Turkey and the US

Making U.S.-Turkey relations great again?

Making U.S.-Turkey relations great again?

Relations between Turkey and the United States have always been dynamic and reflective of the historical moment in time

Turkey#039s Erdogan to meet U.S. President Trump on May 16-17

Turkey's Erdogan to meet U.S. President Trump on May 16-17

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he would meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington on May 16-17, in their first meeting since Trump took office in January, Reuters reported. …

Erdogan and Trump discuss referendum and terrorists

Erdogan and Trump discuss referendum and terrorists

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the results of the Sunday's referendum in the country and the fight against terrorism. "President …

Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win

Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win

US President Donald Trump called to congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdogan hours after the Turkish president claimed a narrow victory in a contested referendum that will grant him sweeping new powers, according to the …

White House not to comment on Turkey referendum before observers#039 report

White House not to comment on Turkey referendum before observers' report

The White House said it would wait to comment on a referendum that granted sweeping new powers to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "There is an international commission that is reviewing this and issues a …

US State Department concerned about #039quality of Turkey’s democracy#039

US State Department concerned about 'quality of Turkey’s democracy'

The US is concerned about the 'quality' of Turkey’s democracy, acting US Department of State Mark Toner said. "These are discussions that we have on a somewhat regular basis with the Turkish …

US citizens tired of fighting wars like Syria for Riyadh, Ankara, Senator says

US citizens tired of fighting wars like Syria for Riyadh, Ankara, Senator says

US President Donald Trump must recognize the US public is tired of the country fighting wars for foreign states such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey like it is doing currently in Syria, State Senator …

 Cavusoglu: Turkey supports US strike on Syrian air base

Cavusoglu: Turkey supports US strike on Syrian air base

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed Turkey's support for the US strike on an air base in the Syrian province of Homs.  "It is necessary to oust this regime as soon as possible from the …

Cavusoglu intends to discuss Syria with Lavrov

Cavusoglu intends to discuss Syria with Lavrov

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that he intends to hold a conversation with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the acute Syrian issue. "We held a conversation with US …

Turkey expects concrete steps on Gulen extradition

Turkey expects concrete steps on Gulen extradition

Turkey expects the United States to take concrete steps on the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom it blames for a failed coup attempt last July, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said …

Turkey#039s coup attempt figure phoned by US consulate

Turkey's coup attempt figure phoned by US consulate

A prosecutor’s office in Ankara has reportedly claimed in an indictment that a phone call was made by a mobile phone registered under the name of the US Consulate General in Istanbul to Adil Ökzüz, a suspected …

Americans warned against traveling to Southeast Turkey amid terror threat

Americans warned against traveling to Southeast Turkey amid terror threat

US State Department warned American citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey.  "Carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time, and avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent …

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties ‘from A to Z’

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties ‘from A to Z’

Tensions between Ankara and Brussels have reached a new level

Tillerson to discuss fight against Daesh with Erdogan

Tillerson to discuss fight against Daesh with Erdogan

The agenda of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Turkey includes the meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, State Department's press service reported. The head of American …

Michael Flynn discussed Gulen extradition plan with Turkish government

Michael Flynn discussed Gulen extradition plan with Turkish government

Michael Flynn, the Trump administration’s first national security adviser, met with Turkish government officials in September to discuss a plan to excise a political enemy of Turkey’s president from the U.S., …

 Turkey raises defense spending

Turkey raises defense spending

Turkey will increase defense spending this year, the republic's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, speaking in Washington. According to him, Ankara's goal is to bring the level of defense spending to 2 …

Turkish FM to discuss Gulen extradition during visit to US

Turkish FM to discuss Gulen extradition during visit to US

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will discuss the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic cleric suspected by Ankara of masterminding the July 2016 coup attempt, during his visit to the US, the Turkish Justice …

Cavusoglu: Tillerson to visit Turkey on March 30

Cavusoglu: Tillerson to visit Turkey on March 30

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Turkey on March 30, the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. "Rex Tillerson has said that he would like to come to Turkey on …

U.S. aid group Mercy Corps says Turkey has revoked its license

U.S. aid group Mercy Corps says Turkey has revoked its license

Turkey has ordered U.S.-based Mercy Corps, one of the largest humanitarian organizations delivering aid to Syria, to immediately shut down its Turkish operations, the group said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Mercy Corps said the …

US expect Syrian Kurds to join Raqqa liberation

US expect Syrian Kurds to join Raqqa liberation

Local Kurds will participate in the operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Daesh, Operation Inherent Resolve commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said in a briefing on Wednesday, …

Turkey may shut off Incirlik base to US - media

Turkey may shut off Incirlik base to US - media

Turkey is considering denying American access to the Incirlik Air Base, if the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party and the People's Protection Units (YPG), participate in the Raqqa operation against …

Trump administration shows positive approach to Gulen extradition

Trump administration shows positive approach to Gulen extradition

The administration of US President Donald Trump shows a positive approach to the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen suspected by Ankara of masterminding the July 2016 coup …

Trump and Erdogan may meet before NATO summit

Trump and Erdogan may meet before NATO summit

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump may meet in person before a NATO summit, which will be held on May 25 in Brussels, Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said today. Speaking at a …

#039Erdogan assassins#039 go on trial in Turkey

'Erdogan assassins' go on trial in Turkey

A court hearing on the alleged assassination attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel on the night of the botched July 15 coup started Monday in Turkey's southwestern Mugla province. …

Hulusi Akar, US counterpart discuss Turkey#039s al-Bab operation

Hulusi Akar, US counterpart discuss Turkey's al-Bab operation

Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has held an inter-committee meeting with his U.S. counterpart General Joseph Dunford at İncirlik Airbase in Turkey, the Turkish military said on Friday. The meeting focused …

David Petraeus: US-Turkish relations revolve around Syria

David Petraeus: "US-Turkish relations revolve around Syria"

US want to defeat Daesh as soon as possible, which requires greater involvement in Syria

Binali Yıldırım assures: Turkey no less safe than other countries

Binali Yıldırım assures: Turkey no less safe than other countries

Turkey is no less safe than the US or European countries, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul. “There is no safe country in the tourism industry in any part …

Turkish hacker behind cyber heists gets 8 years in U.S. prison

Turkish hacker behind cyber heists gets 8 years in U.S. prison

A Turkish hacker was sentenced to eight years in a U.S. prison on Friday for his role as one the masterminds behind three cyber attacks that enabled $55 million to be siphoned from automated teller machines globally, Reuters reported. …

Turkish PM calls on US to extradite Gulen

Turkish PM calls on US to extradite Gulen

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reiterated the country's demand for US cooperation on the extradition of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen in a meeting with new US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) …

Pence and Yildirim discuss Turkish-US cooperation

Pence and Yildirim discuss Turkish-US cooperation

US Vice President Mike Pence told the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim it was a "new day" in Turkish-US relations in a phone call on Thursday to discuss cooperation in the fight against terrorism, …