Coups, military intervention not the answer: Turkey

2 May 2019 0

‘Problems can be solved with dialogue, cooperation,’ says Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on ongoing crisis in Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela can be solved through talking and working together, not sending in troops or overthrowing the government, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday.  “Turkey is opposed to military intervention and coups. Problems can be solved through dialogue and cooperation,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with his Paraguayan counterpart Luis Alberto Castiglioni in Turkey’s Read More

Turkey extends troops’ deployment in Afghanistan

25 December 2018 0

Turkish parliament ratifies motion to extend troops deployment in Afghanistan for another two years The parliament on Tuesday ratified a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Afghanistan for another two years as part of the NATO’s support mission in the war-torn country. A legislation will put into effect on Jan. 6, 2019, allowing the Turkish government to send troops to Afghanistan to support the NATO-led mission Resolute Support. As the NATO-led International 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

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

Erdogan urges people to learn from Turkey’s history

26 August 2017 0

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday to end terrorism in the country by following in the footsteps of Turkey’s ancestors. Addressing thousands of people in eastern Mus province during a ceremony to mark the 946th anniversary of Battle of Malazgirt, Erdogan called on Turkish people to better understand the meaning of their key historic victories, particularly the Malazgirt victory. The Battle of Malazgirt, also known as Battle of Manzikert, of Aug. 26, 1071 saw Read More

Turkish president reiterates calls over German election

19 August 2017 0

Erdogan calls on ethnic Turks to vote for those who are ‘not hostile to Turkey’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated on Saturday his call on ethnic Turks living in Germany to vote for those who are “not hostile to Turkey” in the upcoming elections to be held in September. On Friday, Erdogan had called on ethnic Turks not to support major parties including “the Christian Democrats, the SPD [Social Democratic Party] or the Greens,” Read More

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