The terror problem stemming from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) would be entirely resolved in the event that Turkey-backed moderate groups would be supported logistically instead of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), a senior government official has said
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Last week marked quite a surge in diplomatic traffic between Turkish and American high-level officials. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik met Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık announced on Feb. 23 that the Syrian town of al-Bab had been largely captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, by Turkish-backed Free Syria Army (FSA) forces during the Euphrates Shield operation, as a new round of talks were set to start in Geneva for the political future of the war-torn country.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım denies there has been any policy change from his Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) ahead of the launch of its official campaign on Feb. 25 for the constitutional referendum on April 16.
The European Union has criticized measures taken in Turkey against the co-chairs of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş, saying they “add to the concerns” of the institution.
Turkey may become an energy exporter in a decade’s time, Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak has said.
A spokeswoman for Republican Senator John McCain said Feb. 22 that he traveled to northern Syria last week to discuss plans for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with U.S. forces stationed there.
The upcoming referendum will be a chance to display a stance against the oppression of naysayers, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, noting that the “no” voters should never feel intimidated
Category: ABDULKADİR SELVİ
Those who will run referendum campaign rallies are not on the road yet. However, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has held rallies for the “yes” vote in five cities already, right after his return from his trip to the Gulf region
Anti-terrorism police in Istanbul detained 35 people suspected of links to the Islamic State Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on Feb. 22, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey has been carrying out air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq in order to stop militants from infiltrating into Turkey
The opposition has slammed the ruling party over the termination of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ’s parliamentary status, even as the prime minister hinted at further dismissals.
The United States should act in order to fulfill its promise to make Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces leave Syria’s Manbij in line with Ankara’s request or Turkey would have to reconsider an operation there, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said Feb. 22
The Turkish government would consider the deportation of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen from the U.S. as a positive move if there is no direct extradition, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“If you are going to be hanged, be hanged with an English rope,” is a famous Turkish saying. Anything that has the act of hanging cannot really imply something positive, but this saying has a positive connotation in reference to the British.
Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation into Syria has delivered a major blow to the revenues of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAESH, according to a report by the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) and leading consultant group Ernst and Young (EY).
A prosecutor who called on National Intelligence Agency (MİT) Chief Hakan Fidan to provide testimony in 2012 has been arrested on charges of links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is widely believed to have masterminded the July 2016 failed coup attempt
Ongoing operations in areas of the southeastern province of Mardin are proceeding “within legal boundaries,” the local governor’s office has claimed amid growing concern following allegations of human rights abuses in one village
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ, who has been in jail for three months on terror charges, has lost her parliamentary status for a prison sentence she received in a previous case
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that a new page in U.S.-Turkey relations is being opened with the new administration at the White House.
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