An activist, wearing a mask depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, holds up his hands, painted with fake blood as he protests the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a candlelight vigil outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The poster reads in Arabic:' Khashoggi's …

Turkey Demands Extradition of 18 Khashoggi Suspects

Saud al-Mojeb, the public prosecutor of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Istanbul on Sunday night for meetings with Turkish officials over the investigation of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

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Turkey: Anti-Kurdish Invasion of Syria to End by May

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed on Wednesday that Turkey wants its military operation against Syrian Kurds to end as soon as possible, preferably before May, so that the Afrin region can “quickly embrace stability and civilians can return.”

U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis addresses a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Mattis Says U.S., Turkey Find ‘Common Ground’ in Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis was optimistic on Thursday about finding “common ground” with Turkey in Syria, where Turkish troops and their local allies may be positioning for a strike against territory occupied by American troops.

Turkish Parliamentary Speaker İsmail Kahraman: "We are in #Afrin now. We are a big country. One cannot progress without jihad, cannot stand tall. What business do the American cowboys have here?"

Speaker of Turkish National Assembly Declares ‘Jihad’ Against Kurds

Ismail Kahraman, Speaker for Turkey’s National Assembly, described his country’s military incursion against the Syrian Kurds as a “jihad” over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Turkish government’s crackdown on criticism of the operation continued with over 300 new arrests.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart (not in picture) in Vilnius on April 3, 2015. Cavusoglu said Turkey will send and 'informal mission' to Crimea to monitor what it termed the 'oppression' of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia's 2014 seizure …

Turkish Foreign Minister on Jerusalem: ‘Some Countries Are Very Timid of the U.S.’

The government of Turkey is staking out a hardline position against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the United States a “partner in bloodshed” with Israel, which he denounced as a “child-murderer state.” On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu needled Arab states for their “very weak responses” on Jerusalem.

Fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG), a mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria, fires their guns towards positions of militants of the so called Islamic State (IS) in Al Sinaa neighborhood, eastern Raqqa, Syria, 06 July 2017. Syrian activists say Islamic State group fighters are battling to repel the advance of …

Turkish FM Claims Trump Vowed to Stop Arming Anti-Islamic State Syrian Kurds

The Turkish government claimed Washington would stop arming the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Syrian Kurdish militia considered among the most successful on the ground fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), following a conversation between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on November 24.

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Gulen: Erdogan ‘Doing Everything He Can to Amass Power and Subjugate Dissent’

Exiled imam Fethullah Gulen, blamed by the Turkish government for masterminding last July’s coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, penned an op-ed for the Washington Post on the eve of Erdogan’s visit to the Trump White House in which he described his nemesis as an aspiring dictator.

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Erdogan to Meet Trump in May: Minister

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Donald Trump in May, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday, after the US president congratulated the Turkish leader for winning a referendum on enhancing his powers.

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EXCLUSIVE: Turkish FM: Erdoğan Currently Has a Lot of Power but ‘No Accountability’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan currently wields significant power but “no responsibility,” adding that the upcoming April 16 referendum is designed to change that, during a sit-down interview with Breitbart News at the National Press Club in D.C. on Tuesday.

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Turkey Identifies Istanbul Gunman, Makes New Arrests

Turkey said Wednesday it had identified the gunman behind the New Year’s attack on an elite Istanbul nightclub that killed 39, as efforts intensified to catch the suspected jihadist before he strikes again.

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Turkey Accuses U.S. of Arming Kurdish ‘Terror Organization’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims he has proof the U.S. and its allies gave material support to the Islamic State, but his contention repeated most loudly and insistently is that America armed the Kurdish militia in Syria, which Turkey considers an offshoot of the Kurdish separatists it has been battling for decades.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said German Chancellor Angela Merkel has yet to respond to requests to hand over suspects from the July 15 failed coup

Erdogan: ‘No Reason to Hide’ Russian Ambassador’s Killer Was a Gulenist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Wednesday that Mevlut Mert Altintas, the 22-year-old police officer turned jihadi who murdered Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov before a crowd of reporters on Monday, was almost certainly a follower of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the 23rd World Energy Congress on October 10, 2016 in Istanbul. Putin visits Turkey on October 10 for talks with counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pushing forward ambitious joint energy projects as the two sides try to overcome …

Russia: Erdogan’s Vow to Topple Assad ‘Really Came as News to Us’

The question of whether Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed his suddenly-announced plans to overthrow the Assad regime with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two were holding telephone conferences about the Syrian crisis last week appears to have been answered.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Challenges Obama to Golf

“Barack Obama has decided to come to Antalya once his presidency tenure is over. If he plays with me I will give him a few-stroke lead,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Thursday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech in Istanbul, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Forces loyal to Erdogan quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left some hundreds of people dead and scores of others wounded Saturday. The chaos Friday night and Saturday …

Turkey’s Failed Coup: Erdogan Purges Military, Police, Civil Service

The coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to have been put down over the weekend, but tensions are still running high in Turkey, with F-16 fighter jets still patrolling the skies over Istanbul and Ankara on Monday morning for “control of the airspace and security.”

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Turkey Says Normalisation Deal Depends on Israel

Turkey said Wednesday that reaching a deal to normalise relations with Israel downgraded after a 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish vessel depended on steps taken by the Jewish state.