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Kurdish Envoy Blasts Turkey’s Policies, Hails Iran’s Support

The representative of Iraqi Kurdistan in Tehran has strongly criticized Turkey’s unfriendly policies, and termed Iran an all-time supporter of Kurds.

Armenians in Iran Hold Protest Rally to Mark 1915 Genocide

Hundreds of Iranian-Armenians marked the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman Empire at Saint Sarkis Cathedral and then the Turkish embassy in Tehran.

Erdogan Becomes Dictator by Climbing up Ladder of Democracy!

A commentator says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who secured sweeping powers in the country’s recent referendum, is moving towards dictatorship via democracy.

US State Dept. Criticises Turkey While Trump Congratulates Erdogan!

US President Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning a much-disputed referendum that will cement his autocratic rule over the country.

Erdogan Urges Other Countries to Respect Turkish People’s Vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on other countries and institutions to respect the outcome of the country’s referendum, which grants the president sweeping powers.

Iran Respects Turkish People’s Vote in Referendum

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the Islamic Republic respects the outcome of Turkish people’s vote in Sunday’s constitutional referendum and hopes that it will lead to peace and stability in the neighboring country.

2 Killed, 1 Injured on Sidelines of Turkey Referendum

The landmark referendum in Turkey to enhance President Erdogan’s power has erupted into violence in a village near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, leaving 2 people dead and one wounded.

55 Million Start Voting in Turkey’s Landmark Referendum

Turkey’s decisive referendum has started after weeks of tense campaigning by the “yes” and “no” camps regarding an 18-article constitutional amendment that will endow the president with vastly enhanced powers.

Turkey’s Claims Aimed at Justifying Expansionist Policies: Iran

Iran has dismissed the recent “unacceptable and unjustifiable” remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Tehran, saying Ankara is leveling accusations against other countries to justify its expansionist policies.

Iran Advises Nationals to Avoid Visiting Turkey over Security Concerns

Iran’s Foreign ministry said Iranian nationals are well-advised to exercise caution while traveling to neighboring Turkey due to security concerns.

Plane Carrying Turkish FM Denied Landing in Netherlands

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Saturday barred a plane carrying Turkey's foreign minister from landing, saying his visit would be a threat to public order.

‘Qatar, Turkey Silent on Trump’s Anti-Brotherhood Bill’

A political commentator says Doha and Ankara have sealed their lips in the face of Washington’s move against Muslim Brotherhood and this is noticeable as the two are its main backers.

Why Turkey Is Ratcheting Up Anti-Iran Rhetoric

Turkish President Erdoğan recently coined a new term, ‘Persianism’ or Persian nationalism, to express part of his concern over the change of Mideast situation in favour of Iran. But what is the reason behind the escalation of Turkey’s anti-Iran rhetoric?

Iraq Raps Efforts by Turkey, Arab States to Stall Mosul’s Liberation

An Iraqi politician has accused Turkey and a number of neighbouring countries of attempting to suspend the operations to liberate the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Farsi Added to Turkish Education Ministry’s Curriculum

Farsi, Korean and Urdu have been added the list of foreign languages available to be taught at schools by the Turkish Education Ministry.

5,000 Chinese Terrorists Arrive in Syria through Turkey

Syria’s Ambassador to China says approximately 5,000 fighters from the restive northwest Chinese region of Xinjiang are fighting alongside militants in Syria having arrived in the Arab country through Turkey.

Erdoğan Arrives in Doha, Last Stop of Persian Gulf States Tour

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Qatari capital of Doha on Tuesday night and is set to meet Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on the last day of his four-day visit to Persian Gulf states.

Turkish President Receives Bahrain’s Highest National Order

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is paying an official visit to Bahrain, attended a ceremony during which he was decorated with Bahrain’s highest national order, Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa Medal.

Ankara Mayor Warns of Enemy Plots to Trigger Manmade Quakes

The outspoken mayor of Ankara warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey's fragile economy.

Turkish Parliament Approves Constitutional Reform Bill

The Turkish parliament approved a constitutional reform bill overnight including strengthening the powers of the presidency, paving the way for a referendum expected in the spring which could see President Tayyip Erdogan in office until 2029.

Turkish Parliament Votes to Give Erdogan More Executive Powers

In a move widely criticised by opposition politicians, Turkey’s Parliament voted to advance a bill which would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unprecedented executive powers.

Turkish Parliament’s Expensive Microphone Goes Missing after Brawl

A microphone in the Turkish Parliament has gone missing after an angry fight broke out among members of Parliament during debates on constitutional amendments on January 11.

Iran, Russia, Turkey Discuss Syrian Crisis ahead of Astana Meeting

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held meetings with senior Russian and Turkish officials on the resolution of the years-long crisis in Syria.

MPs in Turkish Parliament Start Fighting Each Other (+Video)

Scuffles between Turkish lawmakers from the ruling AK Party and main opposition Republican's People Party (CHP) broke out on Wednesday during a debate at general assembly on constitutional changes.

Turkish PM: Europe’s Security Starts with Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım urged European states to contribute to hosting refugees and combatting terror, saying that the security of Europe is dependent on that of Turkey.

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