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Erdogan says New Zealand Mosque Attacker Targeted Turkey

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed video footage at an election rally on Saturday from an attack on two New Zealand mosques which killed 49 people and said the suspected gunman had made threats against Turkish Muslims, according to a Reuters report. The gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 in Christchurch on Friday, broadcasting footage […]

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Turkey Urges World to React Against Israeli Aggression

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday called on the global community to stand against Israeli aggression in the sacred places of Islam, Anadolu Agency reports. “Unfortunately, today, Israel’s aggression has increased with encouragement from the US We talk about all these issues and will not give up our sacred and national causes,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said, speaking at a […]

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Turkish Defense Minister says Purchase of Russian S-400s is “a Must”

Ankara (TM) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said Turkey’s plans to buy a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system is not a matter of preference but a must, the Diken news website reported. Speaking on the Anadolu news agency’s “Editor’s Desk” program on Friday, Akar said: “There is an ongoing process for the purchase of the S-400s, […]

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Turkey Dismisses US Warning over S-400 Russian Missiles

Ankara (TNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed US threats to cancel the sale of high-tech F-35 jets to Turkey, saying his country will move ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense missiles. In an interview with Kanal 24 television late Wednesday, Erdogan also said Turkey could consider purchasing the more advanced Russian […]

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Imram Khan Seeks Help of Erdogan in Strained Relations With India

Ankara (TM) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he would seek Turkey’s help in defusing tensions with nuclear-armed neighbor India in the aftermath of cross-border air raids, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. “I am going to talk to [Turkish] President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan, and I will request him to play his role in this […]

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Terror Suspect Wanted by US Deported to Turkey by German Officials

Ankara (TM) – A Turkish man who is wanted for prosecution in the United States on terrorism charges has instead been deported by Germany back to his home country, US officials said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. The case concerns Adem Yılmaz, who was indicted under seal in 2015 on charges of participating nearly 10 years earlier […]

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UN Khashoggi Probe May Spark Criminal Complaint, Analysts Say

New York (MEE) – Human rights activists and lawyers highlight the significance the of UN’s Khoshoggi probe and stress the importance of international follow-through. A United Nations probe into the death of Jamal Khashoggi will not immediately land any of the Saudi journalist’s killers behind bars, but it may kickstart a process that could lead to sanctions and […]

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Former US Envoy: Most ISIS Support Comes From Turkey-Syria Border

Washington (TM) – “I probably spent most of my time in our first year on the job … in Ankara because most of the material coming to fuel the ISIS war machine frankly was coming across the border from Turkey to Syria,” said former US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition Brett McGurk, the Rudaw new website reported. […]

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Lindsey Graham Becomes AKP Mouthpiece After Turkey Trip

Ankara (GPA) – Following a short trip to Turkey, US Senator Lindsey Graham has become a de facto spokesman for Turkish President Erdogan and the AKP. US Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham has been working harder than ever since President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull American troops out of Syria. This week he put […]

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Syrian Jihadist Leader Backs Turkish Military Operation Against Kurds

Manbij (TM) – Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, head of Syria’s radical jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), on Monday voiced support for Turkey’s plans to carry out a military operation against Kurdish militants in the country’s north, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star. The remarks of al-Jolani, who heads a group dominated by members of the former Al-Qaeda affiliate in […]

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