Turkey: Prime Minister Davutoğlu Expected to Step down

Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to step down as Turkey’s Prime Minister at the ruling party’s congress to be held this May or early next month. Rift between Davutoglu and President Erdogan has become clear following a Wednesday 90-minute meeting between Read more

Turkey: Major operations nearing end against PKK in Silopi, Davutoglu

The security campaign of the Turkish forces against militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the southeastern part of the country is almost completed according to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu after major operations began last month. A statement from Read more

Turkey: We will leave Iraq when we please, President Erdogan

Turkish president RecepTayyip Erdogan told a news conference that Turkish forces that entered Iraqi territory and currently in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan are there to stay as long as their mission is not accomplished thereby irking the anger of Read more

Iraq demands more action from Ankara and urges troops to leave

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during a meeting with German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticized Turkey for not upholding its promise to stop terrorists from entering into Iraq and battling the crucial smuggling of petrol by the Islamic State. Turkish Read more

Turkey presents new government, Erdogan’s allies dominant

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu presented the new Turkish government and most of those who were in the former cabinet were maintained. Former Deputy Premier Babacan is one of the key names omitted on the new list. The new cabinet, dominated Read more

Turkey: Ankara frowns at US, Russia cooperating with rebels

Turkey summoned the ambassadors of the U.S. and Russia separately to voice Ankara’s concerns regarding their respective countries’ cooperation with armed groups operating in Syria and Iraq. The ambassadors met with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and a foreign ministry official Read more

Turkey: Ankara shaken by twin bomb attack ahead of elections

Protesters that gathered on Saturday near Ankara’s main train station for a peaceful rally organized by several workers’ unions and other groups for increased democracy and an end to the violence between the Kurdish rebels and Turkey’s forces witnessed violence Read more

Turkey frowns at Russia for second airspace violation

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is slowly straining diplomatic ties between Ankara and Moscow as the Russian Ambassador to Turkey was summoned for the second time, since the military operation began last week, to protest against the violation of its Read more