Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya was expected to begin a tour yesterday that will include Turkey...
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, facing an arrest warrant on terror charges, should remain in Iraq but said Turkey would not turn him away if he requested asylum.
Category: ANKARA WHISPERS
While debates on President Abdullah Gül’s presidential term are ongoing, Prime Minister...
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says a high-level agreement was reached between Turkey and the United States in 2007 on intelligence services.
Iraqi leaders should convene urgently in reply to President of Kurdish Regional Administration Mesut Barzani’s call for a national congress, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said, while Iraqi leaders are at a deadlock due to failed talks that were scheduled for Dec. 23.
Turkish Ambassador in Paris Tahsin Burcuoğlu said Dec. 23 that the French were confused and embarrassed after...
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Turkey to respect the French National Assembly’s decision to pass a bill penalizing the denial of Armenian genocide allegations.
Erdoğan lashes out at Sarkozy saying the latter’s his father witnessed the incidents in Algeria, and accusing the French government...
Turkey's foreign minister on Saturday urged...
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
As I sit and write this article, the French vote on a bill to criminalize genocide denial is still half a day away. All the same, the result of the vote...
Turkey believes Tehran is behind the Iraqi PM’s recent challenge to Vice President al-Hashimi as it hopes to protect its regional hegemony in the wake of an international campaign against its closest regional ally, Syria.
The French politicians who passed a bill yesterday penalizing denials of the 1915 events as genocide are no different than Mideast dictators like Bashar al-Assad or Moammar Gadhafi, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said.
France’s Parliament is likely to adopt a bill criminalizing denials of the 1915 events as genocide, the head of a Turkish legislative delegation to Paris said yesterday.
Arabia has always been difficult terrain for the Turks. The 21st century can hardly be an exception, although the 'New Turks' have...
An observer team will head to Syria tomorrow to prepare the way for monitors overseeing a deal to end months of bloodshed amid plans by Damascus to implement the death penalty for anyone convicted of distributing weapons for “terrorist acts.”
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Despite efforts to improve the image of Arabs by the ruling party, this nation still has what I can call the 'Lawrence of Arabia' trauma.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has conducted talks with Turkey on a national reconciliation process in his territory amid plans by Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh’s to also visit Turkey in the near future.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said the U.N. desired closer cooperation with Turkey in Somalia and closer ties with the Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu.
A Turkish parliamentary delegation started a three-day campaign in Paris yesterday to halt a French motion criminalizing the denial of Armenian genocide claims.
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