Turkey will not wait at Europe’s door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on April 25.
The number of people officially diagnosed with dyslexia in Turkey stands at 41,600, according to the head of Turkey’s Dyslexia Association, Atıf Tokar, who said people should see dyslexia as a “difference in learning,” not “a disorder.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has commented on the cases into Iranian-born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab and the deputy general manager of Halkbank, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, saying steps will be taken regarding the issue.
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The Iranian-born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab has denied charges against him in the case over attempting to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran, while Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a deputy general manager of Halkbank, said he has no connection to the case
Iran’s former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that he won’t endorse other candidates in next month’s election, after he and his deputy were barred from running.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
In his most recent in-person meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 10, 2017 in Moscow, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his wish to no longer use the term “normalization” in reference to Turkish-Russian ties, in a bid to emphasize that bilateral relations have returned to their state before Nov 24, 2015, when Turkey downed a Russian jet on the Syrian border
Researcher Mehmet Kurt speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, hired to resolve criminal charges against Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, said in an affidavit that senior U.S. officials are open to a deal that would help his client while promoting the security interests of the United States.
Iraq’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad over an interview in which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described an Iraqi paramilitary organization as “terrorist,” officials said on April 20.
Turkey’s tourism sector has kept losing its share in Germany, with German tourists opting to visit other countries such as Spain and Greece rather than Turkey, amid security concerns and recent tensions in bilateral ties, said a leading sector association on April 21.
An Iranian businessman who had come to Turkey for business purposes was rescued in a police operation in the Nusaybin district of Mardin on April 21, 85 days after he was kidnapped for ransom
Campaigning began on April 21 for Iran’s presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against hardliners, though not from former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was barred from standing
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The United Nations mediator for Syria said yesterday he would hold talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov in Geneva on April 24, and that the United States had declined to take part in any trilateral meeting for now.
Iranian and U.S. officials have engaged in a fresh war of words over a nuclear deal that aimed to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Iraq’s Shiite ruling coalition would oppose Kurdish plans to hold a referendum on independence after the defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), its president has said.
The evacuation of four besieged Syrian towns resumed on April 19, with tight security in place for those leaving government-held areas after a weekend bombing against evacuees killed dozens including nearly 70 children.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met Saudi King Salman on Aprl 19, beginning a series of talks to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance in the face of common adversary Iran.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated five new phases of the South Pars gas field on april 16, the result of some $20 billion in investment, local media reported
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