Greek fighter jets surround Turkish research ship in Aegean Sea

Turkey says four Greek jets have harassed a Turkish research ship in the Aegean Sea, but Athens has denied the allegations, prompting two NATO members to try to resume talks on maritime disputes. Are Of security sources Reports According to reports, one of the Greek fighter jets that landed near the TCG Sesame vessel west […]

Thirteen Turkish civilians killed as anti-PKK operation ends

Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq killed 13 Turkish civilians as military operations against the group began last week, Turkey’s military chief has said. Turkish forces completed a military operation in the area with 48 Kurdish fighters and three Turkish soldiers killed during three days of clashes, according to Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar. In […]

Turkish sailors freed after weeks in pirate captivity

Turkish sailors freed after weeks in pirate captivity

  According to the Reports Fifteen men kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea are undergoing health checks, Turkish media reports. Fifteen Turkish crew members of a cargo ship who were kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea have been freed, Turkish media reported on Friday. Private NTV television said the […]

Three Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq

The Turkish defence ministry said the soldiers were killed during a military offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq. At least three Turkish soldiers have been killed during a new offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish defence ministry. Turkey on Wednesday launched an operation, dubbed “Claw-Eagle 2”, against Kurdistan Workers’ […]

US calls for release of jailed Turkish rights activist Kavala

US State Department says philanthropist Osman Kavala has been jailed for more than three years on ‘specious’ charges. The United States has called on Turkey to immediately release businessman, rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala, who was arrested for what the US called “specious” charges related to the 2016 failed coup and 2013 anti-government protests. […]

Turkish minister says US behind 2016 failed coup: Newspaper

US State Department calls the accusation by Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu ‘unfounded and irresponsible’. Turkey’s interior minister has accused the United States of being behind a 2016 failed coup that Ankara has blamed on a US-based Muslim preacher and businessman, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported, at a time when Turkey is seeking improved ties with […]

Erdogan compares Turkish student protesters to ‘terrorists’

Students at Istanbul’s Bogazici University have protested against the appointment of a ruling party loyalist as rector. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not allow month-long demonstrations at a Turkish university to grow into anti-government protests similar to those in 2013, calling the protesters “terrorists” and slamming the LGBTQ movement as incompatible […]

US calls for withdrawal of Russian, Turkish forces from Libya

US ambassador calls on Russia, Turkey and the UAE to immediately cease military intervention in Libya after deadline for foreign troops to withdraw passed. The United States has called for the immediate withdrawal of Russian and Turkish forces from Libya after a deadline for them to leave was ignored. Under an UN-backed ceasefire signed in […]

Pirates who kidnapped Turkish sailors make contact

The 15 sailors who were kidnapped off the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday are in good health, Turkish shipping company says. Pirates who kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish-crewed container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday have made their first contact with the shipping company to discuss a ransom, Turkish state media reported […]

Pirates kill 1, kidnap 15 crew on Turkish ship off West Africa

Vessel was sailing from Lagos to Cape Town when it was attacked northwest of Sao Tome and Principe. Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one, and Turkey’s military was planning a rescue operation on Sunday. Turkey’s Maritime Directorate said the crew initially locked themselves in […]

‘I am a Fenerbahce fan’: Ozil confirms move to Turkish side

In an interview with a Turkish broadcaster, German midfielder says he is fit to play despite missing nearly a year of football. Mesut Ozil has confirmed he is leaving Arsenal for Turkish side Fenerbahce, saying he was “very excited” to join a team he always supported and that he was in good physical condition despite […]

Several people killed in attack on Turkish company in Somalia

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for the blast near Somali capital Mogadishu that killed at least five people and injured 14. A suicide bombing near the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed at least five people including two Turks, the Turkish health minister said. Abdiasis Abu Musab, military operation spokesman for the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, said the armed group […]

Turkish police arrest suspect in killing of female academic

People express shock and anger over the killing of academic in Istanbul amid rising violence against women in the country. Police in Turkey have arrested a suspect in the killing of a female academic in the country’s largest city, Istanbul, as people expressed shock and anger over the latest case of femicide in the country. […]

Battered Turkish Economy Puts a Powerful Erdogan to the Test

ISTANBUL — Hobbled by restrictions on his tobacco shop, Ozgur Akbas helped organize a demonstration in Istanbul last month to protest what he called unfair rules imposed on merchants during the pandemic. “There are many friends who have shut down,” he said in an interview. “And some are on the verge of suicide.” Turks had […]

Turkish court sentences Kurdish former MP to 22 years in jail

Guven convicted on three separate terrorism charges after losing parliamentary immunity in June this year. A Turkish court has sentenced a Kurdish former lawmaker, who shot to fame for a months-long hunger strike two years ago, to more than 22 years in jail on terror-related charges. Leyla Guven, an opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy […]

Libya’s east-based forces release Turkish vessel

The seizure of the Turkish ship threatened to escalate tensions in the conflict-stricken North African country. Forces loyal to a renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they released a Turkish-owned vessel seized last week. The seizure of the Turkish ship threatened to escalate tensions in the conflict-stricken North African country since Turkey […]

EU summit: Turkish sanctions on agenda as Erdogan shrugs threats

European leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss possible action against Ankara over the eastern Mediterranean crisis, coronavirus, Brexit and budget. Concerned that their credibility is at stake, European Union leaders are set to consider on Thursday expanding sanctions against Turkey over its exploration of gas reserves in Mediterranean waters claimed by EU members Greece […]

Libya’s LNA says its forces have seized Turkish cargo ship

Eastern Libya faction says the vessel entered a banned area and its crew did not respond to a call from the Libyan navy. Eastern-based Libyan forces have intercepted a Turkish ship under a Jamaican flag heading to the port of Misrata in western Libya, their spokesman said, in what could be a new flashpoint in […]

East Med: Turkish research ship back in port ahead of EU summit

Oruc Reis returns to port before EU summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara. Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis has returned to port from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara. NATO members Turkey and Greece have […]

France to ban Turkish ultranationalist Grey Wolves group #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

France’s interior minister labelled group ‘particularly aggressive’; told legislators he would seek ban at cabinet meeting on Wednesday. France plans to ban Turkish far-right nationalist group, the Grey Wolves. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin described the organisation as “particularly aggressive” and told legislators on Monday that he would be seeking its dissolution at a cabinet meeting […]