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

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

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

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

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