G. Howard

21 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @GHoward5if1 | Keep up with G. Howard on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “G. Howard”

Anger and misunderstanding fuel Turkey-U.S. standoff

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Any Turkish hopes that a crisis with the United States might be eased by personal chemistry between their two leaders hit the rocks this week when President Donald Trump directly warned Turkey of possible sanctions over a detained U.S. pastor.<p>With hostility to Ankara growing in …

Middle East

Germany bans ethnic Turkish boxer gang Osmanen Germania

<b>Germany has banned an ethnic Turkish boxer gang called Osmanen Germania, saying it is involved in serious crime.</b><p>The group identifies with Turkish nationalism, espouses a macho boxing and biker culture and is reported to be close to Turkey's ruling AK Party.<p>Police raided the group's premises in four …

Turkey transfers some powers to President Erdogan

Turkey has made changes to 74 articles in its constitution, giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. The amendments mean the …

Turkey election: Erdogan win ushers in new presidential era

<b>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking on extensive new executive powers following his outright election victory in Sunday's poll.</b><p>Parliament has been weakened and the post of prime minister abolished, as measures approved in a controversial referendum last year take effect.<p>Defeated …

Turkey election: Country's heart split over Erdogan victory

<b>Ecstatic/distraught, relieved/incredulous: after yet another crushing Erdogan victory, Turkey's heart is again split in two.</b><p>How did it come to this?<p>His critics had hoped for so much. A fractured opposition had united for the parliamentary vote and looked set to deprive the president of his majority.<p>…

Turkey election: Polls close as Erdogan seeks second term

<b>Polls have closed in the Turkish elections - where voters are deciding whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term.</b><p>He has faced a tough battle with Muharrem Ince, a centre-left candidate who has energised the opposition.<p>Casting his own vote, the president claimed there …

Turkey election: Four dead in clash as pre-poll tension rises

<b>Four people are dead and eight wounded in southern Turkey, after election campaigning descended into violence.</b><p>The incident has heightened tensions ahead of the 24 June vote, in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is aiming for a second term.<p>The clash broke out in the mainly Kurdish town of Suruc, …

Syria offensive: Turkey warns US over Kurdish militia group

<b>Turkey has urged the US to stop backing the Kurdish YPG in Syria, as it steps up an offensive against the militia.</b><p>A spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said YPG fighters were using US-supplied weapons against troops trying to clear the Afrin region.<p>Turkey says the YPG is an extension of …

Middle East

Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms

<b>Turkey has intensified its shelling of a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, ahead of a threatened ground offensive aimed at driving them out of the area.</b><p>The shelling of Afrin region came from Hatay province, Turkish state media said, as troops massed on the border.<p>The Russian foreign minister has …

Middle East

Turkey targets Kurdish forces in Afrin: The short, medium and long story

<b>Turkey says it has begun a massive assault on Kurdish forces on the other side of the border with Syria - potentially putting it in direct conflict with its Nato ally, the United States.</b><p>This could become a significant new development in the Syrian civil war, which is now almost seven years old. …

Middle East

Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

<b>Turkey's president has warned of imminent military offensives on two Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria, as tanks and troops mass on the border.</b><p>Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Syrian rebels would support Turkish efforts to clear the "terror nests" of Afrin and Manbij.<p>The areas are controlled by the …

Middle East

German and Turkish officials vow to end spat

<b>Germany's foreign minister has held talks with his Turkish counterpart in a bid to "overcome difficulties" and improve relations between the nations.</b><p>Sigmar Gabriel said "open talks" with Mevlut Cavusoglu were "held in mutual respect" despite their differences.<p>Relations between the Nato allies and …

European Union

Turkish AKP politician linked to Osmanen Germania boxing gang in Germany

An investigative report links Ankara to a boxing gang in Germany accused of going after opponents of the Turkish government. The report ties a …

United States and Turkey mutually suspend visa services

<b>(CNN) —</b> Both the United States and Turkey have suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two countries, after last week's arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul.<p>With some exceptions, the move effectively blocks Turks from travel to the United States, and vice versa, …

Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu hints at rapprochement with Germany

Ankara is ready to work with Berlin, but German officials must learn to "respect" Turkey, says Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu. "If you take one …

German Politics