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Is Abbas ready to end his punishment of Gaza?

Kuwait ready to commence Yemen peace talks

Donald Trump : A president or a goon?

Abbasi shakes UN by bold address: Pakistan won't be a 'scapegoat' in Afghan war

Show of poor diplomacy: A wrong message to US

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Egypt’s Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israelis

UAE and Saudi Arabia to normalize their secret relations with Israel

Dodging accountability courts: Did establishment give a safe passage to Nawaz Sharif?

Netanyahu Says Trump Promised to ‘Fix’ Iran Deal

Free Balochistan: An insider to heavily funded Indian campaign against Pakistan

95,000 patients waiting for unknown fate from the continued closure of Sanaa airport

Brutal lynching: Can Pakistan courts provide Justice to Mashal Khan?

Hamza bin Laden: the heir to al Qaeda?

Why has a UK team genetically edited human embryos?

How Russia came to Pakistan’s help?

Defying Courts: What is next for Nawaz Sharif?

Such TV | Rouhani censures Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric

President Trump calls for a holocaust on the floor of the United Nations

Iran infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS collusion

Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

United States supplying weapons worth $2.2B to Syrian terrorists organization

LUBP | How dishonest “Social Justice Warriors” work to curb the religious freedoms of targeted groups

“Go Nawaz Go” Makes it to Speed Test Server!

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting cements grip on power with charm and crackdowns

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

Free Balochistan: A joint venture of RAW and CIA to burry CPEC

Confidential U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of Yemeni kids

Pakistani teenager develops anti-BlueWhale app

UAE’s ambassador to the U.S considers Saudi Arabia responsible for the ruining of the UAE’s good name

Rabbani seeks official response on anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland

Nawaz Sharif must not appear before NAB court: Maryam

Trump says if threatened, US will 'totally destroy' North Korea

EXCLUSIVE – Interview with Dr. S.M. Kazem Mesbah Mousavi, Imam Ali Centre Canada

More than 800 Shia pilgrims have to stay at Taftan border for a week

Five eminent Shia scholars banned from entering Gilgit under unjust policy of balance

57 accused charge-sheeted in Mashal Khan lynching case

Nisar lashes out at Khaqan Abbasi, Asif for statements on ‘internal matters’

Pakistan team kicks off training, ahead of Sri Lanka series in UAE

Bank of China permitted to start operations in Pakistan

Pakistan protests with Switzerland over ‘Free Balochistan’ posters

Nawaz Sharif, children fail to appear in court; summons reissued

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

Was NA-120 election rigged?

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting cements grip on power with charm and crackdowns

Confidential U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of Yemeni kids

Pakistani teenager develops anti-BlueWhale app

US’ Black Hawk Down in Yemen

Outrage in Egypt over Israeli Flag in educational book

Russo-Saudi closeness: What are two sides’ goals?

Arrest warrants: Should Imran Khan present himself before ECP?

Is Establishment pulling NAB’s strings?

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An old desire: Is Gov trying to place ISI under civilian control?

Certain Western states still back terror groups in Syria: Assad

Iran, Pakistan army chiefs urge Muslim world action to end Rohingya plight

Iraq vice president: Baghdad won't tolerate creation of ‘second Israel’

Myanmar says US official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

Iraq’s Nujaba Movement condemns terrorist attacks in Nasiriyah

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Is China using North Korea to break US's Super power's myth?

US Plan for New Afghan Force Poses Threat to Civilians

UK arms sales benefiting most from Middle East wars

UAE: Saudi Arabia was going to launch military attack on Qatar

US policy shift: Would Pakistan turn into another Iran for US?

Has Trump become a leader of Arab nationalism?

Is Gwadar a toll plaza?

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Rohingyas of Karachi struggle to deal with identity crisis

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Saudi Crown Prince Calls Off Visit to Paris for Fear of Popular Uprising

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The United States and Russia rejected the request of Israel to keep Iran far from the Syrian border

Netanyahu is the Israeli Trump

Paradiagm shift: Pakistan’s big ‘No” to US aid

Did PML-N verbal attacks on Judiciary affected the Panama review appeal?

Saudi Arabia, Sudan banned from Labour party conference

Kulbhoshan Yadav’s case: Why ICJ will not give decision in favor of Pakistan?

Why emergence of Hafiz Saeed linked-MML in Pakistani politics is almost inevitable

UNICEF says 240,000 Rohingya kids in dangerous situation

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Saudi security: detained preachers are members of spying cell

Russia urges Syria not to retaliate against Israel airstrike

Controversial Saudi Prince detained

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Deepening rift: Would PML-N meet the same fate of MQM?

A dangerous tactics: Why Daesh is targeting IT experts from Pakistan universities?

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MEHR | Saudi Arabia, Israel paving way for US military presence on China border

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UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

1396/6/29 | 18:51
  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 | 18:51
  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, ...

Germany halts major arms supplies to Turkey as tensions heighten

1396/6/21 | 18:51
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, ...

1400 foreign women, children left behind by Daesh after Tal Afar liberation

1396/6/20 | 18:51
After being expelled from Tal Afar, the Daesh terrorist group has left behind some 1,400 foreign wives and children, who are now in the custody of the Iraqi government.    According to Iraqi security and aid officials on Sunday, those left behind are mostly from Russia, Turkey, and Central Asia, with some also from European countries. Iraqi officials are currently engaged in the process of verifying their identities and nationalities, as many of the women have lost or destroyed their original credentials. The group, which is the largest ...

Iran land route drastically cuts transportation time, cost to Qatar

1396/6/17 | 18:51
  A land route from Turkey to Qatar via Iran is now operational, with 200 trucks of food having already arrived in the Persian Gulf peninsula.   The trucks carrying milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and other food products made the journey from the Turkish city of Mardin to the Iranian port of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf from where they were carried by Ro-Ro ships to the Qatari port of Ruwais.     Qatar is under a blockade by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt which cut trade and transport links with Doha in June ...

Why US refuses to send F-16 trainers to Turkey, blocks Pakistan’s help

1396/6/15 | 18:51
  Commenting on the recent US refusal to heed Ankara’s request for F-16 training pilots to help replace airmen dismissed after last year’s military coup attempt and Washington’s move to prevent Pakistan from assisting Turkey, retired Turkish Lt-Gen Erdogan Karakus explained to Sputnik Turkiye what might be the reasons for this decision.        The US has rejected Ankara’s request to send F-16 training pilots to prepare new airmen in the wake of an array of dismissals following after last year’s military coup ...

UAE financially supports hacking Qatari news agency plot

1396/6/12 | 18:51
Turkish ambassador to Tunisia Omer Faruk Dogan stressed that Turkey will hand over the five people detained for hacking a Qatari news agency to the Qatari brotherly government.   He added these detainees have confessed that each of them received $ 50,000 from UAE Ambassador to Ankara to hack the Qatar News Agency (QANA) in order to publish the false news quoting from the Qatari emir. Turkish ambassador to Tunisia also stated: “they said that they were unaware of UAE and Saudi Arabia’s plot for putting Qatar under pressure, harming ...

Turkish FM: Why are Muslim nations silent on Rohingya?

1396/6/12 | 18:51
Turkey’s foreign minister on Saturday decried other Muslim countries’ silence on the plight of the Rohingya Muslims. “There are a great many Muslim countries. Where are they? Why are they silent?” Mevlut Cavusoglu asked at an event marking the Muslim Eid-al Adha holiday in the Mediterranean province of Antalya. He said to date Turkey had delivered more than $70 million in humanitarian aid to the Rohingya Muslims, and that no country in the world was showing more concern for the Rohingya than Turkey. But, he added: “It’s not enough ...

Israel’s anger with Turkey

1396/6/3 | 18:51
  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 ...

How Turkey looks at Qatar-Arab crisis from strategic viewpoint?

1396/5/18 | 18:51
  Qatar is Turkey's key ally in the Persian Gulf region as the two countries enjoy close political, military, and economic relationship.     When the Saudi-led Arab regimes in early June abruptly severed diplomatic ties and fueled a diplomatic crisis with Qatar, Doha and Ankara became even more engaged in close relations, making Turkey take huge economic profits from the Arab gaps.     Turkey’s Minister of Customs and Trade Bulent Tufenkci has recently reported that since June 5 that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, ...

Israel offers refuge to Iranian blogger

1396/5/16 | 18:51
  Israel offered asylum on Sunday to a Turkey-based Iranian blogger who it said faced forcible deportation to Iran, where she would be at risk given her work for an Israeli news site.   The Times of Israel has said that Neda Amin, its Persian-language blogger, left Iran in 2014 for Turkey. She has been in a court battle to prevent her repatriation and has sought other countries that might take her in as a refugee, the site said. Hostility between the two countries means that Iranians are generally not admitted to Israel.   But ...

Turkish Army Sends Huge Arms Cargo to Terrorists in Al-Bab

1396/5/13 | 18:51
The Turkish army dispatched a large cargo of light weapons and ammunition to its affiliated terrorist groups in al-Bab city in Northern Aleppo.   According to Hawar news, sources in al-Shahba region in Northern Aleppo reported that the cargo was sent through al-Ra'i border crossing towards the village of Sousian and then was transferred towards al-Bab region in Northern Aleppo on Wednesday. The sources added that the cargo was delivered to several militant groups affiliated to Sultan Morad terrorist group. Turkey sent its military into ...

Why US rejects Turkish calls for Gulen extradition?

1396/5/7 | 18:51
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 | 18:51
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 ...

Turkey transports ISIS terrorists from Mosul and Syria to Egypt

1396/5/3 | 18:51
A Jordanian official in the Jordanian foreign ministry revealed documented information that the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MiT) is planning to smuggle one thousand ISIS terrorists into Egypt by sea.   Relating the details of the plan, this official, who wished to remain anonymous, said that some of these terrorists who had fled from Mosul and Syria through human traffickers are supposed to be taken to the Sinai desert and others to Libyan coasts by way of sea, and then enter Egyptian soil through the Libyan-Egyptian borders. He ...

Succumbed to Saudi demands: Qatari Emir Calls for Negotiations to Ease Blockade

1396/5/2 | 18:51
With the four blockading states having pared down their previous list of 13 demands to six general principles, Qatar’s Emir is also expressing an openness to engaging in negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing diplomatic crisis and return the situation to normal.   The previous 13 demands were clearly far more than Qatar was willing to give up, and the Emir reiterated today that any deal would have to respect Qatari sovereignty, but he apparently does see an opportunity at compromise, something that seemed unlikely before. The ...

Turkey state news agency leaks secret locations of US, French troops in Syria

1396/4/30 | 18:51
Turkey’s state news agency on Tuesday published the locations of secret US military bases in Syria as well as details on the numbers of US and French troops stationed there, sparking the ire of fellow NATO member states. In the latest display of tensions between Turkey and other NATO member nations, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency earlier this week published a detailed report of the secret locations of US military bases, operational posts and military posts inside Syria. The 620-word news report also included the numbers of US soldiers ...

US speeds up military aid to PKK/PYD

1396/4/28 | 18:51
A total of 195 trucks allegedly carrying military equipment for the PKK/PYD terror group were seen passing through the Iraqi border with Syria; it later arrived in the north-eastern Syrian province of Al-Hasakah, sources in the region said. The delivery was performed in two separate shipments; 95 trucks arrived in the city on 13 July while 100 trucks arrived on Tuesday, the sources, who asked not to be named due to security fears, told Anadolu Agency. “Stryker” armoured vehicles along with tanker trucks caught the attention during shipment. Before ...

Erdogan will be arrested in Sweden over genocide and crimes against humanity

1396/4/23 | 18:51
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president has been filed with a lawsuit in Sweden by the Swedish lawmakers. He was accused of “genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.”   Mr. Erdogan’s role in the bloody conflict between Turkish forces and Kurdish militants since 2015 was the core subject of the lawsuit that was filed by five Swedish MP. As Erdogan, Swedish MP, said, “We are five lawmakers handing in a complaint… (requesting) punishment for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.” Ms. Lillemets is one of ...

Planning to attack Qatar: Egypt to send warship to Persian Gulf

1396/4/20 | 18:51
  [caption id="attachment_47311" align="alignnone" width="1024"] SONY DSC[/caption] Some Persian Gulf Countries have requested that Egypt send a warship to the Persian Gulf as tensions with Qatar escalate.   The Commander of Egypt’s Navy, Read Admiral Ahmad Khaled Hassan, said that Qatar is the cause of the region’s instability because of its support of terrorist groups, and this is why many Arab countries have opted for cutting their ties with it. Of course, some countries, such as Iran and Turkey, have supported Qatar because ...

Saudis are after the Muslim brotherhood, and Turkey’s in the way

1396/4/17 | 18:51
    To listen to Donald Trump, speaking during his recent trip there, the Middle East splits neatly into opposing camps and it’s obvious which one harbors the good guys.   It didn’t take long for that notion to be publicly debunked. Within a couple of weeks of the president’s departure, a crisis over the Gulf state of Qatar had U.S. allies at loggerheads.     An alliance led by Saudi Arabia apparently enjoys Trump’s full support. And a second bloc looser and harder to classify, is at the heart of the dispute ...

Erdogan sets a condition for Turkish troops to leave Qatar

1396/4/16 | 18:51
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 ...

Syrian letters to UN blast Turkey's 'expansionist delusions'

1396/4/16 | 18:51
Damascus has written to the United Nations, denouncing Turkish forces’ recent incursions into the Syrian territory as a proof of Ankara’s partnership in terrorism plaguing the Arab country. In two letters addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the world body’s Security Council, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates blasted on Thursday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for adopting a “policy of aggression and expansionist delusions” in Syria. The letters cited Turkey’s fresh attacks in the ...

More Turkish troops arrive in Qatar

1396/4/9 | 18:51
A new batch of Turkish armed forces arrived in Doha last night to reinforce forces already in Qatar as part of a training programme which is currently underway. According to the Directorate of Moral Guidance in the Ministry of Defence of Qatar, “a new boost of Turkish armed forces to Al Udeid Air Base, to join the existing forces in the state, which began its training last week.” The planned exercises are part of a joint defence agreement signed between Doha and Ankara aimed at boosting the defence capabilities of both countries through ...

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

1396/4/6 | 18:51
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 ...

Turks flock to mosque to view clothes which belonged to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

1396/4/3 | 18:51
Large number of Turks have flocked to a mosque in Istanbul to see a set of clothes believed to have belonged to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Rassd.com reported on Friday. The items on display were among those that the Prophet sent as a present to one of the early Muslims in Yemen. The clothes were taken to Istanbul during the 17th century. In the 18th century, the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Majeed built a mosque where they were kept. Every year during the holy month of Ramadhan the clothes are put on display for the public to see. It is reported ...

Hired gun: Is war with Iran now inevitable under new Saudi crown prince?

1396/4/3 | 18:51
Israel and Washington seem to have been instrumental in the rise of Riyadh's new leader, a hot-headed young royal who leaves a trail of havoc behind him. But can they control him?     In the hilarious novel by Christopher Buckley, 'Thank you for smoking,' the central character, Nick Naylor, works for Big Tobacco as a chief spokesman.   The reason why Naylor, who lobbies on behalf of cigarettes using ingenious ploys, was given the job in the first place was due to a blunder he made as a journalist before, where he incorrectly announced ...

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

1396/3/24 | 18:51
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 | 18:51
    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 | 18:51
  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 ...

MEHR NEWS | Iran, Russia, Turkey can help peace, stability in region

1396/3/4 | 18:51
TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – President Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart emphasized on improvement of bilateral ties to boost economic relations. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who talked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the phone on Wednesday evening appreciated his Turkish counterpart’s congratulatory call and highlighted the lst four years as time for expansion and deepening of relations and cooperation between Tehran and Ankara; “to reach a $30 billion trade exchange between the two countries, a leap in relations is required,” ...

Erdogan: An occupied Jerusalem is shameful for Turks

1396/2/23 | 18:51
    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 ...

Tit for Tat: Erdogan in hot waters after US backs Syrian Kurd fighters

1396/2/20 | 18:51
  Turkey on Wednesday reacted furiously to a US plan to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers terrorists, but the force battling jihadists said the move would hasten the extremists´ defeat. The issue risks further stoking tensions between Ankara and Washington less than a week before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Washington to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump in their first face-to-face encounter as heads of state. The Kurdish Peoples´ Protection Units (YPG) is seen by Washington as the best ally against Islamic ...

Turkey President Erdogan backs India's UNSC bid

1396/2/14 | 18:51
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 | 18:51
    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

1396/2/12 | 18:51
  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 ...

May day protests in riots turn red in Turkey; One dead and more than 200 detained

1396/2/12 | 18:51
The May Day protests in Istanbul turned violent with security forces using tear gas, rubber bullets, and harsh behaviors.   Istanbul, once again, turned to the center of protests in Turkey. May Day celebration, commemorating the spring festival and more importantly, Labor Day celebrations, was the scene of protests in the most populates city of Turkey. Multiple groups of protesters tried to find their way to Taksim Square which was cordoned off by security forces yesterday. The march, despite police warnings, turned violent and more than ...

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

1396/2/11 | 18:51
      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 ...

Turkish Jets Bomb US-Backed Troops in Iraq and Syria

1396/2/6 | 18:51
Following Turkish dictator Erdoğan’s snatching of more powers in Turkey, reports are coming out that more than 30 U.S.-backed troops in Syria and Iraq have been killed in a series of bombings carried out by Turkish jets last night. ps in the areas of the attacks were warned about an hour before 24 Turkish jets and two Turkish drones bombed locations in northern Iraq and northeast Syria. Senior Russian officials contacted U.S. counterparts to try to get Turkey to back off the strikes, but those pleas were ignored by the Turks, officials said. … The ...

Return of a dictator : Erdogan to wreak new havoc

1396/1/31 | 18:51
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 | 18:51
  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 ...

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

1396/1/6 | 18:51
    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 ...

What is Turkey’s plan to kick off Jihad in Europe?

1395/12/29 | 18:51
      In one of the first reactions from Ankara to the Dutch election result, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, warned that Europe was heading towards the abyss and that ‘holy wars’ (Jihad) would soon begin on the continent – this coming despite the fact that nationalist Geert Wilders, a vocal critic of Islam, was pushed into second place by the center right Prime Minister, Mark Rutte.     Çavuşoğlu, who has been addressing Turkish crowds across Europe ahead of a constitutional referendum ...

Astana talks: Is Turkey trying to derail peace process?

1395/12/28 | 18:51
    Turkey as a guarantor of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria bears responsibility for the armed Syrian opposition’s refusal to take part in the Astana talks, Syria's envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari, who heads the government's delegation, said on Tuesday.   This (non-participation of the opposition) once again confirms that it is under control. As a guarantor country, Turkey is responsible for that," Jaafari stressed. "We should ask Turkey why the opposition has not come."     The diplomat said the government’s ...

Israel turns into Turkey’s only friend in the world

1395/12/27 | 18:51
    The famous editor of Rai al-Youm has called Zionist regime as Ankara's only "friend" stating that tensions escalate between Turkey and other countries, especially European countries.     Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm in London, stressed that Israel has become Turkey’s only friend in the world.     “I believe that it is important to keep in mind that both Turkey and European countries are NATO members. Turkey is a founding member of NATO and should stay united with Europeans,” he said ...

A systematic genocide: How Turkey is secretly killing Kurds

1395/12/26 | 18:51
   Turkey’s military and police forces have killed hundreds of people during operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey, the United Nations said on Friday in a report that listed summary killings, torture, rape and widespread destruction of property among an array of human rights abuses.       The report, by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, details how operations by the Turkish infantry, artillery, tanks and possibly aircraft drove up to half a million people ...

Turkish riot police sent to Bahrain

1395/12/5 | 18:51
  Sabah Daily has published Umit Yalcin's remarks on sending forces to Bahrain in order to control Bahrain's internal crisis.     Turkish daily newspaper, Sabah, has published the remarks of Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey, Umit Yalcin. He said Turkey is preparing its riot police to send forces to Bahrain in order to control Bahrain’s internal crisis.     “Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa reached agreement during his visit to Bahrain and meeting with Bahrain’s ...

Trump to break Russia-Iran-Turkey alliance for Israel          

1395/12/4 | 18:51
    Donald Trump’s admiration for Vladimir Putin had nothing to do with the new cold war between the US and Russia. It’s all about breaking Syria-Iran-Russia alliance against US-Israel created ISIS.     Since late last year Turkey switched sides on the US-Israel war in Syria – creating a new Russia-Iran-Turkey alliance to end 5-year-old Syrian bloodshed, it has put a spanner in Zionist empire’s plan to remake a new Israel-friendly Middle East. Now Trump administration has been given the task by its Jew masters ...

The dilemma of Syrian peace talks

1395/12/3 | 18:51
    The Geneva meeting scheduled for Feb 23 will run parallel to the talks jointly sponsored by Iran, Russia and Turkey in Astana.      But when the negotiators met last time in the Kazakh capital on Thursday both sides were so inflexible that that even a communiqué could not be issued.     The sponsors themselves are at odds. Russia and Iran support the Syrian regime, while Turkey wants President Assad to go.      The truth is the Syrian president expects the opposition to listen to him because ...