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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan
18 Apr 2018 06:18

Iran-Turkey cooperation must stop escalation of tensions in Syria: Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the recent US-led military strikes against Syria were a "very ugly precedent" in international relations, stressing that joint Iran-Turkey cooperation must prevent the escalation of tension in the Arab country.

 
This file photo shows UN Secretary General António Guterres (C) speaking as Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci (L) and Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades listen on, in Geneva. (By AFP)
17 Apr 2018 12:02

Cyprus remains divided as peace effort fails again

Islam Times - The rival leaders of Cyprus have once again failed in a meeting brokered by the United Nations (UN) to revive a peace process to reunify the ethnically-divided eastern Mediterranean island.

 
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag
17 Apr 2018 12:01

Turkey rejects Macron's comments on Ankara-Moscow rift after Syria strikes

Islam Times - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has slammed remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that a recent US-led military operation in Syria drove a wedge between Ankara and Moscow.

 
Turkish soldiers stand guard at the entrance to the Aliaga court and prison complex, during the trial of US pastor Andrew Brunson, held on charges of aiding terror groups, in Aliaga, north of Izmir, Turkey, on April 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Apr 2018 11:55

Turkish court rules to keep US pastor in jail

Islam Times - A court in Turkey has ruled to keep an American Protestant cleric in custody during his trial over charges of support for terrorist groups, citing concerns that he is a flight risk.

 
Turkey Knows Pullout from Afrin a Must
15 Apr 2018 04:23

Turkey Knows Pullout from Afrin a Must

Islam Times - Turkish offensive on the city of Afrin in northwest Syria in late January should be regarded as symbolizing Ankara’s foreign policy in dealing with various regional cases.

 
Afghanistan New Focus of Turkey’s Expansionism
12 Apr 2018 04:04

Afghanistan New Focus of Turkey’s Expansionism

Islam Times - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visited Afghanistan on Sunday, marking the continuation of his country’s active foreign policy which has begun last year.

 
Turkish military tanks are seen during battles between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish fighters, on the outskirts of the town of Jandairis, in the region of Afrin, near the Turkish border on March 7, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
10 Apr 2018 12:05

Turkey says will hand over Afrin to new Syrian govt. following elections

Islam Times - Turkey’s defense minister says Syria’s northern city of Afrin would be handed over to a central government in Syria when a new administration has been formed following elections.

 
Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli
8 Apr 2018 12:25

Turkey: France's buildup in Syria will amount to ‘invasion’

Islam Times - Turkey which has deployed troops to northern Syria says if France steps up its military presence in the Arab country, it will amount to an “invasion.”

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Turkey’s western town of Aydin on April 7, 2018. (Photo by the Turkish Presidential Press Service)
8 Apr 2018 07:12

Turkish president accuses France of 'abetting terrorism' in Syria

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused France of supporting terrorists amid growing tensions between the two NATO members over their different positions with regard to Kurdish militants in northern Syria.

 
Greece
7 Apr 2018 12:40

Greek PM hardens tone on soldiers jailed in Turkey

Islam Times - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday demanded the release of two soldiers jailed in Turkey, arguing that they should not be "pawns to blackmail."

 
Russian S-400 Triumph medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems ride through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
4 Apr 2018 05:17

Russia, Turkey agree to speed up S-400 missile deal

Islam Times - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to hasten the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems to Ankara.

 
Turkish President’s Syria Gamble Expansionism that Risks Future Quagmire
3 Apr 2018 04:17

Turkish President’s Syria Gamble Expansionism that Risks Future Quagmire

Islam Times - Turkey’s incursion into Syria’s northern region of Afrin on January 20 along with extremist factions under the name of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), marked the beginning of a new period in the Turkish foreign policy which can be labeled Erdogan’s neo-Ottomanism.

 
Turkey Slams EU Parliament for Backing Kurdish Militants
19 Mar 2018 09:23

Turkey Slams EU Parliament for Backing Kurdish Militants

Islam Times - Turkey has strongly criticized the European Parliament's friendly attitude towards the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) group, including its call to halt the ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, holding the militant group’s exhibition in Brussels and hosting the group’s wanted militants....

 
Three Major Obstacles Ahead of Turkey’s Afrin Seizure
19 Mar 2018 09:18

Three Major Obstacles Ahead of Turkey’s Afrin Seizure

Islam Times - The Turkish army has announced that its units have completed their encirclement of Syria's northern region of Afrin, where the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a military campaign, dubbed Operation Olive Branch, against the Kurdish militias on January 20. Reports made by ...

 
Redur Xelil, a senior official and spokesman of the Kurdish People
15 Mar 2018 05:09

Turkish hopes to fully seize Syria’s Afrin region daydream: YPG spox

Islam Times - A high-ranking member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has dismissed as a “daydream” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest remarks that Turkish military forces and their allied militants will fully capture Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin by nightfall.

 
A US air force cargo plane maneuvers on the runway after it landed at Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Friday, July 31, 2015
12 Mar 2018 09:54

US slashes military operations at Turkey base amid rising tensions

Islam Times - The US military has reportedly slashed its combat operations at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, and is contemplating permanent cutbacks there amid rising tensions between the two NATO allies over Washington’s steadfast support for the Kurdish militants operating at Turkish doorstep in Syria....

 
Turkey
12 Mar 2018 06:28

Erdogan censures NATO for not helpimg in Turkey's Syria operations

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed NATO over its refusal to aid Ankara in its anti-terror operations in Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin.

 
Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos speaks during a parliament meeting in Athens, July 11, 2015. (Photo by AP)
11 Mar 2018 05:40

Greece close to fatal accident with Turkey: Defense minister

Islam Times - The Greek defense minister has slammed Turkey for what he said was violating its airspace and territorial waters, warning that Athens is on the verge of a “fatal accident” with Ankara.

 
Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of ethnic cleansing in Afrin region
11 Mar 2018 05:39

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of ethnic cleansing in Afrin region

Islam Times - Syrian Kurds in the country’s northwestern Afrin region have accused Turkey of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the residents of the enclave as Turkish forces intensify their military aggression against the region.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, March 9, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)
10 Mar 2018 05:13

Turkish troops will enter Syria’s Afrin ‘at any moment’: President Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country’s troops will enter Syria’s northern city of Afrin “at any moment,” less than two months after Ankara launched a full-scale cross-border offensive into the Arab country in a declared bid to eliminate the US-backed Kurdish People's ...