Turkey warns Egypt over Libya and lashes out at Macron’s role

World Jul 23, 2020

Turkey warns Egypt over Libya and lashes out at Macron’s role

Turkey warned Egypt against any deployment of forces in the Libyan civil war and sharply criticized French President Emmanuel Macron’s role, highlighting the threat of escalating violence and geopolitical rivalries in the oil-rich country. The remarks by Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

27 Islamic State suspects held in Turkey as attacks planned

World Jul 19, 2020

27 Islamic State suspects held in Turkey as attacks planned

Turkish police detained 27 people in Istanbul over suspected links to the Islamic State group Sunday, state-run media said. The Anadolu news agency reported that the suspects were held in simultaneous early morning raids by anti-terrorist police in 15 districts across Istanbul as they allegedly ...

Turkish court rules Kurdish leader's jailing violated rights

World / Politics Jun 19, 2020

Turkish court rules Kurdish leader's jailing violated rights

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the lengthy jailing of a former head of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party violated his rights, a decision published on Friday showed, but he was not expected to be released due to a separate investigation. Selahattin Demirtas, one of Turkey's ...

Fuel truck bomb kills more than 40 in northern Syria

World Apr 29, 2020

Fuel truck bomb kills more than 40 in northern Syria

A fuel truck bomb in a market in northern Syria killed at least 46 people including Turkish-backed rebel fighters on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The blast in Afrin, a city controlled by Ankara's proxies, came as people went shopping in preparation ...

World Mar 25, 2020

Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Istanbul prosecutors said on Wednesday they had prepared an indictment against a close aide to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a former deputy head of general intelligence over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The prosecutor's office accused the two men of ...