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Turkey Will Open Its Military Base in Somalia

Turkey Will Open Its Military Base in Somalia

According to the Yeni Safak newspaper, the Turkish Army will train Somalia troops and troops from other African countries at the base, which has been under construction near Somalia’s airport in Mogadishu since March 2015. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and General Staff’s Chief Gen. Hulusi Akar are expected to take part in the official […]

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls Dutch leaders ‘Nazi remnants’

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls Dutch leaders ‘Nazi remnants’

After an unprecedented diplomatic fight between the Netherlands and Turkey, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday he would seek to control the damage caused by the weekend incidents when he prevented two Turkish ministers from campaigning in the Netherlands. Rutte’s actions, which came two days after several German municipalities canceled rallies that Turkish Cabinet […]

Top generals discuss developments in Syria and Iraq amid rising tensions in northern Syria

Top generals discuss developments in Syria and Iraq amid rising tensions in northern Syria

The top generals from Turkey, US and Russia have met to discuss developments in Syria and Iraq to prevent ” the risk of a conflict” during their fight against ISIL. Hulusi Akar, Turkish chief of staff; Joseph Dunford, US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff; and Valery Gerasimov, Russian chief of general staff, met […]

A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government

A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government

A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government. The military is the last Turkish institution to see the ban removed. It has long been seen as the guardian of Turkey’s secular constitution. Wearing headscarves in public institutions was banned in the 1980s. But Turkey’s Islamist-leaning […]

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Diplomatic tensions have escalated between Turkey and Iran as the two countries traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East. Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan, accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilising the region. […]

Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Turkey proposed that the US should send its own Special Forces to northern Syria to back moderate opposition forces fighting against Daesh, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. In his address to the Munich Security Conference, Cavusoglu called on the US and other allies to end their support for the terrorist PKK’s Syrian offshoot, […]

Erdogan: Turkish army aims to cleanse Raqqa from ISIL

Erdogan: Turkish army aims to cleanse Raqqa from ISIL

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the final goal of a Turkish incursion into northern Syria is to cleanse the border region from ISIL, including Raqqa, the armed-group’s self-declared capital in the country.  Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies had entered the centre of the ISIL bastion Al Bab, Erdogan said on Sunday, […]

Breaking News: Isis Just Attacked Israel, Launched Rocket from Egypt

Breaking News: Isis Just Attacked Israel, Launched Rocket from Egypt

Isis has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the southern Israeli port town of Eilat.No injuries or damage to property reported in barrage of missiles fired from neighbouring Sinai province overnight. Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system shot down three missiles fired from neighbouring Sinai late on Wednesday, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) said. Up […]

Syrian army nears Turkey-backed rebels in new advance

Syrian army nears Turkey-backed rebels in new advance

The Syrian army and its allies on Sunday drove Islamic State from several villages east of Aleppo, a military media unit run by Hezbollah and a war monitor reported, bringing them closer to territory held by Turkey-backed rebels. Several overlapping conflicts are being fought in Syria, dragging in regional and global powers as well as […]

Turkish Airlines Crashes into a Village in Kyrgyzstan Killing 37 People Including an Entire Family

Turkish Airlines Crashes into a Village in Kyrgyzstan Killing 37 People Including an Entire Family

A Turkish Airlines cargo plane has crashed into a village killing 37 people after ‘missing the runway’ at Kyrgyzstan’s main international airport. The Boeing 747, which was attempting to make a refuelling stop on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul, crash-landed in heavy fog just outside Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, and […]

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