Russian jet downed by Turkish F-16 planes near Syria-Turkey border

Tension between Russia and Turkey has climbed following shooting down of a Russian SU-24 aircraft by Turkish war planes near the Syria-Turkey border, over Lattakia’s Yamadi village (24th Nov 2015). The Turkish Armed Force also stated that the jet of “unknown nationality” had been warned 10 times in five minutes about its violation of the border. More...

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By Editor On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Putin says MidEast terrorists recruit fighters from ex-Soviet states to expand

The MidEast issue which was severly underestimated by world states (and even supported by some others) at the very beginning has grown to become one of the major problems of the world. When everybody though the More...

By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Turkey ends open-door policy and moves to close remaining border gates with Syria

After maintaining an open-door policy throughout the four-year conflict in neighboring Syria, Turkey has moved this month to close the two remaining border gates between the countries, shutting out displaced Syrian More...

By admin On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Why were American soldiers attacked in Istanbul?

A group of ultra-nationalist TGB (the Youth Union of Turkey) members  attacked American soldiers (from Nato) in Eminonu district of Istanbul on Wednesday and placed hoods over their heads. The group also threw More...

By admin On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Turkey’s parliament backs motion allowing military to join campaign against ISIS

Turkey’s parliament has backed a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants. The resolution – passed with a three-quarters More...

By admin On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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46 Turkish nationals seized by Islamic State militants return home safe

After 100 days of captivity by ISIL militants , forty-six Turkish nationals were freed  on Saturday thanks to a  a pre-planned covert operation by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) – More...

By admin On Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Kerry puts pressure on Turkey for stronger cooperation against ISIL

Erdoğan received John Kerry (US Secretary of State) during his visit to the country’s capital Ankara to discuss several urgent topics concerning the region such as Syria, Cyprus proceedings, and Libya and More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Turkey expresses commitment to contribute to US led coalition against ISIL

Finally Turkey has had to announce its commitment to join the operation to be carried out by the US led coalition against  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Turkey after having felt the pressure from More...

By admin On Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Erdoğan seeks extradition of ally-turned-foe, Gülen in Obama talks at Nato summit

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey will seek the extradition of his ally-turned-foe, US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, when he meets US President Barack Obama at the NATO summit on Friday, Turkish media reports More...

By admin On Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Article Scan: Does the US trust Turkey? (by Cengiz ÇANDAR)

Does the US trust Turkey? The German newspaper Der Spiegel has discovered that Turkey, a NATO ally, was the target of US, UK and German espionage. In its August 2014 report headlined, “A Two-Faced Friendship: More...

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