Ahmet Davutoglu

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Merkel is on a high-stakes visit to Turkey aimed at boosting a six-billion-euro ($6.7 billion) deal plagued by moral and legal concerns to return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey.

Apr 24, 2016, 00:43 AM IST

Suicide bomber kills four, injures 36 in Istanbul shopping hub

A suicide blast ripped through a major shopping district in Istanbul on Saturday, killing at least four people less than a week after another deadly attack left 35 dead in Ankara.

Mar 20, 2016, 04:37 AM IST

EU leaders approve Turkey migrant deal: Finland PM

Meanwhile, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka said all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey from Sunday will be sent back as part of a new deal sealed at a Brussels summit Friday.

Mar 18, 2016, 22:03 PM IST
EU to pitch migrant plan to Turkey but deal not certain

EU to pitch migrant plan to Turkey but deal not certain

European Union leaders will try to convince Turkey`s prime minister to help end Europe`s migration crisis in return for financial and political concessions but they remain unsure if Friday`s Brussels summit can clinch a deal.

Mar 18, 2016, 09:58 AM IST
EU pushes for `breakthrough` Turkey migrant deal next week

EU pushes for `breakthrough` Turkey migrant deal next week

European Union leaders on Monday hailed a "breakthrough" in talks with Turkey on a deal to curb the migrant crisis but delayed a decision until a summit next week to flesh out the details of Ankara`s new demands.

Mar 08, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

EU`s Tusk to visit Turkey for migrant talks

European Union president Donald Tusk will visit Turkey this week for fresh talks on migration ahead of a crucial Brussels summit on the crisis, his office said Tuesday.

Mar 01, 2016, 16:10 PM IST

Syria truce `not binding` for Turkey if security threatened: PM

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday said a ceasefire agreed between Syria`s warring parties was only valid inside Syria and was "not binding" for Turkey if its national security was threatened.

Feb 25, 2016, 16:16 PM IST

Turkey says Syria ceasefire is not binding if it threatens security

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that Turkey would not be bound by the Syrian ceasefire plan if its security was threatened, and would take "necessary measures" against the Syrian Kurdish YPG and Islamic State if needed.

Feb 25, 2016, 15:43 PM IST
Turkey announces new security measures after Ankara attack

Turkey announces new security measures after Ankara attack

Turkey is to introduce new national security measures, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday, in the wake of a suicide car bombing in Ankara that killed 28 people.

Feb 21, 2016, 01:42 AM IST
Turkey blames Kurdish militants for Ankara bombing; vows reprisals

Turkey blames Kurdish militants for Ankara bombing; vows reprisals

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed a Syrian Kurdish militia fighter working with Kurdish militants inside Turkey for a suicide car bombing that killed 28 people in the capital Ankara, and he vowed retaliation in both Syria and Iraq.

Feb 19, 2016, 05:33 AM IST

Turkey blames Kurdish militants for Ankara bomb, vows response in Syria, Iraq

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed a Syrian Kurdish militia fighter working with Kurdish militants inside Turkey for a suicide car bombing that killed 28 people in the capital Ankara, and he vowed retaliation in both Syria and Iraq.

Feb 19, 2016, 00:40 AM IST
Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters in Syria, PM tells Merkel

Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters in Syria, PM tells Merkel

Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, despite growing pressure on Ankara to stop the shelling.

Feb 15, 2016, 00:28 AM IST

UN urges Turkey to open border, warns Aleppo could lack aid

Turkey, already home to 2.5 million Syrian refugees, insists that it has an open-door policy toward Syrians escaping conflict.

Feb 09, 2016, 20:36 PM IST

Turkey cannot be expected to shoulder refugee burden alone: PM

Turkey`s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country cannot be expected to shoulder the burden of refugees alone as 30,000 Syrians massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a Russia-backed regime offensive on the northern region of Aleppo.

Feb 08, 2016, 21:41 PM IST

Nine killed in Turkey fire

Nine people were killed and 25 others injured on Friday when a fire broke out in a building in Cizre in southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakar, a town that has been under a curfew since mid-December last year.
 

Feb 06, 2016, 00:31 AM IST

Militant group sidelined as Turkey unveils plan to end Kurdish unrest

Turkey all but ruled out direct talks with Kurdish militants to end one of the worst periods of bloodshed in a three-decade insurgency on Friday, saying the government would instead bring what it called civil society groups to the table.

Feb 05, 2016, 20:46 PM IST

Tens of thousands flee as Syria regime advances near Aleppo

Tens of thousands of Syrians were reported to have fled their homes on Thursday as regime troops pressed a major Russian-backed offensive around second city Aleppo.

Feb 05, 2016, 01:54 AM IST
Is Turkey preparing to invade Syria? Russia believes so

Is Turkey preparing to invade Syria? Russia believes so

Moscow said it had recorded plenty of such examples at the Syrian-Turkish border "including the presence of troops and military equipment".

Feb 04, 2016, 21:49 PM IST

US Vice President Joe Biden says prepared for military solution in Syria

US Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the United States and Turkey were prepared for a military solution in Syria if a political settlement was not possible.

Jan 23, 2016, 20:27 PM IST

Turkey detains 12 academics accused of signing "peace declaration": NTV

Turkish security forces detained 12 academics accused of signing a declaration calling for renewed efforts to end violence between government forces and Kurdish separatists, NTV said on Friday.

Jan 15, 2016, 14:48 PM IST