Syrian troops seized a suburb of the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Sept. 17, tightening the noose around Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Syrian military source said.
Turkish nationals make up half of the hundreds of families being held in a camp near Mosul for suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Sept. 16.
A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Iran’s central bank president said on Sept. 16.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar will pay separate visits to Iran in the coming days amid rising tension over the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25 and continued efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria.
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford on the sidelines of the annual meeting of NATO’s Military Committee in the Albanian capital of Tirana
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Sept. 21 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and discuss the case of a former Turkish minister, according to Erdoğan
Turkey, Russia and Iran have concluded months-long discussions after agreeing to set up de-escalation zones in four different regions of Syria
The United States is “seeking excuses” to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran by demanding military site inspections, one of the Islamic republic’s top security officials said on Sept. 15.
Idlib, a northern Syrian town under the control of various rebel groups, should also be declared a de-conflict zone, a Turkish presidential spokesman has said, just a day before the Syrian regime and opposition groups as well as Turkey, Russia and Iran are set to come together in the Kazakh capital Astana to discuss continued ceasefire across Syria.
U.S. charges against a Turkish former minister over violating U.S. sanctions on Iran are politically motivated, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Sept. 14
Category: TAHA AKYOL
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the Islamic world “is losing its brightest brains to the West.” Erdoğan emphasized the importance of education when speaking in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, where he opened the “Science and Technology Summit” of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will hold talks in Ankara on Sept. 14 with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an ally of Doha in its dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors.
Iran signed deals with Damascus on Sept. 12 to repair Syria’s power grid, state media said; a potentially lucrative move for Tehran that points to a deepening economic role after years of fighting in the Syrian conflict.
Diplomats, army and intelligence officials from Turkey, Russia and Iran came together in Kazakhstan’s capital a day before of the sixth round of Astana Process talks
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
If there is no last-minute backtrack, the Iraqi Kurds will vote in a referendum on independence in two weeks. It is a move that will drastically shake all regional balances in the already unstable Middle East.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sept. 11 that his government has put all major arms exports to Turkey on hold due to the deteriorating human rights situation in the country and the escalating tension between the two NATO allies. Chancellor Angela Merkel later said this does not mean a total ban on exports.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is prepared for a snap election if the government makes a move to bring the presidential elections to be held in 2019 to an earlier date, said CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, while adding that “everything is possible.”
President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi’ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six current and former U.S. officials.
Iraq’s parliament voted on Sept. 12 to reject a referendum on Kurdish independence planned for Sept. 25, authorizing the prime minister to “take all measures” to preserve Iraq’s unity.
The Gülen network is using the U.S. judiciary as a tool against Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ claimed on Sept. 11
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