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Turkey will not allow Syria safe zone agreement to be delayed – Cavusoglu

ANKARA: Turkish military officials and their US counterparts agreed to a safe zone in northern Syria, a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home. The Syrian regime has rejected this proposal. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warns Ankara will not allow safe zone efforts to suffer stalling process …

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Turkish president urges end to Haftar’s ‘unlawful attacks’ in Libya

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for an end to “unlawful attacks” by militiamen loyal to the renegade commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar. “The president renewed his support for the internationally-recognized government and urged an end to unlawful attacks by Haftar’s forces,” Turkey’s …

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Erdogan says he is open to mediate talks between US and Iran

ANKARA: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said that he’s willing to accept an offer to mediate talks between Iran and the US to ease rising tension in the Middle East. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s attempts failed to find a common ground in de-escalating tensions between the US …

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Blow to Turkey’s Erdogan as opposition wins big in Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s main opposition claimed a decisive victory on Sunday in Istanbul’s re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising a new beginning in the country’s largest city. Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the secularist Republican People’s Party …

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Supplies of Turkey’s S-400 to arrive in July

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country expects to receive the S-400 missile systems it has bought from Russia in early July. That is despite the US attempt to dissuade Ankara including by threatening it with sanctions. Rahshan Saglam brings us the details in this report from Istanbul.

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Saudi squad involved in Khashoggi murder must be tried in Turkey: FM

Ankara (Web Desk) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the 15-man Saudi team involved in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be tried in Turkey. Cavusoglu made the comment on Thursday in reaction to an announcement by Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor who detailed Riyadh’s actions on the case …

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