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Zarif in Turkey to exchange view with Lavrov, Cavusoglu on Syria

Tehran (Web Desk) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has traveled to Turkey to hold a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts over the conflict in Syria. Zarif is due to sit down with Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu in the southern Turkish …

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US continuing mistake of backing PKK/PYD: Turkish FM

ANKARA (Web Desk) The U.S. is continuing its mistake” of backing terror groups such as the PKK/PYD in the region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.Speaking before the parliament’s plenary and budget committee, Cavusoglu slammed the U.S over its reported support for the deal between the PKK/PYD and ISIS …

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TURKEY DETAINS 60 SECURITY OFFICIALS SUSPECTED TIES TO COUP PLOTTERS

ANKARA (Web Desk) Just three days after a massive earthquake devastated many cities and villages in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah,a tremor measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale shook a northwestern border area on Wednesday night, but caused no casualties.The epicenter of the new earthquake was an area near Barda, …

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Turkey ‘appalled’ by US stance on Daesh withdrawal from Raqqa

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey on Tuesday said it was appalled by the approach of the US Department of Defense towards an agreement between the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Daesh to withdraw Daesh militants from the Syrian city of Raqqa.Last month,a YPG militia spokesman said that Syrian Daesh fighters were …

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Turkey detains more than 100 Islamic State suspects – Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police have detained 101 people over suspected links to Islamic State in Ankara and have arrest warrants for a total of 245 suspects in the capital, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.It said 1,500 police officers were taking part in the operation across Ankara province, …

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Turkey detains 283 suspected IS militants

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkish security officials say police have detained 283 suspected Islamic State group militants in Turkey in the past 11 days.A security directorate statement released on Thursday also said police seized 66 improvised explosive devices during the anti-IS operations conducted in 25 provinces across Turkey.The statement said that …

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Iran, Russia can isolate US, says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

ANKARA (Web Desk)  Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Tehran and Moscow needed to step up cooperation to isolate the United States and restore peace in the Middle East.Full resolution of Syria’s crisis needs strong cooperation between Iran and Russia.Our cooperation can …

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Legislator sued for calling Turkey’s Erdogan ‘fascist dictator’

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkish state television says a lawyer for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint against an opposition legislator for calling the leader a “fascist dictator.Lawmaker Bulent Tezcan, who is the spokesman for the main opposition party, made the comments in a town in northwest Turkey …

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Court in Izmir orders Turkey Amnesty chief to stay behind bars

ANKARA (Web Desk) A Turkish court has extended the detention of Amnesty International’s regional head over allegations of involvement in last year’s failed coup.The court in Izmir ordered on Thursday that Taner Kilic, who was detained in June, remain in detention pending trial.Kilic is accused of having links to a …

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Iraq’s Abadi visits Turkey for talks on Kurds

ANKARA (Web Desk) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has arrived in Turkey to discuss developments in the Arab country’s Kurdistan region as Baghdad and Ankara seek stronger bonds to deal with the Kurdish independence drive.Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT said on Wednesday that Abadi arrived in Ankara late morning and went …

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