Turkey

Turkey’s Future Is Moving Backward

Anyone who has visited the city center in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, would have noticed a bronze sculpture of a young woman reading a book. Designed by the Turkish artist Metin Yurdanur, the sculpture is known as the Human Rights Monument, and the woman is reading the Universal Declaration of Human …

Opinion

Regional implications of the Kurdish independence vote

Iraqi Kurdistan's neighbours will not allow the upcoming referendum to trigger wholesale changes in the regional order.<p>A historic independence vote later this month in Iraqi Kurdistan could accelerate the Kurdish path towards sovereignty and finally gift Iraq's Kurds with a state of their own after …

Geopolitics

Turkey’s education system yet again in an utter mess

Unsurprisingly, the 2017-18 academic year began full of unresolved problems in the Turkish education system, stemming from both structural …

Education

#NewNationalism: Turkey takes its nationalism with a dose of Islam

Turkey is experiencing rapid change as its government become increasingly authoritarian. DW's Fanny Facsar headed to Turkey to find out how …

World News

Turkish president: Trump apologized for indictment of security staff in brawl

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says Trump called him about US legal action targeting 19 people involved in clash with peaceful protesters in Washington this year<p>The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, claimed that Donald Trump called to apologize for the US indictment of 19 people, including 15 Turkish …

News (U.S.)

Kurdish referendum: Turkey's Erdogan demands vote be called off

Speaking at the UN, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Iraqi Kurds to call off an independence referendum. Nearly all countries …

World News

Turkey's Erdogan says Kurdish independence vote risks regional crisis

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Tuesday said a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq could lead to fresh conflicts in the Middle East.<p>"New crises in the region, such as bids for independence, could spark new conflicts and must therefore be avoided …

World News

Erdoğan reiterates call on Iraqi Kurdish gov't to cancel independence referendum at UN General Assembly

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 19 once again called on the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government to cancel its planned independence referendum.

UN General Assembly

Erdoğan says international community has left Syria alone, calls for collaboration

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a speech during the United Nations General Assembly late Tuesday in New York that the collaboration is a must …

United Nations

I Taught NATO to Stand Up to a Dictator

On May 2, 2017, a polite note arrived from the director of the Political Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (known as NATO PA) asking …

Middle East

Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up

Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Journalist Altan: Existence of judges distinguishes states from armed gangs

Journalist Ahmet Altan, who appeared before a court on Tuesday for the second hearing of a coup trial, said in his defense that states are …

Turkey not in direct talks for return of intelligence officers from Iraq - minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish minister appeared to confirm for the first time that two Turkish intelligence officers have been captured in northern Iraq, saying the government was not in direct talks with the Kurdish militant PKK group to bring them back.<p>Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was asked …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

200 Turks with Diplomatic Passport Granted Germany Asylum - ASHARQ AL

The German Interior Ministry announced that some 200 Turkish nationals, who hold diplomatic passports, have been granted the right to asylum in …

Middle East

Erdogan defends his actions after coup in PBS NewsHour interview

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it is wrong for the United States to deny the sale of guns to his guards in response to his crackdown on …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

White House Denies Trump Apologized To Erdogan For Turkish Bodyguard Brawl With Protesters

.@RT_Erdogan tells @JudyWoodruff Trump called him abt incident in DC this summer to say he was sorry + wanted to “follow up on this issue.” …

Donald Trump

Two women-only pink trambuses brought into service in Turkey"s Malatya - LOCAL

LOCAL >Two women-only pink trambuses brought into service in Turkey’s Malatya<p>MALATYA<p>Two “pink” trambuses, designed for use only by women, were …

Middle East

Turkey Attempts to Stifle Free Speech at MEF-NATO PA Event

<b>The Turkish delegation to the MEF–NATO PA event in Philadelphia loudly interrupted the proceedings before storming out as Emre Çelik took the …

Middle East

Turkey Starts Trial of 30 Newspaper Staff for Links to Coup Attempt

Istanbul: Thirty journalists and newspaper executives from a Turkish newspaper which was shut down last year went on trial on Monday, facing life …

Armenians in France vow to help Nagorno-Karabakh military

A charity created by Armenians living in southern France says it will purchase winter field uniforms for the military in the disputed …

Nagorno-Karabakh

Turkish warplanes kill three Kurdish militants in northern Iraq - army | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Sep 19, 2017 10:52 pm | Updated Date: Sep 19, 2017 …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Iraqi Kurds set to vote on independence, panicking neighbors and Washington

KIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi Kurds are set to vote next week on independence from Iraq in what many say is a popular expression of their desire for self-determination after suffering for a century under war and dictatorship.<p>But their staunchest ally, the United States, opposes the move, as do Iraqi rivals …

News

Bleak future awaits Turkish wives, children of ISIL militants in Iraq - MIDEAST

MIDEAST >Bleak future awaits Turkish wives, children of ISIL militants in Iraq<p>Fevzi Kızılkoyun – ANKARA<p>The wives and children of Turkish Islamic …

Islamic State (ISIS)

[Opinion] Turkish journalists on trial for fake crimes

He also imprisoned around 60,000 people and purged another 160,000 from government posts - most of them followers of Gulen's faith-based …

European News

Turkish president speaks with Iraqi PM on phone

Turkey’s president and Iraq’s prime minister late on Sept. 18 discussed the planned referendum in the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) slated …

Middle East

Turkey won"t allow fait accompli in northern Iraq: Deputy PM - DIPLOMACY

DIPLOMACY >Turkey won’t allow fait accompli in northern Iraq: Deputy PM<p>ANKARA<p>Turkey will not allow any fait accompli in northern Iraq, a senior …

Middle East

US nixes proposal to let Turkish president’s security guards buy guns

The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a …

Guns

Turkish cycling prospect Ahmet Örken joins Israeli team with eyes on Giro

Ahmet Örken, a 24-year-old cyclist who has dominated the Turkish cycling scene for the last four years, has joined pro-continental Israel Cycling …

Cycling

Turkey summons German envoy for second time in two days

Ankara has summoned Germany's ambassador for the second time in as many days with tensions between the two countries showing no sign of ending. It is …

Middle East

US blocks weapons sales to Turkish president's security guards

The US has voted to freeze arms sales to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards. The move comes after Erdogan's bodyguards were …

News