Iran's Rouhani accuses West of exploiting Sunni-Shiite rift, raps Israel

Iran's Rouhani accuses West of exploiting Sunni-Shiite rift, raps Israel

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani accused Western powers of trying to exploit Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

Turkish PM retracts compensation offer for downed Russia jet

Turkish Prime Minister went back on an earlier offer of compensation to Russia for shooting down one of Moscow's military jets in November.

Vladimir Putin to call Turkish President Erdogan on Wednesday: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to hold his first phone call with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan since Ankara downed one of Moscow`s warplanes in Syria, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

Israel to maintain Gaza naval blockade after deal with Turkey: Netanyahu

Israel to maintain Gaza naval blockade after deal with Turkey: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday an Israeli naval blockade of Gaza will remain in force after a deal normalising Israel`s political and diplomatic ties with Turkey.

Nine injured in car bomb explosion in southeast Turkey: Report

The explosion occurred close to housing for courthouse employees in the town of Ovacik, in Tunceli province, Anadolu Agency reported.

Three dead in Turkey bombing blamed on Kurdish rebels

Three dead in Turkey bombing blamed on Kurdish rebels

A car bomb ripped through a police station in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast on Tuesday.

Migrants ask EU court to overturn Turkey deal

Migrant arrivals to Greece have fallen sharply since the deal took effect on March 20.

Russian air strikes in Syria's Idlib killed 60: Turkey

Turkey said on Tuesday that heavy air strikes reported to have been carried out by Russian jets on a hospital and a mosque in Syria`s rebel-held city of Idlib had killed more than 60 civilians and injured around 200 people.

Turkey ignoring terrorist cross-border activity, reveal IS wiretaps

Turkey ignoring terrorist cross-border activity, reveal IS wiretaps

Pressured by the international community to impose stricter border controls to stem the flood of militants into Syria, Ankara has been erecting walls at key crossing points, but to no avail.

Migrant arrivals to Greece plunge, as EU-Turkey deal sputters

Migrant arrivals to Greece plunge, as EU-Turkey deal sputters

Last month 3,360 migrants and refugees landed on the Greek islands, compared with 26,971 in March -- an 88 percent drop, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Defending migrant deal, EU seeks end of visas for Turks

Defending migrant deal, EU seeks end of visas for Turks

The European Union asked member states on Wednesday to grant visa-free travel to Turks in return for Ankara stopping migrants reaching Europe but it insisted Turkey must still change some laws and said it would get no "free ride".

Turkey says prevented 85 security incidents since January

Turkey has prevented 85 "major incidents" since January, many involving live bombs, the government`s spokesman said on Monday, a day after the sixth suicide bombing in a Turkish city this year. 

Female suicide bomber wounds seven in Turkey's Bursa

A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa on Wednesday, wounding seven people in the latest attack to strike the country, officials said.

Turkey kills almost 900 ISIS members in Syria raids: Report

Turkey has killed almost 900 alleged members of the Islamic State (ISIS) group since January through artillery fire and air raids, the state-run Anatolia news agency said Monday, citing military sources.

Tensions over migrant deal as Angela Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey

Tensions over migrant deal as Angela Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey

Angela Merkel travels to Turkey on Saturday for a high-stakes visit which will require her to walk a diplomatic tightrope between keeping Ankara sweet over a crucial migrant deal and taking a stand on European values.

Turkey submits draft proposal to strip MPs of immunity - AKP officials

The Turkish government submitted a draft proposal to parliament on Tuesday that would strip lawmakers of immunity from prosecution, ruling AK Party officials said, a move seen as largely targeting a pro-Kurdish party.

Turkey, Israel near normal relations: Ankara

Turkey and Israel have agreed after talks in London to rapidly reach a deal on normalising ties after a bitter falling-out in 2010, the Turkish foreign ministry announced early Friday.

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey under EU deal

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey under EU deal

The first migrants deported from Greek islands under a disputed EU-Turkey deal were shipped back to Turkey on Monday in a drive to shut down the main route used by more than a million people fleeing war and poverty to reach Europe in the last year.

Brussels attacker deported in 2015, Belgium ignored warning: Turkey

Brussels attacker deported in 2015, Belgium ignored warning: Turkey

One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings was deported last year from Turkey, and Belgium subsequently ignored a warning that the man was a militant, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

Migrants still arriving as EU-Turkey deal enters force

Migrants still arriving as EU-Turkey deal enters force

Greek authorities said 875 migrants landed on the islands overnight, with some 15 boats, each carrying dozens of migrants, arriving on Lesbos alone on Sunday.