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Turkish Police Arrest Family of Gunmen Who Killed Russian Envoy
Turkish police have arrested the parents, relatives and flatmate of an off-duty police officer who assassinated the Russian ambassador in Ankara on Monday.
Iran-Turkey-Russia Trilateral to Be Held in Moscow despite Assault on Russian Envoy
A senior member of Russian Parliament and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Iranian, Russian, and Turkish Foreign Ministers will hold their pre-planned meeting on Tuesday despite the recent assassination of Russian ambassador to Ankara.
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Shot Dead in Ankara Assault (+Video)
Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov who was badly wounded in an armed assault in Ankara has died, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Monday.
Turkish President’s Son Is ISIS’ Oil Dealer
A leading German newspaper accused Necmettin Bilal Erdoğan, the son of Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, of selling the oil trafficked by ISIS terrorists.
Emirati Commander Blames Turkish President for Aleppo Defeat
Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, the Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, says Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan was the one who sent anti-Assad militants to the swamp of Aleppo.
Iranian Spokesman Condemns Twin Blasts in Turkey
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman strongly denounced the recent blasts in Turkey’s Istanbul, which claimed the lives of 38 people on Saturday, and called for a coordinated response by all countries in the world to such acts of terrorism.
Iranian Envoy Sympathizes with Turkey over Deaths in Istanbul Terror Attack
Iran’s ambassador to Turkey offered his condolences to the Turkish people and government over the recent deadly terror attack in Istanbul and called for the international community to fight against “the sinister phenomenon” of terrorism.
Twin Blasts in Turkey Kill 29, Wound over 160
A car bomb followed by a suicide bombing less than a minute later killed 29 people and wounded 166 outside a football stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night, Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu said.
Cooperation with Saudi Arabia to Put Erdoğan in Trouble: Iranian MP
An Iranian Member of Parliament says Turkey’s collaboration with Saudi Arabia will catch out President Erdoğan in the future.
Erdogan Asks Putin to Stop Syrians from Striking Turkish Forces
Ankara has spoken with Russia to probe a reported Syrian air strike that killed four Turkish soldiers on Nov. 24, the first anniversary of Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet along the border with Syria.
Turkey Threatens to Let Migrant Flood into Europe Resume
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angrily threatened on Friday to open the floodgates of migrants into Europe again, apparently in response to a move to suspend talks on Turkey’s membership in the European Union.
‘I Can’t Say If Israel or Hitler Is More Barbarous’: Turkish President
While Ankara and Israel are trying to improve relations, in a rare interview with Israeli press, Turkish President made controversial comments.
Kurds in Turkey Will Resort to Violence in Near Future: Expert
Javad Salehi, an expert in international affairs, says the developments in Turkey today will result in growing violence, particularly given the crackdown on Kurdish politicians.
Turkey Not to Forget 52 Years of European Deception
In a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Turkish Foreign Minister blasted the European Union’s deception in dealing with the issue of Turkey’s accession to the EU.
Dire Consequences of Turkey’s Claim on Mosul
Iranian Parliament members have sharply criticized Turkish President Erdogan’s claim on Mosul and Aleppo with regard to the current crisis in Iraq and Syria.
Turkey’s Parliament to Consider Death Penalty for Coup Plotters: Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty as a punishment for the plotters behind the July coup bid.
Protest in Baghdad against Presence of Turkish Troops in Iraq
Thousands of Iraqis have staged rallies in front of the Turkish embassy in Baghdad to protest at Turkish troops’ presence in Iraq.
Iraqi Volunteer Forces to Treat Turkish Army like ISIS
The commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces, Hadi al-Ameri, vowed tough war against the Turkish army's military incursion in Iraq, warning that his forces will confront any Turkish aggressor the same way they stand against the ISIS terrorist group.
Syrian Army Finds Turkish Manual Instructing Terrorists on Use of Nukes
In the course of a recent operation to liberate a terrorist-held enclave in northern Latakia, Syrian Army troops discovered a 'manual for terrorists', which was published in Turkey.
Iran Urges Turkey to Halt Military Action in Syria
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the continued military presence of Turkey in the Syrian territories without the Damascus government’s consent will aggravate the situation in the region, and called for an immediate halt to the Turkish military operations in the Arab country.
Syrian Girls Outnumber All Foreign Brides in Turkey
Statistics released by Turkey indicate a huge number of marriages between Turkish men and Syrian girls, mostly refugees.
Turkish PM Compares Erdogan to Ottoman Sultan
Turkey’s prime minister has compared President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople - modern-day Istanbul - centuries ago.
Turkey-Saudi Arabia Conflict to Rage after Recent Coup: Lebanese Politician
Lebanon's former deputy parliament speaker Elie al-Ferzli believes that the tensions between Riyadh and Ankara will increase after the recent coup attempt in Turkey.
Pilot Who Bombed Turkey’s Parliament Flees to Syria
The pilot who bombed Turkey’s parliament building during the failed coup attempt has fled to Syria.
Coup Sign of Domestic Instability in Turkey: Iranian Minister
Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli attributed an attempted military coup in Turkey to the domestic instability triggered by Ankara’s engagement in foreign conflicts, as in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.