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Syria: the war is still on

Syria (MNN) – Even as ISIS prepares to make its last stand in Baghouz, eastern Syria, on the opposite side of the country, to the north, there's a fierce fight going on between the Kurds and the Turks over Afrin, a city located in the Aleppo Governate.   The governorate has been occupied by Turkish-backed opposition factions since Islamic State forces were ousted in August 2016. Up till January 2018, Syrian refugees in Lebanon who were from the region had harbored ideas of heading back home. ...
Tags: Isis, Turkey, Syria, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Lebanon, Christ, Aleppo, IDP, SYRIA LEBANON, Afrin, Pierre Houssney, Houssney, Baghouz


Iran vows revenge on 'mercenaries' behind suicide attack

President Hassan Rouhani vowed revenge Thursday against the "mercenary group" behind a suicide bombing which killed 27 troops in southeastern Iran and accused the US and Israel of supporting "terrorism". "We will certainly make this mercenary group pay for the blood of our martyrs," the official IRNA news agency quoted the Iranian president as saying in response to Wednesday's attack. Rouhani was speaking at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport before leaving for the Russian resort of Sochi for a summit ...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Israel, US, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Tehran, Sochi, Rouhani, IRNA, Mehrabad Airport


Putin Challenges Turkey on Syria as U.S. Exit Fuels Tensions

“I propose to consider concrete practical steps that Russia, Turkey and Iran could take to completely destroy the terrorist hotbed” in Syria’s Idlib, Putin told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at a summit on Thursday. While they all want an end to hostilities, “that doesn’t mean we have to put with the presence in the Idlib region of terrorist groups,” Putin said.
Tags: News, Putin, Iran, Syria, Hassan Rouhani, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Idlib, Russia Turkey, Idlib Putin, Putin Challenges Turkey


Turkey issues 1,100 arrest warrants for Gülenist coup suspects

Turkish interior minister says ‘big operation’ looming against supporters of cleric Fethullah GülenTurkey has issued arrest warrants for a further 1,112 people with suspected connections to the outlawed Gülenist movement, as the impact of the 2016 failed military coup continues to reverberate around the country.The operation announced on Tuesday by Turkey’s state-run news agency is one of the biggest to date targeting followers of cleric Fethullah Gülen, a former ally of president Recep Tayyip E...
Tags: US, World news, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara, Fethullah Gülen, Fethullah GülenTurkey


Aid agencies pull out of Idlib in face of new terror threat

Fear of aid money being diverted by Tahrir al-Sham has led donors to cut fundingIn Syria’s Idlib province, the dust has largely settled after last month’s dramatic takeover of the area by al-Qaida-linked fighters. As a result, however, international organisations have withdrawn aid and support for schools and hospitals – and Idlib’s 3 million residents are beginning to feel the pinch.Idlib, the last pocket of Syria that remains outside President Bashar al-Assad’s control, was spared an assault b...
Tags: Russia, Society, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Aid, Global development, Moscow, Bashar Al Assad, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Al Qaida, Ankara, Idlib, Tahrir al Sham


Erdogan Says Treasury to Take Over Turkey's Largest Listed Bank - Bloomberg

:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan escalated his campaign to seize the nation’s largest listed lender, Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S., calling for a parliamentary vote on the takeover.Shares of the lender, which is part owned by the main opposition party, tumbled after Erdogan told his ruling AK party’s lawmakers in Ankara on Tuesday that “Isbank will become the property of the Treasury, with the permission of God.”The opposition CHP party doesn’t get any dividends from its 28 percent stake in Isb...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Treasury, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, CHP, Ankara, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, AK, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Isbank, Bank Bloomberg, Erdogan Says Treasury, Turkiye Is Bankasi, Turkey Ataturk


Latin American states urge Venezuelan soldiers to abandon loyalty to regime and let in aid

A coalition of Latin American nations is urging Venezuela's military to allow badly needed food and medicine to enter the country as the bloc pushes for a peaceful transition of power in the South American nation. The call came Monday from the Lima Group, which is made up of nearly a dozen conservative Latin American nations and Canada. It has led the push to recognize opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful leader and seeks ways to remove President Nicolas Maduro. The co...
Tags: News, Russia, US, Eu, Spain, European Union, Canada, United States, United Nations, Venezuela, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Nicolás Maduro, Ottawa, National Assembly, Caracas


Greek and Turkish leaders to discuss array of issues

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is making a two-day visit to NATO ally Turkey for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on an array of issues that have strained the relationship between their two countries. The leaders are expected to discuss territorial disputes in the Aegean Sea and gas exploration in […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Nation, Nato, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Alexis Tsipras, Aegean Sea, Ankara Turkey


Erdogan says Turkey keeping 'low-level' contact with Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said his government maintained "low-level" contact through its spy agency with the Syrian regime despite being one of its most fervent critics. Ankara fell out with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad following the 2011 crackdown on popular dissent, with Erdogan denouncing him as "killer Assad". The Turkish leader has ruled out any direct talks with Assad and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in December Ankara was only in contact with ...
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Assad, Damascus, Bashar Al Assad, Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu


Erdogan says cannot understand US 'silence' over Khashoggi murder

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused the United States of maintaining a "silence" on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who killed by a Saudi hit team in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate. "I cannot understand America's silence... We want everything to be clarified because there is an atrocity, there is a murder," Erdogan told an interview with state-run TRT television. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and Saudi regime critic, was murdered at the Saudi c...
Tags: News, Washington Post, US, America, United States, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Turkey’s Erdogan congratulates Qatar on Asian Cup victory: source

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday congratulated Qatar which defeated Japan in the final of the Asian Cup, in a telephone conversation with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, a presidential... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Japan, Qatar, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Afp, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani


Official: UN team to listen to Khashoggi murder audio

ISTANBUL (AP) — An advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a United Nations human rights expert will listen to the audio recordings of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as part of an investigation. Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and her team of experts met Tuesday with advisor Yasin Aktay, a friend of […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, United Nations, Un, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Agnes Callamard, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Yasin Aktay


Turkish Official Says a U.N. Team Will Listen to the Tapes of Khashoggi’s Murder

An advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a U.N. expert will listen to the audio as part of an investigation
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UN court judge quits The Hague citing political interference

Christoph Flügge warns over ‘shocking’ moves by Trump administration and TurkeyA senior judge has resigned from one of the UN’s international courts in The Hague citing “shocking” political interference from the White House and Turkey.Christoph Flügge, a German judge, claimed the US had threatened judges after moves were made to examine the conduct of US soldiers in Afghanistan. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, White House, US, World news, Turkey, US news, Afghanistan, United Nations, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Un, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The Hague, Trump, John Bolton, Trump Administration


International criminal court judge quits citing political interference

Christoph Flügge warns over ‘shocking’ moves by Trump administration and TurkeyA senior judge has resigned from one of the UN’s international criminal courts in The Hague citing “shocking” political interference from the White House and Turkey.Christoph Flügge, a German judge, claimed the US had threatened judges after moves were made to examine the conduct of US soldiers in Afghanistan. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, White House, US, World news, Turkey, US news, Afghanistan, United Nations, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Un, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The Hague, Trump, John Bolton, Trump Administration


Turkey names ‘Water Czar’ to Ease Disputes with Iraq

By*Fehim Tastekin for*Al-Monitor.*Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey has launched an effort to help resolve the water problem of neighboring Iraq amid bilateral tensions over decreasing flow rates in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, whose waters the two countries share. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed a special envoy to Iraq.*Veysel Eroglu is a former forestry and water affairs minister who has been ...
Tags: News, Iraq, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iraq Business News, Istanbul, Iraq BusinessNews com Post, Tigris, Euphrates, Iraq Business News Turkey, Fehim Tastekin, Veysel Eroglu, Eroglu, Iraq Though Baghdad


UN forensics team to visit Turkey in inquiry into Khashoggi death

Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings heading investigation into the killing of Saudi journalistA UN expert on executions is to travel to Turkey next week to lead an “independent international inquiry” into the death of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian journalist killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.Agnes Callamard, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she would evaluate the circumstances of the crime and “the nature and the extent of st...
Tags: Business, Human Rights, Media, Law, Saudi Arabia, World news, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Journalist safety, Un, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, UN Human Rights Council, Khashoggi


UN executions expert to visit Turkey to lead Khashoggi inquiry

Investigation comes as Saudi efforts to normalise relations with west move on to DavosA UN expert on executions is to travel to Turkey next week to lead an “independent international inquiry” into the death of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian journalist killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.Agnes Callamard, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she would evaluate the circumstances of the crime and “the nature and the extent of states’ and...
Tags: Business, Human Rights, Media, Law, Saudi Arabia, World news, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Journalist safety, Un, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, UN Human Rights Council, Khashoggi


Erdogan and Putin vow closer cooperation on Syria at Moscow talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday vowed to coordinate their actions more closely in Syria. "Cooperation between Russia and Turkey is a touchstone for Syrian peace and stability," Erdogan said in translated comments at a joint press conference after their talks, which lasted around three hours. "We agreed how we'll coordinate our work in the near future," Putin said, calling the talks which included the countrie...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Moscow, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Turkey’s president in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Moscow for Syria-focused talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country. The leaders share strong opposition of U.S. military presence in Syria, seeing it as an obstacle to their clout. They both have […]
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Putin and Erdogan to hold Syria talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold Syria talks in Moscow on Wednesday, with Turkey saying they will focus on Ankara's so-called "security zone" in northern Syria. The two leaders are on opposite sides of the conflict: Russia provides critical support to the Syrian government, while Turkey has backed rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Moscow, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Bashar Al Assad, Ankara


Islamic State group targets U.S. convoy in northeastern Syria

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration that the extremist group had been defeated. The attack happened on a checkpoint on the edge of the town of Shaddadeh in the Hassakeh province, on a road used by local Kurdish fighters and the...
Tags: Isis, News, Media, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Terrorism


US-Kurdish patrol attacked in Syria as Erdoğan offers to step in

Turkish president tells Donald Trump he is ready to send troops into US-overseen areasThe threat of a growing security vacuum in Syria as a result of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops has been underlined by an attack on a joint US-Kurdish patrol in Syria, which killed five people and injured at least two American soldiers.The attack on Monday, in which a suicide bomber drove a car into a checkpoint, emphasised the vulnerability of American troops since the US president declared he wa...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, US military, Kurds, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump Administration


Turkey offers to take over security in Syrian city of Manbij

Erdoğan telephones Trump after death of four US citizens in north-eastern townTurkey is ready to take over security in the Syrian city where four US citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.Erdoğan told the US president that the suicide bombing in Manbij, a town in the north-east of the country controlled by a militia allied to US-backed Kurdish forces, was a provocativ...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, US military, Kurds, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Manbij


Erdogan’s plans in Iraqi Kurdistan may Backfire

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For about 10 years, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which controls Erbil and Dahuk provinces in Iraq, has enjoyed close working relations with the Turkish government on trade, energy and security. The main architect of this*opening has been the KDP’s Nechirvan Barzani. The KDP, unlike other Iraqi Kurdish groups, has also acted as a counterweig...
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In Turkey, Senator Calls for Slower, Smarter U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Lindsey Graham, who met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he was on a mission to ensure that the withdrawal of troops did not damage American long-term interests.
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NBA star: Scared for my life

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks to CNN's Brooke Baldwin about missing his team's game in London because the Turkish government is seeking to arrest him once he leaves the US.
Tags: London, News, Cnn, Nba, Stories, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, New York Knicks, Enes Kanter, Brooke Baldwin


NBA star: My heart hurts

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks to CNN's Brooke Baldwin about missing his team's game in London because the Turkish government is seeking to arrest him once he leaves the US.
Tags: London, News, Cnn, Nba, Stories, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, New York Knicks, Enes Kanter, Brooke Baldwin


Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks player

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest and extradition of New York Knicks enter Enes Kanter, accusing him pf being a member of an "armed terrorist group". Mr Kanter is accused of ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkish authorities allege is behind the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016, the Daily Sabah reported. Mr Gulen has repeatedly denied any involved in the failed coup.
Tags: News, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, New York Knicks, Enes Kanter, Daily Sabah, Fethullah Gülen, Gülen, Kanter


Turkey seeks warrant for NBA Player on terrorism charges

Pretty crazy story...I can't image that we'll actually follow through with the extradition request since the guy he's accused of associating with also lives in the US. Plus the Knicks need all the help they can get. Quote: Turkey has put in an extradition request and requested an Interpol red notice for the arrest of NBA star Enes Kanter, according to Anadolu, a Turkish state news agency. The report says New York Knicks center Kanter is suspected of being par...
Tags: US, Turkey, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Nba, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Weapon, Istanbul, General Discussion, Interpol, New York Knicks, Knicks, Enes Kanter, Fethullah Gülen, Gülen, Anadolu