The Foreign Ministry has said a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 6 condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington is “against the spirit of alliance” between Turkey and the U.S.
It is important that Germany and its NATO ally Turkey keep talking even after German troops leave the Incirlik air base due to Ankara's refusal to allow German lawmakers access to its soldiers there, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on June 7.
Montenegro became the 29th member of NATO on Jun 5 and was praised by the United States for sticking to its path of joining the Western military alliance in spite of Russian pressure
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on June 6 Ankara will retaliate immediately if the operation by U.S.-backed forces to capture Raqqa, Islamic State Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) de facto capital in Syria, presents a threat to Turkey.
Ankara and Berlin failed to reach a consensus in the ongoing dispute over a demand from the German parliament to visit German soldiers at the İncirlik air base in southern Turkey
Jeremy Corbyn started Britain’s election campaign as a rank outsider, but the opposition Labour leader is riding a surge in support ahead of the June 8 vote
French President Emmanuel Macron on June 3 again urged Ankara to urgently release a French photojournalist held in detention in Turkey for nearly a month.
Russia is closing in on a deal with Turkey to supply its latest S-400 air-defense system to Ankara, Moscow said June 3, in the latest sign of restored ties.
Germany’s top diplomat has underlined that eradicating all financial resources to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Germany and preventing its activities on German soil are in the interest of Berlin
Category: VERDA ÖZER
You must know the already-famous story by now. President Donald Trump appeared at the NATO summit last week in Brussels, pushing aside Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that Ankara told the United States that it won’t ask anyone before responding if an attack or a provocation from the the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) takes place against Turkey
The U.S. military offered assurances to Turkey on June 1 over supplying arms to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), after Ankara called the move “extremely dangerous.”
The Turkish Foreign Ministry blasted on June 1 the German daily Die Welt over its accusations on May 31 that Turkey's recommendations to host a NATO summit in 2018 was rejected by several Alliance members.
Category: SELİN NASİ
At a political rally in Munich on May 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the days when Europe could completely count on others were over, in the wake of last week’s bruising NATO and G-7 meetings. Instead, she said, the time has come for Europe to take its fate into its own hands.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, three days after the Manchester suicide bomb attack, was an important gathering not only because it brought together the newly elected Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May with other leaders, but also because they decided to step up NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli heavily reproached NATO in his parliamentary group meeting on May 30.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
In a last-minute effort on May 31, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu urged the U.S. administration to “row back” from its mistake in Syria and stop arming the militia of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) for the operation to take the town of Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), since the YPG is the Syria extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been fighting Turkey and is designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. as well.
The European Union should continue accession negotiations with Turkey but a reintroduction of the death penalty would clearly put an end to the process, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on May 31.
Gen. Hulusi Akar, the chief of the Turkish General Staff, finally sent written answers on May 29 to the parliamentary inquiry commission regarding their questions about the foiled military coup on July 15, 2016.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The release of a report penned by the parliamentary panel tasked with probing the deadly July 2016 coup attempt staged by the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) has ignited fresh debate on how the putsch was able to take place, why the National Intelligence Agency (MİT) and Turkish Armed Forces failed to know about coup preparations in advance, and why the inquiry ignored the role of politicians.
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