United States President Donald Trump has committed the U.S. to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, reversing course from his campaign pledges and signaling he will send troops to America's longest war in "a fight to win,” a move that was praised by NATO and Afghan authorities.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
A very interesting development took place the other day: A prominent pro-government journalist, who has until recently been an unconditional supporter of Turkey’s Syria policy, suddenly switched sides.
Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit Aug. 17 by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will visit Turkey in the coming days, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın stated on Aug. 17.
Russia understands Turkey’s stance on the People’s Protection Units (YPG) better than the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Aug. 16.
A Turkish national was among at least 18 people killed in an attack in Burkina Faso by suspected jihadists, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Aug. 14
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) celebrates its 16th anniversary in Ankara today, Aug. 14.
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
Syrian lands across from Turkey’s Cilvegözü border gate is being controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which has roots in al-Qaeda.
Turkey has been taking additional measures along 150 kilometers of the Syrian border following recent developments in Idlib, control of which has passed to extremist groups
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım chaired a security meeting on Aug. 9 with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and intelligence chief Hakan Fidan.
Turkey has been at odds with its biggest military ally the U.S. for some time over Washington’s selection for a partner in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DAESH in Arabic initials.
A suspected al-Qaeda suicide bomber killed three Yemeni soldiers and wounded nine others in an attack yesterday on an army position in the country’s south, military officials said.
A family of three were arrested over an attempt to make the explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP) in the Turkish capital Ankara, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Aug. 7
The heaviest fighting and shelling for months hit Hama province in northern Syria on Aug. 4, a war monitor said, but there were diverging accounts of how the battle started
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
It is not the first time U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Brett McGurk raised eyebrows in Turkey
Many of the richest countries are the “least generous” in supporting refugees or displaced people, a U.N. official and humanitarian aid expert has said, adding that Europe and the U.S. are making “embarrassingly” small efforts in this regard
The United States warned a takeover of rebel-held northwestern Idlib province by Syrian jihadists linked to a former al-Qaeda affiliate would have grave consequences and make it difficult to dissuade Russia from renewing bombing that recently stopped
The rift between Turkey and its biggest military ally the U.S. is continuing over two major issues. One is the ongoing activities of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher accused of being behind the military coup attempt of July 15, 2016.
United States Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson praised efforts by U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass on Aug. 1 for his efforts in bilateral relations between Ankara and Washington, despite a bitter ongoing dispute over "terrorism support."
Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın on July 31 criticized recent statements by Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy of the anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) coalition, which linked Turkey to terror groups in northwestern Syria
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