Yüksel Durgut

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Erdoğan’s rival faces an uphill battle for candidacy

Nationalist Meral Akşener may have broken the mould by challenging Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the presidency barely eight months after …

Die Hard

Pentagon: Secret U.S.-Taliban talks could end the war in Afghanistan

U.S. officials and "mid-level, senior-level Taliban leaders" are engaging in "intensified dialogue" in Kabul about ending the war in Afghanistan, …

Afghanistan

Optimizing America’s Interests in Afghanistan

President Trump’s August 2017 decision to increase U.S. military footprint in Afghanistan alleviated the prospect of an immediate meltdown of Kabul’s …

Afghanistan

VOA Exclusive: Pakistan Mulls Blocking US Supply Lines Into Afghanistan

Pakistan says it is reassessing strained ties with the United States, a move that could lead to halting supply lines into Afghanistan where American …

Afghanistan

Suspension of Musharraf's national identity card, passport ordered

Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Ministry has asked for the suspension of former President Pervez Musharraf's computerised national …

Pervez Musharraf

Why did Nawaz drop Mumbai bombshell?

All is fair in love and war, goes the old adage. Pakistan’s disgraced and deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is well and truly on a warpath against …

Pakistan

Macron Defends Magazine That Labeled Erdogan a ‘Dictator’

French President Emmanuel Macron waded into a debate over a magazine cover that labeled Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “dictator,” …

Posters

Macron defends Le Point's right to call Erdogan 'dictator'

Emmanuel Macron defends a French magazine's right to label Turkey's President Reecp Tayyip Erdogan as a "dictator" https://bloom.bg/2GYLrGC …

Emmanuel Macron

Can Turkey’s Economic Turmoil Derail Erdogan’s Reelection?

Currency’s slide tests popular support for leader who gained votes by delivering prosperity<p>ISTANBUL—In Turkey’s elections set for June 24, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running against an unusually dangerous opponent.<p>Its name: the U.S. dollar.<p>For most of the time since Mr. Erdogan came to power …

Elections

In Northern Syria, Residents Balk at Turkish Threats

A snap election in Turkey, announced earlier this month, briefly put residents of Northern Syria on edge ahead of a threatened incursion by Turkish …

Middle East

Islamic State Claims Assault on Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul

<b>Kabul:</b> Gunmen armed with assault rifles and grenade launchers stormed the heavily fortified headquarters of the Afghan interior ministry on …

Extremism

ABC News – Breaking News, Latest News, Headlines & Videos

Interest Successfully Added We'll notify you here with news about <br>AlertTag Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest?<p>Off …

North Korea

Militants wore US military uniforms in attack in Afghanistan’s capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — Islamic State militants, including two suicide bombers, dressed in what appeared to be U.S. military uniforms and riding in two …

Afghanistan

Fifty Afghan Taliban leaders killed in rocket strike, U.S. military says | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 50 senior Taliban commanders were killed in an artillery strike on a meeting in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, a U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday, as fighting continued across the country.<p>Details of last week’s operation emerged as fighting …

Afghanistan

Suicide car bomber kills 3 police, wounds 12 in Afghanistan

Extremism

US releases video of HIMARS strike that killed 50 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

On the 24th of May, dozens of Taliban leaders were congregating in a building located in the Musa Qala district of Afghanistan. The U.S. military authorized a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System strike on the meeting place, which killed at least 50 Taliban insurgents, according to U.S. …

Afghanistan

Afghans make long trek west before Turkey secures border | Reuters

AGRI, Turkey (Reuters) - On a mountainous road leading west from the Iranian border, 22-year-old Sunnatilla Rasulbek trudges through heavy rain, one of tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to find work and security in Turkey before a wall goes up to keep them out.<p>A group of Afghan migrants walk …

Al-Qaeda

Afghan Girls Want A (Cricket) League Of Their Own

With no officially sanctioned women's league to play in, a 16-year-old in Kabul has set up her own cricket team to get on the pitch.

Pakistan: Fencing of Border With Afghanistan on 'Fast Track'

Pakistan’s unilateral fencing and construction of new observation posts on the long border with Afghanistan are “progressing smoothly” despite recent …

US drops more bombs in Afghanistan than Iraq and Syria for first time in 4 years

The United States dropped more bombs and other munitions in Afghanistan last month than it did on Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria for the …

Pakistan’s most popular television channel is under attack

RANA JAWAD pinches the bridge of his nose. For much of the past month the director of news at Geo TV, Pakistan’s most popular channel, has marshalled …

Erdogan’s American Hostage

Andrew Brunson’s case is part of a larger problem with Turkey.<p>Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan has imprisoned opponents and moved the country toward authoritarian rule. That’s the political context through which to understand the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson.<p>The 50-year-old …

South Asia

Turkey says it's being treated unfairly by EU in progress report | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Union has not treated Turkey fairly or objectively, Ankara’s government spokesman said on Tuesday, after the top EU official in charge of accession negotiations said Ankara was moving rapidly away from the path to membership of the bloc.<p>Speaking after a cabinet …

Trump tweets support for US pastor jailed in Turkey

United States President Donald Trump voiced his support on April 17 for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges of espionage and …

Turkey elections moved up to June: Erdogan

Ankara, April 19 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced that general and presidential elections were being moved up to …

Turkey’s president is unlikely to lose an election that will make him more powerful than Atatürk<p>Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is one of a crop of present-day political leaders who value the respectability an ostensibly democratic election confers but don’t want to risk actually losing the vote.<p>In this …

South Asia

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's critics say this is a term that merely dresses up the basic role of a dictator: the same man hires, fires and decides. …

Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to mount a meaningful challenge against strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap …

Turkey's President Erdoğan Calls Snap Election in June | The Takeaway

Turkish President Erdoğan has called for a new presidential election more than a year before its scheduled date. Critics say the sudden move will …

What an Erdogan Win in Turkey Would Mean for Syria

Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey James Jeffrey discusses the snap Turkish election and President Recep Erdogan's influence in the region. He …