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Scores of people have been wounded in an explosion near the seat of the Turkish ruling party in the mostly Kurdish city of Van. The blast comes after Ankara replaced dozens of Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links.
The Turkish government has dismissed 24 local mayors over alleged ties to Kurdish militants. The crackdown comes as President Erdogan pushes ahead with a purge of opposition supporters following a failed coup.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds Fethullah Gulen, the self-exiled conservative leader of Hizmet, one of the world’s biggest Islamic movements, responsible for the attempt to overthrow his democratically elected government. Erdogan asserts that Gulen’s followers infiltrated the military, police, judiciary, bureaucracy, and education system as well as the media. In response, he has arrested …
Turkey’s statements indicate significant transformation in its foreign policy
Turkey has launched a new effort to back rebels in northern Syria. More tanks crossed into the war-torn country to help opposition fighters battling the so-called “Islamic State” (IS).
Kurdish politicians announced they would begin a 50-person hunger strike if communications with jailed PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan continue to be denied. Diego Cupolo reports from Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Turkey has yet to confirm the truce after launching an offensive against the “Islamic State” and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. But Kurdish-backed militas said they would continue to negotiate with Turkish forces.
Germany must find alternatives to the Incirlik Air Base and pull its soldiers and weapons from Turkey, German MP Rainer Arnold told the Spiegel magazine. Ankara has been blocking official visits from Berlin to the base.
At least 10 more Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria, a day after pro-Ankara Syrian opposition fighters ousted jihadis from Jarablus.
Turkey has pledged to push jihadi fighters belonging to the so-called “Islamic State” out of the Syrian town of Jarablus near the Turkish border.
Turkey and the United States have a history of overcoming differences.
For thousands of migrants who crossed the border between Turkey and Bulgaria the only alternative is to leave the latter with the help of smugglers.
Former US Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffries spoke to DW ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the country.
Following the bombing of a Kurdish wedding, Turkey’s foreign ministry has said it’s willing to “do what it takes” to rid its borders of the “Islamic State” (IS).
Fifty people were reportedly killed and almost 100 wounded in an explosion in the southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish President Erdogan said the attack was likely carried out by the militant “Islamic State” group.
The Turkish foreign minister called for fostering ties between Egypt and Turkey, but with conditions
Turkish authorities have cancelled an EU scholarship program. The move takes the country a step further away from EU integration and disappoints young people who could act as a bridge. Menekse Tokyay reports from Ankara.
Along with countless public officials, Turkey has now issued an arrest warrant for retired striker Hakan Sukur. He is accused of supporting US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating the revolt.
Turkey is demanding that two of its military attaches who fled Greece after Turkey’s abortive coup be returned from Europe. It says three other attaches have been sent back from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Politics’ incestuous relationship with soccer came full circle this week with the mass resignation of executives from the Turkish football federation and the firing of scores of officials, including referees, as part of the government’s witch-hunt against followers of controversial Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen and other government critics. Intended to facilitate the weeding out of …
Presidents Erdogan and Putin will be drafting a new joint road map in St. Petersburg. In return for Erdogan’s call for more trade, Putin may ask Ankara to jump start ties with Syria, Aram Duran reports from Istanbul.
The presidents of Russia and Turkey are expected to repair relations and revive a gas pipeline project at a meeting in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. There is, however, one key issue on the table, DW’s Andrey Gurkov writes.
Dozens of journalists have been arrested in the wake of Turkey’s recent coup attempt. The government crackdown has sparked concern for journalists who work in an increasingly difficult environment.
Behind Turkey’s failed July coup lies a power struggle between Erdogan and the shadowy network of his former ally. The intra-Islamic and nationalist power struggle is shaping the future of the country.
A Turkish demand that Pakistan close 28 primary and secondary schools associated with controversial, self-exiled Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen has put the government in Islamabad in a quandary as it attempts to get a grip on an education sector in which militant Islamists and jihadists figure prominently. Turkish ambassador to Pakistan S. Babur Girgin’s demand …
The failed coup in Turkey has revealed an imbalance in the way of thinking between Islamist elites, the political Islamic current, and the military state in Egypt. If you take one look at the logic by which these “teams” analyse and react to recent events through traditional media platforms and social media networks, you will …
Turkish authorities have detained the “right-hand man” of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, along with Gulen’s nephew. Turkey has blamed the cleric for last week’s failed coup attempt, charges he has denied.
Since the failed coup, protesters have filled squares throughout Turkey on a nightly basis. On July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on supporters to take to the streets to defend his regime from the military.