Turkish Air Force jets target Kurdish PKK gathering in Iraqi mountains

Turkish Air Force jets have struck a meeting of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members, including high-ranking officials, close to the Iraq-Iran border, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Kanal 7 television. “With the latest operations, we struck a very important meeting point of theirs. We haven’t received the results yet, but it is certain that they […]

The Turkish lira is plunging after an emergency rate hike

Thomson Reuters The Turkish lira continued selling off Thursday. It had dropped to all-time lows Wednesday, prompting the central bank to raise interest rates ahead of its June meeting. Follow the lira in real time here. The Turkish lira continued sinking Thursday as investors blew off an emergency interest rate hike.  The lira was down […]

Turkish MPs approve extension of state of emergency for 3 months

The Turkish parliament approved on Wednesday the extension for another three months of the state of emergency, Reuters reported. It was declared after a failed military coup in July 2016. The move means Turkey will hold early June 24 parliamentary and presidential elections, announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Wednesday, under the state […]

Kosovo launches probe into extradition & arrest of 6 Turkish nationals

Kosovo has launched an investigation into the arrest and extradition of Turkish nationals, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said. The six people were arrested at Turkey’s request on Thursday for alleged links to schools financed by the Gulen movement, which Ankara blames for a failed coup in 2016. “Today we have decided to start an investigation […]

‘Open support for terrorism’: Turkish deputy PM slams Macron’s pro-Kurdish statement

Turkey’s deputy PM has accused France of supporting terrorism by siding with the Kurds. It comes after the French president met representatives of the Syrian Kurdish militias in Paris and expressed his country’s support for them. Emmanuel Macron met a delegation from Syria on Thursday, which included the YPG, the Kurdish militias, as well as […]

Romance in the Air: Dining by Candlelight on Turkish Airlines

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Turkish TV anchor resigns after remarks on ‘killing civilians’ in Istanbul secular districts

A Turkish TV presenter quit after sparking fury over comments to kill civilian “traitors” in secular Istanbul districts. The anchor has been accused of inciting hatred in his comments on the Afrin operation in Syria. Morning show presenter Ahmet Keser of the national Akit TV station resigned Wednesday following an uproar he caused after rejecting […]

Iraqi court sentences 16 Turkish women to death over ISIS membership

Iraq’s Central Criminal Court has issued death sentences to 16 Turkish women, a judiciary spokesman said. They were found guilty of joining Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and aiding terrorists in their attacks. The women were convicted to death by hanging after “it was proven they belong to the Daesh terrorist group and after they […]

Turkish shelling narrowly misses reporter covering pro-Syrian govt deployment in Afrin (VIDEO)

Turkish forces have attempted to prevent the convoy of pro-government Syrian militias from entering the Kurdish-held Afrin, unleashing a barrage of artillery fire which hit close to media covering the deployment. A reporter, apparently working for Al Mayadeen pan-Arabist satellite television channel, has narrowly escaped being struck by a shell that landed a few hundred […]