Prime Minister Binali Yildirim

Chief Adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Detained

ISTANBUL (AP) – Turkey’s official news agency says the chief adviser to the prime minister has been detained for alleged links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed by the government for last summer’s coup attempt. Anadolu news agency


Plane Believed to be Syrian Crashes near Turkey-Syria Border

Turkish officials said that an aircraft believed to belong to the Syrian military crashed near the Turkey-Syria border Saturday, with the Syrian opposition claiming to Turkish media they were responsible for shooting the plane down.

A Syrian rebel fighter loads an anti-aircraft machinegun in the northern town of Atareb, 25 kms east of Syria's second largest city Aleppo, on July 31, 2012. While fighting raged in Syria's commercial capital Aleppo for a fourth straight day, clashes between the Syrian army and rebels also erupted in …

First Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Since 2010 Arrives

Israel’s new ambassador to Turkey arrived in the capital Ankara on Thursday, an Israeli embassy official said, to serve as the first official envoy since a six-year spat put diplomatic relations on ice.

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Turkish PM Dismisses European Parliament Press Freedom Warning

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday dismissed a “red line” warning on press freedom by the European Parliament’s president following the detention of several journalists from the opposition daily Cumhuriyet.

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Syria Threatens to Shoot Down Turkish Warplanes

Turkey’s airstrikes against Kurdish targets north of Aleppo have not been received well by the Syrian regime. On Thursday, the Syrian Defense Ministry accused Turkey of “flagrant aggression, which targeted innocent civilians” and warned that Turkish forays into Syria are a “dangerous development that could escalate the situation.”

A missile-loaded Turkish Air Force warplane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, July 28, 2015After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own …

Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Turkey’s President Erdogan

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef is set to travel to Ankara, Turkey, this week to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in a sign Saudi Arabia is looking to cement its alliance with the NATO power

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First Israel, Now Egypt: Turkey Looking to Build Alliances

Turkey, which patched up strained ties with Israel and Russia, aims to normalize relations with Egypt and even rebuild ties in future with Syria, where it has launched a cross-border offensive, the prime minister said on Friday.


Turkey Wants to Repair Ties With Egypt: PM

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey wants to repair its ties with Egypt, after relations soured over the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim gestures as he delivers a speech during a press conference after a Turkish-Israeli meeting, at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, on June 27, 2016.

Vice President Joe Biden to Visit Turkey, Meet with Erdogan

Reuters reports that Vice President Joe Biden will visit Turkey on August 24, meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, in the first visit by a high-ranking U.S. official since the failed coup attempt in July.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, gestures as he talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after their meeting at Yildiz Mabeyn Palace in Istanbul, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Sedat Suna, Pool Photo via AP)

Turkish PM: No Compromise With U.S. Over Gulen Extradition

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s prime minister said on Saturday that Ankara could not compromise with the United States over its request for the extradition of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen which it blames for orchestrating last month’s attempted coup.

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Turkey Mends Fences With Israel, Russia in Foreign Policy Reset

Turkey announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Israel on Monday after a six-year rupture and expressed regret to Russia over the downing of a warplane, seeking to mend strained alliances and ease a sense of isolation on the world stage.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim gestures as he delivers a speech during a press conference after a Turkish-Israeli meeting, at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, on June 27, 2016.