Turkish court sends journalist to jail under new ‘disinformation’ law that threatens free speech
Turkey is among the top jailers of journalists, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released in December. The number of journalists behind bars in Turkey rose from 18 in 2021 to 40 in 2022, and this number is the highest in the world after Iran, China and Myanmar
Turkey bans layoffs in 10 earthquake-hit cities, offers salary support to staff
A ban on layoffs was also introduced in 10 earthquake-hit provinces covered by a state of emergency. The Turkish Parliament imposed the state of emergency for three months on February 7 following a request by President Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey insults Pakistan, refuses to host PM Shehbaz Sharif
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif announced his visit to Ankara to show solidarity with Turkey. He did not think that the country which is currently facing a natural disaster, resources should not be spent on VIP visits. In such a situation, Turkey itself refused to host Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif
Moscow: Defence ministers of Russia, Turkey, Syria hold dialogue after over 10 years
Russia and Turkey are involved in Syria, with Moscow supporting the Damascus regime against its opponents and Ankara backing rebels
Explained: What's at stake in Turkey’s new Syria escalation?
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly warned of a new land incursion to drive Kurdish groups away from the Turkish-Syrian border, following a deadly 13 November bombing in Istanbul
How Turkey is deploying soft-power at home and abroad to turn its imperial dreams into hard reality
The Erdogan government is harnessing Turkey’s soft-power appeal to achieve its imperial dreams. And with the passage of time, it is only going to get bolder
Watch: Flight attendant claims severed snake head found in meal; investigation launched
The spokesperson for SunExpress asserted that the company has paused its agreement with the food supplier in question until they get to the bottom of the allegations
Turkey demands ‘concrete steps’ to back Nordics’ NATO bids
Sweden and Finland submitted their written applications to join NATO last week, in a move that is seen as one of the biggest geopolitical ramifications of Russia’s war in Ukraine that could rewrite Europe’s security map
Turkey condemns Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking Erdogan; launches probe against magazine
The Turkish president, meanwhile, said he has not seen the controversial cartoon even as his office criticised the magazine on Twitter
Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark
A Turkish high court recently ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago.
Child becomes first casualty as Turkey-Greece migrant crisis intensifies, dies after boat capsizes; border guards prevent 4,354 people from entering Greek territory
A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders
Turkish troops shoot down two Syrian warplanes, escalating conflict; thousands wait at Turkey’s western border to attempt passage to Greece
Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe
33 Turkish soldiers killed, 32 wounded in air strike by Syrian govt forces in Idlib region; Ankara warns of full-scale offensive
Turkey has sent thousands of troops into Syria and Erdogan has warned that Turkey would launch a full-scale offensive to repel Syrian forces
29 Turkish soldiers killed in airstrike by Syrian forces in Idlib; offence marks escalation in direct conflict between both countries
An airstrike by Syrian government forces killed 29 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016.
US completes military drawdown from northeastern Syria, leaves around 600 troops across rest of country, says Defence Secy Mark Esper
Mark Esper also did not rule out being able to reduce US troop levels in Syria further if European allies contributed to the Syria mission
US, Turkey agree to 5-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from safe zone along border
Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw Donald Trump's bizarre 'tough guy' letter over Syria in the bin: BBC report
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw away the letter he received from his US counterpart Donald Trump in which the latter urged him to not launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, BBC reported on Thursday
'Don't be a fool': Donald Trump writes to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warns him not to be 'tough' on day of Ankara's incursion in Syria
In language shorn of diplomatic niceties, Trump said, 'History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way," adding "It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen.'
Turkey remains defiant to international pressure on offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces as US demands ceasefire
Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its deadly offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump dispatched his deputy Mike Pence to Ankara to demand a ceasefire
'Can't keep track of Donald Trump’s tweets': Recep Tayyip Erdogan mocks US president's remarks on Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish militants
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he could no longer 'keep track' of the tweets by his US counterpart Donald Trump as tensions mount over Ankara's operation against Kurdish militants in Syria, in comments published Wednesday