Numan Kurtulmus

State of emergency extended in Turkey

Turkey has extended its state of emergency by three months, its third such extension after a coup attempt last July, the Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. The decision came after the National Security Council …

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Turkey refuses to liberate Raqqa alongside PYD

Turkey will not join a campaign to liberate Raqqa from ISIL if it involves the PKK's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said. "Turkey will also …

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 Turkish government bans Dutch envoy

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said that Ankara is closing its air space to Dutch diplomats until the Netherlands meets Turkish requests. "We are not allowing planes carrying Dutch diplomats or …

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 Another HDP deputy detained in Turkey’s Hakkari

Police have detained a missing Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy in the eastern province of Hakkari, the Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said. “Three deputies had been fugitives. One of them, …

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Ankara: politics downgrades Turkish debt rating

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus dismissed Moody’s downgrade of the government debt rating as a “political” move and part of a wider effort to undermine the country. Kurtulmus said …

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Kurtulmus: we warn Damascus of military campaign

Turkey has warned Damascus of its "Euphrates Shield" military campaign in northern Syria through Russian channels, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said.  "All stakeholders have been …

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