Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said
Saudi King Salman ousts his nephew as crown prince and installs his son Mohammed bin Salman, capping a meteoric rise for the 31-year-old
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Saudi Arabians are using the news outlet Al Arabia as a black propaganda weapon to make “terrorists” out of the Qataris, but now we have our own local version.
Moscow said on June 16 that its forces may have killed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa last month
Category: MURAT YETKİN
A 59-name blacklist that the countries led by Saudi Arabia announced on June 9 further escalated tension between themselves and Qatar.
Despite warnings from all three opposition parties in the Turkish parliament, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has given priority to the ratification of two military agreements with Qatar, allowing to send Turkish troops to the Gulf country, mainly for training purposes, late on June 7.
The deadly raids on the Iranian Parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on June 7, which claimed 12 lives, are grave contributions to the escalation of tension in the Middle East amid the Qatar crisis.
A key Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant was arrested in the northwestern province of Sakarya on June 7
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.
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
Diplomatic action against Qatar by Saudi Arabia did not come as a total surprise, following a number of indications over the last few months. But the June 5 move was beyond expectations: Firstly it was not only from Saudi Arabia, but it also looks to be aiming for the economic as well as diplomatic isolation of the Gulf country.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has urged the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to remain neutral in an ongoing diplomatic crisis of a number of Arab nations’ cutting ties with Qatar on June 5
Six Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar early on June 5 morning, further deepening a rift among Gulf Arab nations over that country's support for Islamist groups and its relations with Iran
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.
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.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
It happens after every major terrorist attack by Islamist terrorists in a Western country: the familiar debate about who is really to blame for this phenomenon.
Police have detained a key Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant in Istanbul for the fourth time as part of an ongoing operation in the northwestern province of Sakarya.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who passed away on May 26, 2017 at the age of 89, was one of the U.S.’s most highly praised foreign and security policy gurus of the past half-century
Category: VERDA ÖZER
You must have heard the phrase “back to the future.” Nothing else could better describe my feelings while following the NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also attended.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group on May 27 claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus in central Egypt that killed dozens of Christians, its propaganda arm said
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