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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AK Party
18 Jun 2017 06:23

Riyadh: Turkish military base not welcome on Saudi soil

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has said that a Turkish military base would not be welcome on kingdom's soil after Ankara offers to build such a facility.

 
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) meets Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in the holy city of Mecca on June 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
18 Jun 2017 06:18

Saudi Arabia detains two reporters of Turkish TV channel during FM's visit

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has detained two reporters for Turkish TV channel TRT World for 10 hours during a visit by the Turkish foreign minister to the kingdom to help resolve the dispute between Qatar and several Arab countries.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an interview with Portuguese broadcaster RTP on July 15, 2017.
17 Jun 2017 08:46

Turkey’s Erdogan urges Saudi, US to join Astana process on Syria

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Saudi Arabia and the US to join the Syria peace process, which began in the Kazakh capital, Astana, in January with the mediation of Tehran, Moscow and Ankara.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a press conference in Kuwait City on June 15, 2017 as part of his tour of Persian Gulf Arab countries. (Photos by AFP)
17 Jun 2017 06:29

Turkish FM arrives in Saudi Arabia to end Persian Gulf states-Qatar row

Islam Times - The Turkish foreign minister has arrived in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to defuse a growing diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region, as Qatar accuses its neighbors, particularly Riyadh, of imposing a crippling "siege" on the emirate.

 
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prime Minister of the UAE
15 Jun 2017 05:51

UAE Involved in Turkey Coup, Paid $3bn to Conspirators

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates reportedly backed a military coup to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year and paid the conspirators three billion dollars, Turkish daily has revealed

 
Advantages, Challenges of Turkey’s Pro-Qatar Stance
15 Jun 2017 05:47

Advantages, Challenges of Turkey’s Pro-Qatar Stance

Islam Times - Last week, a number of Arab governments including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and demanded the Qatari citizens to leave their soil within 14 days, citing what they called Doha's support for terrorism as a reason for their measures.

 
Taner Kilic, Amnesty International’s Turkey representative
10 Jun 2017 12:35

Amnesty Turkey head charged over alleged Gulen links

Islam Times - The head of Amnesty International in Turkey has been indicted for alleged links to US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating an abortive coup last year.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, in Ankara, May 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Jun 2017 07:57

Turkey to continue to support Qatar: President Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will continue to support Qatar in a dispute between Doha and several other Arab countries.

 
Turkish soldiers participate in an exercise
8 Jun 2017 04:32

Turkish MPs Approve Faster Troop Deployment to Qatar

Islam Times - Turkish MPs approve faster troop deployment to Brotherhood-buddy Qatar’s military base as Erdogan slams Doha isolation.

 
Taner Kilic, Amnesty International’s Turkey representative
7 Jun 2017 11:19

Ankara detains Amnesty Turkey head over ‘Gulen links’

Islam Times - Ankara has arrested Amnesty International’s point man on Turkey on suspicion of links to the US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen blamed for the 2016 abortive coup.

 
Germany Mulls Transferring Troops from Turkey to Jordan
7 Jun 2017 08:49

Germany Mulls Transferring Troops from Turkey to Jordan

Islam Times - German officials say Berlin will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in Turkey to Jordan after Ankara denied German lawmakers a visit to the military airport.

 
A U.S. military commander (R) walks with a commander (C) from the Kurdish People
3 Jun 2017 04:45

US Arming Syrian Kurds Will Lead to a Clash with Turkey

Islam Times - Michael Maloof, a former Pentagon official said that the US decision to arm the Kurds could have serious repercussions in Syria.

 
Kurdish Militants
1 Jun 2017 06:51

Turkey Slams US Supply of Weapons to Syrian Kurds

Islam Times - Turkey has slammed the US for its decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria terming the move “an extremely dangerous” mistake that should be reversed.

 
A Turkish-made warship
1 Jun 2017 06:20

Saudi Arabia Cancels Turkey Weapons Purchase after US Deal

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has decided to cancel an order to purchase four warships from Turkey in the wake of a multi-billion arms purchase agreement with the US.

 
A Turkish Air Force AS-532AL Cougar helicopter takes off from Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana on July 27, 2015. (Photo by Reuters)
1 Jun 2017 06:10

13 Turkish troops killed in helicopter crash in Sirnak

Islam Times - Thirteen Turkish troops have died in a helicopter crash in the country’s southeastern Sirnak province.

 
Turkish-paid rebels and a burning Turkish transporter near al-Bab last year
1 Jun 2017 04:14

Erdogan Forms 'Syrian National Army'

Islam Times - Last year, the Turkish Prime Minister invaded northern Syria land took the Syrian city of al-Bab accompanied by thousands of Syrian ‘Islamist rebels’ from dozens of different groups. In fact, Turkey hoped that the Syrian groups would be able to take al-Bab by themselves but that ended ...

 
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, meets with soldiers during a visit of the German armed forces at Incirlik air base, Turkey, January 21, 2016. (Photo by AP)
29 May 2017 10:30

Germany may withdraw troops from Turkey within 2 weeks

Islam Times - Germany, by mid-June, will decide whether to pull out its troops from Turkey after Ankara in a controversial move refused to grant German lawmakers access to a key NATO base on its soil near Syria, an official says.

 
Turkish President Family Own $30m Oil Tanker Bought under Offshore Arrangement
28 May 2017 06:14

Turkish President Family Own $30m Oil Tanker Bought under Offshore Arrangement

Islam Times - Turkish President's family reportedly own a multi-million dollar oil tanker, which was acquired under a secretive offshore arrangement, a consortium of European news outlets reported on Friday.

 
Turkish Ambassador Complains of US Abetting Terrorists
27 May 2017 04:13

Turkish Ambassador Complains of US Abetting Terrorists

Islam Times - The Turkish Ambassador to the USA accused the US of establishing a partnership with the terrorist organization after Washington's decision to supply weapons to the Kurds.

 
Turkish former primary school teacher Semih Ozakca (R) and Turkish academician Nuriye Gulmen wear face masks on the 63rd day of their hunger strike during a demonstration in Ankara, Turkey, May 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
25 May 2017 06:48

Turkey seeks 20-year terms for hunger-striking teachers

Islam Times - Turkish prosecutors have demanded up to 20 years in prison for two hunger-striking teachers protesting their dismissal in a widespread purge after an abortive coup last year.