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Defense Minister of Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov and Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Army General Hulusi Akar signed “The Protocol on exchange of the personnel between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey.”.
On one side of Sheridan Circle, across from the Turkish Ambassador's Residence, Armenian-Americans gathered together to call on Turkey to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Many Armenians hold the Turkish government responsible for the incident that claimed the lives of 1.5 million ...

Russia has agreed to sell four batteries of the air defence missiles to the Turkish government, helping to cement a new alliance grounded in common interests in Syria and developing economic ties. Russian firms are also building a nuclear power station on Turkey's southern coast, causing further disquiet ...
According to the American Center for Law and Justice, “Pastor Andrew – a U.S. citizen – faces false charges in Turkey of 'membership in an armed terrorist organization.' After peacefully serving the people of Turkey for more than 23 years without any issues from the Turkish government, this U.S. citizen ...
Turkish snap elections will determine the fate of Syria to some extent, and an unexpected change of government in Ankara could shift Turkey's foreign policy and ... In Afrin, the Turkish government has completed a successful military operation against the PKK terrorist organization's Syrian armed wing, the ...
A Turkish court has sentenced 13 journalists to prison on terrorism charges, in a case that has sparked global outrage over press freedom. The journalists were employees of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, which had taken a strong line against the Turkish government. Three of the journalists on trial ...

Turkey's government is lilkely to hold the economy together now that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called elections for June 24, Tim Ash, senior emerging markets strategist at Blue Bay Asset Management in London, told Ahval TV. “From a market perspective, it's a two-month period,” Ash said from ...
Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-in demonstrations across the country to protest against the state of emergency, a move criticised by the government. The demonstrations held on Monday, reportedly in all of Turkey's 81 provinces, were organised as the government prepares this ...
The Turkish government insists that the movement founded by preacher Fethullah Gulen was behind the coup attempt. Gulen - who lives in exile in the United States - denies it. "Suspicion is a fact that we have had to live with for the past two years," says Selina, 40, who worked as a manager in Turkey.
"Unconfirmed rumors indicate that the government plans to unite all Turkish newspapers, TV channels and news websites under its e-state portal," noted the article, referring to the government's online service portal where Turkish citizens can access official documents, check their tax debts or research their ...
Manbij residents said the repeated threats by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have unnerved them — especially after the demoralizing defeat of the Kurds in Afrin. But many who spoke to the Associated Press during a recent visit also said they have faith the U.S. won't abandon them to face ...
Its Europe and Central Asia director, Hugh Williamson, said, “Detaining and prosecuting people for tweets calling for peace is a new low for Turkey's government.” He added, “Turkish authorities should respect people's right to peacefully criticize any aspect of government policy, including military operations ...
The Turkish government has said repeatedly that it wants to put him in jail and has even threatened Kanter's family, who still lives in Turkey. Not only have his opinions given him some trouble off the court, but they have also affected the revenue he could make that is related to his basketball career. Kanter ...
The government's chokehold over Turkey's beleaguered media is tightening with the slapping on of new restrictions and the concurrent sale of the country's last notionally independent media conglomerate to a pro-government group. The moves are widely seen as part of a concerted push by Turkish ...
The tension with Turkey fueled by the arrest of two Greek soldiers almost three weeks ago and the incendiary rhetoric coming out of Ankara has raised ... Despite Turkish statements to the contrary, the government fears the two soldiers could be used as a bargaining chip to force Greece into extraditing the ...
Pro-government headlines were particularly telling. For example, Daily Sabah wrote about “Moody's Scandalous Turkey Decision.” The columnist somehow concluded Turkey must be on the correct path. Fahrettin Altun, who writes for both Turkish and English versions of Sabah, also penned an ...
Under the agreement, Turkey was promised €6 billion in financial aid, to be used by the Turkish government to finance projects for Syrian refugees. According to the EU Commission, €3 billion has already flowed into Turkey to cover the costs of educating half a million Syrian children. The EU Commission ...

A Turkish government source said that the study will be extended and that negotiations are ongoing. Turkey intends to ask the Japanese side to lower costs, the source said. Japan views nuclear power as an integral part of efforts to export infrastructure around the world. As Mitsubishi Heavy and the others ...
The AP reports that Turkey "fears the establishment of a Kurdish self-ruled zone in Syria that could inspire its own Kurdish minority to press for greater autonomy." While the Turkish government sees the YPG as a "terrorist army," the militia has been an important ally to the U.S. in the fight against the Islamic ...
The Turkish government has been looking overseas to make up the shortfall. However, the Washington has rebuffed a request to send over U.S. flight instructors, though Turkish pilots are receiving basic flight training in the United States. Turkey has also sought assistance from Pakistan—which also flies ...
Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab has accused the Turkish government of attacking him after it became clear he was going to be a state witness for the South District of New York, he wrote in a memorandum: "the government of Turkey unleashed a series of attacks apparently designed to convince ...
Following the revelation of a case of Turkish espionage and planned kidnapping in Switzerland, the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Pascale Baeriswyl affirmed the gravity of the allegations, but called for the presumption of innocence. ... She also ruled out any diplomatic sanctions against Turkey.
Encrypted email provider ProtonMail says its service has been blocked in Turkey, but can still be accessed via a VPN, DNS, or Tor. The secure messaging provider said Thursday that it believes the government is behind the block that has left its services partially or fully unreachable in Turkey.
I emphasized that the U.K. government would not be deterred from challenging Russia's aggression and its disregard for international rules and behavior,” British Ambassador to Turkey Dominick Chilcott told reporters in Ankara on March 13. Chilcott said U.K. ambassadors serving in NATO and prominent ...
Last month, a presenter on the Islamist Akit TV said on air that the staff of the daily Cumhuriyet, a vocal government critic, deserved to be “slaughtered.” Another Akit TV presenter, infuriated by claims of civilian casualties in Turkish military operations in northern Syria, said, “If we were to kill civilians, we ...
Over the course of Turkey's military operation in Syria – officially called operation Olive Branch – reports have emerged of confrontation between Turkish forces and local combatants allied to the Syrian government. The Syrian government condemned the offensive on its soil, describing it as a violation of ...
The Turkish government holds Fethullah Gulen, a Sunni cleric who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, responsible for the coup and is demanding his extradition. But the United States has refused to hand over the septuagenarian imam on the grounds that Turkey has not provided sufficient ...
The Turkish government says the YPG is an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in south-eastern Turkey for three decades, and considers it a terrorist group. The YPG denies any direct organisational links to the PKK - an assertion backed by the ...
The festival had been funded by both governments for about a decade, its director, Adil Kaya, said in a telephone interview. But the Turkish Culture Ministry informed him that this year it would not fund the event. It was a sign of an increasingly inward-looking Turkey that is “no longer open for cultural ...
Since an attempted coup in 2016, the Turkish government has cracked down on opposition, civil society and minorities. At least 50,000 people have been arrested over the past two years and hundreds of civil society organizations shuttered. Multiple protests have been banned, dispersed or both, as Turkey ...
He noted that the Turkish government committed to arming terrorists and financing their activities, set a camp for their military training on Turkey's territory, and facilitated their access to chemical weapons. According to Jaafari, terrorist groups allegedly inspired by the Turkish government robbed factories in ...
Turkish government escalates crackdown on opposition as toll of Afrin invasion mounts ... that “The space for democratic debate in Turkey has shrunk alarmingly following increased judicial harassment of a large strata of society, including journalists, members of parliament, academics and ordinary citizens, ...
The Turkish government has lined up a public auction for a general cargoship anchored near Istanbul. The 3,600-dwt Belize-flagged Aries (built 1980) ... Equasis' last update on the ship in 2016 has it carrying a Russian flag and owned by Saluta Shipping of Turkey. Elements of the vessel may need a major ...
LONDON — A Turkish court sentenced 24 journalists to prison on Friday, ruling that they were linked to a religious sect that the government calls a terrorist group and that has been blamed for a failed coup attempt in 2016. Most of the journalists worked for news organizations that are considered friendly to ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Turkish government took the extraordinary step on Wednesday of asking the United States to stop Kurdish commanders from diverting their forces from areas of eastern Syria to the fight in Afrin in the west. The request followed an announcement from the Kurdish forces, which are ...
Pointing out the Turkish government's efforts to expand universal service network to bring communication infrastructure to the country's rural areas, he noted that a protocol was signed between the ONF and the Turkish government to test the latest telecommunication technologies during the Mobile World ...
Both cases symbolise the depth of the Turkish government's hostility towards civilised dissent to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly autocratic policies. The ECHR ruling is not yet public but it is expected to soon be announced. The only dissenting voice on the ECHR panel was that of a Turkish ...
Ankara, which criticized the move, sees such Kurdish groups as linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK -- a separatist group that has waged a decade's long insurgency against the Turkish government. Turkey launched an operation targeting Kurdish groups in Afrin in January, shortly after the US ...
Turkey has strongly backed Qatar as Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations have boycotted it, and Ankara maintains ties to Iran, the kingdom's regional rival. ... A Turkish government official told the AP his nation was "not worried" about MBC's decision as Turkish soap operas remain popular worldwide.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag rejected speculation that Ankara could use the Greek soldiers' arrest to secure the extradition of the eight Turkish soldiers. "The arrest of the two soldiers in Turkey is not the subject of a swap," Bozdag said. "Neither the Greek government nor the Turkish ...
A man suspected of raping a sleeping 4-year-old girl during a wedding in southern Turkey narrowly escaped a neighborhood lynching attempt, sparking a public outcry and calls for the government to prevent and more severely punish child sexual abuse. Among the heavier penalties the Turkish ...
ISTANBUL — Having already brought Turkey's mainstream media to heel, and made considerable headway in rolling back Turkish democracy, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set its sights on a seemingly innocuous target: a satellite television preacher named Adnan Oktar.
An official at the Turkish government's press department welcomed a ban on news website Ahval after it was blocked by authorities late on Wednesday. Turkey's communications ministry barred access to Ahval in the country citing Law 5651, introduced by parliament in February 2014 to regulate Internet ...
By August 2016, Turkey's government felt impelled to order military operations that have led to Turkish control over large parts of northern Syria. Culminating with the recent assault on the Afrin region, the primary focus of these operations has been to prevent the YPG from seizing more territory along the ...
The Turkish government's opening of its population registers might have attracted enormous interest from members of the public wishing to find out about their ... In Turkey, which has for decades denied claims of genocide relating to the fate of its once large Armenian population in the First World War, the ...
The Turkish government's opening of its population registers might have attracted enormous interest from members of the public wishing to find out about their ... In Turkey, which has for decades denied claims of genocide relating to the fate of its once large Armenian population in the First World War, the ...
Killing Orders was originally published in Turkish, but received “total silence” in Turkey. “It is the usual reaction of the government and the denialists.” In addition, with the current atmosphere of media intimidation, there was not much coverage about it besides some progressive Internet news portals.
The European Court of Human Rights has evaluated the applications of imprisoned authors and journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay and has decided that the Turkish Government has “explicitly violated”their rights. The decision is expected to be announced in two weeks. Ahval has confirmed from ...
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is seeking opposition parties' consensus on legal regulations concerning sexual crimes committed against minors, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ has said, stating that the government is working on giving aggravated life sentences to sex offenders who ...
Turkey says that a network led by Fethullah Gulen, an Islamist cleric based in the United States, orchestrated the coup, which included an attempt on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's life, the bombing of the Parliament and the deaths of more than 270 people. In the purge by the Turkish government that ...


 

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