Turkey launches airstrikes on Syria’s Afrin province

Turkey launches airstrikes on Syria’s Afrin province

Turkish aircraft have launched airstrikes on positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria, in a move likely to heighten tensions with the United States, multiple sources reported on Saturday.

Atilla trial judge orders disclosure of all contacts with Turkish, US officials

Atilla trial judge orders disclosure of all contacts with Turkish, US officials

New York Federal Judge Richard Berman, who oversaw the cases of Turkish bank executive Mehmet Atilla and gold trader Reza Zarrab for violating US sanctions on Iran, has ordered both men’s lawyers to disclose before sentencing all contacts with US...

Turkey falls to Not Free in ‘Freedom in the World 2018’ report

Turkey falls to Not Free in ‘Freedom in the World 2018’ report

Turkey’s freedom status has declined from Partly Free to Not Free in “Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis,” the annual report released on Tuesday by Freedom House, a US-based independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom...

Perinçek claims Erdoğan advisors were warned of impending coup attempt

Perinçek claims Erdoğan advisors were warned of impending coup attempt

Doğu Perinçek, head of the ultranationalist Homeland Party (VP), told the Ahval news website in an exclusive interview that Russian strategist Alexander Dugin, known to be close to the Kremlin, told key advisors of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about unusual...

Myanmar army admits Rohingya killings

Myanmar army admits Rohingya killings

Myanmar's army has admitted for the first time its soldiers were involved in the killing of Rohingya Muslims in recent violence in Rakhine state, the BBC reports.

Bringing Western Balkans closer to EU - one of EC 2018 priorities

Bringing Western Balkans closer to EU - one of EC 2018 priorities

In the first meeting of 2018, the EU Commissioners discussed the institutional priorities for this year, which also includes the Western Balkans' European prospect.

EU: Reform priorities, Przino Agreement implementation crucial for Macedonia

EU: Reform priorities, Przino Agreement implementation crucial for Macedonia

The European Union expects the ruling authorities and the opposition in Macedonia to continue with the implementation of the Przino Agreement and work on the Urgent Reform Priorities, bringing the country back on the Euro-integration track, European Commission sources told...

467 detained in first week of 2018 over Gülen links

467 detained in first week of 2018 over Gülen links

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that 467 people were detained in first week of 2018 on suspicion of links to the faith-based Gülen movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

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