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This handout picture released by Turkish President
20 Aug 2017 05:05

Erdogan tells Germany’s FM Gabriel to know his limits

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has to learn his “limits” after he told Turkey’s leader to stop interfering in the upcoming Germany's elections.

 
Beyond Visit of Iran’s Army Chief to Turkey
20 Aug 2017 04:35

Beyond Visit of Iran’s Army Chief to Turkey

Islam Times - The Iranian Chief of the General Staff Mohammad Bagheri in a rare visit flew to Turkey on Tuesday at the invitation of his counterpart General Hulusi Akar, heading a top military delegation.

 
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19 Aug 2017 06:41

Erdogan urges Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the large Turkish diaspora in Germany to vote against Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming German elections, calling the party led by the chancellor "enemies" of Turkey.

 
Iran military chief, Turkish president discuss defense ties
17 Aug 2017 04:57

Iran military chief, Turkish president discuss defense ties

Islam Times - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri has met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

 
This photo taken on July 01, 2017, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gesturing as he delivers a speech during the AK Party
8 Aug 2017 04:19

Ankara accuses Berlin of assisting terrorists amid rising rift

Islam Times - Turkey has accused Germany of assisting terrorism over claims that officials in the European country declined to respond to thousands of files sent to Berlin and refused to hand over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities.

 
Turkey’s Scramble for Africa: Ankara Eyes New Empire in Old Backyard
8 Aug 2017 03:54

Turkey’s Scramble for Africa: Ankara Eyes New Empire in Old Backyard

Islam Times - Within a month Turkey will open its largest overseas military facility in Africa. Ankara's largest diplomatic representation is in Africa. Its national airline flies to more destinations in Africa than any other international carrier.

 
How Turkey Looks at Qatar-Arab Crisis from Strategic Viewpoint?
8 Aug 2017 03:42

How Turkey Looks at Qatar-Arab Crisis from Strategic Viewpoint?

Islam Times - Qatar is Turkey's key ally in the Persian Gulf region as the two countries enjoy close political, military, and economic relationship.

 
File photo of a Turkish military parade
7 Aug 2017 11:37

Turkey, Qatar wrap up joint military drill

Islam Times - The Turkish and Qatari militaries have wrapped up a joint exercise, flaunting the two sides’ alliance in the face of a Saudi-led onslaught targeting Doha.

 
Parliament members from the main opposition CHP, pro-Kurdish HDP, and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) representative Erol Onderoglu (C) hold a rally in Istanbul, April 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
7 Aug 2017 09:48

Turkey police confront HDP party supporters

Islam Times - Police in Turkey have confronted a group of supporters of the Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) in Istanbul, preventing them from joining a march by the country’s biggest pro-Kurdish party.

 
This picture taken and released on July 25, 2017 by Turkey
6 Aug 2017 08:07

New operations on Syrian soil imminent: Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned of upcoming operations on Syrian soil after the country bolsters its military presence on the border with its war-torn neighbor.

 
What’s Behind Turkey’s Kobani Offensive
3 Aug 2017 04:31

What’s Behind Turkey’s Kobani Offensive

Islam Times - As part of renewed military operation in northern Syria, the Turkish army entered the Kurdish-controlled Syrian territories from west of Kobani canton early on July 30.

 
Major Military Shake-Up in Turkey, Top Commanders Replaced
3 Aug 2017 04:13

Major Military Shake-Up in Turkey, Top Commanders Replaced

Islam Times - A major military shake-up took shape in Turkey as army, navy and air force commanders were replaced Wednesday with new generals amid an ongoing purge after last year’s failed coup.

 
Turkey, US Trade Accusations on Supporting Terrorists in Syria
2 Aug 2017 04:57

Turkey, US Trade Accusations on Supporting Terrorists in Syria

Islam Times - Turkey denounced a US Special Envoy remarks that Ankara supports al-Qaeda in Syria, accusing Washington of backing Kurdish terrorists in the Arab state.

 
US-Based Turkish Cleric, Fethullah Gulen
29 Jul 2017 04:06

Why US Rejects Turkish Calls for Gulen Extradition?

Islam Times - A year after the failed coup in Turkey, the US government has declined to respond to the Turkish calls urging extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based cleric accused of orchestrating the botched attempt.

 
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini (R) and Secretary General of Amnesty International, Salis Shetty hold a petition in support of human rights activists detained in Turkey, prior to their bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 25, 2017.
26 Jul 2017 05:56

Amnesty calls on EU to urge Turkey into reversing human rights crackdown

Islam Times - Amnesty International has called on the EU to pressure members to get Turkey “back in line” and halt its human rights crackdown.

 
Turkey’s President Confirms Purchase of Russian S-400 Missile System
26 Jul 2017 04:45

Turkey’s President Confirms Purchase of Russian S-400 Missile System

Islam Times - Turkey’s President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed his country has signed deal to acquire an S-400 missile defense system from Russia, rejecting concerns by the US and other NATO allies.

 
Turkish President Ends 2-Day Persian Gulf Visit, Crisis Unresolved
25 Jul 2017 05:24

Turkish President Ends 2-Day Persian Gulf Visit, Crisis Unresolved

Islam Times - Persian Gulf region ended with no resolution of the regional crisis ignited by Saudi-led regimes that cut ties with Qatar

 
File photo taken on October 31, 2016 shows people standing next to copies of Cumhuriyet daily newspaper in front of the newspaper
24 Jul 2017 07:54

Post-coup Turkey tries its best known journalists

Islam Times - As many as 17 directors and journalists from one of Turkey’s most respected newspapers are being tried on Monday after spending over eight months behind bars as the government's post-coup crackdown shows no sign of slowing.

 
Police detain at least 61 people in Ankara protest
24 Jul 2017 07:42

Police detain at least 61 people in Ankara protest

Islam Times - At least 61 people have been arrested in the Turkish capital after taking part in demonstrations held in support of two teachers arrested as part of the country’s post-coup crackdown.

 
Turkish President in Persian Gulf Region amid Qatar Crisis
24 Jul 2017 04:23

Turkish President in Persian Gulf Region amid Qatar Crisis

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Sunday in the Saudi city of Jeddah on the first leg of his Persian Gulf tour that will also include Kuwait and Qatar.