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 …

The West#039s desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West's desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West must acknowledge that what Mr. Erdoğan represents will be part and parcel of Turkey's future

 Cavusoglu: Ankara and Moscow overcome differences and work together

Cavusoglu: Ankara and Moscow overcome differences and work together

Turkey and Russia have restored their relations and are now working together to solve regional problems, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington. …

 Turkish AKP refuses to hold rallies in Germany before referendum

Turkish AKP refuses to hold rallies in Germany before referendum

The Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) refuses to hold political rallies in Germany during the campaign to prepare a referendum on amendments to the Turkish Constitution, the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported. …

Erdogan: EU no longer be able to threaten us

Erdogan: EU no longer be able to threaten us

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that after an April referendum Turkey will no longer be threatened by the European Union membership process. The President said that Turkey will no longer be …

Large-scale anti-terrorist operation ends in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Large-scale anti-terrorist operation ends in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

A major operation launched against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants was finalized after 16 days in Turkey’s southeastern provinces on March 21. At least 7000 members of the security forces attended the …

 Germany may ban political rallies of Turkish ministers

Germany may ban political rallies of Turkish ministers

Germany may revoke approvals of visits of Turkish ministers in the country, if there are disparagement of the government, the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. He noted that the diplomatic note in which …

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 …

Sinirlioglu: Turkey to not liberate UN judge arrested for Coup attempt

Sinirlioglu: Turkey to not liberate UN judge arrested for Coup attempt

Turkey will not follow the ruling of the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) to liberate its judge Aydin Sefa Akay, arrested in Turkey on the charges of participating in the July 2016 coup attempt, due to the …

Astana Process guarantor states reaffirm commitment to strengthening Syria ceasefire

Astana Process guarantor states reaffirm commitment to strengthening Syria ceasefire

The previous rounds of talks resulted in measures to help in achieving a political solution to the Syrian crisis and end hostilities on the ground

 Turkish Justice Minister: EU does not want strong Turkey

Turkish Justice Minister: EU does not want strong Turkey

Some European Union states do not want to see a Turkey with political stability and economic strength, the Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said in an interview with Anadolu Agency’s Editors' Desk in Ankara. …

 Turkish traders put Russia wheat deals on hold

Turkish traders put Russia wheat deals on hold

Turkish buyers have put purchases of Russian agricultural products - mainly wheat, corn and sunflower oil - on hold, despite denials from Ankara that it has effectively banned imports from Moscow, trade and industry sources said. …

 EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

The EU-Turkish migrant deal is not perfect and its implementation continues to be difficult but there are no viable alternatives to it, the Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas said. …

A challenging issue: The EU-Turkey refugee agreement

A challenging issue: The EU-Turkey refugee agreement

The agreement has turned the Greek islands into an “open-air prison”

Turkish official: Another caign rally likely in Germany

Turkish official: Another campaign rally likely in Germany

Turkey has raised the possibility of holding another pro-Erdogan campaign rally in Germany before a referendum next month while recent cancellations of such events in Europe have fueled tensions. …

Russian, Iranian, Turkish military experts to hold meeting on Syria in Tehran

Russian, Iranian, Turkish military experts to hold meeting on Syria in Tehran

A meeting between military experts on Syria will take place in Tehran, a source familiar with the negotiation process said. "Participants of the meeting in Tehran confirmed their participation in the consultations on April 18-19. …

Magnitude 4.5 quake hits Turkey#039s Mersin

Magnitude 4.5 quake hits Turkey's Mersin

4.5 points magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey's province of Mersin. Tremors were recorded in the Anamur area. No casualties have been reported after the quake. …

Turkey starts building #039world#039s longest suspension bridge#039

Turkey starts building 'world's longest suspension bridge'

Turkey started work on building what it says will be the world's longest suspension bridge, spanning the Dardanelles strait that divides Europe and Asia, AsiaOne reports. The bridge is the latest in a succession of massively …

Kurdish supporters in Frankfurt protest against Erdogan

Kurdish supporters in Frankfurt protest against Erdogan

Around 30,000 Kurdish supporters demonstrated in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and an April referendum that would give him sweeping new powers, Reuters reported. …

Instead of using proxies, West attacks Turkey head-on

Instead of using proxies, West attacks Turkey head-on

The West has a desire to redesign the world as they see fit