Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Turkey Blocks Sweden, Finland NATO Accession Talks; Issues List Of Demands

Turkey has issued its “list” of demands that must happen before it would accede to granting formal NATO membership to Scandinavian countries Finland and Sweden. This coming on the same day both countries handed in their formal applications. In a photo op with the Finnish and Swedish ambassadors, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hailed the “historic […]

Rare Hellenistic Cremation Burial Found in Turkey in 2,300-Year-Old Tomb

A rare 2,300-year-old Hellenistic cremation burial has been discovered in Istanbul. Artifacts discovered in the Hellenistic-era burial tomb are revealing secrets about the city of ancient Chalcedon, Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

The West Approves Turkey’s Operation against the Kurds but Condemns Russia’s Special Operation in Ukraine

On 18 April, Turkey announced the beginning of a new cross-border military special operation in Iraqi Kurdistan, Claw Lock (Pençe Kilit). Ankara initially focused all its attention on the Duhok Province of Iraq, where Special Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Turkey with the support of artillery, landed in the Metina, Zap and Avashin […]

Neo-Assyrian ‘Divine Procession’ Discovered in Hidden Tunnel, Turkey

Ancient Neo-Assyrian artwork showing a procession of deities has been found in an Iron Age tunnel complex carved into the bedrock in Turkey. The unfinished, yet exceptional ancient artwork was discovered under a modern house. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Asia Read Later 

1000-year-old Cat and Baby Mummies on Display in Turkey’s Aksaray Museum

The museum at Aksaray, the gateway of Turkey’s Cappadocia region to the West, holds a very special mummy section that displays as many as 13 local mummies to interested visitors. Astonishingly,  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Enormous Underground City Discovered in Turkey

Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered a massive underground city, which they believe may be the largest in the world. They have only excavated 3% of it so far but are unearthing multitudes of rooms, Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Four Umayyad Inscriptions Unearthed in Turkey’s Ancient City of Knidos

Four Umayyad inscriptions inscribed on limestone and marble blocks have been discovered among the ruins of the 2,600-year-old city of Knidos in western Turkey. The four Umayyad inscriptions, from between 685 and 711 AD, were found during ongoing excavations at the Knidos site. The inscriptions included details of Umayyad expeditions to Istanbul, Hurriyet Daily News […]

Antalya Day 3: World Champions succeed in Turkey

The final day of the Antalya Grand Slam came to a climactic conclusion, with the stadium filled with excited Judo fans ready for another day of action. At under 90kgs, it was the Cuban world silver medallist Ivan Felipe Silva Morales that beat young Georgian Luka Maisuradze in an extremely close exchange, earning him his […]

Washington Knocks Down Turkey’s Bayraktar Business

In the US, it has long been understood that the market for services using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has a great potential for development, wide ways of use and areas of application. The UAV market is expected to reach $50 billion by 2025. According to the CAGR indicator (cumulative annual growth rate), since 2020 it […]

Why Turkey is Playing on All Sides in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Ever since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine last month, Turkey has been seeking to project itself as a key mediator between Russia and Ukraine. As it stands, it has even achieved some success as far as its role in facilitating mediation is concerned. This role – and the success it has […]

Farmer Finds 3,300-year-old Rare Hittite Bracelet in Field in Turkey!

While plowing his field, a farmer in Turkey’s central Çorum province came across something highly unusual. The plow of the farmer, from Çitli village in the Mecitözü district, Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Terrorists from Syria Go to Ukraine to Fight Russia: Will Turkey Suffer?

March 09, 2022 By Steven Sahiounie Global Research, All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit and follow us on Instagram at @globalresearch_crg and Twitter at @crglobalization. Today, the […]

Turkey welcomes over 20,000 Ukrainian refugees, Interior Minister says

Turkey started to host over 20,000 Ukrainian citizens amid Russia’s invasion of the country, Interior Minister, Süleyman Soylu said, Sunday, adding that Turkey is more than happy to welcome them, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to the report, the Minister Soylu said some 1.5 million Ukranians had to leave their homes due to the war, […]

Turkey to host Russia, Ukraine Foreign Ministers in effort to reach ceasefire

The Russian and Ukrainian Foreign Ministers have agreed to meet at the diplomatic forum at the southern Turkish resort city of Antalya this week, offering hope for Turkey to mediate in the war between Moscow and Kyiv. The decision to attend the Antalya Diplomatic Forum was announced today by Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, who […]

Turkey’s Relations with Germany are being Tested

In a recent interview with the German newspaper Die Welt, Turkish presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın admitted that at the moment Turkey’s relations with Germany are not at the desired level. Indeed, the two partners, Berlin and Ankara, have had a lot of grievances against each other in recent years. Although Germany had been the main “defender” […]

Whenever There’s Militants, There’s Turkey

Turkey has recently been receiving a considerable amount of attention in the publications of various media outlets. However, much of the reporting revolves around the attitude of Ankara and the Turkish president himself towards various armed conflicts, where Turkey still plays a major role. One example of this is the Turkish leader’s offer to mediate […]

Turkey hopes to convince ‘anti-vaxxers’ with fifth dose of COVID jab

Turkey Finance Minister claims US Federal Reserve is owned by five families

Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister has claimed that the United States Federal Reserve does not belong to the American public but is, instead, owned by five wealthy families, sparking criticism by economists. In a televised interview with the news channel, CNN Turk, yesterday, Nureddin Nebati – appointed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan early in December, […]

Pakistan-Turkey train arrives in Istanbul, first in a decade

The first train carrying goods from Pakistan to Turkey arrived in Istanbul yesterday, completing the first such journey in a decade. The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) cargo train – made up of eight wagons with a capacity of 22 tonnes – started its journey from Islamabad on 21 December and travelled 5,981 kilometres. It is hoped the […]

Turkey condemns Israeli attack on journalist

Deputy Chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, Numan Kurtulmus, yesterday condemned an attack carried out by a far-right Israeli against an Anadolu Agency cameraman, Faiz Abu Rmeleh, in Tel Aviv. “I condemn this perfidious assault which shows the real face of the unlimited racist Zionist ideology in Israel,” Kurtulmus said. Abu Rmeleh was […]

Russia, Turkey energy companies sign four-year gas deal

Russia’s Gazprom Export and Turkish state energy company BOTAS signed a four-year natural gas supply deal, Gazprom Export announced today. The Russian company will send 5.75 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year to BOTAS via the TurkStream pipeline effective on 1 January. Various agreements were signed between Gazprom Export and BOTAS for natural […]

Turkey to deport two Syrians who insulted, threatened to rape Turkish women

Turkey is deporting two Syrians after a video of them insulting Turkish women emerged on social media, further widening the tensions between Turkish nationals and Syrian refugees within Turkey. In a video call between the two Syrians and a Turkish national, one of the Syrians was heard saying that he “would rape” Turkish women. The […]

Turkey’s Erdogan says he will visit Saudi Arabia in February

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he will make a visit next month to Saudi Arabia, whose ties with Ankara have been strained in recent years, reports Reuters. Asked about resolving issues in exports to Saudi Arabia as he left a trade event, Erdogan said he would travel to the Gulf state in February. […]

Inflation In Turkey Explodes To 36.1%, Blowing Away Estimates, As Hyperinflation Sets In

In December alone, consumer prices soared by a hyperinflation-like double-digits, rising 13.58%, the Turkish Statistical Institute said on Monday, eating deeper into the earnings and savings of Turks ravaged by Erdogan’s demented economic turmoil. The surge in prices reflected a more front-loaded exchange rate pass-through than usual triggered by the size of the exchange rate […]

Turkey ratifies seven international agreements

The Turkish government has ratified several international agreements in areas of sports, transportation, economy and trade, according to the country’s Official Gazette on Thursday, and reported by Anadolu News Agency. The agreements with Palestine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Vietnam and Lesotho were detailed in the Gazette. The 2021 amendments made in the annexes of “the European Agreement […]

Why is Turkey so Eager to Run Five Afghan Airports?

-for Qatar and then travel to Afghanistan to discuss in detail the operation of Kabul airport, which is considered to be the main hub for receiving humanitarian aid meant for Afghan citizens and providing international flights. Taliban is interested in Ankara’s proposal for an apparent reason: after the US withdrawal and the flight of many […]

Turkey’s Economic Difficulties and the Fate of Erdogan

Turkey’s economy is in freefall: the lira is falling, inflation is rising, and food prices are spiraling. The government has resorted to disinformation, lies, and conspiracy theories to deflect blame from itself and shift it to others. But the lower living standards of the common people and the country’s future is unlikely to end the […]

Turkey faces a new round in its economic battle

Turkey witnessed a historic night on Monday after the statements made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when announcing that the government will take new measures to prevent the decline of the Turkish lira against the US dollar. The price of the dollar fell sharply within minutes, from the rate of $1 equal to 18 Turkish […]

Reports Turkey supports Tunisia coup not credible, ex-presidential adviser says 

Recent reports that Turkey supports Tunisian President Kais Saied’s power grab are “deficit of credibility” and “are mostly a matter of media marketing”, the adviser to former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has said. In a statement to MEMO, the former adviser for international affairs Anouar Gharbi said: “Turkey has encouraged initiatives and efforts by the […]

Iran, Russia, Turkey condemn Israeli continuing attacks on Syria

Iran, Russia, Turkey condemn Israeli continuing attacks on Syria – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Negotiating teams from Iran, Russia and Turkey who had met in Kazakhstan issued a joint statement on Wednesday in which they insisted on several important issues, including a condemnation of the continued Israeli attacks on Syria. “(They) condemned continuing Israeli military attacks […]

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