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Turkish former primary school teacher Semih Ozakca (R) and Turkish academician Nuriye Gulmen wear face masks on the 63rd day of their hunger strike during a demonstration in Ankara, Turkey, May 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
25 May 2017 06:48

Turkey seeks 20-year terms for hunger-striking teachers

Islam Times - Turkish prosecutors have demanded up to 20 years in prison for two hunger-striking teachers protesting their dismissal in a widespread purge after an abortive coup last year.

 
Erdogan Hitler of Our Country: Turkish NBA player
25 May 2017 06:41

Erdogan Hitler of Our Country: Turkish NBA player

Islam Times - The Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter said Monday that he has been getting death threats for his outspoken opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whom Kanter called "the Hitler of our century".

 
Incirlik Air Base New Berlin-Ankara Dispute Point
25 May 2017 06:32

Incirlik Air Base New Berlin-Ankara Dispute Point

Islam Times - A week ago, Ankara barred the German lawmakers from meeting the German troops stationed at Turkey's Incirlic air base as part of the so-called anti-ISIS coalition's mission.

 
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters during an extraordinary congress of the ruling AK Party in Ankara on May 21, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
25 May 2017 05:26

Erdogan: We’ll wish Turkey-based German troops happy journey if they leave

Islam Times - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says it would not be "a major issue" for Turkey if Germany decided to pull out its troops from the Anatolian country.

 
The rise of the Eurasianist vision in Turkey
25 May 2017 05:02

The rise of the Eurasianist vision in Turkey

Islam Times - Turkey’s April referendum enabled its President to launch a structural transformation in the state apparatus toward executive presidency and the main question now is the direction Turkey will take in the near future.

 
Turkish gendarmerie personnel escort defendants Akin Ozturk (3-L) and others suspected of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt as they leave the prison where they are being held, ahead of their trial in the capital, Ankara, May 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 May 2017 07:35

Trials begin for Turkey coup ‘organizers’

Islam Times - Turkey has opened the trials of 221 suspected organizers of a failed July 2016 coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

 
Police secure the street outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C, during a visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 May 2017 06:20

Ankara summons US envoy to protest ‘aggressive’ acts against two bodyguards

Islam Times - Turkey has slammed the United States for the way it treated two Turkish bodyguards during a recent trip by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Washington.

 
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek (R) and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich (L) sign a joint declaration between Turkey and Russia as Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yidirim and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev stand behind their respective deputies during the 25th Anniversary Summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 22, 2017. (Photo by Anadolu)
23 May 2017 06:10

Russia to lift some remaining trade sanctions on Turkey

Islam Times - Russia has agreed to lift some remaining trade sanctions imposed on Turkey following the Turkish military's shooting down of a Russian warplane over Turkey-Syria border some two years ago.

 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a press conference in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
22 May 2017 08:22

Turkish violence 'simply unacceptable': Tillerson

Islam Times - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has denounced a violent confrontation in Washington, DC, last week involving Turkish security personnel and anti-Ankara protesters, calling it “simply unacceptable.”

 
Erdogan: Washington Should Choose Between YPG and Turkey
22 May 2017 04:56

Erdogan: Washington Should Choose Between YPG and Turkey

Islam Times - The US-Turkey has not borne any fruit to the disappointment of Turkish experts and politicians.

 
Media Crackdown Continues in Turkey; Sozcu Targeted
21 May 2017 05:04

Media Crackdown Continues in Turkey; Sozcu Targeted

Islam Times - Turkey post coup purge continues as authorities issue arrest warrants for the chief executive and several staff members of Sozcu opposition daily.

 
Serpil Kemalbay, of the opposition pro-Kurdish party HDP (Democracy Party of Peoples), speaks in front of the jailed HDP co-leaders Figen Yuksekdag, right in background, and Selahattin Demirtas, after she was elected the co-president of the third congress party in Ankara, Turkey, May 20, 2017. (AFP photo)
21 May 2017 04:38

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP party picks new co-leader

Islam Times - The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the main pro-Kurdish party in Turkey, has picked Serpil Kemalbay to replace a jailed co-leader amid a massive government crackdown.

 
US condemns Erdogan guards’ attack on Washington protesters
18 May 2017 06:44

US condemns Erdogan guards’ attack on Washington protesters

Islam Times - The US State Department has condemned a violent confrontation between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards and protesters in Washington, DC.

 
Turkey’s Purge Continues, Erdogan Pushing US to Extradite Gulen
17 May 2017 06:30

Turkey’s Purge Continues, Erdogan Pushing US to Extradite Gulen

Islam Times - Post-coup purge in Turkey continues unabated as the country’s prosecutor orders the arrest of 85 staff at the energy and education ministries.

 
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on May 16, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
17 May 2017 06:15

Trump, Erdogan hail bilateral relations after White House meeting

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump have hailed the strong relations between their countries following a meeting in Washington.

 
Turkey May Build a Military Base in in Syria
17 May 2017 05:31

Turkey May Build a Military Base in in Syria

Islam Times - The Turkish military are considering establishing a base near the Syrian city of al-Bab at Aqil Hill in the west where they established a temporary base.

 
A Turkish special force soldier stands guard next to the courthouse as a vehicle transporting prisoners passes on December 27, 2016 at silivri district in Istanbul. (Photo by AFP)
16 May 2017 09:29

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 85 ministry staff in post-coup probe

Islam Times - Prosecutors in Turkey have issued arrest warrants for 85 staff at two ministries as part of a probe targeting the network of US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the July 2016 failed coup.

 
What Force Turkey Recalibrate Its Foreign Policy?
15 May 2017 06:43

What Force Turkey Recalibrate Its Foreign Policy?

Islam Times - Turkey's domestic developments have historically left massive influence on the country's foreign policy, and on the opposite side foreign developments have impacted the nation’s domestic policy.

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony ahead of the Belt and Road Forum, in Beijing, May 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
14 May 2017 07:25

China calls for greater counter-terrorism cooperation with Turkey

Islam Times - Beijing has called for the expansion of counter-terrorism cooperation with Ankara, amid reported concerns that a Turkic ethnic group from China’s western Xinjiang region is fighting alongside militants in the Middle East.

 
Turkey’s Bora Ballistic Missile
13 May 2017 06:57

Turkey Tests Indigenous Ballistic Missile

Islam Times - Turkey has tested its first Indigenous ballistic missile, in what officials say is a move towards self-confidence.