Turkish PM says exercised "international rights" in Syrian tomb operation

Turkey exercised its international rights when it sent troops into neighbouring Syria in a mission to evacuate soldiers guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.

Turkey evacuates troops guarding tomb inside Syria: PM
Turkey evacuates troops guarding tomb inside Syria: PM

A group of Turkish soldiers entered Syria in a successful operation to repatriate troops guarding a Turkish enclave surrounded by Islamic State (IS) militants, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday.

Turkish PM holds talks with Sharif, 11 agreements signed

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here on key issues as the two nations signed eleven agreements, including on economy, trade and energy.

Turkish PM to visit Pakistan

 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will visit Pakistan Feb 17-18, an official statement said Monday.

Turkey president convenes Cabinet amid power-grab claims

Turkey's President has convened a Cabinet meeting for the first time, a political manoeuvre that is raising concerns among critics that he is pushing ahead to expand the powers of the largely ceremonial presidency.

Turkish PM says Israeli "provocations" radicalising Muslim world

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday of terrorism and said Israeli "provocations" such as the bombardment of Gaza were contributing to radicalisation in the Muslim world.

Turkey PM backs press freedom, warns against stigmatising Muslims

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the European Union on Thursday they shared many values, including freedom of speech, but warned against stigmatising Muslims in the fallout from the Paris Islamist attacks.

Turkish PM compares Netanyahu to Paris attackers

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday accused his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu of committing "crimes against humanity" comparable to those of the Islamist gunmen behind the Paris attacks that left 17 dead.

Turkish premier equates Israel's Netanyahu to Paris attackers

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday compared his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to the Islamist militants who killed 17 people in Paris last week, saying both had committed crimes against humanity.

Turkey vows to thwart `Muhammad insults`
Turkey vows to thwart `Muhammad insults`

Turkey on Thursday condemned the publication of cartoons of the Muslim Prophet as an "open provocation," warning that it would not tolerate insults of Muhammad in the controversy over the post-attacks Charlie Hebdo issue.

Turkey cannot be blamed for Paris suspect's entry to Syria: PM Davutoglu

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday Turkey should not be blamed after a suspected accomplice in last week`s attacks in Paris travelled through Turkey to Syria before the killings occurred.

Turkish PM to join Charlie rally in Paris

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will travel to Paris Sunday to take part in the rally in support of France following the massacre at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the official Anatolia news agency reported.

Iraq, Turkey pledge to join hands to fight IS jihadists

Iraq and Turkey on Thursday pledged to join forces to fight Islamic State insurgents who are holding swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Iraq, Turkey pledge to join hands to fight IS jihadists

Iraq and Turkey on Thursday pledged to join forces to fight Islamic State insurgents who are holding swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Turkey arrests 27 in swoop on anti-Erdogan media

Turkish police on Sunday arrested the editor of Turkey`s biggest-selling newspaper and 26 others in lightning raids on supporters of an exiled cleric who has become President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s top foe.

Islamic State attacks Iraq provincial capital: Officials

Islamic State fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of an Iraqi provincial capital on Friday, local officials said, in an apparently coordinated effort to seize full control of the city.

Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group

Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that his country and neighboring Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

Turkey warns of threat to Aleppo from Assad, fears new refugee influx

 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused Syrian forces of committing massacres in and around Aleppo and said Turkey would face a major new refugee crisis if Syria`s second city were to fall into their hands.

Turkey unveils stringent new anti-protest laws

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu unveiled sweeping new security laws branded as repressive by critics, saying those in possession of banned objects at protests would face up to four years in jail.

'Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in southeast'

Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in southeast Turkey on Sunday in the first significant air operation against the militants since the launch of a peace process two years ago, Hurriyet news website said on Tuesday.