Turkey has proposed using a collaboration of Arab elements from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) in an offensive on Raqqa and the administration of the Manbij region in Syria, a formula which would exclude the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)
A business delegation led by the head of Turkey’s top business organization, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), has met their counterparts and Russian officials in Moscow to discuss a variety of issues ahead of a mixed economic council meeting between the two countries
Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles north of Aleppo and in the city center on Sept. 30, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire city, while the U.S. and Russia continued blaming each other over the situation in Syria
Category: MURAT YETKİN
On Sept. 28 agencies reported that the last two hospitals serving in the east of the Syrian city of Aleppo were bombed by Syrian or Russian planes
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Sept. 28 that he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States, a move that could further dampen relations with Manila’s longtime ally after the controversial leader branded U.S. President Barack Obama a “son of a whore.”
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey fell 37.96 percent year-on-year to 3.1 million in August from 5.1 million a year earlier, with dramatic declines in arrivals from Western countries, Asian nations and Russia, temporary data from the Tourism Ministry showed on Sept. 29.
Turkey was “more than ready” to cooperate with Russia on a new Syrian cease-fire and the delivery of humanitarian assistance if Moscow was willing to do so, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Sept. 29
Russia has said it will press on with a bombing campaign in Syria despite a U.S. warning it will end talks on the conflict if Moscow does not halt its assault, amid the continued bombing of Aleppo
The Kremlin said on Sept. 28 that preparations were under way for President Vladimir Putin to visit Turkey in October, a further sign that Moscow is keen to restore full political, trade and economic ties with Ankara
Fenerbahçe boss Dick Advocaat will be on the opposite bench from one of his old charges, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, when his side hosts Feyenoord in a UEFA Europa League Group A match.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Everyone agrees that if the coup attempt on July 15 had succeeded, Turkey’s economy would have gone into a tailspin.
Russia announced Sept. 26 it is dropping a brief import ban on fruits and vegetables from Egypt, after Cairo backed downed on tough restrictions on wheat that had sparked a row.
In a leading index of global financial centers Istanbul has fallen 12 places to 57th, mainly due to uncertainties.
The Armenian Metsamor nuclear power plant should be shut down as the world cannot risk another disaster like Chernobyl, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said on Sept. 26.
Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Sept. 27, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new military campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed cease-fire
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders were to come together on Sept. 26 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
American investors and businessmen were “impressed” with Turkey’s rapid recovery despite recent setbacks in its political and security spheres, a Turkish official told Anadolu Agency on Sept. 23
Senior Turkish officials have criticized the cut to Turkey’s sovereign credit rating by ratings agency Moody’s, claiming that the move is “biased” and does not reflect the realities of Turkey’s macro indicators
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.
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