President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece and Seize Aegean Islands

Turkey is already involved in a military incursion into Syria and might be on the verge of a full-scale conflict with the Syrian government, or even a confrontation with U.S. forces, but the Turkish ruling party is also surprisingly enthusiastic about invading Greece. Even some Turkish politicians are hot for a war with Greece they believe they would easily win.

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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.

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Iran’s Rouhani Demands End of Turkish Invasion of Syria ‘At the Earliest Time’

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called upon Turkey to end its military incursion into Syria as soon as possible because Turks, Kurds, and Syrians alike are being killed. He also chastised Turkey for failing to seek permission from the Syrian government before launching the operation.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani answers a question during press conference in New York on September 26, 2014. Rouhani said Friday that talks with international powers on Tehran's nuclear program must move forward more quickly, saying limited progress had been made in recent days.

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 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?"

Erdogan: Turkish Forces Could Sweep Across Syria to the Iraqi Border

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his forces are prepared to push all the way across Syria to the Iraqi border in their campaign against Syrian Kurdish forces, fueling fears that Turkey’s incursion will trigger a new refugee wave, and could end in a confrontation with the U.S. military.

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Islamic Cooperation Summit: U.S. Jerusalem Declaration ‘Desertion’ of Peace Broker Role

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency summit called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Tuesday. The meeting produced a resolution calling for the United States to rescind its formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and vaguely threatened “political and economic restrictions” against countries, presumably including the U.S., which defy the OIC’s demands.

The OIC held an emergency summit in Istanbul after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel

Turkey Issues Warrants For 23 Judges and Prosecutors

ISTANBUL (AP) – Turkey’s state-run news agency says detention warrants have been issued for 23 judges and prosecutors who have been dismissed from their posts. Anadolu news agency said Saturday the warrants were issued for 17 judges and six prosecutors


Belgian PM: Turkey Bid to Join EU At A ‘Dead End’

BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgium’s prime minister said Friday the time has come for the European Union to make a final decision about Turkey’s “dead end” bid for membership, saying that after months of provocations from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, “masochism

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Anti-Erdogan Turkish Soldiers Claiming Asylum in Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) – A Greek court on Wednesday blocked a second request by Turkey for the extradition of asylum seekers who fled to Greece in July after a failed coup attempt, court officials said, potentially increasing tensions between the traditional


Turkish Newspaper Depicts Merkel as ‘Frau Hitler’ on Front Page

ANKARA (AFP) – A Turkish pro-government newspaper on Friday depicted Chancellor Angela Merkel on its front page in Nazi uniform with a Hitler-style moustache, labelling the German leader “She Hitler” amid a bitter war of words between Ankara and Berlin. Right-wing tabloid-style

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Rift Deepens as Turkish President Accuses Germany of ‘Nazi Practices’

AMSTERDAM (AP) – A diplomatic rift between Turkey and key European nations deepened Sunday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany of “Nazi practices,” days after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally. Meanwhile, at an election


PM May Urged Turkey’s Erdogan to Sustain Democracy, Human Rights

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday urged Turkey to sustain its democracy and abide by human rights standards during her meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that also drew promises of closer defense cooperation


Fresh From Trump Talks, PM May To Meet Turkey’s Erdogan Saturday

ANKARA (AFP) – Fresh from talks with US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Turkish leaders in Ankara Saturday, hoping to expand ties and seal a new trading relationship before Britain leaves the EU. On a one-day visit