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  • Former Turkish PM Davutoglu slams Erdogan’s AKPFormer Turkish PM Davutoglu slams Erdogan’s AKP

    A former prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan strongly criticized the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Monday, blaming policy changes and an alliance with nationalists for its poor performance in Turkey’s local elections last month, Reuters reported.

    03:14 PM
  • Syrian Kurds transfer arms to Afrin to attack Turkey army, alliesSyrian Kurds transfer arms to Afrin to attack Turkey army, allies

    A Syrian military analyst stated in an interview with Kurdpress that Kurdish forces in Syria are working to move weapons to Afrin, in the Kurdish northern regions, in order to attack and oust Turkey army forces and its allies.

    10:36 AM
  • Attack on CHP leader worrying for Turkey / Serkan DemirtasAttack on CHP leader worrying for Turkey / Serkan Demirtas

    It is very unfortunate and worrying for Turkey and Turkish politics to observe a mass physical attack against Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), in Çubuk district of Ankara during the funeral of a soldier who was martyred by the PKK on April 19. The footage of the attack reveals that Kılıçdaroğlu nearly escaped lynch by a nationalist group obviously in a rage. 

    10:16 AM
  • Turkey blames unilateral US decision on Oil sanctions against IranTurkey blames unilateral US decision on Oil sanctions against Iran

    Turkey rejects the unilateral US decision not to extend sanctions waivers on Iran's oil imports for some countries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday.

    11:54 PM
  • U.S. continues supplying Kurds to counteract Turkey / Firas SamuriU.S. continues supplying Kurds to counteract Turkey / Firas Samuri

    The mass media has been widely covering the details of the disastrous humanitarian situation in Rukban refugee camp over recent months.

    11:12 AM
  • Election result is a response to one-man rule in Turkey: DemirtasElection result is a response to one-man rule in Turkey: Demirtas

    Selahattin Demirtas, the jailed former co-chair of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party's (HDP), said on Friday that they achieved great success in local elections despite criminalisation efforts against his party and it is a response to one-man rule.

    11:00 AM
  • Turkey's new Kurdish mayors denounce greed of predecessors / Amberin ZamanTurkey's new Kurdish mayors denounce greed of predecessors / Amberin Zaman

    Gilded doors, crystal chandeliers, marble bathrooms — a sea of luxury greeted Adnan Selcuk Mizrakli when he entered Diyarbakir’s city hall as the mainly Kurdish provincial capital’s new mayor. “Behold, behold,” Mizrakli told a group of journalists filming the event. “They built themselves palaces with the people’s money.”

    09:10 PM
  • Turkish warns 'sanctions on Iran are wrong’

    A Turkish delegation that recently visited Washington conveyed concerns about the ongoing embargo, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on April 17.

    08:25 AM
  • Opposition candidate takes office in Istanbul

    Turkey’s main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul’s mayor on Wednesday, April 17, after election recounts were finally completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party to re-run the vote in the country’s largest city.

    08:17 AM
  • HDP lawmaker injured as Turkish police disperse election protest

    A lawmaker from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition was injured when police fired water cannon to disperse protests against results of the March 31 local elections in southeastern Turkey, a Reuters witness at the demonstrations said.

    08:07 AM
  • Turkish troops would quit Iraq if Baghdad requests: envoyTurkish troops would quit Iraq if Baghdad requests: envoy

    The Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz said on Tuesday, April 16, that his country’s forces were deployed in Bashiqa at the request of senior Iraqi officials and stressed that they would depart if requested by Baghdad, NRT reported.

    12:06 PM
  • Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss Syria in WashingtonTurkish, US defense chiefs discuss Syria in Washington

    Turkey’s defense minister and his U.S. counterpart on Tuesday met in Washington to discuss recent political and military developments.

    11:54 AM
  • S-400 and F-35s to be deployed separately: Defense ministerS-400 and F-35s to be deployed separately: Defense minister

    Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reiterated on April 15 that Turkey will take precautions to prevent sensitive NATO information from falling into Russian hands following the deployment of a Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft weapon system.

    03:38 PM
  • US to exclude Syrian Kurds from safe zone: envoyUS to exclude Syrian Kurds from safe zone: envoy

    US Special Envoy to Syria James Jeffery said on Monday that his country would coordinate with Turkey to make sure the Syrian Kurdish forces would not create a threat to Turkey in the establishment of a safe zone in the region.

    10:22 AM
  • Baghdad agrees with Ankara to oust PKK from Iraq: officialBaghdad agrees with Ankara to oust PKK from Iraq: official

    Baghdad and Ankara have agreed on ousting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from Iraq, an Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Monday.
    Fazil Fatlawi, an MP at the Iraqi Parliament, said in a statement that the federal government has asked the security leaders to assist Turkey in resolving the issue of the PKK in Iraq.

    10:19 AM
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