Russia presses for access to strategic Incirlik air base in Turkey

Russia presses for access to strategic Incirlik air base in Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2016 Russia has approached Turkey to request use of the U.S.-built Incirlik air base. The NATO base, which is home to at least 50 U.S. B-61 nuclear warheads, is 65 miles from the Syrian border and would enable the Russian air force to engage in “constant bombing” of Islamic State of Iraq and […]

‘Cubs of the caliphate’: ISIL sacrificng child suicide bombers in new tactic

‘Cubs of the caliphate’: ISIL sacrificng child suicide bombers in new tactic

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) newest tactic has the terror group strapping explosives vests on children, sending them to densely-populated areas or events and remotely detonating the explosives. Less than 24 hours after a boy aged 12 to 14 was used by ISIL to blow up a […]

Teen terror: Nearly half the victims of Turkey suicide attack, like bomber himself, were under 14

Teen terror: Nearly half the victims of Turkey suicide attack, like bomber himself, were under 14

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2016 The child allegedly sent by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to blow up a wedding party in Turkey killed at least 22 other children under the age of 14 in the Aug. 20 attack, according to Turkish authorities. The bomber, said to be 13-years-old, killed at least […]

Angry protests in Turkey after bomber kills 50 at wedding party for pro-Kurdish party member

Angry protests in Turkey after bomber kills 50 at wedding party for pro-Kurdish party member

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2016 Angry mourners on Aug. 21 threw bottles at police and chanted “murderer Erdogan” at a gathering for the funerals of some of the 51 people killed in a bombing at a wedding party for a pro-Kurdish party member. The bomber detonated an explosives vest as people danced in the […]

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — A vital American ally has gone geopolitically adrift in the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup, and the subsequent crackdown on all forms of domestic political dissent by the strongman ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The bloody coup in which hundreds died, nonetheless served as a tragic […]

Turkey cites ‘positive signals’ from U.S. on extraditing Gulen

Turkey cites ‘positive signals’ from U.S. on extraditing Gulen

by WorldTribune Staff, August 15, 2016 Turkish officials have said that finally the U.S. is sending “positive signals” on the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara said engineered the July 15 coup attempt. “We have started to receive some positive signals on the calls we have made,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in […]

Erdogan and Putin agree to get multi-billion ‘Turkish stream’ energy deal back on track

Erdogan and Putin agree to get multi-billion ‘Turkish stream’ energy deal back on track

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2016 Turkey and Russia agreed to revive the multibillion-dollar “Turkish Stream” natural gas pipeline after a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Aug. 9. Putin had threatened to cancel the pipeline that would run from Russia to Turkey, and potentially the […]

Turkish lawyer files criminal conspiracy complaint against top U.S. military leaders

Turkish lawyer files criminal conspiracy complaint against top U.S. military leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2016 A Turkish lawyer has accused top U.S. military officials of conspiring with Turkish coup plotters at Incirlik air base. The lawyer on Aug. 2 filed a criminal complaint against Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Joseph Votel, the top U.S. commander for […]

Germany warns Erdogan: Europe ‘will not be blackmailed’

Germany warns Erdogan: Europe ‘will not be blackmailed’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2016 Germany’s vice chancellor said the EU “will not be blackmailed” after Turkey threatened to walk away from its agreement to reduce the flow of migrants into Europe. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara would bail on the agreement if it does not receive visa-free travel for Turks in […]

Increasingly powerful mosques played key role in quick reaction to attempted coup in Turkey

Increasingly powerful mosques played key role in quick reaction to attempted coup in Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2016 The powerful imams in Turkey’s 85,000 mosques played a major role in thwarting the attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and in so doing unleashed attacks on Christian places of worship, reports say. After the coup was launched on July 15, the imams echoed Erdogan’s call for Turkey’s […]

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