Today, August 26, during a joint press conference of Turkish and Bulgarian Prime Ministers, which was a part of PM Boyko Borissov’s visit to Turkey, PM of Turkey, Binali Yildrim, told the press that unless the EU guarantees a visa-free travel regime for Turkey in October, Ankara could abandon the “refugee deal” to stem the …
The largest opposition party in Turkey, Republican People’s Party (CHP), publicly supported Operation “Euphrates Shield”, but called it “long overdue”. The Pro-Kurdish and Turkey’s 3rd largest party Democratic Peoples’ Party (HDP) criticized the AKP government for dragging the nation into “vortex of war“ without the consent of the parliament.
Today, August 24, Turkish military has started its cross-border operation „Euphrates Shield“ against ISIS in northern Syria.
On August 4, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced that the Turkish government will go after all businesses linked with the Gulen Movement (called FETO/PDY by the government), as a post-coup measure.
Today, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hosted a meeting with the Prime Minister Binali Yildrim (AKP), and with the leaders of the two opposition parties CHP and NHP. The main topics of the meeting were the failed military coup, state of emergency, and measures that will be taken against the coup plotters.
I Today, during the emergency session of the Grand National Assembly (Turkish parliament), the leaders of all four parliamentary parties showed up to issue a joint statement against the military coup that was attempted last night.
Two days ago, sources close to the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter of apology to Putin for the downing of a Russian fighter jet on November 24 2015. Today, the two presidents spoke on the phone in an attempt to renew bilateral relations.
After Turkish and Israeli delegations met in Rome on June 26, it was announced that they had reached a deal for normalizing relations. This deal comes after 6 years of strained ties following the Israeli attack on the Mari Marmara ship that was a part of the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla”.