara for hosting refugees fleeing from the civil war in Syria in his Sept. 19 speech at the U.N. General Assembly.
Ankara has once again stressed that it will not allow any fait accompli in northern Iraq and will take all necessary measures against the independence referendum
The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official said on Sept. 18, following a brawl during the president’s visit to Washington this spring.
Turkey’s president and Iraq’s prime minister late on Sept. 18 discussed the planned referendum in the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) slated for Sept. 25, according to Turkish presidential sources.
The Middle East went through similarly painful times almost a century ago. That was the dawn of the oil age and a time when three dynasties (Ottoman, Romanov and Habsburg) of three land empires (Turkey, Russia and Austria-Hungary) were falling apart.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 18 that the U.N. must undergo “structural changes” to reflect today’s world.
Four outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in airstrikes by Turkish security forces in northern Iraq on Sept. 18, a local governor’s office said in a statement.
German Ambassador to Ankara Martin Erdmann met officials from the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Ankara on Sept. 18, following an invitation made around 10 days ago, according to diplomatic sources.
Israeli flags have recently been waved during independence rallies in the cities of northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
How could such a thing happen?
Jailed co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş has shared a series of tweets via his official Twitter account, prompting surprise among many of his followers.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the German ambassador in Ankara on Sept. 17, over a pro-PKK (outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party) event held in the city of Cologne.
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