Brexit, opportunity for boosted Turkey-UK ties: Expert

28 August 2018 0

Both countries aim for closer ties while drifting away from EU, says Turkish academic As the U.K. government has proven to be unprepared for Brexit, this could serve as a vast opportunity for developing relations with non-EU states like Turkey, experts said. According to Seckin Baris Gulmez, an assistant professor of international relations at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey and the U.K. have been experiencing parallel situations in their relations with the EU, despite technically Read More

Turkey: 26 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ over past week

27 August 2018 0

Five senior operatives of terrorist group among ‘neutralized’ terrorists, says Interior Ministry At least 26 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish Armed Forces carried out 2,156 operations on Aug. Read More

Turkish Airlines breaks daily passenger record

22 August 2018 0

Turkish Airlines CEO says 253,000 passengers traveled via 1,547 flights on Saturday, setting a new record Turkish Airlines broke a new daily passenger record on Saturday, according to the chief executive office of the Turkish flag carrier. Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi tweeted on Sunday the density of passengers using the airline before the Muslim holiday Eid-al Adha remains continuing. “Yesterday, we made a historic record, we flew 253,000 passengers via 1,547 flights to their Read More

Turkish opposition head calls US sanctions ‘not right’

2 August 2018 0

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader on Thursday criticized the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on two Turkish ministers, terming the move “not right”. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Kilicdaroglu called for talks with the U.S. to resolve issues, reminding that Turkey and the U.S. were allies. He urged “healthy discussions” to resolve bilateral issues. He also said Turkey sees Fetullah Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the U.S., as the mastermind of Read More

Turkish envoy hails strong relations with South Africa

25 July 2018 0

Turkish president to attend BRICS summit in South Africa Turkey’s ambassador to South Africa praised brotherly relations between the two countries, ahead of BRICS summit which will be attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Turkey and South Africa go back a long way ,” Elif Comoglu Ulgen said, in an exclusive interview to Anadolu Agency. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa invited Erdogan at the summit as the term president of the Organization of Islamic Read More

Turkey tops global humanitarian assistance list in 2017

21 June 2018 0

Foreign Ministry says London report confirms Turkey’s ‘power of humanitarian policy’ Turkey topped the 2017 list of countries delivering humanitarian assistance with $8.07 billion, according to the report by the Global Humanitarian Assistance Programme of “Development Initiatives” of London. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry hailed the report with a written statement on Thursday, saying that “the power of Turkey’s humanitarian diplomacy, implemented without discrimination, is once again confirmed globally”. The June 19 report said the U.S. ($6.68 Read More

‘Turkish patrols in Manbij give hope for homecoming’

19 June 2018 0

Security is leading problem in Manbij, and YPG terrorist group is same as Syrian regime soldiers, says Ibrahim Alhaji. Turkish soldiers patrolling in Manbij are giving locals hope that they can go back home, according to a prominent longtime resident of the northeastern Syria city. Ibrahim Alhaji, who served a decade as an undersecretary at Syria’s Justice Ministry after 12 years as a judge and prosecutor in Manbij, took refuge in Turkey after Daesh occupied Read More

Turkey slams Austria for steps against mosques, imams

8 June 2018 0

Turkey reacts after Austria says 7 mosques to be closed, 40 imams to be expelled as part of ‘political Islam’ crackdown Turkey on Friday slammed Austria over its decision to shut down seven mosques and expel 40 imams. In a written statement, the Foreign Ministry said it “regretted” the Austrian move against the mosques and the decision to not grant residence permits to religious officials sent from Turkey to Austria. “We condemn Austrian politicians, especially Read More

Turkish Airlines named country’s most valuable brand

5 June 2018 0

London-based consultancy reveals Turkey’s 100 most valuable brands A leading London-based firm named Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines as the country’s most valuable brand for 2018. The airlines topped the list of top 100 Turkish brands for this year with a brand value worth more than $2 billion, according to Brand Finance’s survey. Turkish Airlines raised its brand value by 6 percent in 2018 compared to last year, it said. Integrated telecommunications service provider Read More

MH17 downing: Dutch, Aussie hold Russia responsible

25 May 2018 0

Netherlands, Australia say they will seek compensation from Russia for downing Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 The Netherlands and Australia on Friday held Russia responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 that killed all 298 people on board. “On the basis of the JIT’s conclusions, the Netherlands and Australia are now convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the Buk installation that was used to Read More

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