Erdogan to travel to Saudi Arabia to cement normalization push

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Saudi Arabia in February as Turkey works to thaw ties with Arab countries in the region. Erdogan also announced he will also discuss trade with Saudi authorities. Turkey has been pushing to end Read more

Turkey openly charges UAE for destabilizing MENA region

Turkey Tuesday laid into the UAE for sowing chaos in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region mainly in Yemen and Libya amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports, in an Read more

Turkey: Ankara threatens U.S. with retaliation following sanctions

Turkey Wednesday slammed the US sanctions targeting two key ministers of the cabinet and vowed to take equivalent measures in retaliation if necessary. The U.S. Treasury Wednesday pressed sanctions against Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu Read more

Turkey: Ankara rejects U.S. threats for American Pastor’s release

President Tayyip Erdogan’s office and the foreign minister Thursday indicated that the United States will not attain the release of US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson with threats. The reaction came after President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence threatened to Read more

France-Turkey: Macron debunks alleged support for Kurdish rebels in northern Syria

France is not planning military engagement in Northern Syria on the side of rebels and Kurdish forces labeled by Ankara as terrorists, a source from the French presidency told Turkish Daily Sabah. The source who did not want to be Read more

US delegation expected in Turkey to defuse diplomatic crisis

Washington will send next week a delegation to Ankara to meet Turkish authorities in a bid to end the diplomatic row, which birthed this week following suspension by the US embassy of non-migrant visas. In retaliation, Turkey suspended at its Read more