Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Michel and von der Leyen to face MEPs after ‘Sofagate’ gaffe in Turkey

EU leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel will face MEPs on Tuesday over a major gaffe during a visit to Turkey. Footage of their meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed Michel and Turkey’s president take the two top seats. Von der Leyen, who is Michel’s equal, looked awkwardly for a seat before retiring […]

Why is the US Involving Turkey in Afghanistan?

With Turkey’s direct involvement in the Afghan peace process increasing in an unprecedented way, the latter is likely to be swamped by an era of sharp geo-political tussle in the months and years to come. Given that Turkey has historically good relations with Afghanistan, the Pentagon and the CIA, with both of them being ardent […]

Turkey News discloses information regarding contents of the Evergreen Ship Ever Given and the catastrophic plan against humanity it has interrupted

An explanation of contents seized and destroyed on the Ever Given that were part of a 30 year plan. A blow to the cabal and their second attack, covid being the first and second was chemicals on this ship that interact with 5G to destroy soil and attack the food supply. Source 00 Hits: 0

Libya’s new PM to hold talks with Erdogan in Turkey on Monday

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Turkey accuses Greece of supporting ‘terror,’ without evidence

In its latest threat to a peaceful country, Turkey threatened Greece and accused the country of supporting terrorism. Ankara has long used mythical accusations of “terrorism” to justify invasions, bombing, ethnic-cleansing and imprisoning people, including dissidents and students at home. Turkey has now turned its threats to Greece after using similar claims to justify attacks […]

‘How can we not be tense?’ Turkey’s coronavirus infections soar

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 3

Egypt and Turkey Aim at Balancing Things Out in the Mediterranean

The change of the ruling elite in the White House has prompted many countries in the East, including Egypt and Turkey, to revise their foreign policies to better adapt to this new reality. After seven years of tensions, Ankara and Egypt are now sending signals that they are prepared to seek rapprochement. This is largely […]

Turkey arrests 10 retired admirals who voiced security fears over Erdogan’s straits project

Turkish police have arrested 10 retired admirals, who among over 100 ex-navy officers, voiced concerns that the ambitious plan to dig a new canal between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara would endanger the country. Four other individuals were ordered to report to the Ankara chief prosecutor within three days as part of […]

Historic Roman Monastery and Stunning Mosaic Unearthed in Turkey

Recently, two unidentified men, conducting an illegal excavation, stumbled upon an invaluable piece of history in western Turkey. The robbers had inadvertently unearthed a rare mosaic that was once part of a Roman monastery, built nearly 1,500 years ago during the Byzantine era of the Roman Empire. As reported by the Anadolu Agency , a […]

Turkey Records 44,756 New Coronavirus Cases, Highest Level Yet

People wearing protective masks stroll at Eminonu district amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Istanbul, Turkey March 3, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Murad Sezer Turkey recorded 44,756 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Saturday, the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic. Turkey currently ranks fifth globally for […]

Turkey begins administering Pfizer COVID-19 shots after 16.5 million get Sinovac vaccine

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 1

Feminist groups protest Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Feminist organisations on Saturday protested against Turkey’s withdrawal from the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women. The 2011 Istanbul Convention, signed by 45 countries and the European Union, requires governments to adopt legislation prosecuting domestic violence and similar abuse as well as marital rape and female genital mutilation. Source 00 […]

EU chiefs to visit Turkey amid tensions over Ankara’s crackdown on Kurdish-supporting party

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel have announced they will visit Turkey on April 6, amid tensions over Ankara’s crackdown on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). The trip to Turkey, where the two EU leaders are set to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was announced by the […]

EU must stop ‘playing for time’ Turkey says, as it calls on bloc to expand customs union and allow Turks visa-free travel

The EU must speed up the process of strengthening ties with Turkey, the country’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday ahead of a summit of the bloc’s leaders where they will consider future relations with Ankara. EU member states should “stop playing for time,” Cavusoglu told reporters after a NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in […]

Threat to close pro-Kurdish party echoes long tradition in Turkey’s politicskurd

HDP may be added to long list of left-wing and Islamist parties shut down over the decades by the Turkish state Supporters of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) demonstrate against the party’s closure in front of the Turkish parliament on 8 December 2009 (AFP) By Alex MacDonald Published date: 20 March 2021 10:41 UTC In 1998, […]

Protests over Turkey’s withdrawal from women’s treaty

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday after Turkey pulled out of an international agreement designed to protect women from domestic violence. The move has sparked outrage both in Turkey and around the world. Demonstrators voiced their anger at the U-turn by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after originally Turkey ratified the […]

Violence against women: Thousands protest in Turkey after Erdogan ditches European treaty

Several thousand people demonstrated in Turkey on Saturday to call on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to abandon a treaty on combating violence against women, which has brought outrage across Europe. “Annul your decision, apply the treaty!” chanted thousands of women and men gathered in Istanbul’s Kadiköy district. The demonstrators held up […]

ISRAEL IS BACK WITH AIRSTRIKES AS TURKEY SCRAMBLES TO SALVAGE SOME OIL IN SYRIA

South Front [embedded content] As has become customary in recent weeks, after the relative success of the Axis of Resistance on battlefields across the Middle East, Israel delivered a reminder of its interest in Syria. On March 16th, Damascus’ air defense repelled a missile barrage, which was heading towards targets surrounding the Syrian capital. A […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Quits European Treaty on Violence Against Women

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks on as he addresses the media after the Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkey March 12, 2021. Photo:] Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS President Tayyip Erdogan pulled Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, ministers and an official notice said on Saturday, prompting criticism from those who […]

Turkey asks Istanbul-based Egyptian opposition to tone down criticism, TV network owner says

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Turkey’s move to shut pro-Kurdish party worries its Western allies

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Turkey warns Cyprus, Greece and Israel over underwater electricity cable deal

Turkey has formally protested against a new deal which plans to build an underwater electricity cable connecting Cyprus, Greece and Israel. Ankara has argued that the planned route of the cable passes through Turkish territorial waters. Turkish officials have presented diplomatic protest notes to Greek, Israeli and EU diplomats in Ankara, stating that the three […]

Turkey renews diplomatic contacts with Egypt, says wants ties with other nations

ANKARA (AFP) — Turkey on Friday said it had established its first diplomatic contacts with Egypt since 2013 and was ready to improve relations with other rivals as it seeks to break its isolation. Ankara and Cairo had a dramatic falling out when Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi ousted the Turkish-backed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi. The […]

Andrei Karlov: Turkey sentences five to life terms for Russian ambassador’s killing

A Turkish court has sentenced five people to life in prison over the 2016 assassination of Russia’s ambassador to the country. Andrei Karlov was fatally shot at a photo exhibition in the Turkish capital Ankara by an off-duty police officer on December 19. The gunman, Mevlüt Mert Altintas, was later shot and killed by other […]

Turkey extradites Iranian social media figure facing fraud charges

Turkey has handed over to Iran a popular Iranian social media figure, Milad Hatami, accused by Tehran of money-laundering and fraud in connection with online gambling, a senior Iranian police official said on Tuesday. “He has been extradited …and faces charges linked to cybercrime, fraud and money laundering,” Brigadier-General Hadi Shirzad, head of Iran’s branch […]

History, the Holocaust, and Hatred in Turkey’s School Textbooks

One of the most famous pictures of Jews being rounded up by Nazi Germans during the Holocaust, this from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in May 1943. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Time and again, the Middle East has taught us that whatever political problems or challenges a given regime may be facing, it always has […]

Turkey school textbooks call Jews and Christians ‘infidels’

School textbooks in Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have been revised to refer to Jews and Christians as “infidels,” according to a new study. Whereas previous textbooks referred to members of those religions as “People of the Book,” textbooks such as “Fundamental Religious Knowledge,” a publication released after 2017 that is part of the […]

France says Turkey has stopped insults, but demands more action to fix fragile diplomatic relations

France’s foreign minister has called for more action from Turkey to fix the fragile ties between the two nations, despite accepting that Ankara has taken steps to cool tensions by ceasing insulting Paris and the European Union. Turkey and the European Union have been in a war of words in recent months, as tensions rise […]

Turkey plans to shut down pro-Kurdish opposition party, ruling party official says

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Turkey to shut down pro-Kurdish opposition party – ruling party official

 Turkey’s government plans to shut down the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the ruling AK Party’s deputy parliament chairman was quoted as saying on Tuesday, the most senior official to endorse nationalist demands for its closure. President Tayyip Erdogan’s government and its nationalist MHP allies accuse the HDP of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers […]

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