Tag: Turkey

Erdogan: Well promote solution between Israel and the PA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that his country would like to use the reconciliation agreement with Israel to bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”Under the agreement, we will continue to promote a solution between Israel and the Palestinians and we will provide humanitarian aid to […]

Turkey ‘Islamic hotspot to watch’

After quelling a military coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to consolidate military and diplomatic power, much as did the Islamic Ottoman empire that existed there more than a century ago.   In his “Underground” video, Richardson, whose works include “The Coming Battle for Jerusalem,” “The Global Jesus Revolution,” “When a Jew Rules […]

Report: Netanyahu and Erdogan will meet

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet for the first time since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, Channel 1 News reported on Sunday.   According to the report, the meeting will take place next week in New York during the UN General Assembly.   The meeting was agreed upon in […]

Turkish President signs Israel-Turkey reconciliation bill

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodogan on Wednesday signed a bill that provides the legislative authority to implement the reconciliation agreement between Turkey and Israel, Haaretz reported.   Under the deal, Israel will pay Turkey $20 million in compensation for the deaths of 10 pro-Hamas Turkish assailants who attacked Israeli soldiers during a raid on a […]

Erdogan tells US: Stop backing the Kurds

US-Turkish discord over the Turkish army’s onslaught on the Kurds of northern Syria reached a new low Wednesday, Aug. 30, when the presidential palace spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara: “The US must revise its policy of supporting Kurdish forces.” The demand came after a senior US official called on “all the armed actors in […]

Carter Calls on Turkey to ‘Stay Focused’ on Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has called on Turkey to “stay focused” on the fight against Islamic State and not to engage with U.S.-allied Kurdish forces also battling the terror group in Syria.   The Turkish military and its Syrian rebel allies are in the sixth day of a campaign designed to drive IS militants […]

Stop the press: Turkey’s crackdown on its media goes into overdrive

Turkey has intensified its crackdown on the media since last month’s attempted coup, with rights groups decrying a wave of decrees that have turned the country into the world leader in locking up journalists.   During Turkey’s current three-month state of emergency the government has the authority to rule by decree and has ordered the […]

Turkey Uses Bilateral Ties with Israel as Alibi

Turkey Uses Bilateral Ties with Israel as Alibi DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 24, 2016, 10:11 AM (IDT) Tags:  Erdogan,  Binyamin Netanyahu,  Barack Obama,  Joe Biden,  Turkey,  Bashar Assad,  Syria,  Israel,  US,  Incirlik air base,  Kurds,  YPG,   Turkish army attacks Syrian Jarablus Wednesday, Aug. 23. Turkey – in full momentum since the Erdogan-Putin summit on […]

Turkey threatens to ‘intervene’ if Syrian Kurds don’t withdraw

Turkey on Thursday said it had “every right” to intervene if Syrian Kurdish militia do not withdraw east of the Euphrates River in Syria, as promised by the United States.   The Syrian Kurdish forces “must move to the east of the Euphrates and Turkey is following this very closely,” Defense Minister Fikri Isik told […]

Turkey, Israel in war of words despite normalization

Jerusalem and Ankara engaged in a nasty public exchange on Monday over Israel’s air strikes the night before in Gaza, just two days after the Turkish parliament ratified a rapprochement accord with Israel.   Following the air strikes, which came in response to a rocket attack from Gaza on Sderot, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued […]