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Yildirim: We cannot combat terrorists with the help of terrorists

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Yildirim: We cannot combat terrorists with the help of terrorists

  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met with US Vice President Mike Pence during the Munich Security Conference in Germany. The Turkish Prime Minister stated that Ankara made it clear that it will participate in all operations against the Islamic State. “In the way we have supported the Free Syrian Army we will continue to […]

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Turkish military officers are requesting asylum all over Europe

By   /  15/02/2017  /  Headlines, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish military officers are requesting asylum all over Europe

Television host laid off for saying he will vote “NO” in the referendum The number of Turkish military officers serving abroad and seek asylum in European countries continues to grow. Fearful of being tried in Turkey on charges of having affiliations with the Islamic order Hizmet of Imam Fethullah Gulen. According to Turkish media, 86 […]

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What does Erdogan want from the countries in the Gulf

By   /  14/02/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on What does Erdogan want from the countries in the Gulf

  Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan is realising an important tour aimed at improving relations with the Gulf countries. The Turkish President is visiting Bahrein, Saudi Arabia and Qatar where he will have meet with the leaders of these countries. Dozens of entrepreneurs are accompanying Erdogan looking for business opportunities in these countries mainly in […]

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Following Trump – Erdogan call CIA Chief to visit Turkey

By   /  08/02/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Following Trump – Erdogan call CIA Chief to visit Turkey

  US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had their first telephone conversation after the inauguration of the US President in an attempt for rapprochement in US-Turkey relations. A few minutes after the conversation which lasted 45 minutes it was announced that the head of the CIA Mike Pompeo will visit Ankara. […]

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President Erdogan to speak on the phone with Donald Trump

By   /  07/02/2017  /  Headlines, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on President Erdogan to speak on the phone with Donald Trump

  The Turkish president announced that at midnight Tuesday Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a telephone conversation with Donald Trump. This will be the first conversation between the two men after the inauguration of the President of the United States. Ankara’s aim is to understand the intentions of the new US leadership on developments in […]

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Turkish authorities arrest 280 Pilots

By   /  05/02/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish authorities arrest 280 Pilots

  A series of arrests against pilots of the Turkish Air Force is sending shock waves through Turkey. According to turkish newspaper Hurriyet, following investigations which began at the Konya airbase, operations by Turkish police were initiated in several turkish cities. There were 280 pilots arrested on accusations for participating in the attempted coup, and […]

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Yildirim waiting on Tsipras reply to letter for the 8 Turkish officers

By   /  03/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Yildirim waiting on Tsipras reply to letter for the 8 Turkish officers

  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s reported on the developments of the past few days in Imia and disputed the sovereignty of many Aegean islets in statements he made to Turkish journalists . “We answer to challenges with a smile. But this should not be read incorrectly. We always have an answer to give to […]

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Merkel tells Erdogan to respect Human Rights

By   /  03/02/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Merkel tells Erdogan to respect Human Rights

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Ankara, for the first time since the coup attempt, to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Many had thought that the visit of the German Chancellor would be support for Erdogan but she did not miss the opportunity to criticize the lack […]

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Turkish Squadron Leader arrested after Akar visit to Imia

By   /  02/02/2017  /  Headlines, Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish Squadron Leader arrested after Akar visit to Imia

The arrest of Squadron Leader Bilgehan Bülbül demonstrates the fact that the Turkish Armed Forces are facing serious problems and that there is a serious issue of mistrust at all levels within the Armed Forces. Bülbül was accompanying the leader of the Turkish Armed Forces in a visit to the Aksaz base and was with […]

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Turkish Chief of Staff approaches Imia islets

By   /  30/01/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish Chief of Staff approaches Imia islets

Two days before prior to the 21st anniversary from the “Imia Crisis”, which had brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war, and three days after the Supreme Court’s decision not to extradite eight Turkish officers seeking asylum after accusations that they were part of the failed coup, Turkey made sure it created tension […]

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