Syria’s Assad accuses Turkey of aggression

A handout picture released by the Syrian Presidency Facebook page shows Syrian President Basha al-Assad (right) receiving Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (left), and the delegation accompanying him, in the Syrian capital Damascus, on July 2, 2022. (SYRIAN PRESDIENCY FACEBOOK PAGE / AFP) DAMASCUS – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday accused the Turkish leadership […]

Turkey’s security concerns are legitimate, NATO chief Stoltenberg says

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg holds a press conference along with the European Parliament president at the European Parliament in Brussels on April 28, 2022. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) HELSINKI – Security concerns raised by Turkey in its opposition to Finland's and Sweden's NATO membership applications are legitimate, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday during […]

Armenia says it is ready to establish diplomatic ties with Turkey

In this photo provided by Turkish Foreign Ministry, Armenia's Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan (left) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu during his meeting on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Antalya, Turkey, March 12, 2022. (CEM OZDEL / TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY VIA AP) Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan has said his […]

Iran vows stronger ties with Turkey for regional stability

This file handout picture released by Turkish presidential office on Nov 28, 2021 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) posing with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (left) as they attend the 15th Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. (MURAT CETIN MUHURDAR / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) TEHRAN – Iranian President Ebrahim […]

Turkey formally quits treaty to prevent violence against women

A giant petition hung by women's rights activists with the hastag 'Olmekistemiyorum-Idontwanttodie' or 'I don't want to be-Idontwanttodie' shows a letter of complaint to the prosecutor to protest against Turkey's withdrawal from Istanbul Convention, in the Besiktas district of Istanbul on April 5, 2021. (OZAN KOSE / AFP) ANKARA – Turkey officially withdrew on Thursday […]