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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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Turkey withdraws from Libya summit in Italy

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey has withdrawn from a two-day summit about Libya that is being held in Italy with “deep disappointment”, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay told reporters on Tuesday, objecting to what he said was Ankara’s exclusion from some of the talks. “Any meeting which excludes Turkey would prove to …

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Erdogan says Khashoggi recordings ‘appalling’, shocked Saudi intelligence

ISTANBUL (Web Desk) President Tayyip Erdo­gan said recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, which Turkey has shared with Western allies, are “appalling” and shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them, Turkish media reported on Tuesday. Khashoggi, a critic of de facto Saudi ruler Crown Pri­n­ce Mohammed bin …

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Ankara rejects French accusation of Khashoggi game-playing as ‘impudent’

Ankara (Web Desk) The Turkish government has rejected as “very impudent” France’s accusation that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is playing a “political game” over the brutal killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s diplomatic mission in Istanbul, raising speculations that France is trying to cover up the …

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Seven Turkish soldiers killed in ammunition blast

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey’s president said on Saturday that at least seven soldiers were killed and 25 others wounded in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a base in the southeast. The defence ministry previously said on Friday that 25 soldiers were wounded and seven others were missing following an …

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Turkey will not abide by US sanctions on Iran: Erdogan

Ankara (Web Desk) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday said Turkey would not abide by the renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping industries, adding that they were aimed at “unbalancing the world.” The comments came a day after Washington reimposed sanctions on Iran, abandoning a 2015 deal between world …

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Turkish FM Calls US Sanctions on Iran Unwise, Dangerous

Ankara (Web Desk) Turkey’s top diplomat criticized the re-introduction of US sanctions on Iran as unilateral, not wise and dangerous, calling for a dialogue and engagement instead. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Tokyo for talks with Japanese leaders, told reporters Tuesday that Turkey opposes sanctions because they do not …

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