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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.

Erdogan: Turkey expects nothing from EU

Ankara no longer expects anything from Brussels, having waited for decades to become an EU member, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated.

Terrorists will never succeed: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that “terrorists” will never achieve their aims in Turkey in his address at the country’s parliament. The speech comes hours after a Sunday attack on the interior ministry, located very close to the parliament building.

Suicide attack injures 2 police officers in Turkey’s capital Ankara

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosive device outside the Interior Ministry headquarters in the Turkish capital Ankara, local authorities have confirmed, adding two police officers have been injured in the attack.

Turkey re-asserts support for Azerbaijan in dispute with Armenia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said while Ankara has supported negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region remains an Azerbaijani territory.

Erdogan says Turkey never needed help, support from EU

Ankara has never needed help or support from the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive wide-ranging interview with US media.

Erdogan asks Musk to build Tesla factory in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk to build a Tesla factory in Turkey, according to the state-owned Anadolu Agency news agency.

Turkey says could ‘part ways’ with EU if necessary

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Ankara could abandon its long-running EU membership process in response to a report from Brussels condemning Turkey’s “downward spiral in terms of human rights.”

Erdogan urges long-time advisors to resign, overhauls his team: Report

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revamped his team of advisors on Thursday, asking many to resign to open the way for a change of staff, two sources familiar with the issue told Middle East Eye.

Turkish president, Armenian PM agree to continue efforts toward lasting peace in Caucasus region

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have exchanged views on the situation in the South Caucasus and agreed to continue diplomatic efforts to reach lasting peace in the region, the press service of the Armenian government announced after their phone call.

Turkey warns any grain route plans leaving out Russia bound to fail

Turkey is placing enormous importance on ensuring food security in Africa, but any alternatives to the grain deal excluding Russia are bound to fail, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cautioned on Sunday.

Turkey’s Erdogan, Egypt’s Sisi meet in person, 1st in decade

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held face-to-face talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in India's capital New Delhi on Sunday, following a decade-long rift between Ankara and Cairo.

Death toll from Turkey floods rises to 7

At least seven people were killed as heavy rains triggered flash floods in northwest Turkey, state news agency Anadolu has reported.

At least 2 killed in Turkey flash floods

Two people were killed after flash floods devastated some districts in Turkey’s largest metropolis Istanbul late Tuesday.

Turkey wants Iraq to designate PKK a ‘terrorist’ entity: Foreign minister

Turkey expects the Iraqi government to officially recognize the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK, as a “terrorist” organization, mirroring Ankara and its Western allies, Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has stated.

Turkey closes strait to battle forest fire; hundreds evacuated

Turkey on Wednesday shut the busy Dardanelle Strait for a second day to help firefighters fill up with water and douse flames near the tourist town of Canakkale. Nine villages and more than 1,200 people have been evacuated as wildfires, raging in Greece, spread to neighbouring Turkey.

Turkey police launch shadow campaign to deport immigrants and refugees

Turkey has set up a silent campaign to reduce the number of refugees and migrants within its borders, including Syrians.

Iraq, Turkey discuss joint relations in oil and energy fields

Iraq's oil minister and his Turkish counterpart have discussed joint cooperation in the oil and energy sectors at a meeting in Ankara, according to a statement from the Iraqi oil ministry on Tuesday.

One killed in Istanbul shipyard blast

An explosion has rocked a shipyard in the Turkish city of Istanbul, leaving one person dead and another injured, local authorities have confirmed.

Syria’s Assad refuses to meet Turkish President Erdogan ‘on his terms’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stated he will not meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan under the latter’s conditions.

Saudi Arabia inks deal with Turkey’s defense firm to localise drone manufacturing

Saudi Arabia has signed a strategic agreement with Turkish defense firm Baykar Tech to localise the manufacturing of drones in the kingdom, state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) posted on messaging platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Erdogan’s office says Putin to visit Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit Ankara, the office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Wednesday, without naming the specific date.

Shooting at Swedish consulate in Turkey injures one

A Turkish employee was seriously wounded in an armed attack at Sweden’s honorary consulate in Turkey’s western province of Izmir, officials have confirmed.

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