• Turkey ready to produce new hi-tech armored vehicles

    Defense giant Aselsan eyes orders for production of its armored infantry fighting vehicle KORHAN Leading Turkish defense contractor Aselsan is ready to produce a new generation armored fighting vehicle — the 35mm combat ready KORHAN, according to an official of the firm. The KORHAN was unveiled at the 13th International Defense Industry Fair 2017 (IDEF) last May. Aselsan is awaiting decision from Turkish authorities for mass production of KORHAN. KORHAN has been developed to meet Read More

  • NATO backs Turkey’s ‘transparency’ on Syria operation

    NATO welcomes Turkey’s “transparency” in its ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria, the alliance chief said on Monday. “[Foreign] Minister Cavusoglu briefed me on Operation Olive Branch, and I am grateful for Turkey’s continued transparency on this,” Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in capital Ankara. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear the terrorist groups YPG/PKK and Daesh from Afrin, northwestern Syria amid growing Read More

  • Turkey to perform 1 mln cataract surgeries in Africa

    Turkey to create an automatic control system to keep records of African patients, Health Ministry official says Turkey joins the Islamic Development Bank’s (IDB) health project in Africa by offering one million cataract surgeries, the country’s Health Ministry undersecretary Eyup Gumus said on Monday. “Turkey, one of the largest economy among Islamic nations, also provides eye examinations and 10 million free glasses,” he said at the official launch of the Second Generation of the Alliance Read More

  • Turkish president sends Passover greetings to Jews

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish Jews community is ‘inseparable part of our society’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has released a congratulatory message for Jewish community on the eve of the Passover (Pesach) holiday. In the message, Erdogan emphasized that Turkey gives great importance to the freedom of all citizens to live their own culture, religion, and customs. “We regard Turkish Jewish community as an inseparable part of our society,” the president added. Passover, which commemorates Read More

  • Erdogan: Turkish troops to enter Afrin at any moment

    3,171 terrorists ‘neutralized’ since start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin, says Turkish president President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey-backed troops had surrounded Afrin city center in northwestern Syria and were ready to enter at any moment as part of Operation Olive Branch. “Right now, Afrin city center is surrounded,” said Erdogan at the inauguration of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Politics Academy in capital Ankara. He added that Read More

  • Turkey commemorates 66 years of NATO membership

    NATO’s Turkey parliamentary assembly head on Sunday marked 66 years of being part of the military alliance. Ahmet Berat Conkar said it was important to develop “dialogue and co-operation in order to eliminate threats and turn challenges into opportunities”. “We need to work harder than ever to equip NATO with the right perspective and adequate capability that its global duties require,” he added in a statement. Conkar called on NATO and its allies to support Read More

  • 48 Daesh-linked suspects arrested across Turkey

    Suspects are accused of planning terrorist attacks Security forces on Saturday arrested 48 foreigners in Istanbul and capital Ankara over their suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization. Istanbul Police Department’s Anti-Terrorism Branch launched an operation to nab the suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks. Thirty-one suspects were arrested in three districts of Istanbul, while separately in Ankara, 17 Daesh terrorists were also detained during simultaneous operations, a security source, who Read More

  • Erdogan, pope talk joint efforts against Islamophobia

    Meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, Turkey’s president pointed to the harm that would result from the recent U.S. decision on Jerusalem, stressing that it should never be put into practice. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s one-on-one meeting with Francis at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican was “extremely amicable,” according to presidential sources. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed Jerusalem, the ongoing refugee crisis, and developments in the Mideast, primarily Syria, as well as Read More

  • Bosnian baby receives brain tumor treatment in Turkey

    6-month-old brought to Istanbul for surgery Arslan Kulacic, a six-month-old Bosnian baby who was diagnosed with a tumor, was brought to Turkey for surgery, said Acibadem Hospital’s chief of medicine Caglar Cuhadaroglu on Friday. A campaign to raise money in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the baby’s surgery managed to collect 133,000 euros (a little over $166,160) for his surgery. He was brought to Turkey on Jan. 30 by air ambulance and had an operation at Read More

  • Palestine: Top Turkish cleric calls on Muslims to unite

    The head of Turkish Religious Affairs Ali Erbas said Monday the Palestine and Jerusalem issue could be solved through the united efforts of the Muslim world. The event in Istanbul on “Jerusalem: The City Blessed by Revelation”, organized by Turkish Religious Affairs, aims to draw attention to the importance of Jerusalem in the Islamic faith and to stress the solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people. Speaking at the event in Istanbul, Erbas said: “It is Read More

Turkey ready to produce new hi-tech armored vehicles

17 April 2018 0

Defense giant Aselsan eyes orders for production of its armored infantry fighting vehicle KORHAN Leading Turkish defense contractor Aselsan is ready to produce a new generation armored fighting vehicle — the 35mm combat ready KORHAN, according to an official of the firm. The KORHAN was unveiled at the 13th International Defense Industry Fair 2017 (IDEF) last May. Aselsan is awaiting decision from Turkish authorities for mass production of KORHAN. KORHAN has been developed to meet Read More

NATO backs Turkey’s ‘transparency’ on Syria operation

16 April 2018 0

NATO welcomes Turkey’s “transparency” in its ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria, the alliance chief said on Monday. “[Foreign] Minister Cavusoglu briefed me on Operation Olive Branch, and I am grateful for Turkey’s continued transparency on this,” Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in capital Ankara. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear the terrorist groups YPG/PKK and Daesh from Afrin, northwestern Syria amid growing Read More

Turkey to perform 1 mln cataract surgeries in Africa

3 April 2018 0

Turkey to create an automatic control system to keep records of African patients, Health Ministry official says Turkey joins the Islamic Development Bank’s (IDB) health project in Africa by offering one million cataract surgeries, the country’s Health Ministry undersecretary Eyup Gumus said on Monday. “Turkey, one of the largest economy among Islamic nations, also provides eye examinations and 10 million free glasses,” he said at the official launch of the Second Generation of the Alliance Read More

Turkish president sends Passover greetings to Jews

30 March 2018 0

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish Jews community is ‘inseparable part of our society’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has released a congratulatory message for Jewish community on the eve of the Passover (Pesach) holiday. In the message, Erdogan emphasized that Turkey gives great importance to the freedom of all citizens to live their own culture, religion, and customs. “We regard Turkish Jewish community as an inseparable part of our society,” the president added. Passover, which commemorates Read More

Erdogan: Turkish troops to enter Afrin at any moment

9 March 2018 0

3,171 terrorists ‘neutralized’ since start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin, says Turkish president President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey-backed troops had surrounded Afrin city center in northwestern Syria and were ready to enter at any moment as part of Operation Olive Branch. “Right now, Afrin city center is surrounded,” said Erdogan at the inauguration of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Politics Academy in capital Ankara. He added that Read More

Turkey commemorates 66 years of NATO membership

18 February 2018 0

NATO’s Turkey parliamentary assembly head on Sunday marked 66 years of being part of the military alliance. Ahmet Berat Conkar said it was important to develop “dialogue and co-operation in order to eliminate threats and turn challenges into opportunities”. “We need to work harder than ever to equip NATO with the right perspective and adequate capability that its global duties require,” he added in a statement. Conkar called on NATO and its allies to support Read More

48 Daesh-linked suspects arrested across Turkey

10 February 2018 0

Suspects are accused of planning terrorist attacks Security forces on Saturday arrested 48 foreigners in Istanbul and capital Ankara over their suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization. Istanbul Police Department’s Anti-Terrorism Branch launched an operation to nab the suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks. Thirty-one suspects were arrested in three districts of Istanbul, while separately in Ankara, 17 Daesh terrorists were also detained during simultaneous operations, a security source, who Read More

Erdogan, pope talk joint efforts against Islamophobia

5 February 2018 0

Meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, Turkey’s president pointed to the harm that would result from the recent U.S. decision on Jerusalem, stressing that it should never be put into practice. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s one-on-one meeting with Francis at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican was “extremely amicable,” according to presidential sources. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed Jerusalem, the ongoing refugee crisis, and developments in the Mideast, primarily Syria, as well as Read More

Bosnian baby receives brain tumor treatment in Turkey

2 February 2018 0

6-month-old brought to Istanbul for surgery Arslan Kulacic, a six-month-old Bosnian baby who was diagnosed with a tumor, was brought to Turkey for surgery, said Acibadem Hospital’s chief of medicine Caglar Cuhadaroglu on Friday. A campaign to raise money in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the baby’s surgery managed to collect 133,000 euros (a little over $166,160) for his surgery. He was brought to Turkey on Jan. 30 by air ambulance and had an operation at Read More

Palestine: Top Turkish cleric calls on Muslims to unite

29 January 2018 0

The head of Turkish Religious Affairs Ali Erbas said Monday the Palestine and Jerusalem issue could be solved through the united efforts of the Muslim world. The event in Istanbul on “Jerusalem: The City Blessed by Revelation”, organized by Turkish Religious Affairs, aims to draw attention to the importance of Jerusalem in the Islamic faith and to stress the solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people. Speaking at the event in Istanbul, Erbas said: “It is Read More