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Turkey says imposed restrictions on export to Israel over Gaza war

Ankara has halted the export of some products to Israel in response to its war against the Gaza Strip, as announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Fire at nightclub in Turkey’s Istanbul kills dozens

At least 29 people have died in a blaze which started during daytime repair work at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday.

US trying to persuade Turkish banks, companies to cut ties with Russia: Report

Turkish businesses are at risk of being banned from carrying out currency operations if they continue to trade with Moscow, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday, citing the news outlet Aydinlik. American officials have reportedly visited Turkey to persuade banks and companies to sever ties with Russia.

Turkish president in Cairo on first visit in over a decade

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his first visit to Egypt since 2012 on Wednesday to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, taking a big step toward rebuilding relations between Ankara and Cairo.

Turkey says detained 7 suspected of selling information to Israel’s Mossad

Turkish authorities arrested seven people suspected of selling information to Israel's Mossad intelligence service in connection with tracking and monitoring local targets, a Turkish security official has stated.

Biden notified US lawmakers of plans to approve F-16 sale to Turkey

US President Joe Biden has informed congressional leaders that he plans to formally notify the Congress of the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey as soon as Ankara completes the NATO ratification process for Sweden, Reuters reported citing a US official.

Turkish MPs approve Sweden’s NATO membership bid

The Turkish parliament has voted to approve Sweden’s NATO membership bid, bringing the Nordic country one step closer to joining the military alliance after months of delays amid the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Israeli soccer player briefly detained in Turkey after supporting Israel war on Gaza

An Israeli soccer player was arrested in Turkey on Monday, Turkish state broadcaster TRT Haber has reported, after he displayed a message supporting Israeli war on Gaza and voicing support for the captivates being held by Hamas during a game.

Turkey says bombed ‘terrorist targets’ in Iraq and Syria

Turkey conducted air strikes on more than 50 "terrorist targets" in northern Iraq and Syria after nine Turkish soldiers were killed in Iraq, the defence ministry has announced.

Turkey arrests dozens for allegedly spying for Israel’s Mossad

Turkish police have detained 33 people based in the country for allegedly spying on behalf of Israel, Justice Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced on Tuesday.

Turkey launches air raids on Iraq, Syria after 12 soldiers killed

The Turkish air force conducted air strikes in northern Iraq and Syria and destroyed 29 targets of the  Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) after 12 soldiers were killed in the past two days in northern Iraq, the defence ministry announced on Saturday.

Turkey captures hundreds for alleged Daesh links

Turkish police and counterterrorism squads arrested 304 people suspected of ties to the Daesh terrorist group, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya has announced.

Erdogan says Israel to pay heavy price if Hamas members targeted in Turkey

Israel would pay a very heavy price if it targets Hamas members in Turkey, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned.

Erdogan urges Armenia to work with Turkey, Azerbaijan, warns on relying on west

Armenia should work with Turkey and Azerbaijan to build peace instead of looking to the West for weapons and training, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, in thinly veiled criticism of the US and France.

Turkey warns US about ‘tarnished reputation’: Report

Ankara has told Washington that its stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict has both tarnished its reputation and put the entire world community in a tough spot, Turkish Daily Hurriyet reported on Tuesday.

Israel recalls diplomats from Turkey

All Israeli diplomatic staff have been called back from Turkey following Turkish criticism of Israel's current military operations in Gaza. The order comes as pro-Palestine protests continue in Turkey with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stating Ankara is making preparations to proclaim Israel a “war criminal”.

Turkey’s Erdogan lashes out at US over dispatching carrier to ME

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit out at the United States for exacerbating tensions between Israel and Palestine by sending an aircraft carrier to the region and using sectarian language.

Nearly two dozen killed in Turkish air raids in Syria

Turkish air strikes in northern Syria targeting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) killed at least 20 people on Monday, a war monitor has announced.

Turkey’s lira hits new all-time low

The Turkish currency continued to decline, falling below 28 lira against the US dollar, marking its lowest level on record. The currency is down more than 50% against the greenback so far this year.

Turkey says Ankara bombers came from Syria, threaten more cross-border air raids

Turkey has announced all Kurdish facilities in Syria and Iraq are valid military targets after finding the two attackers who detonated a bomb in front of government buildings in Ankara at the weekend had come from Syria.

Turkey conducts new airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq

Turkish forces have launched new air raids in northern Iraq and destroyed 16 targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Turkish Ministry of National Defence has confirmed.

Turkey captures dozens over suspected PKK links after Ankara bomb attack

Turkish police have launched a wide security crackdown following a suicide bomb attack in Ankara. Thousands of police officers took part in the operations in dozens of provinces after blast in the Turkey’s capital, with scores nabbed as suspects.

Iraq raps sovereignty violation after Turkish raids in Kurdistan region

Turkey has carried out an "air operation" in northern Iraq following a blast in the Turkish capital. Iraqi President Abdul-Latif Rashid says Baghdad rejects repeated airstrikes or the presence of Turkish bases in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.

Syria-Turkey normalization impossible until Ankara pulls out troops: Top diplomat

Turkey has to withdraw its military forces from the Syrian Arab Republic or else it will decimate all efforts towards any kind of relations, Syrian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Bassam Sabbagh has stressed.

20 PKK targets in Iraq destroyed after Ankara attack: Turkey

Turkey says its fighter jets have carried out raids on Kurdish targets in northern Iraq following a suicide attack on a government building in capital Ankara, hitting positions of the terror Kurdish group, PKK.

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