A land operation is necessary to support air operations in Syria and Iraq if the military operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is to be successful, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
U.S. officials have told their Turkish counterparts that Washington is sorry for not taking Ankara’s proposals and views on increasing radicalism in Syria and Iraq into consideration, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has claimed
Category: CENGİZ ÇANDAR
The moment when I heard about the attack on Charlie Hebdo, I was depressed. I knew there would be people all around the world who would focus on the “religious identities” of those who fired the bullets, as well as their political identities.
As 2014 continued with instability in the Middle East, Turkey remained surrounded by tensions in the region
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay a visit to Iraq next month in a move to further reinforce recently mended bilateral ties between the two ne
Baghdad requested more military and intelligence assistance from Turkey, including the delivery of weapons
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Pope Francis will be visiting Turkey this weekend. This will be his sixth trip outside of Italy after he became pope in 2013. The fact that Turkey ranks among the first countries Pope Francis is visiting already tells us a lot.
Category: NURAY MERT
U.S.-Turkey relations are similar to the stories of celebrities’ failing marriages. Everyone knows that the couple does not get on anymore and even cheats on each other, but both parties publicly say the marriage is going well
Turkey and Iraq have reinforced their pledge to mend ties during the Turkish prime minister’s visit to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is set to pay a two-day visit to Iraq on Nov. 20, a week after the Iraqi foreign minister held talks in Ankara as part of efforts to mend ruined ties between the two capitals.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim al-Jaafari was in Ankara for the last two days. This has been the first high level official visit since the relations between Turkey and Iraq froze during Nouri al-Maliki’s Prime Ministry. Hence, his message was quite critical.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Baghdad is preparing to request that Ankara pay back revenues from what Iraq says is the illegitimate export of Kurdish oil through Turkey
Turkey and Iraq vowed to leave their sour past behind them and rejuvenate their relations during an official visit to Ankara by Iraq’s foreign minister.
Iraq’s new Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari will visit Turkey from Nov. 5-7 in a bid to restore bilateral ties that deteriorated during then-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s term
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The stance of the Barack Obama administration regarding Syria, Iraq and the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is likely to change following the Nov. 4 midterm elections in the U.S.
Brutal images of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) publicly executing the prolonged desire for sustainable peace in the Middle East are absolutely not stomach friendly.
In early October, militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) tried to storm the Iraqi town of Dhuluiya, about 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.
During a joint press conference in Paris with French President François Hollande on Oct. 31, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used the acronym DA’ISH, instead of ISIL to refer to the fundamentalist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.
Iraq’s new Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari is set to visit Turkey next week in a bid to restore bilateral relations that deteriorated during Nouri al-Maliki’s term of Prime Ministry.
“We want to convey our deep concern to Turkey. This is an alarming situation. Inaction over Kobane could be costly for Turkey’s image,” a high-level French official told a small group of journalists yesterday.
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