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Turkiye detains 20 after Ankara bombing

Security forces in Turkiye have detained twenty people suspected of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide bombing outside the interior ministry’s headquarters in the capital, Ankara. According to Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya on Monday, more than two dozen “operations” were carried out in Istanbul and Kirklareli, a […]

PKK claims responsibility for Ankara attack, says ‘sacrificial action’

1 Oct 2023 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English The Kurdistan Workers’ Party says a team from its so-called “Immortal Brigade” carried out the earlier bombing in Ankara. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), listed as a “terror group” by Turkey and its Western allies, claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Turkish capital of Ankara on […]

Ankara evacuates more than 1,200 people as Greece wildfires spread to Turkiye

Nine villages and more than 1,200 people have been evacuated as wildfires, raging in Greece, spread to neighbouring Turkiye, local media reports. According to the report, the wildfires raging in Greece are also affecting neighbouring border province of Canakkale in Turkiye. More than 1,500 hectares have burned, and 48 people had to be treated for […]

Can Cairo torpedo the UN’s plans in Libya despite its rapprochement with foe Ankara?

Egypt warmly welcomed Turkiye's Foreign Minister for the first time in a decade that saw relations between the two countries soured over, mainly, what Ankara saw as a "coup" that deposed its Muslim Brotherhood ally, the late President Mohammed Morsi. Mr. Cavusoglu's visit to Cairo came after his boss, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his […]

Tehran, Moscow, Ankara insist on resolving Syria conflict politically

TEHRAN — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose countries are knowns as guarantors of the Astana peace process to end the Syria crisis, responded to series of questions after concluding their summit in Tehran on Tuesday night. Source

Ankara following a balanced policy towards the Ukrainian war: Turkish researcher

TEHRAN – Gloria Shkurti Ozdemir, a Turkish researcher at SETA Foundation, tells the Tehran Times that Ankara “is trying to follow a balanced policy towards the Ukrainian war.” Source

Turkish police break up LGBTQ+ Pride march in Ankara, detain 30 people

Authorities in the Mediterranean country have banned all domestic LGBTQ+ events, citing “security reasons”. Source

MPs from around the world gather in Ankara for Jerusalem

Parliamentarians from 50 countries from across the world gathered Tuesday in the Turkish capital, Ankara, to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause and the occupied city of Jerusalem, Anadolu News Agency reports. Organised by the League of Parliamentarians for Al-Quds, an NGO, the conference was attended by lawmakers from Turkey, Arab and African countries as […]

MBZ in Ankara: deciphering Emirati mentality

MBZ in Ankara: deciphering Emirati mentality – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – After years of frayed relations with several countries in the region, the United Arab Emirates is launching a new foreign policy drive aimed to repair the oil-rich country’s foreign relations at a time when regional powers begin to take on a new role on the […]

Macron’s Visit to Iraq and Ankara’s Zealous Reaction

French President Emmanuel Macron’s two-day visit to Iraq, during which he visited several cities and was the special guest at a regional conference in Baghdad, ended on August 30, The president of France previously visited Baghdad In September 2020, where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and President Barham Salih. At the press […]

Whom is Ankara and Kyiv Developing Cooperation Against?

Recently, Ankara and Kyiv have actively sought to demonstrate to all their intentions to develop and deepen bilateral relations on various fronts. First of all, a certain anti-Russian vector is conspicuous, demonstrated in particular by the positions of both countries being close in not recognizing Crimea as Russian, which Turkish President Erdogan never misses a […]

What Card is Washington Playing in Afghanistan via Ankara?

Despite the intense debate that has been going on in Turkey and beyond over the last few days about the advisability of Ankara taking over the baton from the USA in Afghanistan, as well as the main intrigue – what it will do in the IRA, President Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed the other day that Turkey […]

Why Washington Cannot Rein Ankara Back in the Western Orbit

While there is a lot of enthusiasm in the Joe Biden led Washington regarding reining Ankara back in the US-led western alliance, it remains that the wedge that today exists between the two countries may be too wide for Biden and Erdogan to fill through their leveraging their ‘old friendship.’ For one thing, Turkey’s troubled […]

Where Will Ankara’s Attempts at Geopolitical Balancing Lead?

Today, when Turkey is experiencing serious difficulties in its relations with many countries of the Western world, primarily the United States and the EU, as well as the Middle East, Turkish President Erdogan is trying to pursue a policy of a circus tightrope walker in order not only to get to “solid ground”, but also […]

‘Hindering peace & stability’: Ankara summons US envoy as it fumes over Biden recognizing Armenian Genocide

Turkey has summoned the US ambassador to the country, blasting US President Joe Biden’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide as a threat to shaky regional peace, while denying him the moral right to “judge historical matters.” Ankara took aim at Biden’s decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide on Saturday. The Turkish Foreign Ministry argued that […]

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 […]

Ankara likely to cooperate with US after sanctions- analysts

Turkey on Monday condemned US sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft weapon systems as a “grave mistake” and threatened to retaliate over a move it said would harm ties between the NATO allies.>>For more stories visit The Media Line Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the sanctions were illegitimate and showed arrogance toward […]

Past Tensions Between Biden, Erdoğan Cast Shadow Over Ankara-Washington Relations

The Media Line — The world is turning the page on the Trump Administration and getting ready for the Joe Biden presidency. While many world leaders are breathing a sigh of relief that Donald Trump will soon exit the White House, a few like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are bracing for a stormy four […]

Turkey changes course: Ankara looks to rebuild ties as domestic woes mount

It’s a vital NATO member state and an aspiring member of the European Union. But in recent years, Turkey has taken an often aggressive stand toward its European allies — while its ties with Moscow grew closer. Now with domestic troubles mounting, President Erdogan is once again looking West. Famously having links to both Asia […]

WATCH: 28-story tower ablaze in Turkey’s Ankara

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The blaze broke out on Monday evening local time at the site in the business district of Sogutozu. The fire started on the fifth floor, according to local reports, and eyewitness footage shows the lower part of the building enveloped by thick black smoke. The flames quickly spread up the exterior of the tall tower. […]

Flash flood strikes again in Ankara, Turkey – 2nd such event in 2 weeks

     A mass clean up operation is underway after heavy rainfall caused parts of Ankara to flood. Roads turned into rivers as rain came down on the Turkish capital city. Dramatic footage showed people standing on top of their vehicles waiting for help. The flood waters damaged local shops causing severe damage. Firefighters have been […]

"Fuck Turkey": Netanyahu Son’s Message to Ankara Over Gaza Massacre

That was the message the Israeli prime minister’s son gave to the world, as a state-level row with Ankara over Israel’s killing of 62 Palestinians on Monday descended into the bawdiest of insults. Yair Netanyahu posted the message on Instagram on Wednesday, as Israel and Turkey expelled each other’s top diplomats after Ankara’s […]

Turkey vows to bring Israel to ICC over Gaza carnage, Tel Aviv says Ankara will be there first

“Israel should be taken to the International Criminal Court [over the killing of Palestinians]. Since third parties cannot do it, Palestine needs to initiate this,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Thursday, referring to the recent spike in violence in the Gaza Strip. Ankara is now looking at what legal action […]

Senior Iranian official in Ankara to meet President Erdogan

IRNA – Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi arrived in Ankara at the head of a high-ranking delegation on Wednesday to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Vaezi is to meet with President Erdogan at the venue of Turkey Justice and Development Party in Ankara on Wednesday noon. Turkey’s news network ‘NTV’ said the […]

Ties too strong: Turkey dismisses Macron claim that Ankara and Moscow ‘separated’ over Syria strikes

Macron on Sunday defended his decision to use military force together with the US and the UK against Syria. The pretext for the Friday night attack was the claim that Damascus used chemical weapons against civilians in the capital’s suburb of Douma a week prior to the Western raids. Macron claims he convinced Trump to […]

Presidential aide hails tripartite Ankara summit

Anadolu Agency– Turkey’s presidential spokesman described the recently concluded trilateral summit in Ankara as an “important step to clear Syria from all terrorist elements”. On April 4, Turkey hosted a tripartite summit on Syria. In a joint statement following the summit, leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran agreed to fight separatism in Syria. They also […]

Photos: President Rouhani meets Russian counterpart in Ankara

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Photos: President Rouhani meets Turkish counterpart in Ankara

How an Oklahoman is scoring goals in Iran Al-Monitor | Holly Dagres: Teenage Iranian girls, in conservative soccer uniforms, screamed for joy and chanted, “Iran! Iran!” The video of the… Source Article from

President Rouhani leaves for Ankara

IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Tehran for Ankara, Turkey on Tuesday to participate in Iran-Russia-Turkey trio summit. President Rouhani is scheduled to attend the 2nd round of Tehran-Moscow-Ankara trilateral talks on Syria, Iranian president’s deputy chief of staff for communications and information Parviz Esmaeili earlier said. The trip is upon an official invitation […]

FM Zarif arrives in Ankara

IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Ankara on Tuesday afternoon to attend a trilateral meeting on Syria. Iran, Syria and Russia will attend the trilateral meeting on Syria at expert, Foreign ministerial and presidential levels today and tomorrow in the capital city of Ankara. The second round of […]

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