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Israeli Paper: Turkey May Fund HAMAS

Turkey may reportedly replace Hamas’ chief financier, Iran, to alleviate the Gaza ruling party’s financial pain as it has faced difficulty in receiving aid from the Islamic republic. Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Turkish sources on Saturday that stated Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh conveyed his party’s financial difficulties to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan […]

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 […]

Turkey, Britain sign military cooperation agreement

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul (C) speaks while Princess Michael of Kent (L) and Lord Mayor of London David Wootton listen during a state banquet at Guildhall in the City of London November 23.(Reuters)

Turkey and Britain signed a military cooperation agreement during a three-day visit by President Abdullah Gül to London, a news report has said. The report, which appeared in Jane’s Defence Weekly, said details of the agreement were not available but that it followed the signing of a strategic partnership agreement in Ankara by Turkish Prime […]

Turkey seeks peshmerga cooperation in fight against PKK

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke during a news conference in Ankara after meeting with the editors-in-chief of the country's leading media outlets. (Photo: Today's Zaman)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday that Turkey is seeking cooperation with peshmerga forces in its fight against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) along its border with northern Iraq. Speaking during a news conference in Ankara after meeting with the editors-in-chief of the country’s leading media outlets, Erdoğan said he had […]

Space mission ‘challenge’ for Turkey, official says

Kiyoshi Higuchi, vice president of Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ

Kiyoshi Higuchi, vice president of Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency, visits the Turkish capital Ankara as part of the planned cooperation with Japan for the development of space technology. ‘Turkey’s objective to send an astronaut to space by 2023 is not impossible, but they might face trouble,’ he says in an interview Turkey’s objective to send […]

Bildt: EU would be a more effective global player with Turkey

Swedish FM Carl Bildt

Reiterating Sweden’s support for Turkey’s accession to the EU, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt stated that the EU would be a stronger global player if Turkey joined its ranks, as he met with his Turkish counterpart on Sunday to discuss Turkey’s process of accession to the European bloc, as part of an official visit to […]

Turkish national defense minister leaves Baku after holding talks

Turkish National Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz departed from Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Friday after holding meetings with Azerbaijani Defense Industry Minister Yavar Jamalov, Culture & Tourism Minister Abulfaz Garayev and other officials. BAKU- Yilmaz said that national defense ministries of the two countries agreed to act and work together to strengthen armed forces. Asked […]

Prime Minister Erdoğan lashes out at EU over latest progress report, Cyprus

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (R) welcomes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) on January 19, 2009 in this file photo. AFP photo.

Turkish prime minister blamed EU for unfair treatment to Turkey in its recently published progress report and warned to cut dialogue with the EU if the Greek Cypriots take over its rotating presidency next year. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed the European Union for “slinging mud” at Turkey in its latest accession progress […]

Putin ready for ‘strategic visit’ to neighbor China

Russian President Putin (L) and Chinese President Jintao shake hands before a meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Shanghai in this file photo. Putin visits China in his first foreign trip since revealing plans to reclaim presidency. AFP photo

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will travel to China, the world’s largest energy consumer, tomorrow to cement long-standing ties where he may use the trip to show the West as emphasis on China. Vladimir Putin visits China tomorrow in his first foreign trip since revealing plans to reclaim Russia’s presidency, addressing a challenging relationship with […]

International coalition of pressure against Syria

By Sami Kohen The meeting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday constitutes a significant event in the international campaign focused on Syria lately. It is not a coincidence that as Turkey launches this latest diplomatic attempt, many countries and organizations have also expressed tough criticism of the Assad […]

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