State of emergency helps Turkey fight terror: Erdogan

29 September 2016 0

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the country’s ongoing state of emergency was only aimed to ease Turkey’s fight against terrorist groups such as FETO and the PKK. “Three-month state of emergency is only for an effective counter-terrorism,” Erdogan said while addressing mukhtars, local town government heads, at the Presidential Complex in Ankara. After the deadly coup attempt, which martyred more than 240 people and injured nearly 2,200 others, Turkey declared a Read More

Brussels cancels PKK sympathizers event

19 September 2016 0

Brussels municipality has cancelled an event organized by sympathizers of the terrorist PKK group in the Belgian capital and EU headquarters. Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur on Sept. 15 said the event, the so-called “Kurdish Culture Week”, was cancelled, without giving any further details, although the event organizers had previously received permission. The third edition of the event was scheduled to be held on Sept. 23. It was organized by Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Read More

Turkish court appoints trustees for Zaman newspaper

4 March 2016 0

Trustees have been appointed for Zaman newspaper, a daily linked to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish court said on Friday.  In a related story, earlier today four Turkish businessmen were detained as part of an investigation into the “parallel state”, local police said.  Boydak Holding Executive Board Chairman Haci Boydak and his younger brother, CEO Memduh Boydak, are accused of being members of and providing financial support to the “parallel state”, while two other Read More

Uncertainty still surrounding Syrian peace talks

28 January 2016 0

As the parties involved in Syria’s five-year civil war prepare to meet in Geneva Friday, questions about the future of the Damascus regime and the role of opposition groups continue to divide the world. Delegates representing the government of President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups are expected to gather in Switzerland following a four-day delay with a view to inching closer to achieving the two-year road map declared last month. It is still unclear which Read More

Biden reiterates US support for Turkey’s war on terror

24 January 2016 0

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reiterated Saturday U.S. support for Turkey’s fight against terror, according to Turkish presidential sources. Biden’s remarks came at a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, the sources said, adding that during the closed-door meeting, the two discussed bilateral relations and regional issues including Syria and Iraq. Biden said the U.S. supported Turkey’s fight against terrorism including against the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Read More

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