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Thousands of Somalis march to defy al-Shabab and show solidarity for victims


Almost a week after Mogadishu's deadliest bombing, Somalis took to the streets to protest the al-Shabab terrorist group, which Somalia's government blames for the attack.

Mayors forced out of office, more to come


Former Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş made an honorable exit by resigning from his post. So did the mayors of Niğde and Düzce. The fourth mayor to leave is expected to be the mayor of Balıkesir. The resignations...Click To Continue

Will Turkish-Iraqi alliance go on?


Turkey's future policies with all its neighbors, including Iraq, will be determined according to their positions on the outlawed PKKClick To Continue

How will the Turkish-US visa crisis end?


Washington has no way to come to a mutual understanding with Ankara without changing its current policies that pose a threat to Turkey's national securityClick To Continue

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PKK vows to attack Turks in 'capitalist, fascist' Europe


The youth branch of the PKK in Europe, which has held dozens of demonstrations across European cities over the past week, has announced it will carry out revenge attacks on Turkish institutions and establishments...Click To Continue


West focuses on foreign fighters threat after Daesh defeat in Syria


Western countries have been under the growing threat of foreign fighters fleeing the fallen Daesh stronghold of Raqqa, with the issue dominating the G7 meeting in ItalyClick To Continue

Terrorists raise flag of PKK leader Öcalan in newly liberated Raqqa

PKK female terrorists Thursday celebrated the victory against Daesh in Raqqa, Syria under the portrait of PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, according to Ronahi TV, a Kurdish TV channel media outlet.


West hypocritical in fight against terrorism, Erdoğan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized Thursday the West for being hypocritical in the fight against terrorism, saying Turkey's Western allies turn a blind eye to terror activities by the PKK terrorists...Click To Continue


Greece plans to give €1B to poor citizens who suffered during debt crisis


Greece plans to offer handouts worth 1 billion euros to poor Greeks who have suffered during the seven-year debt crisis after beating its budget targets this year, the government said on Thursday.

Tillerson to visit five countries in one week


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland in a week-long trip starting on Friday, the State Department said in a statement released on Thursday.

Russian President Putin urges 'gradual' reform of UN


Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Thursday for a reform of the United Nations, adding that the changes of the global organization should to be carried out gradually.


Chief advisor to Erdoğan at AK Party resigns from post

Chief adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), Şaban Dişli resigned from his post Thursday.


President Erdoğan receives Nigerian counterpart Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was welcomed Thursday at the Presidential Complex in Ankara by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Gülen should be extradited to Turkey, face the music, US academic says

Fetullah Gülen, the man behind the recent diplomatic spat between Turkey and the U.S. and a bloody coup attempt which killed 249 people in July 2016 should be extradited to Turkey, Abraham R. Wagner, a...Click To Continue


Comic book helps Japanese prepare for NKorea missile strike


"Cover your head". That's the advice offered in a manga comic published by local authorities in Japan describing what to do in the event of a North Korean missile strike.

Turkey and Iran to maintain cooperation in security, economy

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri reiterated that Turkey and Iran will maintain close cooperation in economy and security fields following a meeting held in...Click To Continue


World Bank raises Turkey's growth forecast for 2017


The World Bank raised Turkey's economic growth forecast for the year, according to a Migration and Mobility report published on Thursday.

Nobody in EU backs Catalan independence, parliament chief says


If Catalan authorities went ahead and declared independence from Spain, "nobody" in the European Union would support them, the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, warned Thursday.


Hamas slams 'blatant interference' as US demands disarmament


Palestinian movement Hamas accused the United States of "blatant interference" in Palestinian affairs Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy demanded they disarm and recognize Israel in any...Click To Continue

Positive developments to take place on Turkey-US visa spat, justice minister says

Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül said Thursday that he hopes positive developments will soon take place regarding the visa spat, a day after Turkish and U.S. delegations held discussions over the matter.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Envisioning an Islamic Economic Union


Muslims are not clamoring to depose or reject their current leaders, but rather they are asking, demanding and pleading for the leadership to actually lead, to improve their economic conditions and protect...Click To Continue

Austrian elections and pre-2019 Westernism in Turkey


The current crisis with the West is structural and genuine. But the talk about Turkey turning its back on the West is used for operational purposesClick To Continue

Erdoğan slams KRG leadership for trying to lay claim to Kirkuk

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan harshly criticized the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Wednesday for trying to lay claim to the Iraqi province of Kirkuk.

Time for cautious optimism on Iraq


Information from Irbil shows that there is a growing pessimism and an atmosphere of dejection especially among the Barzani administration people. This is only normal because they embarked on a mission...Click To Continue

Tuesday, Oct 17

Beşiktaş remains leader in Champions League group G after defeating Monaco 2-1


With a 2-1 win over Monaco, the Black Eagles became the first Turkish team ever to win three consecutive matches in the Champions League, taking a step further towards qualifying for the knockout sta...Click To Continue

Baghdad’s offensive forces KRG to withdraw from most occupied areas

As a result of Sunday's military launch, Iraqi troops have gained control over the disputed city of Kirkuk, including its oil refinery, and forced KRG peshmerga forces to retreat three weeks after the...Click To Continue

Turkish Parliament extends state of emergency for an additional 3 months

The Turkish Parliament extended late Tuesday the state of emergency for an additional 3 months, marking the fifth extension since it was declared on July 20, 2016, after the defeated coup of July 15, 2016.

Iraq-backed forces take control over Sinjar city after Peshmerga pullout


An Iraqi Yazidi group affiliated with Iraq's Iran-backed Popular Mobilization (Hashd al-Shaabi) forces took full control on Tuesday of the Yazidi city of Sinjar, in the north west of the country, residents...Click To Continue

Monday, Oct 16

If only Irbil had predicted


If only the world could have found a way to persuade the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to not hold the independence referendum.There is no doubt that several problems exist between the governments...Click To Continue

Barzani leads the Kurds to disaster


The de facto situation in northern Iraq, where Barzani's men are about to be defeated, proves Turkey and others right in their past warnings to the KRG leader not to hold the referendumClick To Continue

US 'not taking sides' in dispute between Iraq, KRG in Kirkuk


U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States will not take sides in the clash between Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government but expressed disappointment the two sides...Click To Continue

Hiding behind the NATO veil


When it comes to troubled relations with Turkey, Greece or other European partners, Americans on both sides of the aisle as well as liberal journalists immediately hide behind the NATO alliance. True to...Click To Continue

Sunday, Oct 15

Locals expect Idlib region will be free of terror with Turkish military in de-escalation zones

The Turkish army's presence as a guarantor force in the de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib will help prevent attacks on civilians by PKK terrorists which would lead to normalizing daily life, according...Click To Continue

Merkel's CDU suffers state vote setback in German regional polls


Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) won a snap state election on Sunday in a setback to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a poll that paved the way for the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD)...Click To Continue

Iran denies closing main border crossing with northern Iraq


Iranian foreign ministry denied Sunday reports claiming the country closed border crossing with northern Iraq, adding that there were no new developments.

Iraqi, peshmerga forces in standoff in disputed Kirkuk


Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish pehsmerga forces in the disputed oil-rich province of Kirkuk as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between its allies in the...Click To Continue