Tillerson bids to ease Turkey tensions in Erdogan talks
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Turkey on Thursday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to ease tensions between the NATO allies that reached new heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria.
Turkey to stop accepting Syrian refugees
Turkish Interior Ministry on Friday said it has stopped issuing new permits to Syrian refugees who apply for residing in Istanbul, the most populous city in Turkey.
Fathia takes 49th Birthday to Turkey
Notable and award-winning Nollywood actress, Fathia, hit 49 on Monday, February 5. To mark the day and make the occasion a special one, the famous actress and her friends headed for Istanbul, Turkey, to host a classy party in honour of the mother of three. The estranged wife of Saidi Balogun left Nigeria on Monday, February 5…
D’Tigress to battle Turkey, Argentina, Australia
Nigeria’s women national basketball team, D’Tigress, has been grouped alongside Turkey, Argentina and Australia in the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup billed to hold in Tenerife, Spain from September 22 to 30. At a brief ceremony held yesterday at the Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain, Nigeria was drawn in Group B for…
Erdogan threatens to expand offensive to other northern Syrian cities
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday threatened to expand Turkey's offensive against the Afrin region in Syria to other cities in the country's north to remove the presence of the Syrian Kurdish militia that Ankara views as terrorists.
Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria
Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours. The Turkish military on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch", its second major intervention in Syria's devastating seven-year civil war.…
Turkey says Syria's Idlib strikes risk wrecking peace talks
Turkey's foreign minister on Tuesday accused the Syrian regime of striking moderate opposition forces in Idlib province near the Turkish border, warning it could torpedo talks aimed at ending the war.
Erdogan rival vows to overturn executive presidency
A dissident Turkish nationalist who founded a new political party and is now viewed as a possible rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to scrap her opponent's vision of a super-presidency if elected.
Turkey issues warrant for ex-top CIA figure over Gulen links
Turkey on Friday issued an arrest warrant for a former top CIA official over alleged links to the group blamed for last year's attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported.
Online editor gets jail term over tweet
An Istanbul court sentenced the online editor of Turkey’s secular leftist Cumhuriyet Daily to three years and one month in prison on Tuesday over a tweet shared in May, state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Oguz Guven was charged with carrying out propaganda for a terrorist organisation and publishing statements by terrorist groups, according to Anadolu.…