Turkey

You call me dictator, I will keep up Nazi taunts – Erdogan

You call me dictator, I will keep up Nazi taunts – Erdogan

In a tit-for-tat war of words, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he won’t turn the other cheek and promised to keep calling European leaders “Nazis” as long as they keep calling him a “dictator.” “How does that work, you have the right to call Erdogan a ‘dictator’ but Erdogan doesn’t have the right to […]

Why don’t we stand with Turkey, like we did with Paris and Orlando?

Why don’t we stand with Turkey, like we did with Paris and Orlando?

Night was coming on as I arrived in Heathrow airport on Tuesday. In a waiting lounge at the airport’s central bus station, the urgent and meretricious tones of the television news could be heard. A gang of homicidal thugs had massacred 41 innocent people and injured 239 at Turkey’s Ataturk airport. But then, right there, the […]

Turkish police searching for Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish police searching for Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish police continue the manhunt for an unidentified attacker who went on a deadly shooting rampage at a nightclub in Istanbul just over an hour into the New Year. Fresh details have emerged on the terror attack, with Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu saying police and intelligence officials are now piecing together the clues they have […]

Gaziantep University lets Syrians study in Arabic

Gaziantep University lets Syrians study in Arabic

Syrian refugee students now have the option to pursue their studies in Arabic while living in Turkey and resume classes from where they left off. Nearly 2,000 Syrians are taking classes at Gaziantep University near the border. “We’re trying to provide Syrian students with the necessary education and training in areas like engineering and medicine so they […]

Erdogan: Protecting Jerusalem a Muslim obligation

Erdogan: Protecting Jerusalem a Muslim obligation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged all Muslims to defend the Palestinian cause and said it is their obligation to protect Jerusalem. Speaking in Istanbul, at a parliamentary symposium on Jerusalem, Erdogan said “it is the common duty of all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem” and that safeguarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque should […]

Turkish jets hit Daesh in Syria for the first time

Turkish jets hit Daesh in Syria for the first time

ANKARA: Turkish planes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Daesh positions in Syria, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Saturday. “Our fighter planes … along with planes from the coalition yesterday evening began joint operations against (Daesh) targets which pose a threat to the security of our country,” it said […]

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

For the first time in the history of Turkey, a Muslim but secular country, a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf has been named as a government minister. Aysen Gurcan, a 52-year-old academic, was appointed yesterday to be the minister in charge of family and social policies in the provisional government of Prime Minister Ahmet […]

Iran’s media intensifies attacks against Turkey

Iran’s media intensifies attacks against Turkey

For several weeks, the Iranian media has been waging a propaganda campaign against Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as reported by Anadolu on Friday. Like Western media, the Iranian news agencies, newspapers and news websites have been publishing and broadcasting reports claiming that Turkey is supporting terrorists in the Middle East, mainly ISIS. […]

PKK steps up attacks against Turkish army

PKK steps up attacks against Turkish army

Militants from the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) have stepped up their attacks against the Turkish army, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 more in a suicide attack overnight in eastern Turkey. The government in Ankara, meanwhile, continues its air strikes against Kurdish militants. PKK fighters drove a tractor filled with explosives into a military outpost […]