Iraq’s Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani has said.
Nail Olpak was appointed as the new chair of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) on Sept. 22, after Ömer Cihad Vardan resigned from the post due to personal reasons.
Lukoil plans to keep pumping 100 million tons of oil per year between 2018 and 2027 with projects outside Russia and will keep annual investment at $8 billion-$8.5 billion, the chief executive said on Sept. 23.
Emre Büyükkalfa has been appointed as the new CEO of TÜV SÜD Turkey, the company said in a statement on Sept. 22.
A 17-year-old waiter working at a hotel stabbed a Belarussian tourist to death in the touristic Marmaris district of the Aegean province of Muğla late on Sept. 23, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Roman sarcophagus of Hercules, which recently returned to Turkey from Switzerland after it had been smuggled abroad some 50 years ago, has begun welcoming visitors at its home in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has visited two Turkish citizens imprisoned in the U.S. for their alleged involvement in a brawl during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the country in May that has raised tensions between the two countries.
Iraqi Kurds are set to vote in a referendum on Sept. 25 on independence for the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)
The U.N. Global Compact platform has named leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell’s CEO Kaan Terzioğlu as one of the 10 Sustainable Development Goal pioneers over the company’s Hello Hope mobile app for Syrian refugees, Turkcell announced on Sept. 22.
A Russian pilot was heavily wounded on Sept. 23 after falling 70 meters while parachuting in the Fethiye district of the Aegean province of Muğla, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Germans began voting in a national election on Sept. 24 that is likely to see Chancellor Angela Merkel win a historic fourth term and a far-right party enter parliament for the first time in more than half a century.
The Turkish parliament on Sept. 23 approved the extension of a mandate permitting the government to deploy troops to its southern neighboring countries
One soldier and a worker were killed on Sept. 23 in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the governor’s office said.
The Turkish Armed Forces on Sept. 23 increased the level of a drill it has been conducting near the Iraqi border for the past five days as additional troops were deployed.
Turkey's steps in response to the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum will have diplomatic, political, economic and security dimensions, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Sept. 23.
The chief of staff of Turkey, Iran and Iraq will hold trilateral talks soon amid latest developments in the region.
The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) region does not only accommodate Kurds, but also Turkmens and Arabs, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed on his way back from New York, when questioned about the planned independence referendum in the region.
Turkey on Sept. 22 called for the cancellation of the Iraqi Kurdish independence vote, ruling out any postponement.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Immediately after his return from the United States, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a key security meeting and then chaired the cabinet in order to announce Turkey’s counter-measures against the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to vote for independence on Sept. 25.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
We do not yet know whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s Sept. 21 message - in which he said he had “become close friends” with President Tayyip Erdoğan and relations between the two countries were “at their best level ever” - really is good news for those hoping for an improvement in Turkish-American relations.
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