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Four years on, police operations targeting suspects accused of links to Gulen continue on a regular basis.(AP)

Turkish court issues life sentences in trial of 2016 coup leaders

Ankara | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:17 PM IST
The trial was the highest profile of dozens of court cases targeting thousands of people accused of involvement in the coup attempt, which Ankara blamed on supporters of the U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen.
Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Istanbul, Turkey. (A REUTERS Photo)(REUTERS)
Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Istanbul, Turkey. (A REUTERS Photo)(REUTERS)

Turkey extends geological exploration mission in Eastern Mediterranean until November 4

Ankara | By Asian News International | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Turkey issued a new international Navtex alert, according to which the Oruc Reis vessel will conduct research with the Ataman and Cengizhan vessels south of the Greek island of Kastelorizo.
On Friday new virus cases dipped to just over 1,200 with total cases at more than 185,000, the thirteenth highest in the world.(AP)
On Friday new virus cases dipped to just over 1,200 with total cases at more than 185,000, the thirteenth highest in the world.(AP)

Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey lost ground in coronavirus fight

Istanbul | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:42 PM IST
As Turks have poured out into streets, parks, malls and to vacation spots, face masks were made compulsory in major cities on Thursday.
Health Minister of Turkey Fahrettin Koca confirmed early on Wednesday that a Turkish man with a high fever and cough had been diagnosed as having the virus and had been isolated.(REUTERS)
Health Minister of Turkey Fahrettin Koca confirmed early on Wednesday that a Turkish man with a high fever and cough had been diagnosed as having the virus and had been isolated.(REUTERS)

Turkey confirms first coronavirus case; wins WHO praise for vigilance

Ankara | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Turkey’s tourism sector, which accounts for about 13% of its economy, stepped up calls on the government for financial help to deal with the expected negative impact of the outbreak.
Turkey has sent 11 French relatives of suspected “terrorist fighters” back home(AP Photo (Representative Image))
Turkey has sent 11 French relatives of suspected “terrorist fighters” back home(AP Photo (Representative Image))

Turkey deports 11 French relatives of ‘terrorist’ suspects

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 07:32 AM IST
A French judicial source confirmed that four women and their seven children had arrived early on Monday, after they were released from camps in Kurdish-held parts of northeastern Syria.
President Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Sochi on Tuesday for emergency talks on Syria with his Russian counterpart.(Reuters Photo)
President Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Sochi on Tuesday for emergency talks on Syria with his Russian counterpart.(Reuters Photo)

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Ankara | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.
The agreement for the 120-hour pause eased what had escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies(REUTERS)
The agreement for the 120-hour pause eased what had escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies(REUTERS)

Turkey agrees with US to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Ankara | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 07:12 AM IST
Trump paved the way for the week-long Turkish incursion by withdrawing US troops but he later imposed sanctions and threatened to destroy the NATO ally’s economy as he came under fire at home.
Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN, asked Turkey to immediately launch an impartial, transparent and independent investigation into both incidents.(AP Photo)
Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN, asked Turkey to immediately launch an impartial, transparent and independent investigation into both incidents.(AP Photo)

Turkey may be ‘responsible’ for executions of Kurds in Syria: UN

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 05:07 PM IST
The UN warned Tuesday that reported summary executions of civilians in northeastern Syria carried out by pro-Turkish fighters could amount to a “war crime” and that Ankara could be “deemed responsible”.
Kurds living in Greece and Greek protesters take part in a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Athens, Greece.(REUTERS)
Kurds living in Greece and Greek protesters take part in a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Athens, Greece.(REUTERS)

US says up to 1,000 troops to withdraw from northern Syria

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 10:05 AM IST
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the move came after the US learned that Turkey was pressing further into Syria than expected.
New Delhi released an uncharacteristically direct statement criticising the military assault in the northern Syria, stating Turkey’s actions can undermine stability in the region and the fight against terrorism. India’s language mirrored that of Erdogan’s on Kashmir, sending a subtle yet straightforward statement to Turkey(REUTERS)
New Delhi released an uncharacteristically direct statement criticising the military assault in the northern Syria, stating Turkey’s actions can undermine stability in the region and the fight against terrorism. India’s language mirrored that of Erdogan’s on Kashmir, sending a subtle yet straightforward statement to Turkey(REUTERS)

Erdogan wants the world stage, from the Kurds to Kashmir

By Kabir Taneja
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2019 08:08 PM IST
For him, Turkey is the Islamic power awaiting its due, and while it does not have the oil dollars backing its fragile economy, it is still working hard to create its own narratives and influence zones across the region
The Turkish leader had raised the temperature on Saturday by warning that Ankara could launch a cross-border offensive “as soon as today, tomorrow”, putting pressure on the United States.(Reuters image)
The Turkish leader had raised the temperature on Saturday by warning that Ankara could launch a cross-border offensive “as soon as today, tomorrow”, putting pressure on the United States.(Reuters image)

Turkey’s Erdogan to meet Trump in US over Syria ‘safe zone’

Ankara | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 05:04 AM IST
There had been expectations in Turkey of a Trump-Erdogan meeting on Syria last month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, but it did not take place.
President Erdogan has repeatedly threatened to launch a cross-border offensive and recently suggested that progress on the zone with the US was not developing as Ankara wanted.(Reuters Photo)
President Erdogan has repeatedly threatened to launch a cross-border offensive and recently suggested that progress on the zone with the US was not developing as Ankara wanted.(Reuters Photo)

Erdogan renews Syria ‘air and ground’ operation threat

Ankara | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 06:35 PM IST
The president previously said that Turkey’s patience was wearing thin after Turkish and American officials agreed in August to establish a buffer zone in northern Syria.
Turkish F-35 technicians and pilots training in the US would also be sent back by the end of this month.(REUTERS FILE)
Turkish F-35 technicians and pilots training in the US would also be sent back by the end of this month.(REUTERS FILE)

Turkey brands US move to bar Ankara from F-35 programme ‘unfair’

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 08:56 AM IST
Turkey has ordered more than 100 of the F-35 fighter jets, spending $1.4 billion while its defence industry has invested significant sums into the warplanes’ production.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan arrive at Kansai airport in Izumisano city, Osaka prefecture, on June 27, 2019 ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit.(AFP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan arrive at Kansai airport in Izumisano city, Osaka prefecture, on June 27, 2019 ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit.(AFP)

Turkey’s First Lady criticised after spotted carrying $50,000 handbag

Ankara (Turkey) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 08:40 AM IST
Photos of Emine’s arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo with Recep Erdogan caught the attention of social media, and the users were quick to point out that the handbag the first lady wore cost around USD 50,000.
Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara.(AP)
Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara.(AP)

Turkish train crash in Ankara kills nine, injures 47

Istanbul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 02:47 PM IST
Three train drivers were among the nine killed in the crash, Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters on the scene.
The CIA has a recording of a phone call in which Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave instructions to “silence Jamal Kashoggi as soon as possible”, Turkish news website Hurriyet Daily News said on Thursday.(AP)
The CIA has a recording of a phone call in which Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave instructions to “silence Jamal Kashoggi as soon as possible”, Turkish news website Hurriyet Daily News said on Thursday.(AP)

‘Silence Khashoggi ASAP’ Saudi Prince had ordered, CIA has recording: Report

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 06:57 AM IST
It cited a prominent Turkish columnist as saying CIA director Gina Haspel had “signalled” the existence of the recording during a visit to Ankara last month.
Turkish intelligence has shared evidences including audio video tapes with CIA chief(REUTERS)
Turkish intelligence has shared evidences including audio video tapes with CIA chief(REUTERS)

Kashoggi murder: Turkish intelligence shares 'evidence' with CIA

Agence France-Presse, Istanbul | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2018 05:52 PM IST
CIA director Gina Haspel visited the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday for talks with officials about the killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate.
An Indonesian journalist holds a placard during a protest over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Arabia embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 19.(REUTERS)
An Indonesian journalist holds a placard during a protest over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Arabia embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 19.(REUTERS)

Turkey suggests Jamal Khashoggi’s remains taken out of consulate

Istanbul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 05:55 PM IST
Turkish reports say Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered inside the consulate by members of an assassination squad with ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.(Reuters File Photo)
The US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.(Reuters File Photo)

Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, no one hurt

Istanbul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 01:34 PM IST
A news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car at a security booth outside Gate 6 early on Monday.
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