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Turkey to continue diversifying partnerships with Europe, China, Middle East and Russia


The Turkey-U.S. crisis has highlighted the cracks in the existing global system and pointed to the need to transition to a more fluid multipolar order; Turkey is already capitalizing on this by diversifying...Click To Continue

Los Angeles turns down funding for program targeting Muslims


The office of the mayor of Los Angeles turned down a $425,000 grant from the federal government for a program intended to counter violent extremism that has been criticized for targeting and vilifying...Click To Continue

Brazil must allow Lula to run in October vote: UN Human Rights Committee


The U.N. Human Rights Committee ruled Friday that Brazil's imprisoned leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cannot be disqualified from upcoming presidential elections because his legal appeals are...Click To Continue

1MDB-linked Malaysian financier says he won't surrender


A Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB has said he does not expect to get a fair hearing anywhere and will not present himself to any country where...Click To Continue

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US evangelicals rocked by widespread sex abuse allegations


As the Roman Catholic Church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against...Click To Continue


US and Turkey to start training for joint patrols in Syria’s Manbij next week

United States service members and Turkish forces are set to begin their joint patrol training within the next three days near the city of Manbij in Syria, U.S. broadcaster VOA reported Thursday.


Germany reaches deal with Greece to send back migrants


Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there, a German Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.


Former US ambassador to Ankara appointed as Trump’s special Syria envoy

Former United States Ambassador to Turkey James F. Jeffrey was appointed as Washington's Special Representative for Syria Engagement in a swearing-in-ceremony on Friday at the Department of State.


Gündoğan unlike Özil wants to keep playing for German national team


Ilkay Gündoğan has said he wants to keep playing for Germany and not follow Mesut Özil into retirement, despite the furore over their pre-World Cup meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

4.6M people take part in EU-wide poll on daylight saving time


An EU-wide online poll on whether to preserve daylight saving time got 4.6 million responses before it closed late Thursday, the European Commission said Friday.

China offers support to Turkey, says economic difficulties temporary

China offered support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions, saying it believed the country could overcome its "temporary" economic difficulties, in Beijing's first...Click To Continue


Defense Minister Akar, intelligence chief visit Moscow to discuss Syria

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, accompanied by National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan, visited Moscow Friday to discuss Syria and other cooperation issues in a meeting...Click To Continue

Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million for SDF-controlled areas liberated from Daesh in Syria


Saudi Arabia says it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by the Daesh terrorist group and now controlled by the PKK-affiliated Syrian Democratic...Click To Continue


Death toll in floods hitting India's Kerala hits 164, hundreds of thousands displaced


The worst floods in a century in the southern Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with more misery expected as heavy...Click To Continue

China fires regional officials over growing vaccine scandal


China's Communist Party has sacked a dozen provincial and local officials and vowed to punish a pharmaceutical firm over a vaccine scandal that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced...Click To Continue


Turkey's external assets at $224.7B in June, Central Bank says


Turkey's external assets totaled $224.7 billion as of June this year, down 3.5 percent from the end of 2017, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) announced Friday.

Turkey's consumer confidence index drops 6.5 percent in August


Turkish consumers' confidence in the country's economy dropped in August, down 6.5 percent, month-on-month, Turkey's statistical authority said on Friday.

Turkey will continue responding in kind to US sanctions under WTO rules, trade minister says


Turkey has responded in kind to U.S. sanctions under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and will continue to do so, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said Friday.


China military 'likely training for strikes' on US targets, Pentagon says


China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while "likely training for strikes" against the United States and its allies, a Pentagon report released on Thursday said.


LATAM passenger plane lands prematurely due to bomb threat


A LATAM Airlines passenger plane that departed Lima for Santiago, Chile, on Thursday was forced to land at an airport in southern Peru due to a bomb threat received by Chilean authorities, Peru's Transportation...Click To Continue

Thursday, Aug 16

In fact, Turks are deeply disappointed with Trump


The crisis we face in U.S.-Turkish relations has turned into a war of attrition, where some members of the U.S. administration and select neocons are crusading to oust President Erdoğan at all costsClick To Continue

Will Ankara-Washington tensions keep rising?


It would be misleading to assume that Turkey-U.S. relations have been facing the lowest point in their history for just a single reason. Pastor Andrew Brunson's arrest is just the tip of the iceberg; many...Click To Continue

Problems with US can be solved easily but not with current approach: FM Çavuşoğlu

Turkey and the United States can easily overcome the problems but not with Washington's current approach, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday.

Washington's isolation gets deeper after its economic attacks


President Trump's economic attacks have already pushed different world powers closer, helped normalize their frozen partnerships and unite against U.S. hegemonyClick To Continue

Wednesday, Aug 15

Turkey deeply disappointed over US stance on YPG, FETÖ terrorists

Turkey expresses disappointment over the U.S.' continuous support of terrorist organizations while aiming to hurt a NATO ally through sanctionsClick To Continue

Qatari emir meets Erdoğan in Ankara, pledges $15 billion investment to Turkey

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani visited Ankara Wednesday in an apparent show of support for Turkey, pledging $15 billion in direct investments in the country that found itself embroiled in...Click To Continue

Turkish-Russian cooperation does not target third countries, Moscow says

Cooperation between Turkey and Russia is not directed at third countries, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on US-made goods worth $533M


In a retaliatory move against economic attacks spearheaded by the U.S. administration, Turkey has raised import tariffs on a number of goods imported from its NATO allyClick To Continue

Tuesday, Aug 14

AK Party transformed Turkey into a star


It has been 16 years since the foundation of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), which came to power in 2002 and has been at the helm ever since. This is an unprecedented situation in a democracy.The...Click To Continue

The Perfect Storm


There isn't a single day where the world, including Turkey, has not witnessed President Trump creating trouble in international relations with his controversial remarksClick To Continue

Any Idlib offensive will lead to catastrophe, Turkey warns

Expressing its humanitarian concerns regarding Idlib, Ankara said that a possible attack from the Syrian regime may cause major damage for both the town and its peopleClick To Continue

Borsa Istanbul up with over 730 point hike from last close


Turkey's benchmark stock index went up 0.79 percent to close at 93,418.65 points with a trading volume of around 11.2 billion Turkish liras (around $1.72 billion) on Tuesday.

Monday, Aug 13

Trump approves defense budget delaying delivery of F-35 warplanes to NATO ally Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump approved late Monday a defense budget law delaying the delivery of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets to Turkey in a move that goes against trade agreements and disregards international...Click To Continue

This is not what friends and allies do to each other


The recent performance of President Donald Trump shows very clearly that he is "out to get" Turkey and is now dishing out everything in his arsenal.Trump wants the release of pastor Andrew Craig Brunson,...Click To Continue

The background to the exchange rate manipulations


After the fake corruption cases of 2013 and the bloody coup attempt in 2016, Turkey is now facing a major manipulated attack on its currencyClick To Continue

Being a good ally is better than losing Turkey


An improvement in the U.S.' harsh policy on Turkey is likely to prompt Ankara to reciprocally normalize its approach to WashingtonClick To Continue

Sunday, Aug 12

A better way to address Turkey-US strife


The Turkish-U.S. partnership can get back on track on the condition that foreign policy makers in Washington stop following destructive policies against AnkaraClick To Continue

A Turk does what a Turk says


I recently lamented in this column about the unfortunate fact that the U.S. departments don't seem to have desk officers to convey to their supervisors and eventually to the White House the idea that Turks...Click To Continue

Breaking the law in Washington


President Trump's reckless decisions and tariffs push Turkey and the U.S. into a detrimental political crisisClick To Continue

Turkish lira targeted by Trump, action plan to soothe dollar volatility underway, Treasury Minister Albayrak says


The Turkish lira has been targeted by U.S. President Donald Trump himself, and Turkey has prepared an action plan to soothe its volatility against the dollar, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak...Click To Continue