Turkey, Russia take steps for reconciliation ahead of Erdoğan-Putin meeting

ISTANBUL – On the evening of August 31, the newly built stadium in Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast will host a soccer match between the national teams of Turkey and Russia. It is scheduled as a “friendly” match, although relations… Read More ›
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Turkey tells US harboring Gülen is a hostile act after coup attempt

(From Hurriyet Daily News) Any country that would harbor Fethullah Gülen, the leader of the parallel state that is regarded as the mastermind of July 15 coup attempt, would not be Turkey’s friend, the Turkish prime minister said, obviously urging the… Read More ›
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Now Turkey wants to have good ties with Syria, Iraq

(From Hurriyet Daily News) Turkey aims to develop “good relations” with Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on July 13, raising the prospect of yet more big shifts in Ankara’s foreign policy after rapprochement with Russia and Israel…. Read More ›
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Turkish PM retracts compensation offer for downed Russia jet: Media

(From AFP) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday went back on an earlier offer of compensation to Russia for shooting down one of Moscow’s military jets in November, media reported. “Compensating Russia is not on the table, we have… Read More ›
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Israel and Turkey reach reconciliation deal to bring stability to Middle East

(From agencies) Israel and Turkey have reached a reconciliation deal to end a six-year strain over the killing by Israeli soldiers of 10 Turkish activists aboard Mavi Marmara,  the lead ship in a six-vessel convoy heading for Gaza, on 31 May 2010…. Read More ›
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