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Christie says Trump’s racially fraught Charlottesville comments were ‘a mistake'


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about "both sides" being to blame for a deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "a mistake."

So Germans can interfere in Turkish politics


While it is no secret that German politicians interfere in Turkish politics, apparently siding with Erdoğan's opposition, it is funny to accuse Erdoğan for his call on the Turkish diaspora concerning the...Click To Continue

Berlin's undiplomatic declarations lead to tension with Turkey


Both Turkish and German officials should remember the importance of their cooperation and put an end to their nonsense disputesClick To Continue

North Korean shipments to chemical agency of Syria's Assad regime intercepted, says UN


Two North Korean shipments to an agency of the Assad regime responsible for the Syria's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report...Click To Continue

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New ice age between Turkey and Germany


I have tried to warn readers, in my columns, time and again, against the real risk of seeing Turkish-German relations getting out of hand. Well, get out of hand they have, unfortunately, in a very brusque...Click To Continue

Germany's largest auditor calls for end to row with Turkey


Germany's largest economic auditing firm KPMG Germany has urged Turkey and Germany to de-escalate the recent political tension between the two countries as soon as possible.Speaking to the German broadcaster...Click To Continue


World champion Guliyev wins men’s 200m in Diamond League


After his gold medal-winning performance at the World Athletics in London last week, Ramil Guliyev beat Ameer Webb of the U.S. to win the 200m sprint with a time of 20.17 at the Diamond League meet in...Click To Continue


Jamp;J ordered to pay $417 million in trial linking talcum powder to cancer


Johnson amp; Johnson on Monday was ordered by a California jury to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby...Click To Continue


2 PKK terrorists planning to carry out bomb attack killed in eastern Turkey

Turkish security forces destroyed a bomb-laden vehicle and killed the two PKK terrorists inside in eastern Van province on Monday when the terrorists were traveling to the city center to carry out an attack,...Click To Continue


Man shot dead in Spain is Barcelona attacker, Catalan police confirm


Catalan police confirmed on Monday that the suspect shot and killed in the town of Subirats, west of Barcelona, is chief suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub, the driver of a van that mowed down crowds in Barcelona.

Russia names official on EU sanctions list as new envoy to US


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a new ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, a career official who is on the European Union's sanctions list because of Russia's role in...Click To Continue


Danish sub inventor 'buried' missing journalist's body in sea, police say


The Danish inventor of a do-it-yourself submarine has said that a Swedish journalist missing since August 11 died in an accident on board the vessel, and that he dumped her body in the sea, Danish police...Click To Continue

Death toll in Barcelona attacks rises to 15, all victims identified


The death toll in Spain's terror attacks has risen to 15, Catalonia's regional minister Joaquim Forn said Monday, as a man found stabbed dead in a car outside Barcelona was linked to the case.


Far-right ideology becoming norm in Europe, Turkey's EU Minister warns

EU Minister Ömer Çelik warned about the ideology of far-right parties becoming a norm in Europe, as he criticized the destructive stance adopted by European Union regarding its relations with Turkey.


Turkey signals joint offensive with Iran against PKK terrorists

The possibilities of an Ankara-Tehran joint operation against the PKK terror group, and its branch in Iran, the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), has increased with officials from both neighboring countries...Click To Continue


Turkey eyes boost in ASEAN ties, PM Yıldırım says during Singapore visit

Turkey hopes to develop its ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) further when Singapore takes the chair of the regional body, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Monday.

Spanish police identify Barcelona attacker, extend search across Europe


Spanish police said Monday that they have identified the driver of the van that mowed down pedestrians on the busy Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, killing 13.


Abu Sayyaf attack leaves 9 dead, 11 injured in southern Philippines village


At least nine people were killed and 11 others injured when suspected Abu Sayyaf-linked armed men attacked a village in the predominantly Muslim province of Basilan in the south, according to the military.

Steve Bannon’s Breitbart mistakes football star Podolski for smuggled migrant


U.S. far-right news and opinion website Breitbart News had to apologize Sunday after mistaking German football star Lukas Podolski for a migrant being smuggled from Morocco to Spain.


10 US sailors missing after warship collides with tanker near Singapore


At least 10 U.S. sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in...Click To Continue

Sunday, Aug 20

What is Berlin planning by deepening crisis with Ankara?


The issue of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) is about to mark a turning point in Turkish-German relations. Germany has adopted pressing on Turkey in several aspects as a state policy. This attitude is...Click To Continue

Is taking down the statue of Robert E. Lee wrong? Then why not back Trump?


As long as Trump defends the idea that taking down the statue of Robert E. Lee is wrong, many more Heather Heyers will be victims of a civil war, fought and lost a long time agoClick To Continue

Deputy PM Mehmet Şimşek: Early election out of question, time to focus on reforms

Dismissing the claims that Turkey might go for early elections, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said it wasout of the question and insisted that the government was focused on a comprehensive reform...Click To Continue

Spanish police find 120 gas canisters for 'one or more' terrorist attacks in Barcelona


Police said Sunday they have found more than 120 gas canisters in a house in Alcanar, where suspects of this week's twin assaults in Spain were believed to be building bombs for "one or more" attacks in...Click To Continue

Saturday, Aug 19

Nimes train station in southern France briefly put on lockdown after reported incident


French police evacuated a train station in the southern town of Nimes on Saturday after passengers reported seeing armed individuals.

Turkey in favor of keeping EU-Turkey Customs Union, Erdoğan says

Turkey is in favor of keeping the EUndash;Turkey Customs Union, which benefits the bloc as much as it does the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Saturday.

Sweden to deport 106-year-old Afghan woman, believed to be the world’s oldest refugee


The Swedish Migration Agency rejected the asylum application and ruled for the deportation of a 106-year-old Afghan woman, who is blind, confined to bed and is believed to be the world's oldest refugee.

Knife attacker shot dead after stabbing 8 people in Russia's Surgut


A man stabbed seven people on the street in Russia's far north Saturday before being shot dead by police but investigators said that his motive was most likely not terrorism.

Friday, Aug 18

The AK Party's comprehensive change


In recent weeks, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been talking about the "metal fatigue" within the Justice and Development Party (AK Party). To address this issue, he has been calling for comprehensive...Click To Continue

Barcelona attack and the fight against terrorism


It is a political and moral failure to distinguish between good terrorists and bad terrorists in the name of national interest or global ambitions. No national interest can be protected if we fail to unite...Click To Continue

Turkey, Iran shake hands on joint mechanism with Russia in Idlib

Amid the U.S.'s alleged preparation of a military offensive on İdlib, Syria, Ankara, Tehran and Moscow are gearing up joint efforts to find a way that favors the three countries that started the Astana...Click To Continue

President Erdoğan condemns Barcelona terror attack, voices solidarity with Spain

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemned the terror attack on Thursday that killed 13 people and injured 100 others in Barcelona's picturesque Las Ramblas district.

Thursday, Aug 17

Racism, the worst cross-border pathology of our age


The return of the Ku Klux Klan to the political scene and the rise of neo-fascist and ultra-right organizations in Europe and the United States should be considered similarClick To Continue

Barzani should be shown a way out


The Kurds of Iraq have made great gains in the past decade-and-a-half thanks to the disarray in Baghdad, yet independence may well mean the loss of all these gains overnight and a dark future for themClick To Continue

Others should put themselves in Turkey’s shoes over failed coup attempt, UK’s Duncan says

The international community should understand how "traumatic and seismic" the experience of the July 15 failed coup attempt has been for Turkey and its people, the U.K. Minister of State for Europe and...Click To Continue

S Korea says it would consider sending envoy to N Korea if nuclear tests stop


In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests.