Ankara (GPA) – Let’s face it, Erdogan’s war in Syria isn’t going so hot, but that hasn’t stopped his neo-Ottoman ambitions in countries like Libya. Libya, that war-torn country NATO so graciously liberated in 2011, has been a hotbed of low-intensity violence ever since the campaign to oust General Muammar al-Qaddafi. UnfortunatelyContinue Reading

Ankara (TM) – Central Party (Merkez Parti) Chairman Abdurrahim Karslı has claimed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and top state officials were informed about preparations in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) for a military coup attempt one month before an abortive putsch on July 15, 2016, but said they deliberately tookContinue Reading

Ankara (TM) – Former Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan has said he will launch the new political party he has been working to establish in the early days of 2020, the T24 news website reported on Thursday. “The work has taken longer than we anticipated. The announcement will be delayed untilContinue Reading

Washington (TM) – US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has said he needs to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was when he threatened to shut down Incirlik Airbase, which stores American nuclear warheads, Al Jazeera reported. Erdoğan’s warning on Sunday that he could closeContinue Reading

Washington (TM) – The US Senate passed a resolution on Thursday formally recognizing the Ottoman Empire’s genocide against the Armenian people, a move strongly opposed by the Turkish government, The Hill reported. Senator Bob Menendez passed the resolution, which provides “official recognition and remembrance” of the Armenian genocide, by consent.Continue Reading

Doha (GPA) – Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s recent visit to Qatar highlights the ongoing fight for Middle East influence and the West is stuck right in the middle. With the world’s eyes on Turkey following Operation Peace Spring by the Turkish Armed Forces in Northern Syria, Ankara is facing aContinue Reading

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Washington (TM) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on four companies and two people operating in Syria, Turkey, the Gulf, and Europe for providing financial and logistical support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to Reuters. The targets were blacklisted under an executive order thatContinue Reading

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Washington (GPA) – While Trump and Erdogan probably aren’t actually “big fans” of each other, the US and Turkey do still need each other. If there is one major takeaway from this week’s meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Erdogan, it seems not much has changed orContinue Reading