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West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Re-opening of Hudabiya case: What is the game behind the curtains?

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

Rapprochement with Israel carries a heavy price tag for Riyadh

MMA revival: Is it an attempt to induct extremist religious parties into politics?

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

The untold story: why Priti Patel’s departure is ‘a great loss for Israel’

Policy flaws: How the electoral endorsement powered a terrorist organization

Mounting debt: Would Nawaz Govt leave a huge economic crisis behind?

Tillerson Warns Against Using Lebanon as Proxy for Mideast Conflict

How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

South Sudan using food as weapon of war -UN report

Is Lebanese PM Hariri a Prisoner of Saudi Arabia?

What the Mossad’s female agents do — and don’t do — for the sake of Israel

Revival of MMA: Mullahs on the same page

Tightening noose around Sharifs: The awakening of NAB in Pakistan

Trump’s tweets, thin skin may cause nuclear war: Analyst

130 people killed in Iran’s Kermanshah as quake hits region

Spilling the beans: Karzai’s more revelations about US and Daesh collusion in Afghanistan

Leak: UAE planned financial war against Qatar

Did Trump beg for a war during his Asia trip?

Senior Saudi Princes tortured, beaten in royal purge

Pakistan Awami Itehad:  Who is behind Musharraf’s political gimmick?

When a Hindu devotee went to Karbala

World’s criminal silence on Collapsing Yemen

Wooing Pakistan back: The fodder of CSF for Pakistan

The Saudi-Iran conflict and us

Merger of adversaries: Who is pulling the strings?

Yemenis to give 'unprecedented' response to Saudi possible attack on Hudaydah

China urges South Korea to resume talks with North

Ankara’s reading of the recent events in Saudi Arabia

Scientists find way to make old human cells young again

Report: Daesh leader may be in eastern Syrian border city of Boukamal

Punjab Law Minister threatens MWM leadership of dire consequences

Bringing Hammad Siddique back:  Another pitfall for MQM

Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman bribed Donald Trump with $1bn

Trump’s Afghan gamble

Terror in Quetta:  Why State failed to protect AIG Hamid Shakeel?

Hudaibiya revived: The quagmire around Nawaz Sharif

Yemen facing world’s worst famine amid Saudi aggression, blockade

Hariri must return to Lebanon for official resignation: Tillerson

Saudis, UAE, Kuwait Order Citizens to Leave Lebanon

Israeli Officials :We Will Bombard Russia’s military bases in Syria If The S-300 is Given to Our Enemies

If convicted, will Nawaz get a presidential pardon?

Over 25 Million Muslims March Against ISIS And The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

More than 50 nationalities gather in holy city of Kerbela

How will history judge Nawaz Sharif?

‘Saudi Arabia summoned Abbas in response to Hamas trip to Iran’

Why does US want to re-engage Pakistan?

Sources: Saudi prince’s helicopter was targeted by Bin Salman

Last nail in coffin: Diminishing hopes of Nawaz Sharif

US wars have cost $5.6 trillion since 2001: Study

Saudi officials arrest first princess amid Crown Prince's mass purge

Saudi offering $430m for wanted Houthi militants

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Returning To UK Given Luxury Housing & Rehab

Muhammad Bin Salman, another Saddam Hussein?

Washington’s reservations over CPEC

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Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

1396/8/23 | 04:25
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indirectly lashed out at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman over his promotion of the so called moderate Islam saying the Saudi official is ignorant of Islam. President Erdogan said on Friday that the notion that there was a “moderate” Islam and an “immoderate” one was invented by the West to “weaken” the faith.   “Countries that do not let women drive cannot talk about moderate Islam,” Erdogan   told an entrepreneurship certificate ceremony of the Islamic Cooperation ...

Turkey’s Erdogan links fate of detained US pastor to wanted cleric Gulen

1396/7/8 | 04:25
  President Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that Turkey could free a detained US pastor if the United States handed over a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania whom Ankara has blamed for a failed military coup last year, an idea that Washington appeared to dismiss.     Turkey has been seeking the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan whose supporters are blamed for trying to overthrow Erdogan’s government in July 2016. Gulen has denied any role in the coup attempt, in which 250 people were killed. US ...

Shrouding Mystery: Who kidnapped Pak-Turk school teacher from Lahore?

1396/7/8 | 04:25
  Former teachers of Pak-Turk schools have expressed serious concern over the recent kidnapping of their colleague from Lahore, demanding that the Turkish family be recovered immediately.     Speaking at a press conference, educationists Osman and Navida Arslanhan said that the Turkish staff running the Pak-Turk institutions had been living in Pakistan under the UNHCR’s protection as asylum seekers since November 2016.     They said that the abduction of the Turkish educationist along with his family was a very serious ...

Germany halts major arms supplies to Turkey as tensions heighten

1396/6/21 | 04:25
Germany has stopped all major weapons exports to Turkey over the country’s worsening human rights situation amid heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. “We have put on hold all big requests (for arms exports) that Turkey has sent to us, and these are really not a few,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday after his ministry announced that another German couple have been detained in Turkey over alleged political charges.        Gabriel noted that Berlin was generally obliged to send arms to its NATO partner, ...

Erdogan criticizes US for charging ex-minister over Iran bans

1396/6/18 | 04:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced as “politically motivated” the US prosecutors’ recent charges against a former economy minister accused of violating US sanctions on Iran, calling on Washington to review the move. "I say clearly, I see this step taken against our former economy minister [Mehmet Zafer Caglayan] as a step taken against the Turkish republic," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on Friday before departing for a visit to Kazakhstan.     ...

Israel’s anger with Turkey

1396/6/3 | 04:25
  The battle of Al-Aqsa Mosque is ongoing with the Netanyahu government, which is surrounded by corruption cases and drowning in the confidence crisis that is being threatened with the emergence of more evidence regarding its involvement in corrupt and suspicious deals.      Under the current circumstances, the Israeli government and its media mouthpieces found the best solution to be exporting its crisis abroad and fabricating crises with countries that support the worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, beginning with Turkey and ...

Why US rejects Turkish calls for Gulen extradition?

1396/5/7 | 04:25
Recently, Gulen said that the US will never yield to the Turkish demands and will never hand him over to the Turkish authorities, pouring cold water on the Ankara optimism about succeeding in bringing the dissenter back to the country for trial.   Now the Turkish government appears backed down on its previous anti-Gulen stance, and will approve of him at least being put under house arrest in the US. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuls publicized the stance shift after a cabinet meeting at a press conference. “If you are saying ...

Turkish diplomacy ends in Persian Gulf without results

1396/5/4 | 04:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wrapped up a tour of Arab countries involved in a dispute but has failed to help bring the feuding sides closer to one another. Erdogan arrived in Qatar on Monday on the last leg of a tour that had also taken him to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. In Qatar, he met with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha. Qatari state news agency QNA said the two sides discussed joint efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, reviewed defense and economic cooperation, and praised Kuwait’s mediation role in the crisis. During ...

Using the analogy of Gullen for Imran Khan: Is PML-N portraying PM as Erdogan?

1396/4/27 | 04:25
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has alleged that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was following Turkey's Fethullah Gulen's model to destabilise the government.     The minister compared Imran Khan to Fethullah Gulen who, according to him, harboured a network in the political apparatus of Turkey through which he was trying to control the political system while he himself was in exile.     On the same pattern, Imran Khan was trying to destabilise the government with the help of like-minded ...

Erdogan sets a condition for Turkish troops to leave Qatar

1396/4/16 | 04:25
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed support for Qatar amid Gulf tensions and claimed his troops will only be withdrawn if Qatar asks them to leave. “We remain loyal to our agreement with Qatar. If it requests us to leave, we will not stay where we are not wanted,” Erdogan said in a meeting in Cairo yesterday. Since the inception of the Gulf tension in June, Turkey has sent soldiers and food supplies in aid of Qatar, to sidestep a siege via land, air and sea by an Arab coalition. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain ...

Turkey won’t allow establishment of a state in northern Syria: President Erdoğan

1396/4/6 | 04:25
Turkey will “never” allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, while criticizing the United States for cooperating with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). “In our south, in northern Syria the PYD and YPG are trying to do things. You should know that regardless of those standing with or behind you, Turkey, with its armed forces and all its capabilities, won’t allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria,” Erdoğan said ...

Rift with Kingdom: Would Erdogan  meet the same fate of Morsi?

1396/3/28 | 04:25
  Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed".     The statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said he had offered to build a military base in the Muslim kingdom shortly after work began on Turkey´s facility in Qatar.       "The kingdom cannot allow Turkey to set up a military base on its territory," said a statement carried by SPA state news agency.The statement, ...

UAE paid $3bn to finance coup attempt in Turkey: Report

1396/3/24 | 04:25
The United Arab Emirates financed a high-profile coup attempt last year in Turkey and paid about three billion dollars to the putschists, a columnist in a Turkish daily has claimed. Mehmet Acet, a columnist for Yeni Safak daily, said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meant the United Arab Emirates when he recently hinted at a Muslim country that spent billions to topple the Turkish government in the coup in July 2016. Cavusoglu said in recent remarks that a foreign country funneled money to the putschists while making efforts ...

Mounting tension among gulf allies: Pakistan to send soldiers to Qatar

1396/3/21 | 04:25
    Turkey launched diplomatic initiatives to defuse the tension in the region after nine countries, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar, and tried to impose an embargo on the country.   Within this framework, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke to the leaders of the countries in the region, and called for dialogue for settlement of the crisis.    Turkey’s parliament ratified the decision of sending troops to the region, within the framework of the military base agreement ...

Why is Erdogan siding with Qatar?

1396/3/20 | 04:25
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation for increased military cooperation with Qatar, including a deal for the deployment of Turkish troops there.   The move is a sign of support for the Gulf state in its dispute with its regional neighbours. The legislation, which also foresees cooperation in military training, was rapidly passed in parliament on Wednesday, a day after Erdogan openly sided with Qatar and criticised other Gulf countries' moves to isolate it.   Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and other Arab ...

Erdogan: An occupied Jerusalem is shameful for Turks

1396/2/23 | 04:25
    On Monday, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the Zionist entity a racist and apartheid state. He urged Turks to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque more often as Israeli occupation of Al-Quds (Old Jerusalem) is shameful for Turks. Erdogan was referring to UNESCO’s recent resolution confirming that Old Jerusalem is an occupied city. Last year, UNESCO had declared that Old Jerusalem had nothing to do with Jewish religion.   Erdogan also warned Donald Trump administration on relocating US embassy to Jerusalem. “The ...

Turkey President Erdogan backs India's UNSC bid

1396/2/14 | 04:25
As an op-ed published in Shafaqna has already disclosed the motives of Tayyep Erdogan's visit to India, that Erdogan wants a quid pro quo that is support against Fathullah Gulen in India and providing a vote for India's bid to enter in NSG.  http://pk.shafaqna.com/EN/44057 Now most of the English dailies of Pakistan has confirmed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, even as he called for major reforms in the exclusive body. Referring to the ongoing ...

Rejecting the call for Kashmir: Did India slap in Erdogan’s face?

1396/2/14 | 04:25
    India on Monday dismissed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's suggestion of multilateral talks on the Kashmir dispute, insisting the matter must be resolved bilaterally through talks between Islamabad and New Delhi, the Hindustan Times reported.   Erdogan had, in an interview before his arrival in India earlier this week, suggested that the two countries needed to 'strengthen multilateral dialogue' in an attempt to find a solution to the Kashmir issue.   Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson ...

Erdogan in India: Turkey’s plan to stab Pakistan in the back

1396/2/13 | 04:25
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived India on Sunday on a two-day visit, has said that India and Pakistan need to “build bridges, strengthen dialogue between different stakeholders” to resolve the Kashmir dispute.   The Turkish leader praised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a well-meaning friend with whom he had discussed the Kashmir issue many times.   Mr Erdogan, who will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said in an interview to TV news channel WION that Kashmir question upset both countries and “surmounting ...

Erdogan in India: Turkey’s plan to stab Pakistan in the back

1396/2/12 | 04:25
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived India on Sunday on a two-day visit, has said that India and Pakistan need to “build bridges, strengthen dialogue between different stakeholders” to resolve the Kashmir dispute.   The Turkish leader praised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a well-meaning friend with whom he had discussed the Kashmir issue many times.   Mr Erdogan, who will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said in an interview to TV news channel WION that Kashmir question upset both countries and “surmounting ...

Turkey’s Erdogan rejects parallels between Kashmiris, Kurd terrorist groups

1396/2/11 | 04:25
      Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan  called for a negotiated settlement of Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India hours before he began a two-day visit to New Delhi. In an interview in Ankara ahead of his visit to India, he totally rejected any similarity between Kurdish terrorist groups and Kashmiris.     Erdogan said the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir is between the states of Pakistan and India and both the countries need to settle it once and for all.     To a question about Turkey's ...

Return of a dictator : Erdogan to wreak new havoc

1396/1/31 | 04:25
As results of Sunday’s referendum started pouring in, the opposition cried foul, alleged that the election commission had “changed the rules in the middle of the game” and demanded a recount of at least 37pc of the votes, the European Union claiming that the plebiscite was held in “an unfair environment”. The big issue is: what next? Will the AKP’s victory heal the wounds inflicted by the July 2016 coup attempt and its aftermath, or will Mr Erdogan continue with his petulant behaviour? Euphoric after the win, Mr Erdogan ...

Erdogan’s victory: Did Turkish people desire for dictatorship?

1396/1/29 | 04:25
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a historic referendum on Sunday that will tighten his grip on power, but the knife-edge result left the country bitterly divided and the opposition crying foul.   The sweeping constitutional changes approved in the vote create a presidential system that will grant Erdogan more power than any leader since modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his successor Ismet Inonu.   The 'Yes' campaign won 51.4 per cent of the vote against 48.6pc for 'No', the election commission ...

Will the war in Syria go back to square one?

1396/1/6 | 04:25
  After Aleppo is not like before Aleppo”…this is how President Bashar al-Assad spoke of the coming era after the great victory scored by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies in Aleppo; where Erdogan had built his Ottoman dream, where the Saudis had built their dreams of ousting President Assad, and where the U.S’s plans of Aleppo becoming the doorway to the partitioning of Syria, to serve its own interests, also fell.       All of these dreams fell in Aleppo, so how will the terrorism axis come to terms with the ...

What is Erdogan’s plan: Why Europeans will not walk safely on their streets?

1396/1/6 | 04:25
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned the European Union (EU) that if the diplomatic spat between Turkey and several European countries continues, Europeans won’t be able to walk their own streets safely.   President Erdoğan made the comments Wednesday in what is another increase of tensions between Turkey and the EU that began when Germany and the Netherlands banned several Turkish ministers from holding campaign rallies for the upcoming Turkish referendum. Erdoğan has threatened Europe before, but this ...

Ankara rendezvous: Is Erdogan playing for both ends?

1395/11/22 | 04:25
  President Donald Trump and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to cooperate in the fight against militants in Syria, in their first phone call since the new US leader took office, Ankara.     In their eagerly awaited phone call late Tuesday, the presidents discussed acting together in Turkey's battle to capture the Syrian town of Al-Bab from the militant Islamic State (IS) group and taking the main IS stronghold of Raqa.     “Both leaders agreed to act together in Al-Bab and Raqa” in Syria, the source said. ...

Unending lust for power: Turkey’s new Ameer-ul-Muslimeen

1395/11/11 | 04:25
  Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s carefully planned move to become legal dictator of Turkey is in its final stages. In the wake of a foiled coup, Erdogan removed or imprisoned every judge not on his side, shut down all opposition newspapers, and jailed all of his political opponents.   After his hand-picked court approved the changes Erdogan wanted, all that remains is a Public Referendum which Erdogan will win simply because he gets to count the votes.     Since the failed coup and the introduction of emergency powers, he has ...

Return of Ottoman era: Erdogan, Turkey’s Zia-ul-Haq

1395/11/6 | 04:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already begun campaigning for the referendum that would make drastic constitutional reforms, turning the system into a Presidential one.   With the help of new reforms, Erdogan could become the head of state, the head of government and the head of the ruling party.   The proposed changes transfer powers traditionally held by the national assembly to the presidency, rendering it a largely advisory body.     This looks like the end of the “Kemalist dream”, as Erdogan seeks ...

Turkey’s U-Turn: Erdogan’s realization of Assad’s importance

1395/11/5 | 04:25
  Turkey said on Friday it was no longer “realistic” to insist on a solution to the Syria conflict without President Bashar al-Assad.     Ankara acknowledged last year that Assad is an actor in Syria but it is the first time a senior Turkish official has openly said it would be unrealistic to insist on the embattled leader's departure for any solution.     Turkey, a vocal critic of Assad, has backed Syrian opposition militants fighting for his ouster since the complex conflict began with anti-government demonstrations ...

Parting ways: Erodgan to kick out UK and US from Turkish land

1395/10/29 | 04:25
  Britain and the US are drawing up plans to move warplanes and Special Forces from crucial airbases after Turkey threatened it would kick the allies out.   It comes after stark warnings from Ankara that the West is not doing enough to support Turkey’s position against the Kurds. Last night one expert warned that Ankara had taken yet another step towards dissolving its membership to Nato.    Britain operates more than 150 Special Forces soldiers from two bases in Turkey for ground operations in Syria and Iraq, while the US ...

Turkey’s realistic approach: Why Assad is a key to Syrian peace?

1395/10/26 | 04:25
  Turkey still believes a united and peaceful Syria is impossible with President Bashar al Assad but wants to proceed “step-by-step” and see the outcome of planned peace talks in Astana, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Friday.     Our position on Assad is clear. We don’t believe that a united, peaceful Syria will be possible with Assad remaining in power.     Speaking to reporters at a roundtable in Ankara, Kalin said fighting in Syria had largely stopped over the past two weeks under a ceasefire ...

Spilling the beans: US’s old ally expose the dirty secret of US-ISIS partnership

1395/10/9 | 04:25
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the West was breaking promises in Syria, accusing Ankara´s partners of backing "terror groups" including IS (Daesh) militants in the country.       At least 37 Turkish soldiers have died in Turkey´s major incursion inside Syria since it was launched in August to back pro-Ankara Syrian fighters battling IS and Kurdish militia.         Erdogan had made a similar claim on a visit to Pakistan in November alleging that "the West stands by Daesh right now" and its weapons ...

West is backing Daesh (ISIS), breaking promises in Syria: Erdogan

1395/10/7 | 04:25
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the West was breaking promises in Syria, accusing Ankara´s partners of backing "terror groups" including IS (Daesh) militants in the country. At least 37 Turkish soldiers have died in Turkey´s major incursion inside Syria since it was launched in August to back pro-Ankara Syrian fighters battling IS and Kurdish militia. Casualties have mounted as the military seeks to take the town of Al-Bab from IS militants and Ankara has become more impatient over the lack of support from the ...

EU accession: The question behind Turkey’s failure to enter in EU ring

1395/9/23 | 04:25
Previous month the European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution in favour of freezing Turkey's EU membership accession process.   The EU is saying that Turkey’s lack of reform, democratic backsliding and post-coup crackdown stand in the way of continuing negotiations.   This partially explains President Recep Erdogan's exploration of whether the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation can be a viable alternative to the EU for Turkey.   The accession framework isn't working at present. Sticking to it will only generate more ...

Turkey bombing: Time for Erdogan to pay back

1395/9/22 | 04:25
Two bombs exploded less than a minute apart, killing 29 people and wounding 166 outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night, in a co-ordinated attack on police shortly after a match between two of Turkey's top teams.     There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the blasts came less than a week after Islamic State urged its supporters to target Turkey's "security, military, economic and media establishment".     The bombings come five months after Turkey was shaken by a failed military coup, in which ...

From Democracy to Authoritarian: Erdogan’s successful stage coup drama

1395/9/21 | 04:25
  Turkey's ruling party is to submit a bill to parliament on Saturday expanding the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a move supporters believe will streamline the political system but opponents fear will lead to one-man rule.   The constitutional change, which has been sought by Erdogan since he became president in 2014, would see Turkey switch to an executive presidency along the lines of the United States or France.   But it has become the latest polarising issue surrounding the Turkish strongman, who has been ...

Shafaqna Special: Pak-Turk Schools and unfair deportation

1395/9/13 | 04:25
  As Turkish teachers and staff working in Pak-Turk schools leave for their country following government’s decision to not extend their visas, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday stopped the deportation of at least 107 instructors from Pakistan. The government’s decision coincided with the recent visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Islamabad during which he addressed a joint session of the National Assembly. At the very least, the government has a responsibility of investigating whether any of those being deported even ...

Erdogan’s another gamble: Turkey’s blackmailing to EU

1395/9/8 | 04:25
Turkey’s president has threatened to tear up a landmark deal to stem the flow of refugees into Europe a day after the European parliament urged governments to freeze EU accession talks with Ankara. The threat underlines how far relations between Turkey and the European bloc have deteriorated in recent months, particularly after a coup attempt in July. “You clamoured when 50,000 refugees came to Kapikule, and started wondering what would happen if the border gates were opened,” Erdogan said in a speech on Friday at a women’s rights conference, ...

Pleasing Erdogan: Pakistan’s foreign policy, a laughing stock

1395/8/28 | 04:25
  Students and teachers of Pak-Turk school staged a protest against deportation of Turkish staff from Pakistan. The protest was staged inside their boy’s campus at Raiwand Road. Turkish staff at the school has been ordered by the interior ministry to leave Pakistan within one week. Turkish staff members of the Pak-Turk school moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against orders of the Interior Ministry to leave the country by November 20. It is pertinent to mention here that in July this year, Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin ...

Turkey's Delusions of Dominance: Erdogan’s march to dictatorship

1395/7/19 | 04:25
    In a part of the world where state security prisoners are a state secret, Turkey has been dribbling out the figures of the tens of thousands of soldiers, cops, judges, prosecutors, academics and others arrested after the attempted coup of 15 July. From leaks to local journalists and occasional bulletins by the government, the nearest statistic for the total number of Turks imprisoned – even for a few weeks – now comes to a grand (and shocking) total of 70,756. Any Arab state would arrest a citizen who merely uttered such figures ...

An unending vendetta: Erdogan runs amok  

1395/7/16 | 04:25
 The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Sola Enikanolaye, has said that the Nigerian students who were arrested in Turkey may have been paying for the refusal of the Nigerian government to shut down some Turkish schools and institutions in Nigeria. Some 50 Nigerians studying in Turkey were reportedly arrested on Friday for an alleged link to a terrorist organisation in the country. Around 32,000 people have been arrested for suspected links to Mr Gulen’s movement — dubbed by the state as the ‘Fethullah ...

Gulenist officers reveal plan to kill Erdogan

1395/5/24 | 04:25
ANKARA: Testimony from three officers involved in the July 15 coup attempt, which Ankara attributes to a military junta loyal to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), shed light on how they plotted to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and their intimate connections with Gülenist.Excerpts from the testimonies published in Turkish media outlets reveal a common pattern in the testimonies that officers are trying to shift blame to their colleagues.Erkan Kıvrak, a former aide to Erdoğan, admitted that he relayed information on the whereabouts ...

A smart move: Erdogan unnerves West with Russia’s visit

1395/5/22 | 04:25
Turkey has seen an upheaval in its foreign and domestic politics, exacerbated by the near-disastrous coup attempt on 15 July.In view of the current "frost" in the AKP government's relations with both the US and the EU, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to choose Russia for his first official visit abroad since the botched coup appears rich in symbolism. And Western leaders will be looking on nervously. The EU's migrant deal with Turkey has run into trouble and the US is under pressure to extradite self-exiled Islamic leader Fethullah Gulen, ...

Show of power: How Erdogan dividing Turkey?

1395/5/21 | 04:25
More than 1 million Turks have gathered in Istanbul for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup — a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions. The "Democracy and Martyrs' Rally" at the Yenikapi parade ground, built into the sea on the southern edge of Istanbul's peninsula, marks the climax of three weeks of nightly demonstrations by Mr Erdogan's supporters, many wrapped in the red Turkish flag, in squares around the country. "Let all of you know, the leader of this ...

Game behind coup: Stage coup and Erdogan’s authoritarianism

1395/5/12 | 04:25
The US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup this month is a pawn backed by a "mastermind", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, hinting that greater powers were behind the attempted putsch. Erdogan often refers to a "mastermind" in his speeches, a reference widely seen as an allusion to the West in general and the United States more specifically. The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in the self-imposed exile in the United States for years, has denied any involvement in the failed coup ...

Post-coup crack down:  Tayyep Erdogan runs amok

1395/5/10 | 04:25
Turkish president Recep Erdogan has ordered that at least 131 media outlets suspected of inciting or sympathizing with this month's failed military coup be permanently shut down. That includes three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 45 daily newspapers, 15 magazines, and 29 publishing houses, according to Al Jazeera. Erdogan's post-coup purges have targeted at least 50,000 people — including soldiers, police, civil servants, and academics — suspected of inciting or sympathizing with the military uprising. At least 15,000 ...

In between the words: Did Imran Khan convey a tacit message to military

1395/4/30 | 04:25
 Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Monday said that the attempted coup in Turkey would have succeeded if Nawaz Sharif ruled the country instead of Erdogan. Speaking to a public rally here, the PTI chief said that people would not have taken to the streets in Turkey either if Nawaz Sharif was the head of the state. He said that the greatest problem facing Pakistan was corruption, which cannot be eliminated as long as Sharif is the prime minister.Khan urged the people of Azad Kashmir to do in July 21 polls what the Pakistan ...

Pro-military sentiments: Imran Khan incites Military to take over

1395/4/29 | 04:25
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday stated the people of Pakistan will celebrate and distribute sweets if the army takes over in the country. "Democracy in Pakistan is threatened by Nawaz's monarchy and the people will celebrate and distribute sweets if the army takes over," said Imran while addressing a public rally in Azad Kashmir. The PTI chief added the people of Turkey supported Erdogan as he serves the people, while Nawaz has burdened the people with debt. "In three years, Nawaz Sharif has burdened the people with ...

A staged coup: Erdogan plays a chess game with Turkish people

1395/4/28 | 04:25
This is not the first time military intervention has been witnessed in the politics of Turkey as they have staged several coups within the past 60 years.The Turkish Military used to be strictly secular until 2010 and have also released a statement targeting Erdogan’s non-secular politics in 2007, which became a political crisis.In 2010, there was a constitutional referendum, which gave Erdogan’s government more control over the judicial system of Turkey. Following the referendum, certain prosecutors were given extraordinary powers to prosecute ...

Erdogan is as democrat as was Hitler – Khalid Umar

1395/4/27 | 04:25
Erdogan is an Islamist. He is at the centre of power for 14 years. He is wielding more autocratic powers with every day. He is as democrat as was Hitler when he won elections in Germany. Erdogan has his own mein Kampf, the Book, which he, believes in or not, uses it cleverly. To me this coup is a smoke screen of something more sinister cooking up.His role in Syria and ISIS is shameful, relations with Europe treacherous, connections with the house of Saud lascivious, status of violation of Human Rights obnoxious, and aspirations to be the Muslim ...