US defence aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on May 28, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its ally's fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Do you know why Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has continued to slam the New York Times ever since its recent editorial, accusing it of “interfering” in Turkish politics and using language like “Who do you think you are?” and “Know your place”?
Category: ABDULLAH GÜL
'The state of world affairs over the past decade has been characterized by complexities that defy easy analysis and prognostication,' former Turkish President Gül writes
Turkey’s former President Abdullah Gül said through an aide on May 26 that he has turned down an invitation from the ruling AKP, of which he was a key founder, to join a rally in Istanbul on May 30, just a week before the critical June 7 general election.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have agreed on the necessity to enforce a safe zone and a no-fly zone in Syria despite the absence of such an agreement with the US administration, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
An Iran nuclear deal is not likely by June 30 because technical details will remain to defined and Iran will not get sanctions relief before the end of the year in the best of cases, western ambassadors said on May 26
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on May 26 that a nuclear-armed Iran would be "a thousand times more dangerous and more destructive" than the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, his office said
Britain's David Cameron and Russia's Vladimir Putin have agreed to re-start talks on finding a solution to the crisis in Syria, a statement from Cameron said on May 25.
The trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian on charges of spying on Iran opened behind closed doors in Tehran on May 26, state media reported.
US Vice President Biden reassured Iraq's government of US support in the fight against ISIL, telephoning Iraqi PM Al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment.
Iraqi forces closed in on Ramadi May 26 and launched an operation aimed at cutting off the jihadists in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city
Category: ÇINAR OSKAY
“I’ll ask you something completely besides politics: Do you think Ayatollah Khomeini was a good person in his heart?” I ask Hamed, a harsh anti-regime academician
An Iranian negotiator on May 24 denied accepting military site inspections as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, a delicate issue in talks that must be concluded by the end of June.
Iraq and Iran pushed back May 25 against US Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to ISIL, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists.
The United States has done "nothing" to help Iraq's army battle jihadists in Ramadi, according to a senior Iranian general involved in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group
President Erdoğan has used an international gathering on energy as an opportunity to question the motives of ISIL in its “constant oil operations” in the region.
Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) militants clashed with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Iraqi-Iranian border town of Kelashin on May 24, as the KDPI attempted to set a PKK foothold as their base
According to the U.S. administration, the capture of Ramadi by ISIL only some 100 km west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad was something ordinary regarding the bigger picture of the war.
A retrospective in Washington provides a glimpse not just of the artist Shirin Neshat’s art and life, but also the trajectory of Iran in modern times, from the 1953 coup through the 1979 Islamic Revolution to the recent Green Movement
The number of tourists visiting Antalya decreased by 11 percent to 1.2 million in the first four months of 2015 in comparison to the same period of the previous year, according to official data compiled by the Doğan New Agency
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