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Davutoglu: NATO threatens neither Iran, nor Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has given an interview to Interfax in the wake of negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow in which he speaks about pressing international issues like Syria and Iran, as well as Turkish-Russian energy cooperation. Question:At a press conference with Mr. Lavrov I noticed that you never mentioned […]

UAV Technology: Israel Cuts Turkey Off

Growing political hostility between Turkey and Israel has led to the Israeli military cancelling the export permit for UAVs and support services for Turkey. This will cost the firm that sold Turkey Heron UAVs some $90 million. The Israeli military has veto power over any arms exports and in this case believed it was too […]

Turkey threatens intervention into Iraq

Relations between the Turkish and Iraqi governments have deteriorated sharply. In a speech to parliament on Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, the head of a Sunni Islam-based religious party, accused his Iraqi counterpart, Nouri al-Maliki, the leader of a Shiite-coalition, of promoting sectarian violence against the Sunni minority in Iraq. Erdogan warned: “Maliki should […]

Turkey urges Belgium to investigate fire that killed Turkish woman

Turkey urged Belgium on Thursday to investigate possible wrongdoings by authorities in a fire that killed a Turkish national and severely injured three others, including two children. The fire took place in a flat in Vilvoorde, near Brussels, on Dec. 25. Tuba Küçüksarı Elçi (26) died after she and her husband, Ramazan Elçi (26), together […]

Europe on edge after racist attacks in Belgium and Italy

A woman leaves a stuffed animal in a destroyed bus shelter, one of the targets of the Dec. 13 shooting in Liege. Senegalese immigrants (inset) react after an Italian man with right-wing views opened fire in Florence. AFP photo

Recent deadly attacks shake Italy and Belgium. A lone gunman kills four in the city center of Liege while a far-right author shoots dead two Senegalese in Florence. Motives behind attacks have not been uncovered yet. A lone gunman went on a killing spree in Liege, Belgium, shooting dead four people and injuring more than […]

Russia’s Putin rules out new election in marathon show

Vladimir Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed  opposition allegations that fraud had helped his ruling party win a parliamentary election and signaled he would not bow to calls at mass protests for the poll to be rerun. In his annual televised call-in question-and-answer session he brushed off the importance of the biggest opposition protests […]

French court finds Chirac guilty of corruption

Former French President Jacques Chirac arrives at his office in Paris in this June 18, 2007 file picture. (Photo: Reuters)

A French court found former President Jacques Chirac guilty in a historic verdict Thursday of embezzling public funds to illegally finance the conservative party he long led, and handed him a suspended prison sentence. Chirac, a savvy world diplomat and icon of France’s political establishment for decades, is the first former French head of state […]

Cyprus austerity strikes shut down airports, ministries

Two passengers prepare their baggage as they await their flight at Larnaca international airport, Cyprus, Thursday, Dec.15, 2011. AP photo

Cyprus government services and airports came to a halt on Thursday as thousands of civil servants went on strike over austerity measures to reduce a bloated fiscal deficit. Thousands of civil servants backed by air traffic controllers are angry over parliament approving on Wednesday a two-year wage freeze in the public sector to avert an […]

US forces mark end of Iraq mission

Troops wait for the arrival of President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama during a Presidential visit to honor troops returning home from Iraq on December 14, 2011 to Fort Bragg, N.C. America is ending its war in Iraq and all U.S. troops are scheduled to be removed from Iraq by December 31. AFP Photo

US forces formally marked the end of their mission in Iraq with a low-key ceremony near Baghdad on Thursday, after nearly nine years of war that began with the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein. There are a little more than 4,000 US soldiers in Iraq, but they will depart in the coming days, at which […]

Syria army deserters kill 27 soldiers in Deraa: group

This image from amateur video made available by the Ugarit News group on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, purports to show security forces in Daraa. AP photo

Syrian army deserters killed at least 27 soldiers and security force personnel in a series of clashes in the southern province of Deraa at dawn today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.  The British-based group said the deserters fought forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in two locations in the city of Deraa itself, […]



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