Turkey bans Wikipedia for documenting regime’s backing of ISIS

Turkey bans Wikipedia for documenting regime’s backing of ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 Turkey has imposed a ban on Wikipedia after it said the online encyclopedia refused to remove two English-language pages which cited Ankara’s support for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria. Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan said the ban will remain in place as long as Wikipedia does not remove […]

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2018 Turkey and Israel engaged in a war of words following deadly riots on the Israel-Gaza border on May 14, the same day the United States formally moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said “Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel.” […]

Getting real: The post-communist Russian threat in perspective

Getting real: The post-communist Russian threat in perspective

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy While the West is busy hunting “Russian witches,” its sworn enemies are devouring it alive from within. In 1986, the manager of the largest state company Eurodif Georges Besse arrived at his office as per usual. When he got out of his car, he was shot at point-blank range […]

Russia-Iran-Turkey entente vow ‘calm’ for fractured Syria

Russia-Iran-Turkey entente vow ‘calm’ for fractured Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 Saying they are committed to a “lasting cease-fire” in Syria, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey said after an April 4 summit in Ankara that an end to the conflict can only be achieved “through a negotiated political process.” The  administration of President Donald Trump is reportedly considering […]

Turkey threatens France over plan to deploy troops in support of Syrian Kurds

Turkey threatens France over plan to deploy troops in support of Syrian Kurds

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2018 France could become a “target of Turkey” if it follows through on a pledge to send troops to northern Syria in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Turkish official warned. French President Emmanuel Macron met an SDF delegation on March 29 and gave assurances of French […]

Erdogan ally to acquire prestigious Turkish media group

Erdogan ally to acquire prestigious Turkish media group

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2018 A businessman and close confidante of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to purchase Turkey’s largest media group, which includes CNN-Turk, a report said. The Demiroren Group of magnate Erdogan Demiroren will buy Dogan Media Group for around $1 billion (810 million euros), AFP reported. Along with CNN-Turk, […]

Turkish official goes public with Erdogan’s vision for Muslims, ‘the future of Europe’

Turkish official goes public with Erdogan’s vision for Muslims, ‘the future of Europe’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2018 Turkey is waging “demographic jihad” in Europe, a U.S.-based Turkish journalist wrote. The attempt by Ankara “to guarantee that Muslims outnumber Christians globally has been accompanied by the erection of mosques – ‘from Europe to Africa, from the Balkans to the Central Asia’ – by Turkey’s government-funded Diyanet (Religious Affairs General Directorate),” […]

Turkish-led forces drive Kurds from Afrin in northern Syria

Turkish-led forces drive Kurds from Afrin in northern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2018 Turkish troops and Ankara-backed rebels drove Kurdish militia from the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 18. Turkey’s flag was flying over the city as Turkey claimed victory in a two-month operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), AFP reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced […]

Saudi crown prince warns Turkey now part of ‘triangle of evil’

Saudi crown prince warns Turkey now part of ‘triangle of evil’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2018 Turkey has aligned itself with Iran and other hardline Islamist groups in the Mideast to form a “triangle of evil,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said. During his recent visit to Egypt, his first foreign trip since becoming heir to the Saudi throne, the crown prince also accused […]

Egypt warns Turkey over Cyprus gas exploration

Egypt warns Turkey over Cyprus gas exploration

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2018 Egypt has warned Turkey not to infringe on gas exploration rights Cairo obtained in a deal with Greek Cyprus. “Any attempt to infringe or diminish Egypt’s rights in that area” will be confronted, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Feb. 6, Reuters reported. Turkish Foreign Minister […]

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