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The myth of surgical strike on Pakistan: How Modi fooled the India?

Do Khattak mulls over dissolving KP Assembly?

US defence attaché not named in ECL due to Saudi-allied PMLN govt

MWM slams criminal silence of international community against Indian atrocities

Birthday Anniversary of "Great Saviors of Islam"

UK refuses to back UN inquiry into Saudi ‘war crimes’ amid fears it will damage trade

Wooed by Imran : Would Ch.Nisar join PTI?

Bahraini court jails 24 Shias, strips them of citizenship

Russia: German chlorine, UK grenades found in Syria

Russia tests Nuke that can wipe UK off the map 3 times over

A German newspaper announced the possibility of a chemical attacks in Europe executed by ISIS terrorists.

Eyeless in Gaza: The story of an Israeli soldier

PTI loses majority in K-P assembly

Cross-border skirmish: Can Pakistan Try Afghan soldiers under international law?

Pakistan reducing dependence on US arms: FT report

Russia warns of ‘painful’ retaliation in face of US sanctions

Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile

Iran vows to buy all the weapons it needs, irrespective what the world thinks about it

Grand Mufti of Egypt declares buying Facebook likes ‘haram’

'Reciprocal' travel restrictions to be imposed on Pakistan diplomats: US.

Baloch activist says RAW asked him to heckle Nawaz in 2015

A Russian praise for Imran Khan

Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

Saudi, UAE recruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

The Chankia accusation: Is Pakistan inciting Khalistan movement?

Pakistanis among 4000 people handed over by Musharraf regime to US

Theresa May earns cold reception in U.K. Parliament over Syria attacks

Endgame In Syria: Why US has conceded defeat?

The Indo-Iran Syndrome & Pakistan

Man dies as protest against rape, murder of minor girl turns violent in Karachi

Shame for Musharraf: ‘4,000 Pakistanis handed over to foreigners for dollars’

Who is in danger: Would RAO Anwar become an approver in Naqeeb murder case?

Assad's aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

'No amount of killing will stop us,' vow Nigerian Shias

Pakistan orders probe into attack on judge

'World War 3' Google Searches Spike After Syria Strike

China voices support for Russia on Syria, holds naval drills against USA

Details of terrorist training were found in a notebook of an ISIS member

Akin to Altaf Hussain: LHC bans Nawaz Sharif's and Maryam Nawaz's speeches

A clean chit: The backdoor deal with Khadim Rizvi

Is Afghanistan the next Caliphate?

Syria Missile attack: Why UN has become a useless object?

Trump morally unfit to be president: Ex-FBI director

Would Ch.Nisar make a forward bloc in PML-N?

Stupid than ever: A Muslim country newspaper claims that Queen of England is descendant of Holy prophet (pbuh)

Why the West hates Syria?

The politics within: Who divided PML-N?

Qatar’s allowing missiles to be fired from airbase shameful: Syrian official

Morocco to pull warplanes from Saudi-led coalition: Report

Attack on Supreme Court Judge: Is it a message to Chief Justice?

The Sham democracy: Why is India still sleeping on rape of a minor in Kashmir?

Model town killing case: Would Adiala Jail welcome both Sharifs?

US Choppers Caught Evacuating ISIS Terrorists according to Syrian news agency

US Considers Opening Embassy in Pyongyang

Erdogan's dual face: Turkey welcomes US-led airstrikes in Syria

Who brought Nawaz Sharif to the closed end?

Russian state TV tells viewers best supplies to pack for Word War III bomb shelters

A mortal blow to Nawaz or a new mountain to climb?

Increasing economic ties: Iran to be part of CPEC

Rape of Kashmiri girl: Would UN awake on Kashmir issue?

Would new CJP annul decision against Nawaz Sharif?

Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders, 13 missiles shot down

Pak-Iran Ferry service from Karachi to Chabahar to be started to benefit pilgrims

New Scandal: Trump fathers an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower

Where does Nawaz Sharif's disqualification for life leave him and the PML-N?

Saudi-led boycotters stick to steep demands for Qatar: Report

Historical Judgement: Nawaz Sharif disqualified for life

Penchant for religious extremism: Punjab promulgates ordinance allowing four loudspeakers at mosques

Would Nawaz Sharif be handed life time disqualification?

Pakistan stands with Syria: A green signal to Russian bloc

What Another showdown with TLP would result in?

Merkel: Germany will not participate in any possible military action against Syria

In own trap: Trump Demands Saudi King Quickly End Qatar Dispute

Israel minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad

Can ICC bring Rohingya's murderers into justice?

Would Tehrike.eLabaik topple govt this time?

Is Wajid Zia backtracking from his statements?

Diplomatic war: Did Pakistan stun US with strict message?

Syrian forces frees Douma, entire Eastern Ghouta, from terrorists: Russia

Iran: Saudi Arabia cannot hide support for terrorism through playing blame game

Iran threatens Israel over Syria air base strike

Pro-Taliban Deobandi seminaries refuse audit of their funds

War threats: Can Syrian conundrum trigger world war III?

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

US State Department denies imposition of travel restrictions on Pak diplomats

Is Adiala jail ready to receive Nawaz Sharif?

Changing the history: Pakistan puts US diplomat on trial

700,000 Syrians displaced by fighting in 2018: UN

Iranian, Pakistani groups send humanitarian aid to Syria

U.S. 40 Years Behind Russian 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

Saudi considering proposal to set up military base, nuclear waste site on Qatar border

Is Pakstan really in the Post-Taliban Era?

Is Britain about to join US military action over reports of Syria chemical attack?

Syria warns about ‘dangerous repercussions’ of Israeli attack

US tells Indian daily that Pakistan took steps against terrorists

In favor of Nawaz Sharif: Capital FZE docs have no evidential value, admits Wajid

Another disaster in the often: Is TLYRA deliberately inviting chaos?

Sinking ship of PML-N: How Saraiki region would prove a disaster for PML-N?

Would Chief Justice take pity on oppressed Hazaras?

A question of national integrity: Can Pakistan put US diplomat on ECL?


Erdogan's dual face: Turkey welcomes US-led airstrikes in Syria

1397/1/25 | 01:22
Turkey has welcomed a joint strike by the US, UK, and France against the Assad regime in the wake of a suspected chemical attack, which killed dozens outside of Damascus in Syria. In a statement on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry termed the airstrikes as an “appropriate response”. “We welcome this operation which has eased humanity’s conscience in the face of the attack in Douma, largely suspected to have been carried out by the regime,” the ministry said. “Attacks with weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons, that ...

Turkey Threatens to Attack French Forces in Syria For Backing Kurds

1397/1/11 | 01:22
  Following Thursday’s announcement by French President Emmanuel Macron that he is sending special forces to the Syrian city of Manbij to back up the US-led coalition, including Kurdish YPG, against potential Turkish attacks, Turkey is threatening France.   Turkish officials declared Macron’s announcement to be the “completely wrong approach,” and to amount to support for terrorism. Deputy PM Bekir Bozdag added that France would “become a target of Turkey” if they keep cooperating with the Kurds. This adds yet more complexity ...

Erdogan: Turkey Ready to Attack US-Backed Kurds in Manbij

1397/1/9 | 01:22
  Following a meeting of Turkey’s National Security Council, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement threatening to attack the Syrian city of Manbij unless Kurdish forces immediately and unconditionally withdraw.   They has been demanding the Kurdish YPG withdraw from Manbij since they captured it from ISIS, on the grounds that it is on the western shore of the Euphrates River, and Turkey doesn’t allow Kurds west of the river. The US backed the Kurds in taking Manbij, however, and US forces are still embedded in the ...

Contradictions abound in Turkey’s military incursions in Iraq and Syria

1397/1/8 | 01:22
  A military incursion ordered by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the plains of Sinjar to thwart Kurdish rebels belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is stoking old tensions and prompting new questions over Turkey’s partnership with its Arab neighbours. “We said we would go into Sinjar,” Erdogan told Turkey’s Trabzon community on Sunday. “Now operations have begun.” Turkey’s confidence failed to convince officials in Baghdad. Under the “everything is under control” guise, Iraq’s Joint Operations Command ...

Iraq vows to prevent cross-border attacks on Turkey

1397/1/7 | 01:22
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Baghdad will not allow cross-border attacks on Trukey days after Ankara said it had launched a military campaign against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. Abadi told his Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildirim, during a phone conversation on Monday that Iraqi armed forces had instructions to prevent “foreign fighters” from launching cross-border attacks on Turkey. The two officials also agreed on taking necessary measures against the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and discussed cooperation in the ...

Erdogan Calls University Students 'Terrorists'

1397/1/6 | 01:22
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called a group of anti-war students “terrorists” Saturday in response to demonstrations at one of the country’s top universities. Erdogan also announced an investigation into protests that happened at the public Bogazici University while speaking in Samsun province. “We won’t give these terrorist youth the right to study at these universities,” said Erdogan, according to the Associated Press. On Monday a group of students at the school distributed candy to commemorate the deaths of ...

Greece close to fatal accident with Turkey: Defense minister

1396/12/20 | 01:22
  The Greek defense minister has slammed Turkey for what he said was violating its airspace and territorial waters, warning that Athens is on the verge of a “fatal accident” with Ankara. “We are very close to a fatal accident. When our airspace is violated, we send our aircraft to drive the Turkish aircraft outside our airspace,” Panos Kammenos said in an interview with French newspaper Liberation on Saturday, according to the Greek Reporter news website. “Greece is basically at the mercy of an accident that can at any moment ...

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of ethnic cleansing in Afrin region: Report

1396/12/20 | 01:22
  Syrian Kurds in the country’s northwestern Afrin region have accused Turkey of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the residents of the enclave as Turkish forces intensify their military aggression against the region. According to a Saturday report by the British broadcaster Sky News, funerals of the war victims are now a daily occurrence in Afrin, with residents burying the bodies of civilians, including children, and Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) forces in a sparsely populated farmland on the outskirts of Afrin ...

Saudi crown prince includes Turkey, Iran in his definition of 'axis of evil'

1396/12/16 | 01:22
  Saudi Arabia's crown prince says Qatar will not be barred from an Arab summit in Riyadh later this month, but predicted the standoff with Doha could last a long time. Prince Mohammed bin Salman's comments were made to local editors during a visit to Egypt this week and published Wednesday in the independent Al-Shorouk newspaper. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar in June, accusing the tiny but super-rich Gulf state of supporting militant groups and forging close ties with Iran. The prince ...

Saudi-owned private broadcaster bans Turkish dramas, soap operas

1396/12/15 | 01:22
  A Saudi-owned private television network has stopped showing Turkish programs and shows amid growing tensions between Ankara and some Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf region. A spokesman for the Arab world’s largest private broadcaster, MBC, said on Monday that the decision to pull the plug came into effect at the Dubai-based group on March 2. MBC did not, however, state specifically who was behind the decision. “There is a decision, which also apparently included several Arab television stations in several countries, including ...

Pakistan's free trade agreement talks with Turkey nearing collapse

1396/12/12 | 01:22
  The commerce ministry has asked the government for clearance to take a long simmering dispute with Turkey to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after prolonged discussions on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries have hit an impasse. At issue is grant of GSP+ status by Turkey that Pakistan argues is an obligation given that Turkey and the European Union are part of a customs union. The ministry is arguing that out of the countries that enjoy GSP+ status with the EU, Turkey has extended the same status to all except Armenia ...

Saudi Arabia seeks to transfer terrorist groups to Afghanistan

1396/12/7 | 01:22
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Saaudi trip followed by his Turkey trip on the official invitation of the young Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman shows signs of extensive planning to create insecurity in the region.   According to informed sources, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in his visit to Turkey and Saudi Arabia has tried his best to transfer the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and Jaish ul-Adl group to Saudi Arabia. It is also said that in his visit, Hekmatyar held several meetings to meet the leaders of these terrorist groups and has promised that ...

Western-Turkish conspiracy of use of chemical weapons in Afrin

1396/12/6 | 01:22
  Global protests are being carried out on Turkey's use of chemical weapons in Afrin. Turkey’s this attack has reminded the world of Saddam, when Saddam attacked Halabja in the 8-year war against Iran. When Saddam was told that the army had lost control of the city, Saddam decided to attack the people of this city with chemical attack for not supporting its army. Around 5000 people were martyred in this attack. The question is whether Erdo?an wants to win in Syria anyhow? but with what right he is intervening in another country? ...

Turkey Struggles with Rising Death Toll in Afrin Invasion

1396/11/24 | 01:22
Several weeks into Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria’s Afrin District, the push into the Kurdish-held territory is struggling, with heavy resistance and mounting casualties among not just Turkey’s FSA allies, but Turkey’s own military.   Saturday was the deadliest day for Turkish forces in Afrin, with 11 Turkish troops killed. Another soldier was killed on Sunday, bringing the total toll for the operation since January 20 to 31 killed.   Turkey appeared to expect a quick overrun of Afrin and Manbij before pushing into ...

Turkey extends military deployment near Yemen

1396/11/21 | 01:22
  Turkey’s parliament approved the continued deployment of its forces serving in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia and the Red Sea, the Andaolu Agency reported today.   Turkish forces will be serving in the region until 10 February 2019. The military deployment has been extended ten times already.   Yemen is currently enduring a civil war which erupted in September 2014, when the Houthi rebels took-over the capital Sana’a. A Saudi-led coalition was invited in March 2015 to neutralise territorial threats by the group.   The ...

Turkey Claims Kurds Use Chlorine Gas in Syria Attack

1396/11/18 | 01:22
  Turkey has accused Kurdish forces of using chemical weapons against Syrian rebels trying to oust them from a northwestern enclave of control in Syria. A Twitter account affiliated with Turkey’s so-called Operation Olive Branch in Syria claimed Tuesday that forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party—a leading Syrian Kurdish political party that commands the armed and U.S.-backed People’s Protection Units (YPG)—fired a mortar shell containing toxic chlorine gas at Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) insurgents in northern ...

Turkey Has Killed 142 Civilians in Invasion of Syria’s Afrin District

1396/11/17 | 01:22
  Two weeks into Turkey’s invasion of the northern Syrian Afrin District, in an attempt to expel the Kurdish YPG from the area. The civilian death toll has been steadily increasing over the course of the invasion.   According to Afrin Hospital, 142 civilians have been killed in fighting, and they’ve treated 345 civilians for injuries related to the attacks. The estimate is that around 500 were wounded overall, but at times the hospital has been overwhelmed and advised people who weren’t in life-threatening danger to seek treatment ...

Turkey cautions US troops against being targeted in Syria

1396/11/16 | 01:22
  Turkey has warned that American soldiers risk being targeted in northwestern Syria as the Turkish military pushes ahead with its offensive against Kurdish militants supported by the United States in the Arab country. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag told CNN-Turk on Sunday that American soldiers risked being caught up in clashes if they appeared in uniforms of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). "If they come up against us in such a uniform we will see them as... terrorists." "But the US has to be aware of Turkey's ...

UN calls on Iran, Russia, Turkey to allow aid into Syria

1396/11/14 | 01:22
The UN has appealed to the major international players in the Syrian conflict to allow aid through to territories still under attack, according to Reuters.   Humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland yesterday called on Russia, Turkey and Iran to de-escalate the fighting, particularly in the Idlib governorate, which he said was “screaming for a ceasefire.”   A UN humanitarian taskforce has been unable to make deliveries to besieged areas across the country for over two months, as Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s government has withheld ...

Turkey arrests more than 300 over criticism of Syrian offensive

1396/11/9 | 01:22
Turkey has arrested more than 300 people for social media posts criticizing its military offensive against US-backed Kurdish militants in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin. The Interior Ministry said on Monday that a total of 311 people, including politicians, journalists and activists, had been detained for "spreading terrorist propaganda" on social media over the last 10 days. Since launching an air and ground offensive against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin on January 20, senior authorities in Ankara have warned ...

France: Thousands protest in Paris against Turkish offensive in Afrin

1396/11/8 | 01:22
Thousands of protesters marched through central Paris, Saturday, to condemn the Turkish military operations against Kurdish militias in Afrin, northern Syria. (RUPTLY)   ...

Erdogan: Syria offensive could expand as far as Iraq border

1396/11/7 | 01:22
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey may extend its operation against the Afrin region in Syria to other cities as far east as the Iraqi border. Addressing provincial leaders from his ruling Justice and Development Party on Friday, the Turkish leader vowed to "clean up" the city of Manbij, east of Afrin, also held by US-backed YPG militants. “We will continue our fight until there is no terrorist on our border leading to Iraq,” Erdogan said. Erdogan held phone talks with US President Donald Trump late on Wednesday. The US said Trump ...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a master of fiery rhetoric and more than a match for US

1396/11/4 | 01:22
President Donald Trump when it comes to delivering uncompromising, table-thumping speeches. However, unlike his Washington counterpart — who is more of a soundbite opportunist — the Turkish President’s timing and strategy on foreign affairs appears to be flawless.   It is no coincidence that Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence, arrived in the Middle East on the same day that Turkey launched a military offensive against America’s Kurdish allies who’ve been operating on the Syrian-Turkish border for some years now. Erdogan is ...

ABN| Mass 'Free Zakzaky' protest in Istanbul, Turkey

1396/10/24 | 01:22
A series of Free Zakzaky protests activities have been put in place in both Istanbul and Ankarra in Turkey, as part of the global effort of the Islamic Movement Worldwide to secure freedom for Sheikh Zakzaky to enable him attend to his ailing health situation while in the illegal detention of President Buhari of Nigeria. Mass 'Free Zakzaky' protest was held yesterday on Friday 12. Jan. 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.                       ...

Erdogan says Israeli regime, US targeting Iran, Pakistan, to loot resources

1396/10/17 | 01:22
Turkey’s President has accused the US and the Israeli regime of meddling in the affairs of Iran and Pakistan, as well as those of other Muslim countries, and are driven by the desire to grab their natural resources. “We cannot accept that some countries — foremost the US, Israel — to interfere [sic!] in the internal affairs of Iran and Pakistan,” President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on Friday, On Tuesday President Donald Trump tweeted support for the protests against the Iranian Islamic establishment which erupted ...

Turkey backs stability, security in neighboring Iran, Erdogan tells Rouhani

1396/10/14 | 01:22
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country attaches high significance to stability and security in neighboring Iran.   In reaction to recent protests in some cities in Iran, Erdogan said in a telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday that Turkey regarded Iran’s stability and security as that of its own. Referring to Western media reports and remarks made by certain US and Israeli officials with respect to the protests, the Turkish president said his country was familiar with the West’s media ...

Iran-Turkey-Russia alliance; a bad news for the United States

1396/10/9 | 01:22
  The United States may soon find the frequent high-level discussions Iran, Turkey and Russia are having harder to ignore. “Both Russia and Turkey think the decision of the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not helping the situation in the Middle East,” Russian president Vladimir Putin said during a December 11 press conference in Ankara. The leaders were meeting for the eighth time in 2017, a sign of increasingly close relations after the nadir in November 2015 when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. At ...

Goals and outlooks of Pakistan’s Security Conference

1396/10/7 | 01:22
The parliament speakers from China, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan held a Conference to discuss "the challenges of terrorism and inter-regional connectivity". The six-nation Speakers’ summit that begun on Sunday was hosted by Pakistan.   Earlier, the Asian parliament speakers participated at an annual conference titled Asian Parliamentary Assembly in Istanbul. But this is the first time that parliament speakers of several regional nations are holding a conference.   Pakistan’s advantages of hosting   The meeting ...

Pakistan to host 1st Speakers’ conference with Russia, Iran, China, Turkey and Afghanistan

1396/10/2 | 01:22
National Assembly of Pakistan is set to host 1st Speakers’ conference with the presence of Iran, Afghanistan, China, Russian Federation and Turkey on December 24 in Islamabad to discuss and address the challenges of terrorism and inter-regional connectivity. The elected parliamentary leaderships of the six nations are coming together along with experts to delve and ponder the common key challenges as well as to explore new avenues for increased dialogue and connectivity for development. The joint meeting will explore all avenues of securing ...

Turkey to build field hospital for Rohingya in Bangladesh

1396/9/30 | 01:22
  Turkey will build a field hospital for Rohingya refugees near the city of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.   Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) will be responsible for the construction of the hospital.   Expected to become a shelter for Rohingya refugees, the field hospital will provide its services both to those who have arrived to the area with ailments or those who have got sick after their arrival.   The hospital covers an area of ​​about 1,000 square metres and consists of eight separate ...

The Saudi-UAE media attack on Erdoğan

1396/9/29 | 01:22
  Immediately after the end of the Special meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Summit on Jerusalem, which was called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a number of Saudi and UAE media outlets began attacking Iran and Turkey in an unusual way.   In an interview with Quds Press, the Secretary-General of the Turkish-Arab Institute for Strategic Studies in Turkey, Badr al-Din Habib Oglu, said: “The issue of Jerusalem has affected most of the Arab regimes, the Gulf regimes in particular, specifically Saudi Arabia.”   He ...

Turkish FM slams Arab’s weak response to US al-Quds decision

1396/9/22 | 01:22
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lashed out at some Arab countries over their “weak” reaction to US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital. “Some Arab countries have shown very weak responses (on Jerusalem)," Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, noting, "It seems some countries are very timid of the United States." "We will make a call for countries that have so far not recognized Palestine to do so now," he said. "...We want the United States to turn back from its mistake." On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump ...

Israel terrorist, kid-killer regime: Turkish President

1396/9/21 | 01:22
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Israeli regime as a “terrorist entity” and “killer of children.”   Responding to a recent decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli-occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Tel Aviv regime, Erdogan on Sunday blasted the “disproportionate” force being used by Israeli forces against Palestinian protesters, saying that Israel was an “oppressive and occupation” regime.   Speaking at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development ...

German Foreign Minister: The new world order witnesses the emergence of Iran, Russia and Turkey

1396/9/16 | 01:22
  In a speech at the Center for Foreign Policy of Berlin on future scenarios of international politics, the German Foreign Minister,Sigmar Gabriel, refereed directly to Iran, Russia and Turkey as emerging powers and considered their endurance for sanctions and pressures a way to prove and protect their sovereignty.   “When the Americans abandoned their leadership, the power vacuum created in the Middle East and Africa was increasingly filled by other states,” the German Foreign Minister said on Tuesday.   “We see that ...

Turkey issues arrest warrant for top CIA analyst over failed coup

1396/9/13 | 01:22
  Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for the former vice-chairman of the CIA, Graham Fuller, over his alleged involvement in the 2016 failed coup.   The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued the arrest warrant today for the top US intelligence analyst as part of an ongoing investigation into the bloodiest coup in Turkish history that tried to overthrow the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).   Fuller was, reportedly, in Turkey during the coup attempt on 15 July, and left the country after the attempted ...

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

1396/8/23 | 01:22
  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 ...

US in Iraq: Taking advantage of ISIS for military stay

1396/8/14 | 01:22
  American forces deployed to Iraq will hypothetically stay in that country until the ISIS terrorist group is fully defeated.     Appearing with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday night that the American forces deployed to Iraq will hypothetically stay in that country until the ISIS terrorist group is fully defeated, even if the Iraqi government asked Washington to leave. Last week, Tillerson called on the Iranian-backed ...

Hundreds of Turkey-backed Chinese Militants Arrive in Syria to Fight Gov't Forces

1396/8/13 | 01:22
Militant-affiliated websites reported on Friday that hundreds of Chinese terrorists trained by the Turkish intelligence officers have arrived in Northern Hama after intensifying clashes between the Syrian Army and Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board).   The websites reported that hundreds of militants of al-Sini (Chinese) al-Turkistani terrorist group have deployed in Northern Hama. The websites added that the newly-arrived terrorists have been equipped with the most modern weapons, adding that the terrorists ...

NATO General Threatens ‘Consequences’ for Turkey Buying Russian S-400

1396/8/8 | 01:22
  In looking to upgrade their air defense system, Turkey had a choice: buying the advanced Russian S-400 systems, or more expensive, US-made alternatives. Turkey chose to buy Russian, and NATO isn’t happy.   While NATO was initially just complaining the S-400 was incompatible with their own systems, top NATO General Petr Pavel told reporters this week that Turkey is likely to be punished by the alliance for not buying American.   “The principal of sovereignty obviously exists in acquisition of defense equipment, but the ...

Deporting Turkish couple: Did Pakistan violate international laws?

1396/7/27 | 01:22
  The Lahore High Court on Tuesday accepted a contempt of court petition against the federal government for deporting a Turkish couple ─ which had gone 'missing' late last month ─ in violation of the court's previous orders.     The high court had previously ordered the government not to deport the Turkish family ─ which was associated with the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges system in Pakistan ─ and to place their names on the Exit Control List. However, Mesut Kacmaz and his wife, who were picked up along ...

US diplomats cast doubt on America’s ability to constrain Iran

1396/7/23 | 01:22
  A number of former U.S ambassadors in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria raising doubts on the efficiency of Donald Trump’s stances towards Iran, also raised doubts on Washington’s ability to keep Tehran in check in the region.   As the U.S president announced his anti-Iran position on Friday, former U.S ambassadors raised doubts on Washington’s ability to keep Iran in check.   According to reports by some Western news outlets, Donald Trump, who had repeatedly announced his anti-Iran stance in the region and Persian Gulf, also ...

Syria demands ‘immediate, unconditional’ pullout of Turkish troops from Idlib

1396/7/23 | 01:22
  The Syrian government has strongly denounced an incursion of Turkish military forces into the country’s militant-held northwestern province of Idlib, demanding “immediate and unconditional” withdrawal of Turkish troops from the war-ravaged Arab country. “The Syrian Arab Republic condemns in the strongest terms the incursion of Turkish military units in[to] … Idlib province, which constitutes … blatant aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and flagrant violation of international law,” an ...

Sudanese call for Arab-Turkish-Iranian security treaty

1396/7/20 | 01:22
  The president of Sudan’s National Ummah Party, Sadiq Al-Mehdi, has called for the conclusion of an Arab-Turkish-Iranian security treaty, under the auspices of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, in order to coexist and respect national sovereignty, Anadolu has reported.   “Based on the concept of tripartite coexistence,” explained Al-Mehdi, “everyone commits to supporting the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and puts an end to the illusionary discussions about normalisation with Israel.” Such illusions, he added, are ...

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

1396/7/8 | 01:22
  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 ...

Western and Turkish backing for Doha

1396/7/5 | 01:22
The backing by Turkey, a NATO member state and rival to Saudi Arabia in the Muslim world, helps Qatar withstand the sanctions of four allied Arab states.   The support, moreover, gives assurances to the Qatari leaders, telling them that they will have beside them such serious patrons as the Turks who will not allow Qatar to fall victim to the Saudi excesses. Furthermore, the US has given a mix of paradoxical responses to the Qatari crisis, making clear to the Saudi leaders that they cannot cross certain red lines and damage Qatar as Washington ...

Reasons why Kurdish referendum causes Turkey’s concerns

1396/7/3 | 01:22
  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim expressed on Monday his country’s strong opposition to the forthcoming Kurdish independence referendum, saying that the referendum the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has planned is a challenge to the Turkish national security, and Ankara will take the necessary actions to face it.     The wave of Ankara’s opposition to the September 25 poll has continued with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserting in Tuesday that Turkey will take final decisions to confront the Iraqi ...

Syrian activist and daughter ‘assassinated’ in Turkey

1396/7/1 | 01:22
  A prominent Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found murdered in Turkey allegedly by members of Bashar Al-Assad’s security forces.     Istanbul police department confirmed today that the bodies of 60-year-old Dr Orouba Barakat and her 22-year-old daughter Halla were found in their apartment in Istanbul’s Uskudar neighbourhood, located in the Asian side of the city.     The police were called by friends of the victims who became concerned after failing to get in contact with the ...

Pakistan-Turkey-Iran against military solution to Afghanistan

1396/6/31 | 01:22
  Donald Trump during his presidential campaign had promised to end US-NATO’s failed mission in Afghanistan to liberate Afghan women, build a pipeline from Caspian Sea to Haifa refinery in Israel and return the country to become largest supplier to West’s drugs industry monopolized by the Zionist Mafia.     However, last month in his address to the nation, Trump announced his decision to deploy several thousands more US soldiers to help the US Viceroy Ghani in Kabul against anti-USrael Taliban.     Trump ...

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

1396/6/29 | 01:22
  Twitter account "Jeel al-Hurriyyah w-al-tanwir" [Generation of liberty and enlightenment" , published a document in which the Emirati ambassador highlighted the reasons behind the increased tension between the UAE and Turkey. According to this document Khalifah Shahin al-Marar, the UAE ambassador to Turkey, in a letter to the Turkish ministry of foreign affairs, highlighted the five main reasons, behind the differences between the two countries, in order of importance: 1-      Their different positions and policies vis a vis the ...

Diplomacy of visits: Can Pakistan pursue US to review new Afghan policy?

1396/6/23 | 01:22
  Khawja Asif has embarked on visit of China’ Russia’ Iran and Turkey. In his  meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif ended with agreement that the war in Afghanistan can only be ended through a negotiated conflict and such problems are better addressed by regional countries who have a much bigger stake in Afghanistan’s stability.    This is essentially the position Pakistan has long held, and after securing China’s support, Pakistan now has Iran on board. In the last few years, ...