The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that it has asked the Israeli Embassy diplomats in Ankara who are more senior than second-secretary to leave the country by Sept. 7, which is tomorrow.
Turkey’s decision to sever military ties with Israel risks creating liabilities in Ankara’s fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, defense analysts have said.
With the release of the U.N.’s Palmer Report, Turkey has been effervescing like sour vinegar or fuming like an angry bull.
The latest phase in the rapid decay in Turkish-Israeli relations was in the headlines in every newspaper Saturday.
Following the statements Friday by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu – who emphasized specifically that they were against the current Israeli government – Turkish-Israeli relations are now charting a previously uncharted course.
The Turkish government’s tough stance against Israel has echoed through the world of commerce, with one businessman claiming 'economic sanctions' could be in the pipeline.
Turkey will officially notify the Israeli Embassy Monday that all of its high-level diplomats must leave the country by Wednesday
Veteran diplomat Özdem Sanberk, the retired ambassador who represented Turkey on the U.N. panel investigating the deadly Mavi Marmara raid, has become the subject of criticism over the panel’s report.
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“Things change dramatically every day in Syria, in Libya, in the whole region. And so I understand impatience, and certainly for every day that the Syrian people suffer at the hands of the (Bashar) al-Assad regime is a day too many. But we are working with our international partners to ratchet up pressure on the regime.
Downgrading diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel as well as suspension of all military agreements are among the measures anounced by the Turkish foreign minister.
Israel was mulling Friday its response to Turkey's decision to expel its ambassador and suspend military accords with its former ally amid a row over last year's Israeli attack on a Gaza aid flotilla.
'Things change dramatically every day in Syria, in Libya, in the whole region. And so I understand impatience, and certainly for every day that the Syrian people suffer at the hands of the (Bashar) al-Assad regime is a day too many.'
Turkey is a stategic medium size power which can punch above its weight using the risks and opportunities provided by its geography, according to Professor Baskın Oran, the editor of the book ‘Turkish Foreign Policy: 1919 - 2001’. The English edition of the book, including a summary of the period 2001-2006, was published by Utah University Press
I was talking on the phone with a high-ranking Turkish official as CNN Türk’s breaking-news story started to present the Israeli government’s reaction to the Turkish government’s ultimatum regarding the Mavi Marmara flotilla affair.
The collapse of a last-minute deal pushed by Washington brings Turkey and Israel closer to a breaking point over the Mavi Marmara raid, with Ankara effectively expelling the Israeli ambassador and warning of harsher measures ahead
The leaking of a U.N. report on the Mavi Marmara incident by the New York Times on its website Thursday ruptured last-ditch U.S. efforts to buy extra time to diffuse the crisis between Turkey and Israel.
The eastern Mediterranean will no longer be a place where Israeli naval forces can freely exercise their 'bullying' practices against civilian vessels, a Turkish official said Friday.
Leaders of the Libyan uprising that overthrew Moammar Gadhafi sit down with world powers on Thursday to map out the country's rebuilding.
Ties between Israel and Turkey are facing a moment of truth with the UN set to release its long-delayed report on a deadly Turkish ship raid
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The resignation of Turkey’s top military brass July 29 was a momentous shift, aligning the military with the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, government that came to power in 2002.
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