Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has gathered intelligence via imams from 38 countries on the activities of suspected followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to be the mastermind of the failed July 15 coup attempt.
Turkey has entered the top 10 countries with the most items on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, with the addition of traditional flatbread during the 11th official meeting.
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Turkey’s decades-long relationship with the European Union is now in state of coma. The European Parliament voted the other day in favor of “freezing” the relationship, while Ankara responded in a “we-don’t-give-a-damn” sort of mood. The vote is not legally binding, and it will be up to the European Council, consisting of the leaders of the member states, to decide on Turkey’s future next month.
Turkey would never take steps to undermine NATO’s collective defense and unity as spelled out in Article 5, the alliance’s chief has said
Turkey will chair the Energy Club of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2017, becoming the first non-SCO country to hold its term presidency, according to officials from the Energy Ministry
China is willing to consider any application from NATO-member Turkey to join a Russian and Chinese-led security bloc, the Shanghai Pact, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Nov. 21 after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said his country could join
Turkey should not be “fixated” on the idea of joining the European Union and should look at other opportunities, such as the Russia-led Shanghai Pact, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Aiming to become a member of the Shanghai Pact, whose members are countries where “one-man rule” is predominant, will only cause more problems for Turkey’s foreign policy, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Öztürk Yılmaz has said
Turkey’s flagship carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) has put a total of 30 planes in its fleet into parking positions due to a decreasing number of passengers amid economic contractions and recent terror attacks, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Kyrgyzstan’s government resigned on Oct. 26 after President Almazbek Atambayev’s party quit the ruling majority coalition earlier this week, deepening a rift between the pro-Russian leader and his former allies.
A Kyrgyz tourist who was wounded during the Gezi Park protests has been ordered to pay a total of 151 Turkish Liras to the Turkish state even though his injuries were caused by state police.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently discussed possible supplies of Russian air defense systems to Ankara, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Oct. 14.
Kyrgyz migrant worker Belek Asanbekov sits at the kitchen table of his cramped Moscow apartment, scrolling through pictures on his mobile phone of friends killed days earlier in a fire at work.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev arrived in Moscow on Sept. 23 to continue his treatment for suspected heart problems that occurred during a visit to Istanbul, his office said in a statement.
Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev took ill due to “potential problems” in Istanbul on Sept. 19 while en route to New York
The Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) has called for some 181 envoys and civil servants from 73 countries across the globe to talk about Turkey’s devotion to democratic rule and robust economy in their countries and to boost cooperation with Turkey
Uzbekistan bade farewell to President Islam Karimov at a high-security funeral on Sept. 3, after his death plunged the country into the greatest period of uncertainty in its post-Soviet history
The Turkish economy has succeeded in overcoming the hardest stress test possible, the head of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), the country’s leading business organization, said
The U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, has reportedly ordered his followers who have fled Turkey to unite in the countries in which they have settled
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In one of my visits to Brussels in 2011, I had gone to the NATO headquarters and witnessed a Turkish diplomat saluting members of the Albanian delegation in Turkish. I was told that they were graduates of Fethullah Gülen schools in Albania
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