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US stops F-35 Lightning II sale to Turkey as Russia's S-400 Triumf missiles land in Ankara

Till July 16, 2019, 12 Russian aircraft have landed in Turkey with S-400 Triumf missile systems. Turkey, which is a member of the F-35 Lightning II development programme, has ordered 116 jets but the US has refused to deliver the stealth fighters.

Jul 17, 2019, 16:55 PM IST

'No satisfactory plan' with US on Syria safe zone, says Erdogan

After Trump announced the withdrawal of all 2,000 US troops in northern Syria, he had proposed setting up a "safe zone" for Kurds.

Feb 06, 2019, 10:08 AM IST

US pullout from Syria must be planned carefully: Erdogan

 Last month, the US President Donald Trump declared victory over the IS and announced that US forces would be coming home soon.

Jan 08, 2019, 10:54 AM IST

4 dead, 43 injured after high-speed train crashes into overpass in Turkey

Several persons were injured after a high-speed train crashed into an overpass in Turkish capital Ankara.

Dec 13, 2018, 10:40 AM IST

Military attack on Syria's Idlib would be catastrophic: Turkey

Any Syrian government military offensive against Idlib, the last major rebel-held area of Syria, would result in a humanitarian catastrophe, Turkey`s Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

Aug 24, 2018, 20:41 PM IST

Turkey marks second coup anniversary

Turkey on Sunday commemorated the second anniversary of a bloody coup attempt which was followed by a series of purges in the public sector and changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Jul 15, 2018, 19:26 PM IST

Turkish troops enter Syria in operation against Kurdish militia

Turkey on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch" seeking to oust from the Afrin region of northern Syria the Peoples` Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara considers a terror group.

Jan 21, 2018, 16:59 PM IST

Germany likely to approve tank upgrades for Turkey: Der Spiegel

The German government is moving to approve upgrades of Turkey's Leopard battle tanks by German arms maker Rheinmetall as a further step towards normalising strained ties with Ankara, Der Spiegel magazine said on Friday.

Jan 19, 2018, 23:43 PM IST

Turkish cops detain 29 ISIS State suspects in Ankara

Turkish police detained 29 suspected Islamic State members in Ankara on Friday, state media said, in a fresh operation after arresting some 120 suspects across Turkey a day earlier as security is tightened ahead of the New Year.

Dec 29, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

Turkey President will on Wednesday seek to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Dec 13, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Turkey seeks arrest of 360 people in probe targeting Gulen network in army

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 360 people in an operation targeting supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen within the army, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.

Nov 29, 2017, 12:08 PM IST

LGBT events banned in Turkish capital

Turkish capital Ankara has banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups to protect "public security", governor`s office said.

Nov 20, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

Germany, Turkey top diplomats hold talks amid tensions

Angela Merkel has urged a cut in EU funding linked to Turkey`s membership talks to signal the bloc`s unhappiness over the crackdown in the wake of the failed July 2016 coup.

Nov 04, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

Turkey orders arrest of 110 people over Gulen links: Media

Turkish authorities issued arrest warrants for 110 people from a seized company over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated last year`s attempted coup, Dogan news agency and other media said on Friday.

Oct 20, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

Angela Merkel calls for cut to Turkey EU funding

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has led calls for a cut to EU funding linked to Turkey's membership talks, to signal the bloc's unhappiness at Ankara's crackdown in the wake of a failed coup.

Oct 20, 2017, 08:29 AM IST

Turkey should close its air space to Northern Iraq, security council tells government

Turkey`s national security council on Monday advised the government to close its air space to Iraq`s semi-autonomous Kurdish region and have Baghdad take control of the Iraqi side of its main border crossing.

Oct 16, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services in escalating row

Erdogan suggested last month that Turkey could release him in exchange for Gulen but Washington showed little interest in the proposal.

Oct 09, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to cut off oil from Iraq's Kurdish area over referendum

President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday that Turkey could cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.

Sep 26, 2017, 06:50 AM IST

Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote

Turkey has repeatedly voiced opposition to the Kurdistan Regional Government`s non-binding independence vote on September 25, urging it to cancel the poll.

Sep 23, 2017, 17:09 PM IST

Turkey starts military drill near Iraq ahead of Kurdish vote

The drill comes just a week before the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum on September 25, which was strongly opposed by the Turkish government.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:21 PM IST