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This photo taken on February 13, 2017 shows academics and students shouting slogans during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree in Ankara University. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 06:25

Nearly 5,000 academics dismissed since coup attempt: Turkish opposition

Islam Times - Turkey's main opposition party says nearly 5,000 academics have been sacked by the government since last summer’s failed coup.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech during a rally on March 26, 2017 in Istanbul. (Photo by AFP)
27 Mar 2017 08:31

Erdogan: Tolerating swastikas means German authorities are fascists

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses German authorities of fascism because they tolerate swastikas being drawn on mosques in the country.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) meets with Swiss Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter in Bern, Switzerland, March 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Mar 2017 08:13

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over anti-Erdogan protest

Islam Times - Turkey's Foreign Ministry summoned Switzerland's deputy ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over a protest in the Swiss capital Bern against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a meeting of the members of Balkan Federation on March 23, 2017 at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center in Ankara. (Photos by AFP)
26 Mar 2017 08:06

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum for EU accession

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a second referendum may be held after the April constitutional reforms vote over the continuing of EU accession talks.

 
Turkey threatens EU with Sending 15k Refugees in Month to ‘Blow Its Mind’
18 Mar 2017 09:27

Turkey threatens EU with Sending 15k Refugees in Month to ‘Blow Its Mind’

Islam Times - Turkey’s interior minister threatened on Tuesday to open borders says and send 15,000 refugees a month to Europe, to “blow its mind.”

 
Erdogan and EU Go Off Rails – a Plague on Both Their Houses
18 Mar 2017 07:56

Erdogan and EU Go Off Rails – a Plague on Both Their Houses

Islam Times - The extraordinary war of words erupting between Turkey and the European Union is pushing already strained relations to breaking point. Ankara has banned all Dutch diplomats from its territory after the Netherlands banished Turkish ministers from holding political rallies, while deploying ...

 
How Row with Europe Works for Erdogan’s Referendum Interests?
18 Mar 2017 07:53

How Row with Europe Works for Erdogan’s Referendum Interests?

Islam Times - The tensions between Turkey and some European countries erupted and snowballed after some Turkish officials including the justice and foreign ministers planned to address the rallies of the Turkish nationals in the European countries to promote for the upcoming constitutional reforms referendum,...

 
Picture of Ankara’s Regional Policy
18 Mar 2017 07:53

Picture of Ankara’s Regional Policy

Islam Times - The recent years' Turkish implementation of the zero-tension foreign policy to approach the neighbors has been pursued as part of the broader “neo-Ottomanism” policy.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
18 Mar 2017 06:20

Turkish diaspora in Europe should have at least 5 children: Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the Turkish citizens residing in Europe to have at least five children in an attempt to multiply their presence in the continent amid rising tensions between the European Union and Ankara.

 
A file photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
14 Mar 2017 08:26

Turkish president calls German chancellor ‘terrorist supporter’

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turns a deaf ear to a European Union warning to tone down his inflammatory rhetoric against its leaders, this time lashing out at German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a “terrorist supporter.”

 
EU, NATO call on Turkey to deescalate tensions with Netherlands
14 Mar 2017 04:27

EU, NATO call on Turkey to deescalate tensions with Netherlands

Islam Times - The European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have strongly called on Turkey to move toward defusing the deepening row between Ankara and the Netherlands which erupted after a ban on Turkish ministers speaking at political events in Rotterdam, urging both sides ...

 
Protesters shout slogans and wave Turkish national flags in front of the Dutch Consulate on March 12, 2017 in Istanbul.
13 Mar 2017 12:16

Turkey summons Dutch envoy over treatment of minister, protesters

Islam Times - Turkey has summoned the Netherlands' envoy to formally complain about the treatment of Turkish diplomats over the weekend as well as the excessive use of force against demonstrators in an ensuing protest.

 
Turkey
13 Mar 2017 06:42

Turkey's president says Netherlands will pay price for 'shameless behavior'

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that the Netherlands will “pay the price” for its “shameless” treatment of Turkey’s ministers after the European country barred the flight of the Turkish top diplomat and deported the country's family minister.

 
‘Turkey-Netherlands tension sign of NATO breakup’
12 Mar 2017 12:29

‘Turkey-Netherlands tension sign of NATO breakup’

Islam Times - Turkey and the Netherlands have been moving on a collision course, with the events of the past few days testing the two NATO member states’ diplomatic relations.

 
‘Dutch PM’s action towards Turkish FM undiplomatic’
12 Mar 2017 10:34

‘Dutch PM’s action towards Turkish FM undiplomatic’

Islam Times - Tensions are running high between Turkey and the Netherlands after authorities in the Dutch city of Rotterdam withdrew landing rights for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s flight and expelled Minister of Family Affairs Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya.

 
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim
12 Mar 2017 10:29

Turkish PM vows ‘harshest’ retaliation amid tensions with Europe

Islam Times - Turksih Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has vowed to take the most severe retaliatory measures after the Netherlands barred the flight of the Turkish top diplomat and deported the family minister.

 
Germany’s Ban on 33 Kurdish Symbols Aimed at Courting Turkey?
12 Mar 2017 08:09

Germany’s Ban on 33 Kurdish Symbols Aimed at Courting Turkey?

Islam Times - Germany has banned over 30 symbols used by Kurdish political and military groups, in an alleged bid to ease ongoing tensions with Turkey.

 
Turkish anti-riot police officers stand guard the street in front of the Netherlands consulate as they demonstrate on March 11, 2017, in Istanbul.
12 Mar 2017 04:07

Turkey seals of Dutch embassy, consulate for ‘security reasons’

Islam Times - Turkey has sealed off the Dutch embassy in Ankara and consulate in Istanbul after the Netherlands stopped Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from entering the country.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
11 Mar 2017 12:58

Netherlands bars Turkish FM’s plane from landing

Islam Times - The Netherlands has barred a plane carrying the Turkish foreign minister from landing to drum up support for an April referendum in Turkey, saying the trip was be a threat to public order.

 
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11 Mar 2017 08:36

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