15 Turkish officials indicted for attacks on protesters during Erdogan visit to U.S.

15 Turkish officials indicted for attacks on protesters during Erdogan visit to U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2017 A grand jury in Washington, D.C. has indicted 15 Turkish security personnel for attacking demonstrators who were protesting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington on May 16. A total of 19 people have been indicted and all were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, […]

UAE slams ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

UAE slams ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2017 Iran and Turkey must halt their “colonial behavior” in Syria, the UAE’s foreign minister said on Aug. 29. “If Iran and Turkey continue the same historical, colonial and competitive behavior and perspectives between them in Arab affairs, we will continue in this situation not just in Syria today but […]

Pentagon alarmed by Turkey’s plan to buy Russian S-400 air defense system

Pentagon alarmed by Turkey’s plan to buy Russian S-400 air defense system

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2017 The United States has raised concerns over NATO ally Turkey’s plan to purchase an advanced air defense system from Russia. Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told a press briefing in Washington on July 31 that the S-400 system Turkey plans to buy may have inconsistencies with other equipment used […]

Trial opens for 17 Turkish journalists in key press freedom case

Trial opens for 17 Turkish journalists in key press freedom case

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2017 A court proceeding that is likely to have a major impact on the future of press freedom in Turkey got underway on July 24 as 17 journalists from Cumhuriyet newspaper went on trial on charges of “membership of a terrorist organization” or “actions that support a terrorist organization while […]

Turkey: Thousands fired, investigation stymied on coup attempt anniversary

Turkey: Thousands fired, investigation stymied on coup attempt anniversary

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2017 The Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued its purge of state institutions one year after a failed coup attempt as the government dismissed more than 7,000 police, ministry staff and academics on July 14. The official Turkish government Gazette said that those who were fired are people “who it’s […]

Other nations follow Trump’s lead in dismissing Paris climate accord

Other nations follow Trump’s lead in dismissing Paris climate accord

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2017 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey will not ratify the Paris climate agreement, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead in pulling out of the pact. “After that step taken by America, the position that we adopt is in the direction of not passing it in parliament,” Erdogan […]

Trial of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders begins amid criticism from rights group

Trial of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders begins amid criticism from rights group

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkish soldiers who are accused of participating in an attempted coup d’etat in 2016 are escorted to trial at a court inside Sincan prison in Ankara on May 22. / epa Turkey has begun the trial of more than 220 suspects accused of being among the […]

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon the go-ahead to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters in the fight to drive Islamic State (ISIS) from its stronghold at Raqqa. The green light was given just one week before Turkey’s president will visit the White House. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said […]

Surging Kurds see advance in Syria a win for all sides; Turkey is the exception

Surging Kurds see advance in Syria a win for all sides; Turkey is the exception

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2017 Syria’s Kurds, the fighting force that was key in turning the tide against Islamic State (ISIS), are looking to redraw northern Syria to link their autonomous Rojava region with the Mediterranean Sea. Kurds make up the majority of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) that is closing in on ISIS’s […]

U.S. prosecutors to detail ‘high-level’ conspiracy to evade Iran sanctions

U.S. prosecutors to detail ‘high-level’ conspiracy to evade Iran sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. prosecutors said they will show that a Turkish-Iranian gold trader coordinated an illegal scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions with people at “high levels” in Turkey and Iran. During a pretrial hearing in a Manhattan district court on April 24, Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis […]

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