New CIA director to visit Turkey on Thursday - media

New CIA director to visit Turkey on Thursday - media

New CIA director Mike Pompeo will visit Turkey on Thursday to discuss security issues, Turkish media reported. It will be his first overseas visit to Turkey as CIA director. Pompeo's visit comes after …

Clash with Iran helps U.S. turn to Turkey

Clash with Iran helps U.S. turn to Turkey

Trump is aware of Turkey's strong presence in the Middle East as he focuses on determining the U.S.'s road map in the region

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers to hold consultations in Moscow

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers to hold consultations in Moscow

Russia and Turkey will hold consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers in Moscow on February 14, a spokesman for the Turkish Embassy in Moscow Orhan Gazigil said. "Deputy minister and former …

More than 4000 public servants dismissed in Turkey

More than 4000 public servants dismissed in Turkey

Turkey dismissed 4,464 public servants, more than half from the Education Ministry, in a decree published on Tuesday, extending a purge of state officials following a failed coup in July. Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 125,000 …

Trump and Erdogan hold first phone conversation

Trump and Erdogan hold first phone conversation

US President Donald Trump reiterated support for Turkey "as a strategic partner and NATO ally" during a phone call with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, the offices of both leaders …

Turkish police briefly detains PKK leader#039s lawmaker niece

Turkish police briefly detains PKK leader's lawmaker niece

Turkish police on Tuesday detained, then released the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Dilek Ocalan at an Istanbul airport, Kurdistan24 reports. Ocalan who is the niece of the imprisoned …

Putin ratifies Turkish Stream deal

Putin ratifies Turkish Stream deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified deal with Turkey on TurkStream natural gas pipeline project on Tuesday, Daily Sabah reports. The upper house of Russian Parliament, the Federation Council of Russia, previously …

Turkey says Erdogan and Trump to hold telephone conversation

Turkey says Erdogan and Trump to hold telephone conversation

Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump — their first since the American leader took office, Yahoo News reported. …

Austrian parliament says Turkish Islamist hackers claim cyber attack

Austrian parliament says Turkish Islamist hackers claim cyber attack

Austria's parliament said on Tuesday that a Turkish Islamist hackers' group had claimed responsibility for a cyber attack that brought down its website for 20 minutes this weekend, Reuters reported. Aslan Neferler Tim (ANT), or …

Ankara#039s mayor blames FETO for earthquake

Ankara's mayor blames FETO for earthquake

Ankara's mayor Melih Gokcek warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey's fragile economy. His comments …

Lens between Turkey and Armenia

Lens between Turkey and Armenia

Anush Babajanyan: "What we learned in history classes and through government propaganda can affect our attitudes towards our neighbors"

Third earthquake rocks Turkey#039s Çanakkale

Third earthquake rocks Turkey's Çanakkale

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 shook the western province of Çanakkale early Tuesday, only a day after two magnitude 5.3 earthquakes rattled the same city on Monday, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority …

Another 5.3 earthquakes shakes Turkey

Another 5.3 earthquakes shakes Turkey

Two magnitude 5.3 earthquakes struck the Aegean Sea near Turkey's western Çanakkale province on Monday morning, causing minor damage. The first earthquake was recorded at 6:51 a.m. local time at a depth of 5.5 kilometers …

Turkish Airlines and Halkbank stakes transferred to wealth fund

Turkish Airlines and Halkbank stakes transferred to wealth fund

Turkey's government has transferred its major stakes in Turkish Airlines and Halkbank to its sovereign wealth fund, removing them from a privatisation programme, the OIB privatisation administration said. The OIB said on Monday that …

Turkey detains 763 people in operations against ISIS

Turkey detains 763 people in operations against ISIS

A total of 763 people were arrested in Turkey since February 5, during simultaneous operations in 29 Turkish provinces against ISIS on Sunday, Turkish police forces said. The operations were conducted as a result of long-term …

40 vehicles collide in central Turkey

40 vehicles collide in central Turkey

At least 40 vehicles, ranging from small passenger cars to big rig trucks, are involved in multiple crashes in dense fog and icy roads on the Konya-Ankara highway in Turkey. The section of highway headed toward the capital, Ankara, has …

 Russia, Turkey and Iran start meeting on Syria in Astana

Russia, Turkey and Iran start meeting on Syria in Astana

A session of the joint task group, comprising representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran, on the ceasefire in Syria, has begun in Kazakhstan’s Astana, a source close to the situation said. "The session of the joint task group …

Turkish forces kill 33 Daesh terrorists, destroy 39 targets in northern Syria

Turkish forces kill 33 Daesh terrorists, destroy 39 targets in northern Syria

The Turkish Armed Forces have killed over 30 Daesh jihadists and destroyed 39 targets over the past 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield operation near the town of al-Bab in northern Syria, Sputnik reports. According to the …

60 Daesh suspects detained in Turkish capital

60 Daesh suspects detained in Turkish capital

Anti-terrorism police in the capital Ankara have detained 60 Daesh-linked suspects early Sunday morning, security sources said, Anadolu agency reports. The suspects, most of them foreign nationals, have been charged with being members …

Turkey increasingly important oil, natural gas transit hub

Turkey increasingly important oil, natural gas transit hub

It has avoided lasting economic stagnation