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This file photo taken on September 02, 2016 shows Turkish soldiers standing in a Turkish army tank driving back to Turkey from the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis. (Photo by AFP)
18 Sep 2017 12:01

Turkey sends tanks near Iraqi and Syrian borders

Islam Times - Turkey has launched a military drill featuring tanks close to the Iraqi border and dispatched military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where several warring sides are jockeying for position in the face of Daesh losses.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP photo)
18 Sep 2017 04:20

Turkey’s Erdogan, Iraq’s Abadi to discuss planned Kurdistan referendum

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he will discuss with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi a controversial plan in the Arab country’s autonomous Kurdistan region for holding a referendum of independence on September 25.

 
Turkish troops in Syria
17 Sep 2017 11:25

Syria Says De-Escalation Zone Pacts Don’t Legitimize Turkish Presence

Islam Times - Syria says that de-escalation zone agreements reached in Astana-6 meeting do not legitimize the existence of any Turkish force on the Syrian territories.

 
Turkey Upheld Jail Sentence for Academics on Hunger Strike for 180 Days
17 Sep 2017 07:23

Turkey Upheld Jail Sentence for Academics on Hunger Strike for 180 Days

Islam Times - Turkey refused to set free two teachers, who launched a hunger strike six months ago in protest at their dismissal from their jobs, despite growing alarm over their health.

 
Turkey censures Belgium over court ruling on PKK
16 Sep 2017 04:49

Turkey censures Belgium over court ruling on PKK

Islam Times - Turkey has censured an "unacceptable" decision by a court in Belgium not to prosecute the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for terrorist activities, accusing the European country of being a "weak link" in the battle against terrorism.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at the AKP headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, September 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
14 Sep 2017 04:25

Erdogan remains defiant as NATO allies criticize S-400 deal with Russia

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed criticism from his NATO allies over his country’s purchase of Russia’s strategic S-400 missile defense systems, saying Ankara would not “wait for" the Western military alliance to help Ankara with security affairs.

 
Turkey Arrests 25 Suspected ISIS Terrorists in Istanbul Swoop
13 Sep 2017 13:20

Turkey Arrests 25 Suspected ISIS Terrorists in Istanbul Swoop

Islam Times - Turkish police have reportedly detained 25 suspected ISIS terrorists in operations across Istanbul, the country’s most populous city.

 
German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel gives a press conference on July 20, 2017 in Berlin following the arrest of a German human rights activist in Turkey. (Photos by AFP)
12 Sep 2017 05:26

Germany halts major arms supplies to Turkey as tensions heighten

Islam Times - Germany has stopped all major weapons exports to Turkey over the country’s worsening human rights situation amid heightened tensions between the two NATO allies.

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech as she attends an electoral meeting in Delbrueck, western Germany, on September 10, 2017. (AFP photo)
11 Sep 2017 05:20

Turks can travel to Germany with no fear: Merkel

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has brushed aside Turkey’s warnings to citizens about traveling to Germany, saying Turks arriving in the western European country would be much safer that Germans traveling to Turkey.

 
With EU Accession Not in Sight, Frustrated Turkey Seeks Regional Relations
11 Sep 2017 05:03

With EU Accession Not in Sight, Frustrated Turkey Seeks Regional Relations

Islam Times - In 1997, Turkey made its bid for membership of the European Union. The negotiations on the process of accession were started in 2005 after Ankara's bid was approved.

 
Turkish troops prepare for military action during a curfew at Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, February 26, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
10 Sep 2017 05:59

Security forces kill almost 100 PKK terrorist in southeast Turkey

Islam Times - Turkish troops have killed almost 100 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) during operations in the country’s southeast regions.

 
US President Donald Trump (L) talks to Turkey
10 Sep 2017 05:57

Trump, Erdogan talk on phone amid tension

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Reccep Tayyip Erdogan emphasize on cooperation for “regional security” during a phone call amid tensions over Washington’s support for Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

 
A Turkish flag is placed in a window (background) as people take part in a demonstration of the right-wing extremist Identitarian movement on June 17, 2017 in Berlin
10 Sep 2017 05:55

Turkey cautions citizens against traveling to Germany

Islam Times - Ankara has warned Turkish citizens about traveling to “anti-Turkey” Germany, advising nationals to take precautions when visiting the European country.

 
The Risk of NATO’s H-Bombs in Turkey
10 Sep 2017 04:47

The Risk of NATO’s H-Bombs in Turkey

Islam Times - Even in this contentious era, one proposition still enjoys near-universal support: the United States should make it the highest priority to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of hostile states.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a welcome ceremony during the visit of the Turkish president in the Jordanian capital Amman on August 21, 2017.(Photos by AFP)
3 Sep 2017 06:10

Turkey disregards Berlin’s reaction to arrest of German citizens over coup links

Islam Times - Ankara has dismissed Berlin’s reaction to Turkey’s arrest of German citizens over alleged links to last year’s failed coup.

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her speech at the meeting of the Middle-size economy and economic union of the CDU/CSU in Nuremberg, southern Germany, on September 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
2 Sep 2017 04:34

Germany likely to rethink relations with Turkey: Merkel

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has denounced Turkey's move to arrest two more German citizens, pledging a more decisive reaction or perhaps reconsideration of Berlin’s relations with Ankara.

 
This August 30, 2017 photo shows Rohingya Muslim refugees reaching for food aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. (Photo by AFP)
2 Sep 2017 04:29

Turkish president labels killing of Rohingya Muslims 'genocide'

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the killing of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar during the latest wave of violence that erupted a week ago was “genocide.”

 
Erdogan’s Bodyguards Indicted over ’Brutal Attack’ on Anti-Turkey Protest in US
31 Aug 2017 08:17

Erdogan’s Bodyguards Indicted over ’Brutal Attack’ on Anti-Turkey Protest in US

Islam Times - An American jury has indicted on Tuesday 19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, for attacking ant-Erdogan protesters in Washington in May.

 
PKK militants greet their comrades as they arrive in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk. (File photo by AFP)
29 Aug 2017 12:56

PKK says arrested two Turkish intelligence officers in Iraq

Islam Times - The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group says it has arrested two Turkish intelligence officials, who were planning to assassinate one of its prominent leaders in Iraq.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on August 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 Aug 2017 08:51

Turkey says Israel must end occupation of Palestine

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Israel must stop its occupation of Palestinian territories, which he says undermines the so-called two-state solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.