Turkey

Jews in Turkey under attack over Temple Mount crisis

Two threatening demonstrations and mounting cases of vandalism against synagogues in Turkey—apparently carried out with the regime's tacit support …

Israel

PKK militants kidnap, kill villager in Turkey’s southeast

Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants kidnapped and killed a villager early on July 23 in the southeastern province of Hakkari, state-run …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Germany's Political Elite Defends Actions in Dispute With Turkey - Bloomberg

Top politicians in Germany closed ranks around a government decision to condemn Turkey’s leadership in a diplomatic dispute, with Chancellor Angela …

Recep Erdoğan’s Arabian tightrope

ISTANBUL — Diplomatic nuance may not be Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s strongest suit, but Turkey’s combative leader is trying to tread carefully in his …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Erdogan warns Germany to not interfere in Turkey's internal affairs

<b>Istanbul:</b> Germany has no right to interfere in Turkey's domestic affairs, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, his latest broadside in a …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Cumhuriyet journalists face terrorism trial

<b>A Turkish opposition newspaper itself is the story as 17 of its employees are about to go on trial on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation.</b><p>If found guilty, their sentence could be up to 43 years in jail.<p>A dozen of Cumhuriyet's journalists and managers are behind bars in pre-trial detention. …

World News

Arcelik illustrates how Ankara has helped Turkish economy shine

For a sense of how Turkish government largesse has helped the country’s economy shine this year, ask Hakan Bulgurlu, the chief executive of Arcelik, …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

The $13bn shakedown: Turkey wages war on 'enemies' in business

<b>London:</b> Akin Ipek, one of Turkey's richest men, was staying in the Park Tower Hotel in London when the police raided his television network in …

Brisbane

UK joins calls for end to Qatar boycott

<b>London:</b> Britain has joined the US and France in calling for an end to the boycott of Qatar after the country pledged to fight terrorism.<p>"I welcome …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet faces nebulous accusations in trial

Employees of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet are being tried on charges such as the alleged support of "terrorist organizations." The case is seen …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Erdogan visits Gulf in bid to defuse Qatar row

DUBAI (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan travelled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Sunday, the Gulf states' official news agencies reported, as part of a diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar.<p>Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties …

Middle East

Two human rights activists arrested shortly after being released in Turkey - LOCAL

LOCAL >Two human rights activists arrested shortly after being released in Turkey<p>ISTANBUL<p>Two human rights activists have been arrested in Istanbul a …

Rights & Freedoms

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent.<p>Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed reporters Sunday in Istanbul before departing on a visit to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar.<p>He says: "No …

Middle East

Greek PM offers condolences to quake victims

Turkish, Swedish men killed in earthquake on Greek island of Kos<p>Yeni …

Greece

Top Merkel aide says Turkey's conduct 'unacceptable'

BERLIN: Turkey's behaviour is "unacceptable" and Germany has a duty to protect its citizens and companies but also wants to maintain strong ties with …

Germany

Iraqi-origin Brit beaten, robbed by fake hair transplant group in Istanbul - LOCAL

LOCAL >Iraqi-origin Brit beaten, robbed by fake hair transplant group in Istanbul<p>Çetin Aydın – ISTANBUL<p>An Iraqi-origin British citizen, who arrived …

Middle East

Police arrests in Ankara protest for imprisoned teachers

A protest in Ankara in support of two imprisoned hunger striking teachers turned violent as Turkish police used pepper spray and water cannons on demonstrators gathered in the city’s Kizilay Square arresting 47 people.<p>The two, an academic and a primary school teacher, were jailed two months ago …

Ankara

Turkish activists decry attack on press freedom as journalists stand trial

Charges include claims that Cumhuriyet journalists helped the separatist Kurdistan Workers party and Gülen movement<p>The trial of 17 reporters and executives from Cumhuriyet, one of Turkey’s last standing opposition newspapers, is set to begin on Monday with rights activists decrying the continuing …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Local erects tombstone to protest removal of pavement stones in front of his shop in Turkey"s north - LOCAL

LOCAL >Local erects tombstone to protest removal of pavement stones in front of his shop in Turkey’s north<p>ZONGULDAK<p>A local who was angered by the …

Middle East

Trump officially hands Syria over to Russia and Iran

It’s no longer possible to accuse U.S. President Donald Trump of inconsistency, at least on Syria. In December, before taking office, he said …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Erdogan condemns Israel's 'excessive force'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday blasted Israel over what he called its "excessive use of force" in the clashes over the Temple …

Israel

Germany reaches out to Turkish-rooted citizens over crisis | Miami Herald

Germany's foreign minister has tried to reach out to the country's Turkish-rooted citizens, saying the crisis between both countries isn't directed …

Turkey takes underwater hockey crown for 2nd time - OTHERS

OTHERS >Turkey takes underwater hockey crown for 2nd time<p>ANKARA – Anadolu Agency<p>Turkish U23 men's team emerged victorious on July 21, 4th World Age …

Middle East

A year after the failed coup, Turkey remains in turmoil

<i>Carl Bildt is a former prime minister and foreign minister of Sweden.</i><p>It has been one year since the failed coup in Turkey, and questions about the country’s future still abound.<p>Last summer’s attempted coup was nothing if not dramatic. Mutinous F-16 fighters bombed the Turkish parliament and 249 …

Middle East

Germany to stand by three million Turks in country, German FM says - EUROPE

EUROPE >Germany to stand by three million Turks in country, German FM says<p>BERLIN - Reuters<p>Germany will stand by the three million people with Turkish …

Germany

Deadly earthquake between Turkey, Greece

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on an earthquake that occurred near Bodrum, Turkey.

German-Turkish Tensions Escalate Over Trade

Germany and Turkey traded barbs this week as tensions came to the surface following Turkey's detention of a German human-rights activist in Istanbul. …

Bloomberg Markets

Cumhuriyet trial in Turkey: “Stop treating journalists as terrorists!” | Reporters without borders

The 17 <i>Cumhuriyet</i> employees are accused of being accomplices to terrorism for the sole reason that their newspaper is critical of the government. They …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

A warning from and for a troubled land

Recently a messenger came to Colorado with dark warnings from a troubled land: Abdulhamit Bilici, the former editor-in-chief of Zaman, Turkey’s go-to …

Denver

Turkey has over 680 German firms on terrorism black list: security source

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey has provided German authorities with a list of over 680 German firms it suspects of supporting terrorism, a German security source said on Friday, ten times the number initially reported by German media.<p>Die Zeit newspaper had reported on Wednesday that the list included …

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