Turkish Airlines cancels flights to four cities in Iran

Turkish Airlines has canceled its flights to four Iranian cities and decreased the frequency of flights to Tehran until Feb. 27, the company said on Monday. The company said it canceled flights to Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz and Shiraz until that date. It also decreased the frequency of Tehran flights


Turkey under pressure as Erdogan’s ‘declaration of war’ in Idlib raises tensions with Russia

After issuing what amounted to a “declaration of war” against Syrian forces, Turkey finds itself under mounting pressure as tensions with Russia escalate and the threat of further clashes with Syria’s military looms. The crisis around the Syrian province of Idlib shook the foundat


US investigators inspect site of fatal plane crash in Turkey’s Istanbul

US aviation investigators have arrived at the site of a fatal plane crash in Istanbul, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday. A team from aircraft manufacturer Boeing and the US civil aviation authority inspected the wreckage of the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 that skidded


Turkey will launch military operation if Idlib situation not resolved: Erdogan

Turkey may launch a military operation into Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib if the situation in the region is not resolved immediately, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, as attacks by Russia-backed Syrian government forces raised concern of a new refugee wave to Turkey. Sp


Turkey earthquake: Two-year-old pulled from rubble as death toll rises to 31

A mother and her two-year-old daughter have been pulled alive from a collapsed building in Turkey more than a day after an earthquake killed at least 31 people. Ayse Yildiz and her child Nusra had spent 28 hours trapped in the rubble in the eastern city of Elazig following Friday’s 6.8-magnit


Erdogan says Turkey not yet sent troops to Libya, only advisers: Report

Turkey has deployed military advisers and trainers to Libya, but has not yet sent any troops to support the country’s UN-recognized government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying on Monday. Last week, Erdogan had said Turkey has begun sending troops to Tripoli. He has


Turkey says it will send military experts, advisers to Libya

Turkey will send military experts and technical teams to support Libya’s internationally recognized government, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish military units were moving to Tripoli.Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj’s Gover


Turkey says it cannot handle latest influx of Syrians seeking refuge

Syrian forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad have seized dozens of towns and villages in the north-west of the country, following days of violent clashes and prompting an exodus of civilans towards Turkey that Ankara says it cannot support. The fresh fighting in Syria’s Idlib province, the last reb


Turkish diplomat’s car torched in Greece amid tensions

A Turkish diplomat’s car was torched in Greece early Monday, police said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Nobody was hurt in the incident in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city. The Turkish consular staffer’s car did not have diplomatic license plates, police


Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle a new migrant wave from Syria

Turkey cannot handle a fresh migrant wave from Syria, President RecepTayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, adding that European nations will feel the impact of such an influx if violence in Syria’s Idlib region is not stopped. Speaking at an awards ceremony in Istanbul, Erdogan said more than 80,000


Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists

Turkey deported three foreign jihadists on Monday (11 N0vember), with more than 20 Europeans including French and Germans in the process of being expelled to their countries of origin. Turkey's interior ministry said it had deported an American and a Dane, while Germany confirmed that one of its


US and Turkey reach north-east Syria ceasefire deal

  Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory.Mr Pence made the announcement after more than four


Turkish presidency says Erdogan will meet Pence on Ankara visit

Despite an earlier statement by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday 16 October that he would not meet visiting US Vice President Mike Pence, his office said the meeting would go ahead after all. “Earlier today, the President told @SkyNews that he won’t receive a US delegation th


More than 60,000 displaced by Turkey assault on Syria: Monitor

 Beirut - Turkey’s military offensive on northeastern Syria has displaced more than 60,000 people in less than a day, a war monitor said Thursday 10-10-2019. “Since Wednesday, more than 60,000 people fled border areas,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding tha


Turkey attacks SDF post on Syria border after operation threat

The Turkish military on Tuesday 10-8-2019 bombarded a Syrian Democratic Forces post on the border. The Kurdish fighters told Al Arabiya that they did not respond to the attack and that there were no injuries on their side. Turkey’s military also struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdi


Erdogan talks operations east of Euphrates, SDF threatens an all-out war

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday 10-5-2019 that his country will carry out air and ground operations east of the Euphrates river in Syria, where Ankara and Washington have yet to establish a planned ‘safe zone.’ “We’ve made our preparations, we’v


Earthquake shakes Istanbul: Reuters source

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Thursday, according to quake monitors, sending residents out of buildings and on to the streets though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Witnesses felt buildings shake in the city during the quake a


Turkey is prepared for possible Syria border operation, Erdogan says

 Istanbul - Turkey is ready to act on its southern border with Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said, after warning that it could take unilateral steps if the US does not establish a “safe zone” in northeast Syria this month. “Our preparations along our borders are complete,&r


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