Togrul Ismail

Erdogan and AKP win snap elections in Turkey

Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll. The country's election authority chief Sadi Guven said …

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US abandons defence cooperation with Turkey

The US Senate has voted to block transfers of the F-35 fighter jet to Turkey in a move that could ultimately hold up the sale of 100 planes worth close to $10bn. A bipartisan clause added to the National Defense Authorisation Act would …

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 Will Russia Turkey to ease visa regime?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu will discuss the possible easing of the visa regime for the two countries’ citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in …

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 "Turkey is not Syria's occupier, it's liberator"

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed today that the only aim of Ankara's Olive Branch operation in Syria is liquidating terrorist groups threatening the entire region. "Turkey is not Syria's …

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Why did Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital?

US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel caused a wave of criticism in the international community. In particular, eight countries-members of the UN Security Council will discuss current …

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Lapis Lazuli to provide incentive to develop region

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey signed a major international trade and transport corridor deal on the sidelines of the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VII) in Ashgabat, which was …

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What will Putin and Erdogan to discuss in Sochi?

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Russia's Sochi today. On the eve of the event, the experts told Vestnik Kavkaza about the most …

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Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway officially launched

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway has been officially opened in Baku today. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan …

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Turkey marks Republic Day

On Sunday, Turkey is marking the 94th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic, a milestone in the country's history. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, an Ottoman military officer turned national hero by spearheading …

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Turkey condemns US over its sanctions on Russia

Turkey does not approve sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU and the US, the country's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said, urging both sides to resolve their issues through dialogue and political …

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Ankara mayor's office attacked by unknown assailants

Tonight, the building of the Ankara mayor's office was attacked by unknown assailants. According to preliminary information, bullets hit the windows of the 7th, 11th and 13th floors. The Yeni Akit newspaper published the photos …

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Turkey looks forward to Erdogan's visit to Moscow

Turkey's expectations from the upcoming official talks between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow are extremely high in Moscow, Turkish political …

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Russian ambassador killed in Ankara

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, has been shot at an art exhibition in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Russian embassy sources said. Karlov was shot by a gun while making a speech at a painting exhibition in the Turkish capital ...

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Turkey celebrates Republic Day

Turkey is set to officially mark the 93th anniversary of its republic’s founding day on Oct. 29, with celebrations for the day being excluded from a security-motivated ban on public events that the government imposed on the capital Ankara, …

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Ankara tells Washington everything about Gulen

Ankara provided Washington with evidence of the guilt of opposition Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is believed by Ankara to be the mastermind behind a recent failed coup attempt, that should be sufficient enough for his …

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 Is the US losing confidence in Turkey?

Information about the transferring of US nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania is not reliable and intended to show Ankara's current foreign policy course, in particular, the revival of cooperation with Russia, in a negative light, the …

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