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Nuland issues ultimatum to Türkiye

US officials have accused Ankara of threatening NATO’s security with its purchase of a Russian air defense platform. The United States will only allow Türkiye...

Man shot dead in Istanbul Catholic church during mass

Turkish president Tayyip Recep Erdogan has called for the masked suspects to be found within 24 hours. Two masked gunmen shot and killed a person...

Iran confirms ‘retaliatory’ oil tanker seizure

The St. Nikolas was transporting crude from Iraq to Turkey when it was boarded. An oil tanker has been boarded and seized by Iranian forces...

Erdogan says Netanyahu is literally ‘Hitler’

The only difference between the Nazi fuhrer and Israeli’s PM is the Western support the latter enjoys, the Turkish leader says. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Turkish football suspends all league matches following attack on referee

The Turkish Football Federation has suspended all league matches in the country after a Turkish referee was punched at a game between Ankaragucu and...

Netanyahu must be charged by ICC – Erdogan

The Turkish leader also rebuked Western nations for giving Israel “unconditional support to kill babies”. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has predicted that Israeli leader...

Turkey raises interest rates to 40%

The Turkish central bank’s rate hike was double economists’ expectations. Türkiye’s central bank hiked its key interest rate to 40% on Thursday in an effort...

Israel accuses Türkiye of supporting terrorism

PM Netanyahu has responded to President Erdogan’s “terror state” speech. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected criticism from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Israel acting like ‘spoiled child’ of the West – Erdogan

Israel is lashing out at Hamas’ cross-border attack because it has de-facto Western approval, the Turkish leader has suggested. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has...

Erdogan ready to mediate between Israel and Palestine

Ankara will step up its diplomatic efforts to restore peace in the region “as soon as possible,” the Turkish president has said. Attempting to resolve...

Türkiye bombs Iraq after terrorist attack

Ankara claims “20 targets used by terrorists” were destroyed in Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkish warplanes have conducted airstrikes against the suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) strongholds...

Key takeaways from Sochi talks between Putin and Erdogan

The two leaders have discussed the Ukraine crisis, the Black Sea grain deal and nuclear energy cooperation. Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted his Turkish...

Erdogan appeals to West over Black Sea grain deal

The Turkish leader claims Moscow would prolong the agreement if its demands were met. The West should start fulfilling Russia’s expectations from the Black Sea...

Türkiye opposed to Ukrainian call for Black Sea escorts – Bloomberg

Ankara will not jeopardize its warships to help Kiev export grain, a source has told the agency. Ankara would most likely reject any request from...

Biden offered Erdogan IMF money to ratify Sweden NATO bid – Seymour Hersh

Ankara this week rolled back its opposition to Stockholm joining the US-led bloc. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh claimed on Thursday that US President Joe...

Dozens detained at LGBTQ event in Türkiye

Police took action against activists who attended a banned pride parade in Istanbul. More than 100 people were detained at an LGBTQ pride parade in...

Türkiye votes in decisive presidential runoff

The results will determine the country’s course for the next five years. The polls have opened across Türkiye in a runoff election that will determine...

Twitter reveals Turkish court orders

The company explained its decision to take action against accounts and tweets at Ankara’s request. Twitter has published written instructions it received from the Turkish...

Türkiye heads to runoff – preliminary results

President Erdogan will face off against Western-leaning rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu on May 28. With 99% of the ballots counted in the Turkish presidential election, preliminary...

Erdogan delivers ‘victory’ speech

The Turkish leader said he hopes to avoid a runoff, but is ready accept the “national will”. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has addressed a huge...

Early counting shows Erdogan leads in Turkish election

The president is currently 16 points ahead of his pro-Western opponent. Preliminary results from Türkiye’s presidential election show the incumbent, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with a...

US interfering in Türkiye’s elections – Ankara

Washington's coup attempt in 2016 failed, but it has now found a new way to try to oust the government, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu...

Türkiye announces major oil discovery

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the resource will help make the country energy independent. An oilfield with an estimated production capacity of 100,000 barrels per...

Little to attend ‘Ukraine Defense Contact Group’ meeting in Germany

Defence Minister Andrew Little departs today for a trip to Türkiye, Germany and Jordan. First stop for Little is Türkiye where he will attend the...

German soccer icon pondering Turkish election run – media

The midfielder’s name appeared then disappeared from a list of candidates published by local outlets. Turkish-German footballer Mesut Ozil may be running for election in...

Baby Steps Toward Peace: What to expect from Russia-Iran-Syria-Turkiye meeting

The past two months have witnessed dramatic changes in the Middle East’s security architecture, with February’s devastating earthquakes sparking an outpouring of diplomatic and...

Erdogan rubber-stamps Finland’s NATO membership

Finland is set to become the 31st member of the US-led military bloc. Finland is poised to join after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed...

Biden snubs two NATO allies for ‘democracy’ summit – media

Türkiye and Hungary have yet to approve Sweden’s and Finland’s bids to join the US-led military bloc. The administration of US President Joe Biden has...

Incredible footage of the earth ‘ripped apart’ after Turkey earthquake

Aerial drone video shows the formation of canyons tens of metres deep and wide in hard-hit Hatay Province. In one scene a group of people...

Seismologist warns of next massive earthquake

The Turkish expert claims а large-scale event could soon occur near the port of Canakkale. Another magnitude-7 earthquake could soon occur in western Türkiye, warns...

Hundreds killed, infrastructure and historic sites damaged: What is known about horrific quakes in Türkiye and Syria

Powerful tremors continue to hit both countries, compounding the death and devastation. On Monday morning, a powerful earthquake struck in southern Türkiye, causing significant destruction...

Watch: Devastating earthquake hits Türkiye

Dozens of buildings collapsed, burying people under the rubble. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Türkiye early on Monday morning, followed by several powerful aftershocks...

US senators issue NATO ultimatum to Türkiye

Unblock membership for Sweden and Finland or no F-16 jets for you, said 25 lawmakers. A group of 25 US senators from both parties has...

Türkiye rules out support for NATO hopeful Sweden’s bid

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuked Sweden over allowing a Koran-burning stunt, decrying the country’s lack of “respect”. Türkiye’s wavering support for Sweden’s application to...

Will Türkiye and Syria reconciling pave the way to ending the Syrian conflict?

Finding common ground with Ankara can help Damascus solve many problems, including the US occupation of its territories. Against the wishes of Washington, both the...

Swedes oppose Türkiye’s NATO demands – poll

Almost 80% are against changing a law to fast-track joining the bloc, a DN/Ipsos survey has found. An overwhelming majority of Swedes believe their country...

Türkiye warns Greece against expansion in Aegean Sea

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu cautioned Athens that Ankara will use “all powers” to defend its interests. Türkiye will not give Greece a single mile of...

Fake It Till You Make It: Turkish Girl Faces 13 Years in Jail for Working as Doctor Without Diploma

The suspect confessed to forging her medical school exam results in order to please her family. This started a years-long "career" of pretending to be...

Erdogan rival convicted over ‘insulting’ speech

The mayor of Istanbul says the verdict is an attack on popular will. A Turkish court has convicted Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu of insulting a...

Erdogan hints at mending ties with Syria

There should be “no hard feelings” in politics, the Turkish president has said. Ankara could find a path to repairing its damaged relations with Syria...

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