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Silence on recent bloodbath shows that 'mainstreaming' of radicalised outfits is a doomed plan

Who killed Haroon Bilour: A new story evolves

Saudi Awakening Movement leader arrested for opposing US troops in KSA

Iranian military chief to visit Pakistan soon on counterpart’s invitation

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China’s Sinopec will continue to buy Iranian oil

Diverting Iranian flights to Najaf to Baghdad

Elections under the threat of terrorism

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Russia rejects Israeli call to keep Iranian advisors away from Golan

PML-N leadership booked for terrorism

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Maryam Nawaz goes to jail in Gucci

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What Nawaz Sharif's Return to Pakistan Means for the Country's Politics

Turkey to sell 30 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan in major military export deal

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Nawaz, Maryam taken into custody at Lahore airport, passports confiscated

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Pakistan hosts spy chiefs from Russia, China, Iran

The return of Nawaz Sharif

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London police take Nawaz Sharif's grandsons into custody

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Beheading increases 70% in Saudi Arabia

Would Pakistan Supreme Court extend accountability to Ex-General?

Shrouded mystery: What was the secrete message Nawaz Sharif ignored?

Reham Khan book published online

Would Zardari play on front foot after Lawai's arrest?

Prison or gallows, I won’t stop, says Nawaz

US softens stance on Iran sanctions amid warnings

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Ministry asks NAB to probe corruption in Rs3b education project

Reuters: Saudi coalition has reached a dead point in Al-Hudaydah

The nightmare of terrorism: Is TTP back?

Petition seeking disqualification of ASWJ ringleader Ludhianvi referred to Chief Justice

Ishaq Dar seeks political asylum in UK: report

Who makes Cheemas and Fawads?

Is Pakistan serious to pursue Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project?

Nawaz, Maryam to be arrested at Lahore airport on arrival, flown to Islamabad: sources

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ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast

Israel supplied Saudi Arabia with internationally banned weapons

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Zardari under mega corruption scandal: Laundered amount may go up to Rs70 bn

ECP seeks clarification from Ludhianvi for hate speech against Shias

NACTA confirms Imran Khan's life under threat

Qatar, UAE to join US war in Afghanistan

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Top Israeli security expert warns against war with Iran

Pakistan launches first ever remote sensing satellite in China

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Zaman climbs to second in ICC T20I rankings

Pakistan is the 22nd most powerful country in the world

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Why did Nawaz Sharif decide to return?

Avenfield judgment full of typos, grammatical errors

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Israeli military court to extend detention of Ahed Tamimi

Capt Safdar finally arrested by NAB authorities after Pindi power show

Pakistan wins tri-series in nail-biter final against Australia

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Sunni Tehreek to back PTI candidates

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Syria regime reaches deal with rebels in south

State Life Insurance chips in against illiteracy in Pakistan

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Netherlands expulsion of Iran diplomats 'unconstructive'

Croatia beats Russia on penalties to reach World Cup semis

Saudi Arabia kills more children than ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra combined

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What next for PML-N?

Transparency International calls on UK to investigate Sharif family London assets

Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

Khadim Rizvi’s secret weapon

Political gimmick or brave stance: Defiant Nawaz Sharif ready to face Jail term


Turkey to sell 30 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan in major military export deal

1397/4/23 | 17:51
  Turkey and Pakistan have finalized a deal for the sale of 30 multi-role and all-weather TAI/AgustaWestland T129 ATAK attack helicopters in an agreement that has been billed as one of Ankara’s largest single defense industry exports. “Contract negotiations on T129 ATAK helicopters between Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Pakistani Ministry of Defense Production were finalized,” Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency cited the Turkish Defense Industries Undersecretariat (SSB) as saying on Friday. Military sources, requesting ...

Turkish Defense Minister: Ankara is building four corvettes for the Pakistan Navy

1397/4/15 | 17:51
A tender opened by the Pakistan Navy to supply four corvettes has just been concluded and Turkey has won the tender,” Canikli told reporters during an official visit to Montenegro on Thursday. He added, “It is [a] multi-billion dollar project and Turkey has undertaken such a sophisticated project for the first time in the international arena. Negotiations were going on for over six months. They have been completed after a really difficult and exhaustive period, and the agreement was signed today.” “The tender’s result is important ...

Arab trio warned Israel about Turkish drive in al-Quds: Report

1397/4/9 | 17:51
Israel's Ha'aretz says Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have warned Israel about increasing Turkish activities in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds. Ha'aretz said the trio had told the regime about "an attempt by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to 'claim ownership over the Jerusalem [al-Quds] issue.'" The daily wrote that Saudi Arabia had purportedly "expressed concern over Erdogan trying to mobilize the Jerusalem issue in order to boost his image across the Arab and Islamic world, and present himself as ...

Turkey vows to keep Iran ties despite US pressures

1397/4/9 | 17:51
Turkey says it remains determined to maintain trade ties with Iran in an apparent defiance against a purported plan by the US to urge all nations to cut imports of Iranian oil from November.   Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted by media as saying that Ankara would not cut off trade ties with Iran “at the behest of other countries” in a clear reference to the US. "If the United States' decisions are aimed at peace and stability, then we'll support them, but we don't have to follow every decision. Being allies doesn't ...

Erdogan is back: Would Sick man of Europe rise again?

1397/4/5 | 17:51
  Erdogan's securing close to 53 percent of the vote was enough to comfortably return him to the presidency. Moreover, the People’s Alliance — a bloc between Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) — won a parliamentary majority. Yet the significance of these polls is that Erdogan has become the country’s first-ever executive president. This is not a question of a ceremonious title. Far from it. This new system was constitutionally introduced last year by way of a referendum ...

Turkey election: Erdogan wins re-election as president

1397/4/4 | 17:51
Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country's presidential poll in the first round, the election authority chief says. Sadi Guven said the president "received the absolute majority of all valid votes", but gave no further details. State media reports put Mr Erdogan on 53% with 99% of votes counted, and his closest rival Muharrem Ince on 31%. The opposition is yet to officially concede but said it would continue its democratic fight "whatever the result". It had earlier cast doubt on results being broadcast by state ...

Turkey Elections: Will Strongman Erdogan Lose?

1397/4/3 | 17:51
  Turkey’s strongman president Recep Tayyip Erdogan thought calling snap elections would be a good way to remain in power for at least another five years. But in the days leading up to the June 24 elections in Turkey, his position looks more precarious than before. Opinion polls suggest that his party could lose its parliamentary majority, forcing him to enter a second round in the presidential race. There’s a lot at stake for Erdogan. If he wins, he will abolish the position of prime minister and transfer all powers to himself, the ...

Closure of mosques in Austria may lead to ‘war between cross & crescent’ – Erdogan

1397/3/20 | 17:51
  Austria’s move to close mosques and expel “foreign-funded” imams has infuriated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warning of a war “between cross and crescent” and threatening that Ankara will not sit idle. “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul on Sunday. Crescent, which can be seen on mosques and other Muslim entities, symbolizes Islamic religion since time immemorial. They say they're ...

Austria could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams

1397/3/19 | 17:51
Austria says it plans to close at least seven mosques and expel dozens of imams and their families in a crackdown on what it calls “political Islam” and foreign funding of religious groups. Interior Minister of the right-wing government Herbert Kickl announced the plan on Friday, saying up to 60 Turkish-funded imams could be deported. He also said a total of 150 people risked losing their right to residence in the country. The Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz also said the government was shutting down a Turkish nationalist mosque in the ...

Turkey ready to attack northern Iraq: Erdogan

1397/3/18 | 17:51
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is ready to attack northern Iraq if the Iraqi central government does not take action against Kurdish militant groups there. In an interview with CNN Turk on Thursday, Erdogan said Turkey may strike the Iraqi city of Qandil, "at any moment one evening." A military action would go on to include Sinjar and Makhmur as well, he added. Turkish military forces have regularly crossed the border with Iraq to carry out operations against positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the ...

Turkey, Pakistan reach largest-ever defence contract

1397/3/10 | 17:51
Turkey and Pakistan have agreed on the sale of a batch of 30 Turkish-made T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopters, reports foreign media quoting Turkish officials. A government election manifesto revealed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Pakistan “just recently” agreed on the contract, which is the largest-ever Turkish-Pakistani defence contract. The two countries have been negotiating a T129 deal since 2014. This is the first export contract for the helicopter. Turkish Aerospace Industries, or TAI, maker of the ...

US slaps new sanctions on entities working with Iran airlines

1397/3/3 | 17:51
The US has imposed new sanctions against nine Iranian and Turkish individuals and companies as well as a number of aircraft providing goods and services to four Iranian airlines. The sanctions announced by the US Treasury Department on Thursday, targeted the entities cooperating with Iran's Mahan Air, Caspian Air, Meraj Air, and Pouya Air. The Treasury Department claimed in a statement that the banned entities extend a lifeline to the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). The statement claimed that Caspian Airlines and ...

Turkish intelligence receives information about an attempt to assassinate Erdogan

1397/2/30 | 17:51
Information emerged about a possible attempt to assassinate the Turkish president ahead of his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Special services for Turkey and the Balkans are studying information on an attempt to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Rossiiski Dialog, quoting TRT. Turkish intelligence services received reports from Turks living near the Macedonian capital of Skopje about “the existence of reports of an assassination attempt targeting Erdogan during his visit to a Balkan country,” the Anatolia ...

Pakistan, Turkey to raise voice against Israeli atrocities at world forums

1397/2/26 | 17:51
  The governments of Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to raise the issue of Palestinians’ massacre at the hands of Israeli forces at all international forums, including the United Nation. The move came after Israeli troops killed at least 60 Palestinians during clashes and protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday – the conflict’s bloodiest day in years. On Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim made a phone call to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and invited him to attend an ...

Turkey asks Israeli envoy to leave country

1397/2/25 | 17:51
  Turkey on Tuesday asked the Israeli ambassador to leave the country following indiscriminate violence and killings by Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border, diplomatic sources said. The Foreign Ministry summoned Ambassador Eitan Naeh and told him it would be “appropriate” for him to return to his country “for a while”, said the sources, who refused to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media, reports Anadolu Agency. At least 60 Palestinian demonstrators were martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli forces.   Thousands ...

Turkey ‘concerned’ by UAE's military build-up on Yemen’s Socotra

1397/2/22 | 17:51
  Turkey has voiced concern over the recent developments in Yemen’s Socotra after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) deployed forces to the island, saying they pose a threat to the country’s sovereignty. Earlier this month, the UAE deployed some 300 soldiers, along with tanks and artillery, to Socotra amid widening divisions with the Riyadh-sponsored forces loyal to the former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. "We are closely following the recent developments in Yemen's Socotra Island," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement ...

Turkey slams French figures demanding change in Quran

1397/2/16 | 17:51
  Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik slammed a French manifesto proposing removal of some Quran verses, saying those 300 prominent French figures were as “bigot” as Daesh members who infer violence from the holy book.   “This is the most striking example of intellectual violence and barbarism. Whoever these people are and whatever they have been doing up till now, they will be written at the beginning of the history of bigotry,” Celik said on Twitter. “Barbarism is intellectually and politically centered in the ...

US senators try to block F-35 transfers to Turkey

1397/2/7 | 17:51
  Three US senators have introduced a resolution aimed at blocking the transfer of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey, which is a NATO ally of the United States. The bill against the transfer of the high-tech, radar-evading American aircraft was introduced by Republicans James Lankford and Thom Tillis, and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen on Thursday. The three senators issued a joint statement in which they raised fears that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had embarked on a "path of reckless governance and disregard for the ...

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

1397/1/25 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
  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 | 17:51
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 ...