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Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem
12 Oct 2017 04:31

Turkey’s Military Presence in Syria Illegal: Foreign Minister

Islam Times - Syria's foreign minister says we still and will always consider the Turkish military presence in the country as illegal.

 
This undated photo shows German journalist Mesale Tolu with her three-year-old son.
12 Oct 2017 03:52

German journalist remanded in custody in Turkey

Islam Times - A court in Turkey has remanded in custody a German journalist over terrorism charges in what could further escalate tensions between the country and the German government.

 
Turkish riot police detain protesters in Ankara on September 14, 2017 during the trial of two Turkish teachers, who went on a hunger strike over their dismissal following last year
11 Oct 2017 09:25

Turkey sentences WSJ reporter to two years in prison

Islam Times - American daily Wall Street Journal (WSJ) says Turkey has sentenced one of its reporters to two years in prison on charges of engaging in terrorist propaganda.

 
Erdogan’s Short, Long-Term Strategy for Dealing with Kurdish Breakaway Bid
11 Oct 2017 07:19

Erdogan’s Short, Long-Term Strategy for Dealing with Kurdish Breakaway Bid

Islam Times - In the recent days, especially before and after Turkish President's last week visit to Iran and negotiations with top Iranian officials, the Turkish media reported that Ankara was struggling to design a roadmap aimed at confronting the independence referendum of the Iraqi Kurdistan region....

 
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan reviews the guard of honor on his arrival in Ukraine, on October 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Oct 2017 07:34

Erdogan says US visa suspension ‘upsetting’

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced as “upsetting” Washington’s decision to suspend non-immigrant visa services for Turkish nationals at US diplomatic facilities in Turkey.

 
Russian S-400 missile systems are seen riding through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, on May 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Oct 2017 06:04

Turkey may find other partners if Russia reluctant to share S-400 technology: Cavusoglu

Islam Times - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara may cancel its deal with Russia on acquiring the Russian S-400 missile systems and seek a deal with other partners if Moscow is reluctant to share the technology of its most advanced air defense system with the Anatolian country.

 
Turkey Launches Operation in Northwestern Syria: President Erdogan
9 Oct 2017 09:54

Turkey Launches Operation in Northwestern Syria: President Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkey is conducting a “serious” operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, President Erdogan announced on Saturday.

 
Erdogan’s Tehran Visit: Important Issues High on Agenda
6 Oct 2017 05:00

Erdogan’s Tehran Visit: Important Issues High on Agenda

Islam Times - The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Iran today for talks with the Iranian officials on a set of issues.

 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) attends a meeting between Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran on October 4, 2017. (Photo by leader.ir)
5 Oct 2017 05:36

US, foreign powers after creation of new Israel: Iran's leader

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States and Israel benefit from the recent referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, stressing Washington and foreign powers seek to create a new Israel.

 
A Turkish soldier stands guard in Viransehir, Sanliurfa Province, February 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
4 Oct 2017 11:01

4 soldiers killed as bomb blast hits Turkey’s Hakkari

Islam Times - A bomb explosion has hit Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari Province, leaving four soldiers dead and four others injured.

 
Turkey
2 Oct 2017 09:09

Turkey's top military chief in Iran ahead of Erdogan visit

Islam Times - Turkey's Military Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar is in Tehran for talks with Iran's top military and political officials, expected to tackle border security and counter-terrorism along with regional issues.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, bottom left, gets ready to address the parliament in capital Ankara, October 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
2 Oct 2017 06:24

We don’t need EU membership anymore: Turkey's president

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara no longer needs to join the European Union, but will not unilaterally quit the stalled talks on accession to the 28-nation bloc.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a meeting in Istanbul on September 25, 2017. (Photo by the Turkish Presidential Press Service)
1 Oct 2017 07:16

Israel played role in Iraq’s Kurdish referendum: Turkish president

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Israel’s Mossad spy agency has played a role in the recent Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq.

 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
25 Sep 2017 06:45

Iran, Turkey presidents discuss Kurdish independence referendum

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have discussed the latest developments surrounding a highly controversial planned referendum on the independence of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq.

 
Turkish parliament votes during an emergency session on September 23, 2017 to extend military operations in Iraq and Syria. (Photo by AFP)
24 Sep 2017 05:28

Turkish parliament extends mandate for military troops in Iraq, Syria

Islam Times - The Turkish parliament has extended a mandate authorizing the deployment of the country’s military forces in Iraq and Syria in the lead-up to a planned Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq.

 
Turkey
24 Sep 2017 05:21

Turkey vows security, economic measures against Kurdish independence referendum

Islam Times - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim falls short of ruling out cross border operations if Iraq’s Kurdish region goes ahead with a planned independence vote.

 
In this photo released by the Turkish presidential palace, President Tayyip Erdogan (C) chairs a National Security Council meeting in Ankara, Turkey, September 22, 2017. (Via Reuters)
23 Sep 2017 10:01

Iraqi Kurdistan vote poses direct threat to Turkish national security: Turkey

Islam Times - Turkey’s top security body says an independence referendum planned by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region “directly” threatens Turkish national security.

 
Turkish jets kill three civilians in Iraq
21 Sep 2017 04:24

Turkish jets kill three civilians in Iraq

Islam Times - Three civilians have been killed when Turkish fighter jets bombarded Duhok province in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, a report says.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City, September 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
20 Sep 2017 11:57

Turkey may impose bans on Iraqi Kurdistan if referendum held: Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country may impose sanctions on Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region if it goes ahead with a planned independence referendum.

 
Why Kurdish Referendum Causes Turkey’s Concerns?
20 Sep 2017 09:08

Why Kurdish Referendum Causes Turkey’s Concerns?

Islam Times - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim expressed on Monday his country’s strong opposition to the forthcoming Kurdish independence referendum, saying that the referendum the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has planned is a challenge to the Turkish national security, and Ankara will take ...