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Bolton says Russia hurt itself meddling in US vote, warns 'don't mess with elections'


U.S. national security advisor John Bolton said Russian meddling in U.S. elections had backfired on Moscow, providing a lesson to the Kremlin: "Don't mess with American elections."

UN says will investigate case of slain journalist Khashoggi if Turkey makes formal request


The United Nations said Tuesday it would investigate the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi if Turkey makes such a request.

France's 'burqa ban' violates human rights, UN says


The U.N. Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticized France's so-called burqa ban, saying the law "violated" the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public.

CHP dissident Ince confirms intent to run for Istanbul mayor


The former presidential candidate of the main opposition the Republican People's Party (CHP), Muharrem Ince, confirmed media reports on his mayoral candidacy for Istanbul metropolitan municipality in the...Click To Continue

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CIA director Haspel arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi probe, VP Pence confirms


CIA Director Gina Haspel arrived in Turkey on Tuesday to work on the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Turkish army seized Daesh's bomb-making factories, foiled plans to build planes, interior minister says


Daesh terrorists tried to build planes in northern Syria where the Turkish army carried out cross-border operations to rid the region of terrorists, the Turkish interior minister said Tuesday.


Saudi, Bahrain add Iran's Revolutionary Guard, commander to terror list


Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Tuesday classified Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani among terror list, the Saudi press agency SPA reported.


Khashoggi murder premeditated, Erdoğan says, demands answers from Saudi

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave detailed information of Jamal Khashoggi's murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) parliamentary group meeting...Click To Continue


Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Greek ambassador over territorial waters

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Greek ambassador in Ankara Petros Mavroidis on Tuesday, according to diplomatic sources.


Erdoğan-Salman call boosted Saudi cooperation on Khashoggi case: FM Çavuşoğlu

Saudi Arabia became more open to cooperation on slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's case after a call between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Saudi King Salman, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said...Click To Continue


CIA director Haspel arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi probe

CIA Director Gina Haspel arrived in Turkey on Tuesday to work on the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.


Police launch probe after white man shouts racial abuse, refuses to sit next to black woman on Ryanair flight


British police are investigating after footage of a man shouting racist abuse at an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight went viral over the weekend, with the airline facing criticism over how it dealt...Click To Continue

Salty water on Mars could have enough oxygen to support life, researchers say


Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported Monday.


Saudi crown prince, US treasury secretary Mnuchin hold talks in Riyadh: Saudi state media


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Riyadh on Monday, Saudi state TV said in a tweet.

Multiple theories around the Khashoggi case

The work of intelligence agencies is becoming more difficult – operations that should remain secret don't remain hidden for long as they once did. Sometimes they are revealed due to the mistakes made by...Click To Continue

The US' miscalculated promotion of MBS

The U.S. choosing Mohammed bin Salman as its closest ally in Saudi Arabia was the wrong move from the very beginning; if it hadn't, it wouldn't now be part of the Khashoggi storyClick To Continue

What is wrong with the Orthodox Church?

The separation of the Ukrainian Church from Moscow owes a great deal to political disputes and has nothing to do with theological differencesClick To Continue


Circle tightens on Saudis after inconsistent statements over Khashoggi killing

International pressure on Saudi authorities over the disappearence of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has escalated as the truth is yet to be uncoveredClick To Continue

Despite any concrete evidence in Khashoggi case, one thing is certain: Saudis messed up

From the day of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance at Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul until today, a series of clues, despite the lack of conclusive evidence, proves that the more the Saudis attempt...Click To Continue

Trump says 'not satisfied' with Saudi explanations of Khashoggi's death

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he was "not satisfied" with Riyadh's explanation of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Monday, Oct 22

Human Rights Watch condemns UAE for denying rights to British academic jailed over ‘spying’


The Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for detaining a British academic for over five months without charge and continuously denying him his due process rights.

Turkish Red Crescent to expand its work in Balkans


The Turkish Red Crescent organization is initiating new projects in a bid to expand its work in the Balkans, head of the organization said.

Zambia revives plan to cull 2,000 hippos to stem 'overpopulation'


Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000 hippos over the next five years, its tourism minister said on Monday.

Russia to respond in kind if US makes intermediate missiles, Kremlin says


The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia would be forced to respond in kind if the United States began developing new missiles after quitting a landmark Cold War-era treaty.

Sunday, Oct 21

Erdoğan, Trump discuss Khashoggi, Brunson, Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. counterpart Donald Trump discussed the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the release of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson as well as other bilateral issues...Click To Continue

Murder in the Orient

The Washington Post considers President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a pivotal dealmaker in the investigation of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's case, for all the wrong reasons. According to the Post, and...Click To Continue

Turkey's 4 options in the wake of the Khashoggi assassination

Turkey's sole purpose in the Khashoggi case is not to take part in any regional power struggles but to help find the actors responsible for the murderClick To Continue

The Khashoggi murder and the future of MBS

With the shocking murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed bin Salman's image in the international community has been hugely damaged and is unlikely to ever fully recoverClick To Continue

Saturday, Oct 20

EU calls for full probe, accountability for Khashoggi murder


The European Union's top diplomat Federica Mogherini called for a thorough investigation into the murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi and full accountability for those behind it.

European leaders demand 'full facts' about Khashoggi murder


Germany's chancellor, Denmark's prime minister and France's foreign minister stated that the full facts about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have not yet been revealed, demanding that the...Click To Continue

Turkey will 'reveal whatever happened' in Khashoggi death, AK Party spokesman says

Turkey will reveal all details of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi Arabia admitted he was killed at its Istanbul consulate, Justice and Development Party (AK Party) spokesperson Ömer...Click To Continue

Saudi Arabia confirms Khashoggi dead; intel chief, top adviser sacked

Saudi Arabia confirmed late Friday that Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Royal court adviser Al-Qahtani and Deputy Intelligence Chief Ahmed Asiri sacked from their positions, the Kingdom...Click To Continue

Friday, Oct 19

Crisis in the Muslim World

The Muslim world has its own share of the trials and tribulations of late modernity: loss of meaning and direction, creeping nihilism, instrumentalization of values, the death of politics, competing truth...Click To Continue

Can Pompeo save the Saudi crown prince?

The Khashoggi affair is a stark reminder for the White House of how important a partnership with Ankara is in order to be engaged with developments in the Middle EastClick To Continue

MBS claim of Saudi sovereignty in Istanbul consulate wrong, Turkish law applies for Khashoggi murder

The Crown Prince claimed that the kingdom's Istanbul consulate falls under Saudi sovereignty. This claim is totally false according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic RelationsClick To Continue

Trump praises congressman who assaulted journalist


U.S. President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.

Thursday, Oct 18

Loss of a modern conservative woman, Oya Abla

Professor Oya Akgönenç, Ufuk University Foreign Relations Department head and former parliamentarian, passed away in Ankara late Wednesday, leaving behind a great legacy that showed what the modern conservative...Click To Continue

Khashoggi story a threat to Saudi opposition


The Khashoggi story seems to be a part of the internal power struggle in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and looms like a menace to dissidents and those who oppose the crown princeClick To Continue

Certainly looks like Khashoggi is dead, Saudi to suffer 'severe' consequences, Trump says

It certainly looks like missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, U.S. President Donald Trump said late Thursday, adding that Saudi Arabia would suffer "very severe" consequences if found to be responsible...Click To Continue

A 'rogue state' behind Khashoggi's disappearance, not 'rogue killers'


It looks like the U.S. administration has decided to defend Saudi Arabia as the global condemnation of the kingdom and its de facto ruler, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (widely known as MBS) grows...Click To Continue