Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the European Union (EU) must give a clear answer to Ankara regarding Turkey’s bid to join the continental bloc, complaining that the EU has so far failed to fully fulfill its financial commitment to the Anatolian country according to the 2015 Turkey-EU refugee deal.
Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi called for Iran and Turkey's swift response in addressing the need for preserving Iraq’s territorial integrity following Kurdistan region’s insistence on separation.
The Turkish government says it is ready to cooperate with the central Iraqi government against militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk, amid reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is allowing PKK terrorists to penetrate the city.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara does not recognize outgoing John Bass as the US ambassador in the Anatolian country and boycotts all official meetings with him, as a newly erupted visa crisis between the two countries further unfolds.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the US embassy's decision to suspend all non-immigrant visa applications was very, very ‘saddening’, as he justified the tit-for-tat response by Ankara.
Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a US Consulate employee sharply escalated tensions between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey's currency and stocks lower.
A total of 143 former Turkish military personnel went on trial Monday over clashes on an Istanbul bridge during last year's failed coup that claimed dozens of lives, including a key aide of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.