Category: SELİN NASİ
In a dramatic move this week, eight countries under the leadership of Saudi Arabia cut their diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar.
Former FBI Director James Comey yesterday accused the Trump administration of defaming him and telling lies about the agency, but declined to offer his opinion on whether President Trump sought to obstruct justice by asking him to drop an investigation into the former national security advisor.
Qatar’s top diplomat has said Turkish troops are en route to the embattled Gulf country “for the security of the entire region.
Gulf Arab states piled pressure on Qatar June 8 as U.S. President Donald Trump, Kuwait’s emir and Turkey worked to end a row and resolve what Qataris say amounts to a blockade of their country, an investment powerhouse and supplier of gas to world markets.
Christopher Wray, who has been nomitated by US President Donald Trump for the troubled top FBI seat, comes from a law firm which helped the top Turkish coup suspect’s Bank Asya in 2013
Russian-backed peace talks on Syria in Astana have been pushed back, organizers said on June 8, as key players wrangle over the future of fragile safe zones in the war-torn country.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Die Welt reporter Deniz Yücel, who is currently in prison in Turkey, was charged with terror not because of journalism. “Just like in Germany, there is an independent judiciary in Turkey. This independent judiciary is conducting the investigation,” he said
U.S.-backed fighters gained ground against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the streets of Raqqa on June 7, a day after their months-long offensive finally broke into the jihadists’ Syrian bastion.
Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has ordered his government to scrap the gas-rich Central Asian nation’s generous system of utility subsidies, state media reported yesterday, possibly indicating the government faces financial pressure.
A bust-up between Arab powers has dealt a blow to supercarriers already hurt by low oil prices and laptop bans, exposing the sensitivity of Gulf hubs to regional uncertainty and creating openings for rival airlines - at least in the short term.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on June 7 that Ankara and Tehran need to have a close exchange of ideas on the latest worrying developments in the region
A Russian tourist who was reported to be lost at the sea was found after she swam back to the shore in the Mediterranean province of Antalya on June 6
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet on June 6, in which he took credit for the Saudi-Egyptian move on Qatar for himself, it can be said that the options before Emir of Qatar Thamim al-Thani are more limited than the day before.
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.
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
A number of nations, including Turkey, have been engaged in intense diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the escalating crisis between Qatar and a group of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen was planning to come to Turkey himself to lead the July 2016 coup attempt but could not do so due to health problems, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 4, basing its report on information from the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s Office
The World Bank has raised Turkey’s economic growth projections for the next three years as uncertainties ease, tourism recovers and corporate balance sheets mend under the less severe impacts of the July 2016 coup attempt than previously estimated, according to its Global Economic Prospects report published on June 5.
Russia’s relaxation of trade sanctions against Turkey is expected to return bilateral relations to the level the countries enjoyed before a crisis in 2015, leading Turkish contractors said June 2.
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.
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