Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Iran, Turkey Block Rivals From Joining UN Disarmament Talks

FILE PHOTO: The Conference on Disarmament in session at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Talks aimed at overcoming a years-long deadlock over disarmament at the United Nations began in acrimony on Tuesday with two countries blocking rivals from taking part in widely criticized maneuvers that sparked concern about the […]

UN disarmament talks begin in bad blood as Iran, Turkey block rivals’ participation

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No Thaw in Ties Until Hamas Booted Out of Istanbul, Israel Tells Turkey: Report

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party, during a meeting at parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, March 4, 2020. Photo: Turkish Presidential Press Office / Handout via Reuters. i24 News – There will be no thaw in the ties between Turkey and Israel until the former closes the Istanbul office of […]

Germany, Turkey seek better EU-Turkish ties as tensions ease

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Turkey starts rollout of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine to health workers, inoculating more than 160,000 in a day

Turkey has started administering the Covid-19 jab produced by Chinese company Sinovac as the nation kicks off its inoculation program against the virus, which has killed more than 23,000 people in the country. Following the televised vaccination of Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Wednesday evening, Turkish authorities started administering the Sinovac jab to healthcare workers […]

Turkey investigates WhatsApp and Facebook over data privacy update

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Turkey invites Greece to resume talks amid Eastern Mediterranean Sea dispute

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that Turkey has offered to resume exploratory talks with Greece on hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, as Ankara wants to improve ties with the European Union. The two neighbors and NATO members have been at loggerheads over maritime exploration rights in the Mediterranean, among other issues. “We […]

Turkey launches probe after WhatsApp’s updated terms see users’ data shared with parent company Facebook

The Turkish government has launched an investigation into Facebook and WhatsApp after changes to the messaging app’s terms and conditions force users to share personal data with its corporate parent Facebook. Unless WhatsApp users agree to the new terms and conditions, they will be shut out of the app on February 8. On Monday, Turkey’s […]

Amid COVID-19, Turkey remains a beautiful travel destination

Having passed through various Istanbul airports over the years, en route to some other destination, it was high time I got out onto the streets of the city I’d espied so many times from the air. What I’d registered through the plane window primarily amounted to the Bosphorus Strait, mosques with towering minarets and the […]

Turkey pro-government media claims ‘Jews’ control America

Turkey’s far-right pro-government media included an article on Friday asserting that US President-elect Joe Biden was brought to office by “Jewish controlled media organization and powerful Jewish lobbies” and that “Jewish capital” controls the US “deep state.” This antisemitic conspiracy has been pushed by far-right Islamists from Hamas to Malaysia to Turkey, where the ruling […]

US unrest ‘disgrace for democracy,’ Turkey’s Erdogan says, hopes ‘peace’ will return after Biden’s inauguration

The Turkish president has blasted those involved in the storming of Capitol Hill on Wednesday, which claimed the lives of five people, labeling it a “disgrace.” “This process in the US, which was described as the so-called ‘cradle of democracy’, really shocked all of humanity,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a Friday prayer in […]

Ancient Temple of Aphrodite Unearthed in Modern Turkey

Archaeologists performing excavations in the Urla-Cesme Peninsula in western Turkey recently found something remarkable. They uncovered the remains of a 2,500-year-old temple dedicated to the worship of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. For several years, revolving teams of archaeologists have been surveying and digging at a specially selected 17,220 square-foot (1,600 […]

TURKEY RUNS OUT OF MONEY FOR ITS MERCENARIES

Posted on January 1, 2021 by martyrashrakat  South Front 01.01.2021 On Janury 1, dozens of mercenaries from Siryan Idlib staged a protest in Tripoli’s Police College in Libya. Militants demand payment of salaries from their Turkish bosses. According to the Al-Saa’a 24 news channel, the Syrian mercenaries have not been paid for five months. Each […]

Massive Underground Tunnels of Stone Age Stretch From Scotland To Turkey

22K Shares There are thousands of underground tunnels across Europe, stretching from the north in Scotland leading all the way down to the Mediterranean. This 12,000-year-old massive underground network is very impressive. Some experts believe the network was a way of protecting man from predators. Others suggest the linked tunnels were used as an ancient […]

Russia Reinforces Syrian Area Where Turkey-Backed Fighters Have Clashed With Kurdish Forces

Russian military vehicles are seen in eastern Ghouta near Douma, in Damascus, Syria, April 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ali Hashisho. Russia said late on Sunday it had sent more military police to an area in northern Syria where fighters backed by Turkey have clashed with Kurdish forces near a strategic highway patrolled by Russian […]

Turkey says it killed 15 Kurdish militants preparing attack in northeast Syria

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Turkey warns Libya’s Haftar and supporters against attacking its forces

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed as “legitimate targets” if they attempted to attack Turkish forces in the region.Turkey is the main foreign backer of Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli, which […]

Turkey hopes to ‘turn new page’ with US & EU next year – President Erdogan

Ankara plans to mend ties with the West next year, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, as he complained about double standards his country faces in its relations with Washington and Brussels. President Erdogan told lawmakers from his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Wednesday that he will try to improve ties with […]

Erdogan: Turkey hopes to ‘turn new page’ with U.S., EU in 2021

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European court rules Turkey must free prominent Kurdish politician Demirtas

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Erdogan ally calls for Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party to be banned

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Turkey says won’t back down on S-400 purchase despite ‘hostile’ U.S. sanctions

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With Biden and troubles in Europe, U.S. sanctions on Turkey are only the beginning

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The US has sanctioned NATO ally Turkey – now what?

On Tuesday, the US State Department announced it would impose sanctions on Turkey following Ankara’s decision to buy the S-400 defense system from Russia. While the sanctions were anticipated, it was unusual for a NATO member to sanction another member of the alliance. Turkey quickly reacted by condemning the sanctions, calling them a “grave mistake” […]

U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey over purchase of Russian air-defenses

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As Israel normalizes ties with Arab countries, signs of renewed friendship with Turkey

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‘Inhumane treatment’: Turkey accuses Greece of migrant ‘pushbacks’ into Turkish waters

The Greek Coast Guard has been sending illegal migrants stranded on islands in the Aegean back to Turkish territorial waters, Turkey’s Interior Minister has said, accusing Athens of “torture.” The Greek coast guards have been engaged in “torture and inhumane treatment every day,” Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in a Twitter post, addressing Greek Minister […]

Turkey Making Ties With Israel

12.12.2020  Author: Vladimir Odintsov In recent years, one can more and more often find articles in various media about Turkey’s apparent desire to develop and strengthen its diverse ties with Israel. New Eastern Outlook has also repeatedly addressed the issue of assessing the current state of relations between the two countries, dealing with one issue in […]

U.S. vs. Turkey: The 7 rifts that divide the key NATO allies

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A tough course to digest: EU leaders ponder Turkey sanctions over dinner

EU leaders are anticipating a dinner on Thursday night with a very heavy course: relations with Turkey. They are expected to ask for the preparation of additional sanctions against the country, following an earlier decision at a meeting in October. But it won’t be easy to agree how far to go. The latest draft text […]

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