Turkey to make ‘final offer’ to EU on visa-free travel

13 April 2017 0

Foreign minister says Turkey needs to get pledged visa-free travel, will decide how to proceed after Sunday’s referendum Ankara will offer a “final” deal to the European Union on visa-free travel after Turkey’s constitutional referendum just a few days away, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday. “We will make our final offer to the EU after April 16,” Cavusoglu said in the Mediterranean province of Antalya. “We will then decide how to proceed and make Read More

Turkey completes over half of Syria border barrier

11 April 2017 0

Concrete wall security project will be 826km (513 miles) long when completed Turkey’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday said more than half of a security wall along the country’s border with Syria had been finished. The ministry said 556 kilometers (345 miles) of the “physical security systems project” had been built. Turkey shares a nearly 900-kilometer (559 mile) border with war-torn Syria. The barrier’s construction is being carried out with the aid of Turkey’s TOKI housing Read More

Turkish Airlines implements electronic device measure

25 March 2017 0

Passengers cannot carry electronic devices larger than cell phones aboard plane Turkish Airlines Saturday have begun to implement regulations forbidding passengers from carrying electronic devices larger than cell phones aboard the plane, as announced on the airline’s website on Friday. According to an Anadolu Agency reporter present at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines personnel have taken passengers’ electronic devices such as tablets and laptops at the boarding gate and stored them in special Read More

Turkey to help Al-Bab residents return home: Army chief

25 February 2017 0

Turkey will support the residents of Syria’s Al-Bab to ensure their safe return and the normalization of daily life, the head of the Turkish General Staff said on Friday. Hulusi Akar made his remarks during his visit to the command base of operations of Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield in the southeastern Kilis province. “After we seized Al-Bab, we reached the goals we set at the beginning of the operation,” Akar said. “All kinds of support Read More

Erdogan: Turkey to fight against terrorism ’till end’

1 January 2017 0

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey will continue to fight against terrorism and its backers “till the end.” Erdogan has issued a written message following the armed terror attack at an Istanbul nightclub early Sunday, which killed at least 39 people including a police officer and injured 69 others. President Erdogan said the “vicious attack” in Istanbul clearly showed that terror does not discriminate but “aims to hurt and kill.” “Turkey is firm Read More

Erdogan calls Russian envoy’s murder a ‘provocation’

19 December 2016 0

The shooting dead of Moscow’s ambassador in Ankara is a provocation designed to destroy Turkish-Russian normalization, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Anadolu Agency late on Monday.  Erdogan “strongly” and “vehemently” condemned the assassination of Andrey Karlov on Monday evening. “Both Turkey and Russia have the will not to be deceived by this provocation,” Erdogan said.  “I believe this is an attack on Turkey, the Turkish state and the Turkish people, and also a clear provocation Read More

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