President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 21 said that he would not describe the U.S. as a civilized country after Washington issued a detention warrant for his bodyguards in a row outside the Turkish embassy during his visit to the country in May.
The U.S. Embassy in Turkey said on Oct. 21 that jailed outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan was "not worthy of respect" referring to the fact that a large banner bearing his image was raised in an iconic square in Syria's Raqqa.
Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Oct. 20 for 110 people from a company over alleged links to the U.S.-based Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have orchestrated last year’s coup attempt.
Two key outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were among 45 PKK members who were killed over the past week, the Turkish military said on Oct. 20.
A court on Oct. 19 sentenced an elementary school teacher in the southern province of Adana to home detention after footage emerged of him hitting a first-grader for not being able to write the letter “D” on the board.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned late on Oct. 19 the apparent harassment of Turkish Airlines passengers who were subjected to body searches by police dogs at Vienna International Airport.
The United States and Turkey made “substantial progress” during talks to resolve an ongoing visa row, but Washington continues to protest over the arrests of Turkish employees from its diplomatic missions, the State Department said on Oct. 19.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has mockingly suggested that Istanbul football club Galatasaray should “change its name,” after it fielded a team with 11 foreign players in a Turkish Super League match.
Şaban Dişli, the chief advisor to ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has resigned from his post, stating that his brother's position as key suspect in the July 15, 2016, coup attempt has caused discomfort within the party.