Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Why Isn’t Turkey Putting the S-400 Into Service?

As we know, Russia and Turkey signed a contract for Moscow to supply Ankara with S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in 2017. On October 23, 2019, Rosoboronexport reported that Russia had fulfilled this contract ahead of schedule by supplying all elements of S-400 systems to Turkey, including missiles, and Turkey had fully paid for the contract. […]

Are Egypt and Turkey on the Path to Reconciliation?

In recent years, relations between Egypt and Turkey have been complicated on several fronts. There has been no relationship between Cairo and Ankara since 2013 (i.e., when the Egyptian coup d’état took place). Much of the foreign policy conflict between the countries is due to the fact that Turkey is actively seeking to take control […]

Turkey says part of Cyprus ghost town to reopen; EU, UK, US object

Turkish Cypriot authorities announced on Tuesday a partial reopening of an abandoned town for potential resettlement, drawing a strong rebuke from rival Greek Cypriots of orchestrating a land grab by stealth. Varosha, an eerie collection of derelict high-rise hotels and residences in a military zone nobody has been allowed to enter, has been deserted since […]

What was the End Result of the US Attempt to Stage a Coup in Turkey in 2016?

Five years ago, on the night of July 15-16, 2016, a group of military conspirators tried to unseat Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. The residence of the president was attacked, military vehicles took to the streets in large cities, and the insurrectionists’ aircraft carried out strikes on the parliament building. […]

Turkey Condemns EU Court Ruling on Headscarf Ban as Violation of Freedoms

ANKARA—Turkey on Sunday slammed a ruling by a top European Union court allowing the banning of headscarves under certain conditions as a “clear violation of religious freedoms,” adding the move would exacerbate prejudices against Muslim women in Europe. The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled on Thursday that companies in the bloc can ban […]

What will Turkey Do in Afghanistan?

At a time when the United States and NATO are hastily withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan, on top of chaos and the general population fleeing abroad in a panic and the Afghan military being abandoned by former Western instructors, the opposition is growing in Turkey to Erdoğan’s plans to take over from the United States […]

Several people killed by flooding on Turkey’s northeastern coast

At least six people have been killed in Turkey after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides on the country’s northeastern coast. Two other people remain missing, Turkey’s health minister Fahrettin Koca said on Thursday. Several cars were swept away in the province of Rize on Wednesday, while a number of houses had also collapsed. Images […]

Turkey’s path to independence 

The events in the Middle East have made a large number of interstate relations of the former “allies” very complicated due to the large-scale operation “Arab Spring”. After the failure of the original idea of creating the Great Middle East, a project in which the main role was played by Washington, in alliance primarily with […]

Syria Sitrep: Joint Statement by the Representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey

JULY 08, 2021 Joint Statement by the Representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey on the 16th International Meeting on Syria in the Astana Format, Nur-Sultan, 7-8 July 2021https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/4809709 The representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the Astana format: Reaffirmed their strong commitment to […]

Istanbul Convention: Turkey officially withdraws from treaty protecting women

Turkey has formally withdrawn from a landmark international treaty protecting women from violence. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had ended the country’s participation in the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention through a surprise overnight decree in March. The decision prompted widespread demonstrations and condemnation from women’s rights groups and western countries. A court appeal to stop […]

1,800-year-old Headless Greek Statue Found At Turkey’s Metropolis Site

In the ancient Greek classical city of Metropolis or “The City of the Mother Goddess,” located in the Torbali region of Turkey’s Izmir province, archaeologists have unearthed an 1,800-year-old marble robed statue of a headless woman. In fact, the marble robed figure standing on a pedestal is missing not just her head, but both arms, […]

Eleven New Neolithic Hill Sites Discovered Near Göbeklitepe, Turkey

The Turkish government has just announced a major archaeological discovery that could have a serious impact on the study of Neolithic Era culture in the region. On June 27, Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Ersoy  told reporters  gathered in the southeastern Turkish city of Sanliurfa that several new sites had been found in the […]

Turkey will work with Italy for stable peace in Libya, FM says

Turkey will work with Italy to achieve a stable peace and a political process that will yield results in Libya, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said yesterday during his visit to Rome to participate in the anti-Daesh coalition meeting. “Italy is our strategic partner and ally. Turkey has been on the side of Italy in its […]

Has the Muslim Brotherhood Allowed Turkey to Expand its Foothold in Libya?

It is common knowledge that in recent years, Libya has become a camp of sorts where units of practically all leading terrorist organizations are stationed. And each of them wants its share of influence in this country. One of the key destabilizing elements is the presence of members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement (a terrorist […]

Turkey’s Erdogan takes first step in ‘crazy’ canal project

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday took the first step in the construction of a ship canal skirting Istanbul that the government says will ease marine traffic in the Bosporus Strait. “Today we are opening a new page in the history of Turkey’s development,” Erdogan said in a bridge ground-breaking ceremony in Sazlidere, west […]

Researchers Discover Ancient Urartian Castle in Eastern Turkey

A team of archaeologists from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University recently unearthed the remains of a 2,800-year-old castle in eastern Turkey, which was first reported by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency , one of the country’s top media outlets. The team discovered the buried castle at an altitude of 8,200 feet (2,500 meters), on a rugged mountain peak […]

France welcomes verbal truce with Turkey 

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday welcomed what he described as the end of verbal altercations between Paris and Ankara, and demanded in return real initiatives from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a series of contentious issues. Le Drian told BFM TV: “There is a truce in verbal attacks. It is a good […]

German DM urges Turkey to negotiate on gas plans

German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer called on Turkey to negotiate on its gas exploration plans in a disputed area of the Mediterranean Sea also claimed by European Union members Greece and Cyprus, DW reports. After her meeting with her counterpart Hulusi Akar, Kramp-Karrenbauer said that as a NATO partner, Turkey had committed itself to resolving […]

Biden agreed to Turkey defending Kabul airport, says US official

US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed on Turkey’s offer to take a leading role in the defence of Afghanistan’s Kabul Airport, the US National Security Advisor has revealed. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Jake Sullivan said that the two leaders discussed the situation in Afghanistan during their meeting on the […]

Is Turkey in a Hurry to Take the Relay Baton from the US in Afghanistan?

In a recent interview with Reuters, Turkish officials announced Turkey’s readiness to occupy the Kabul airport after US troops withdraw, and to take over managing and protecting it. Turkey articulated this proposal back at a NATO meeting in May, when Washington and its allies agreed on a plan for withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan. On […]

Ramsey goal helps Wales to a 2-0 victory over Turkey at EURO 2020

Aaron Ramsey scored the first goal to give Wales a 2-0 victory over Turkey at the European Championship. Gareth Bale played a lobbed pass and Ramsey chested it down before knocking it past onrushing Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Çakir in the 42nd minute. Bale had a chance to make it 2-0 in Baku but he missed […]

Erdogan: Turkey signs new $3.6bn currency swap deal with China

Turkey signed a new $3.6 billion swap agreement with China, increasing the limit on their existing currency arrangement to $6 billion, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday according to Bloomberg. In a statement during a press conference held at Ataturk Airport State Guest House before he departed for Brussels to attend the NATO Leaders’ […]

Turkey strikes YPG positions in northern Syria after attack on hospital

Turkey has conducted airstrikes against Kurdish militant targets in northern Syria, in response to a deadly attack on a hospital in the region. The airstrikes targeted the positions of the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Syrian regime-held city of Tel Rifat yesterday. Ankara accused the groups of the […]

In migration lull, Greece bolsters Turkey border fence

Construction has begun of a 40-kilometre steel fence over five metres tall in the wetlands of northeastern Evros, Greece’s river border with Turkey. This area is where the Greek state has chosen to deploy a new anti-migration arsenal of measures, including cameras, radar, and long-range acoustic devices, also known as sound cannons. Source 00

Turkey Actively Seeks to Strengthen its Influence over Georgia

Two years ago, former Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, during the August 12, 2019 celebration of the Georgian holiday of Didgoroba, thundered to all in attendance that “the Battle of Didgoroba continues for every one of the Georgians.” To make these words clear to everyone, we recall 1121, when the King David IV of Georgia […]

Security cooperation agreement signed by Turkey and Palestinian Authority enters into force 

Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak reported that Ankara has taken the first step to re-implement the Libyan model with the Palestinians regarding a security cooperation agreement signed by Turkey and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that recently entered into force. In a report translated by Arabi21, the newspaper pointed out that Turkey, which expressed strong opinions regarding […]

Pointed Turkey Bones Are Oldest Native American Tattoo Kit, Says Study

A group of researchers now think they’ve discovered and identified what might be the world’s oldest tattoo kit – a set of pointy, ink-stained needles that were carved out of wild turkey bones and then buried in a Native American grave from central Tennessee at least 3600 years ago. The Native American tattoo kit study […]

Quarterly trade between Iran, Turkey rises 53%

Quarterly trade between Iran, Turkey rises 53% – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN- The value of trade between Iran and Turkey rose by 53 percent in the first quarter of 2021 from the first quarter of 2020, Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (TCCIMA) reported, based on the official statistics released by Turkey. The report put […]

Nicos Anastasiades looks to veto the EU’s ‘positive agenda’ with Turkey

It has been almost a month since the informal five-party+1 meeting talks in Geneva took place to discuss the Cyprus issue. Turkish-EU relations are also currently in the spotlight as the bloc discusses a possible ‘positive agenda’ with Turkey. We went to Brussels to speak to the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades. […]

Ancient Satanic Torah found in Turkey

2000 year old Satanist Torah Discovered in Turkey after Police Arrests Smugglers Turkey is the homeland of the fake Jews (ashkeNAZIS) Revelation 2:12,13 says: “And to the Angel (messenger) at Pergamum write: “I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name and did not deny My faith even in […]

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