Turkey’s geopolitics and economics concerns are key reasons for the country moving closer to Russia and Iran
Turkey’s air and ground ‘Operation Olive Branch’ in the Afrin region of northern Syria is now in its fifth day.
The three-day-old campaign has opened a new front in Syria’s multi-sided civil war, realigning a battlefield where outside powers are supporting local combatants.
The suspects are being held in a nationwide crackdown on those posting social media messages deemed to be supportive of terror groups.
Turkey launched airstrikes against a US-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province raising the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington.
The Turkish president told his Russian counterpart he should stop Syrian attacks on its opposition in northern Syria if he wants peace negotiations to succeed.
Idlib has become a focal point of the Syrian war as government forces and allied militia have thrust towards an insurgent-held air base.
Macron said it was time to end the hypocrisy of pretending that there was any prospect of an advance in Turkey’s membership talks with the EU.
Police detained the two journalists on assignment for the TRT World television station on October 27.
Erdogan was speaking two days after a Muslim leaders meeting in Istanbul condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision, calling on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who hosted the summit of more than 50 Muslim countries in Istanbul, said the US move meant Washington had forfeited its role as broker in efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Violence erupted for a third day in Gaza in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, which overturned decades of US policy towards the Middle East.
Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 150,000 officials in purges since the failed putsch, while sending to jail pending trial some 50,000 people including soldiers, police, civil servants.
The comments, some of Erdogan’s harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany.
Protesters say there has been an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing.
The European commissioner who oversees the membership talks said he needed to see “a reversal of the trend” towards authoritarianism in Turkey.
Three Israelis were stabbed to death in the West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation of metal detectors in the Old City.
A year-long crackdown since the failed coup and the sweeping new powers which Erdogan won in a tightly fought referendum in April have raised concerns among Turkey’s Western allies.
He praised the action against American ally Qatar over growing terrorism even though the tiny Gulf state hosts the largest US air base in the region.
One tangible effect of the suspension would be the freezing of annual payments of some 600 million euros ($650 million) of EU pre-accession funds to Turkey.
It is a critical week for Turkey-EU relations, as lawmakers will debate ties on Wednesday and the bloc’s foreign ministers will discuss the issue on Friday.
Politicians said that the loyalty many Turkish origin people in Germany showed to an authoritarian Erdogan reflected a rejection of democratic values.
For the first time in the democratic history of Turkey, an election has been seen as illegitimate by both domestic contenders and international observers.
Sunday’s referendum narrowly backed the largest overhaul of Turkey’s political system since the founding of the republic nearly a century ago
Turkish authorities are not cooperating with efforts to investigate claims of possible referendum election fraud, according to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
After years of creeping authoritarianism, Turkey’s president is now set up to take the reins in earnest.
Some of Erdogan’s supporters, who have backed him over the past decade, are growing disillusioned by the burgeoning cult of personality around him.
Turkish authorities arrested the reporter Deniz Yucel in February on charges of propaganda for a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence.
Under the operation Turkey took the border town of Jarablus on the Euphrates river and cleared ISIS fighters from a roughly 100-km stretch of the border.
Tayyip Erdogan said journalist Deniz yucel being held in Turkey was a “German agent” and a member of a Kurdish militant group. Germany called the comments absurd.
Deniz Yucel, who holds both German and Turkish citizenship, was arrested on Monday on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence
A new round of UN-backed negotiations is due to begin in Geneva where the main Syrian opposition body wants to be face-to-face with the Damascus government.
Vladimir Putin called Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, while the Kremlin blamed the incident on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.
The British prime minister faced criticism from lawmakers in her own party for not condemning Donald Trump’s executive order when initially questioned about it.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan identified the attacker, who was later killed by security forces as a member of the Ankara riot police.
More than 30 people were injured in the blast outside the governor’s office in Adana on Thursday.
EU lawmakers are calling for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of its “disproportionate” reaction to July’s failed coup.
Cutting the western road to Tal Afar would seal off Mosul as the city is already surrounded to the north, south and east by Iraqi government and Kurdish peshmerga forces.
ISIS fighters have tried to divert the attention of forces from Mosul by launching attacks on other cities.
Turkish authorities have detained at least 40,000 people and sacked some 100,000 civil servants for suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.