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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.
Iranian Reporter’s Admirable Coverage of Turkey Coup
The Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, IRINN, and its Ankara correspondent Majid Akhavan, marked an unprecedented moment in IRIB’s professional history through their live and up-to-the-minute news coverage of the recent coup attempt in Turkey.
US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt Were Plotters of Turkey Coup
An Iranian adviser believes that Turkey’s army had received the green light from the US, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, or else they wouldn’t dare to stage the amateurish coup in Turkey.
Saudi Arabia and UAE Involved in Turkey Coup: Whistle-Blower
Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, disclosed that senior government officials in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi had been informed of the coup in Turkey long before it took place.
Iranian MPs Raise Possibility of Saudis’ Role in Turkey Coup
A couple of Iranian Parliament members referred to the history of Saudi Arabia’s interference in the domestic affairs of Middle Eastern countries, and did not rule out the possibility of Riyadh’s role in the recent failed coup in Turkey.
Iran Halts Holidays to Turkey after Failed Coup
Iran halted package tours to neighbouring Turkey, the country’s top tourist destination, on Saturday, July 16, in the face of persistent uncertainty after an abortive coup attempt.
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Holds Session on Turkey Coup
Members of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) convened on Saturday, July 16, to discuss the recent military coup attempt in Turkey.
Iran Backs Democratically Elected Gov’t in Turkey: Spokesman
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman voiced Tehran’s support for the democratically-elected government of Turkey after an abortive military coup created chaos in the neighbouring country.
Iranian and Turkish FMs Hold 3rd Phone Conversation after Turkey’s Failed Coup
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke by phone for the third time on Saturday to discuss the latest developments in the wake of a midnight, abortive military coup in Turkey.
Iran’s Empty Flights to Fetch Nationals from Turkey
Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has permitted the country’s airlines to dispatch empty flights to Turkey for bringing back Iranian travellers stranded there after an attempted military coup caused turmoil in the neighbouring country, an official announced.
Iranian and Turkish FMs in Contact after Attempted Coup in Turkey
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has made a number of calls to his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to get updates on the situation after a midnight coup in Turkey, an Iranian spokesperson announced.
Official Denies Iranian Jets Deployment to Tabriz after Turkey Coup
A ranking security official in Iran’s province of East Azarbaijan quashed rumors that the Air Force has dispatched its rapid reaction fighter jets from different bases to the province’s capital, Tabriz, amid chaotic situation in neighboring Turkey following an attempted coup.
Iran’s Reaction to Attempted Military Coup in Turkey
Although the recent military coup and the chaotic situation in Turkey took place in early hours of Saturday, July 16, Iranian officials were vigilant enough to closely monitor and show appropriate reactions to the developments in the neighbouring country.
Turkish Coup Bid Crumbles as Crowds Answer Call to Streets, Erdoğan Returns
An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of Saturday, July 16, after crowds answered Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan's call to take to the streets to support him.