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1,614 terrorists 'neutralized' in Syria's Afrin, military says

A total of 1,614 terrorists have been neutralized in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said Sunday.

What does Turkey expect from the US?


The decades-long relationship between Turkey and the U.S. will be irreparably damaged unless Washington takes steps regarding to the PKK, its Syrian offshoots and FETÖClick To Continue

Daesh still an excuse for Mattis, Tillerson to shelter terrorists


The recent visit from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Ankara coincided with the release of the "Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community," which cites the link between the...Click To Continue

Turkish wonderkid Cengiz Ünder fires Roma to win


Cengiz Ünder scored his fourth goal in three matches and Roma won at Udinese 2-0 for its third straight win in Serie A on Saturday.

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Turkey 'key partner' in fight against terror, German interior min says

Turkey is a key partner in the fight against terrorism, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Saturday.


Lewandowski's last-gasp penalty rescues late 2-1 win for Bayern in Wolfsburg


Robert Lewandowski converted a 90th-minute penalty as runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich hit back to beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 on Saturday while bottom club Cologne were denied a rare win by a video...Click To Continue


PM Yıldırım, Iraq's Abadi discuss Daesh and PKK on sidelines of Munich Security Conference

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım met his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi Saturday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference to discuss the common fight against terrorism.

Britain's eurosceptic party UKIP votes to remove leader Henry Bolton


Members of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) voted Saturday to remove their leader Henry Bolton following a scandal over his private life, plunging the anti-EU, anti-immigration group into fresh crisis.


Polish PM draws criticism after saying 'Jewish perpetrators' also involved in Holocaust


Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sparked a storm of criticism Saturday after defending his country's new law concerning the Holocaust, which he said had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as...Click To Continue


2 dead, 11 injured after explosion at French oilseed plant


Two people died after an explosion at an oilseed factory in northern France belonging to Saipol, the oilseed branch of French farmer-owned group Avril, the company said on Saturday.

US will strike if Assad uses chemical weapons on civilians: Trump security advisor


The United States will respond with military force if the regime of Bashar al-Assad continues to use chemical weapons in Syria, U.S. National Security Advisor HR McMaster said on Saturday.


Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Mexico, subsequent helicopter crash kills 13


A 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico Friday, causing little damage but triggering a tragedy when a minister's helicopter crash-landed on the way to the epicenter, killing 13 people on the ground.

Turkey's fight against terrorism ensures Europe’s security, PM Yıldırım says

Turkey is ensuring Europe's security by stopping the flow of foreign fighters, countering illegal migration, and fighting terrorist groups in Syria, Turkey's premier said on Saturday.


Turkish foreign ministry summons Dutch charge d'affairs over 1915 decision

Turkey's Foreign Ministry summoned Dutch charge d'affaires Saturday over parliament's decision to recognize incidents of 1915 as "genocide."


Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria's Afrin, says accusations baseless

Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after YPG/PKK terrorists and a monitoring group accused it of carrying...Click To Continue

Kadıköy’s landmark bull statue finally earns its resting place


Following a decades-long and hard journey, a statue that has become a landmark of Istanbul's Kadıköy district over the last 20 years has finally earned its final resting spot.


Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence from Serbia


Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two-day festivities around the country.

UK's May says second Brexit referendum out of question


Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out a second vote on the country's membership of the European Union, saying there was no going back on the result of the June 2016 vote.

Saturday, Feb 17

1,595 PKK/YPG terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation, Turkish military says

At least 1,595 terrorists have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said Saturday.

Friday, Feb 16

8-story underground PKK shelter uncovered in eastern Turkey's Tunceli

Security forces have uncovered a massive eight-story underground PKK shelter during anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey, regional governor's office said Friday.

Turkish foundation opens new water station in Chad


A foundation linked to Turkey's top religious body has opened a water station near Chad's capital Ndjamena.

Tillerson expected to convince US generals on Syria policy

A new era in Turkish-U.S. relations is around the corner as long as Washington keeps its promises and ceases collaboration with terrorist groupsClick To Continue

Last exit before the bridge


If Washington continues to test Ankara's patience by pushing for the creation of a ‘terror corridor' and state-like entity on its doorstep, then the make-or-break time for relations might be upon usClick To Continue

Thursday, Feb 15

Washington is fooling itself in Syria


Backing the YPG in Syria has cost the U.S. significant NATO ally Turkey.Click To Continue

Taking a greater role in the Middle East


Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in Afrin has entered its fourth week. Although there have been some losses so far, the operation continues successfully. No one objects to the fact that Turkey is in Afrin...Click To Continue

Does Uncle Sam have a hearing problem?


What Turkey is facing with the U.S. administration over the past few year is a dialogue of the deafClick To Continue

President Erdoğan meets Tillerson in make-or-break visit

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the presidential complex in capital Ankara on Thursday as relations between Turkey and the United States reached a low not seen...Click To Continue

Wednesday, Feb 14

Training and equipping a separatist group against Turkey


Unfortunately, U.S. foreign policy is being shaped by narrow-minded military officers, and this is the reason behind Ankara and Washington's frozen relationsClick To Continue

Turkish-U.S. relations at the dawn of a new world order


Turkish-U.S. relations started to evolve after the Second Cairo Conference in 1943 during World War II. In light of Soviet meddling in Turkish and Greek affairs, the administration of then U.S. President...Click To Continue

US cannot conceal terror groups by changing their names, Deputy PM says

The United States cannot conceal the true identities of terrorist groups by concealing their names, Deputy Prime Minister and Government Spokesperson Bekir Bozdağ said Wednesday.

YPG ‘Syrian militia’ of PKK, likely to seek autonomy in Syria, US intel chief says

The People's Protection Units (YPG) is "the Syrian militia" of the PKK terror group, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a report published Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb 13

Will Germany's new government have new problems with Turkey?


If Schulz, who has been extremely vocal in condemning Turkish politics, assumes a position in the new German government is not good news for Ankara concerning its relations with BerlinClick To Continue

Wouldn't you question America's friendship?


Ankara is fed up with fairy tales and ifs and buts from U.S. officials, and expects them to revise their YPG policyClick To Continue

Turkish-U.S. relations hit new low amid Syria offensive


Nowadays, there is heavy diplomatic traffic between Turkey and the United States. Following U.S. National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster's visit to Istanbul over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of State...Click To Continue

Erdoğan, Saudi King Salman discuss Turkey's anti-terror operation in Syria's Afrin

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone call with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz late Tuesday in which the two leaders discussed Turkey's Operation Olive Branch launched against terrorist groups in...Click To Continue