• spokesman November 11, 2019 4:18 am

    Turkey Starts Returning ISIS Fighters, Deports US National

    A U.S. national who is a member of the Islamic State group has been deported home, a Turkish official said Monday, as Ankara began repatriating captured foreign IS fighters. Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that a German and a Danish national would also be deported later on Monday while seven German nationals would be...

  • Donald Trump October 10, 2019 9:09 pm

    Turkey Continues Military Operation in Syria Despite International Outcry

    Turkish forces continued their military strike on northern Syria on Thursday. World leaders have denounced the military action which they say will destabilize the region and leave it vulnerable to an ISIS resurgence.

  • Donald Trump October 9, 2019 5:17 pm

    Turkey Launches Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria After Trump Calls for US Troop Withdrawal

    Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced the start of the campaign, which followed an abrupt...

  • Donald Trump October 8, 2019 7:04 pm

    Turkey Says It Won't Bow to US Threat Over Its Syria Plans

    Turkey said Tuesday it will go ahead with a military operation in northeastern Syria and won’t bow to threats over its Syria plans, an apparent reply to U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning to limit the scope of its expected assault. Trump said earlier this week the United States would step aside for an expected Turkish attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters,...

  • CNN November 5, 2018 6:52 am

    Saudi Investigators Worked to Remove Evidence: Turkish Source

    Members of a team from Saudi Arabia sent to help Turkish authorities investigate the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi worked instead to remove evidence of the slaying, a senior Turkish official said Monday. The official confirmed a report in Turkey’s Sabah newspaper that an 11-member team of Saudi investigators that arrived in Turkey nine days after Khashoggi was killed to...

  • Canada October 13, 2018 1:05 pm

    Trump Promises to Call Saudi King About Missing Writer

    President Donald Trump declared the U.S. will uncover the truth about what happened to journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, whose possible murder at Saudi hands after disappearing in Istanbul has captured worldwide attention. Trump promised to personally call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman soon about “the terrible situation in Turkey.” “We’re going to find out what happened,” Trump pledged Friday...

  • Canada October 11, 2018 2:24 pm

    Trump Doesn't Want to Sanction Saudis Over Missing Writer

    Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, is missing and feared dead after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. President Donald Trump says he wants to learn more about the incident but does not want to place sanctions on Saudi Arabia.

  • president August 14, 2018 6:33 am

    Turkey's Erdogan Vows US Boycott, But Diplomats Resume Talks

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods amid a diplomatic spat that has helped trigger a Turkish currency crisis. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with the United States, Erdogan suggested that Turkey would stop procuring U.S.-made iPhones and buy Korean Samsung or Turkish-made Vestel instead. He said, “If they have...

  • Donald Trump July 18, 2018 11:25 pm

    US Pastor Denied Release in Latest Trial Hearing in Turkey

    A Turkish court on Wednesday again denied a request for the release from custody of an American pastor based in Turkey who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, was arrested in the aftermath of a 2016 coup attempt for alleged links to...

  • NBA June 19, 2018 5:10 am

    Turkey Charges Father of NBA's Enes Kanter as Terror Group Member

    A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said. It’s unclear when...

  • United States April 9, 2018 12:21 pm

    Turkey Detains 4 ISIS Suspects in Probe of US Embassy Threat

    Turkey’s state-run media says Turkish police have detained four Islamic State suspects as part of an investigation into a possible attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The U.S. Embassy was closed on Monday over an unspecified security threat. The Anadolu Agency said police detained four suspects on Monday — all of them Iraqi nationals. Two of them were detained...

  • Asia January 23, 2018 5:18 pm

    France, US Urge Turkey to Show Restraint in North Syria

    France and the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria, where the U.N. says an estimated 5,000 people have been displaced by the fighting. Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters pressed ahead with their operations in Afrin for the fourth day, approaching from three sides and meeting stiff...

  • Donald Trump April 7, 2017 7:30 am

    Syria Decries ‘Aggression' as US Launches Cruise Missiles

    The United States fired cruise missiles into central Syria early Friday morning, striking an Assad government-controlled air base where U.S. officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier this week. Syrian state TV called the attack an “aggression” that lead to “losses.” The U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles and hit the Shayrat...

  • actress October 10, 2016 7:01 am

    Lindsay Lohan Visits Syrian Refugees in Southeast Turkey

    Turkey’s state-run news agency says Lindsay Lohan has visited a government-run refugee camp near Turkey’s border with Syria. The Anadolu Agency said Saturday the U.S. actress toured the social facilities and preschool in Nizip before giving refugee children there presents. She also visited an art and handicrafts workshop where she talked with the female students. Around 5,000 Syrian refugees live...

  • Pennsylvania August 4, 2016 11:07 am

    Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for Cleric Living in Pennsylvania

    A court in Turkey issued a formal warrant Thursday for the arrest of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who the government accuses of being behind the failed July 15 coup that left more than 270 people dead.

  • president January 15, 2016 5:57 am

    12 Turkish Academics Detained for Signing Kurdish Peace Declaration

    Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have detained 12 people who are among a group of more than 1,000 who signed a declaration denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey....
    Anadolu Agency says the 12 detained by police Friday are lecturers at Kocaeli University in northwestern Turkey. Police were still processing the paperwork for nine other academics who also...

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