Flynn, Turkey dismiss report of plan to kidnap Fethullah Gulen: ‘Outrageous’, ‘groundless’

Flynn, Turkey dismiss report of plan to kidnap Fethullah Gulen: ‘Outrageous’, ‘groundless’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 The Turkish government on Nov. 12 called a report that Turkish officials plotted to kidnap U.S.-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless.” The Wall Street Journal reported on Nov. 10 that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating an alleged plot involving former U.S. national security adviser […]

Hamas official hails robust ties with Turkey, Iran

Hamas official hails robust ties with Turkey, Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 The Hamas terrorist organization is strengthening its ties with Turkey and Iran, a senior Hamas official said. Sami Abu Zuhri, a senior Hamas official in Gaza, confirmed in a Nov. 11 interview with Turkish media that improved relations with the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were based on […]

Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held sites near Kirkuk

Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held sites near Kirkuk

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Iraqi Army says government troops have moved toward Kurdish-held sites in the northern province of Kirkuk, capturing several installations from Kurdish fighters. The military said on October 16 that pro-government forces took control of roads and infrastructure, including a military base, an airport, and an […]

U.S.-Turkey tensions rise amid diplomatic dispute

U.S.-Turkey tensions rise amid diplomatic dispute

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2017 The United States and Turkey have both blocked tourist and business travel between the two nations amid a diplomatic dispute. The latest dispute between the NATO-allied countries began last week when Turkey arrested an employee at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul who authorities accused of having ties to U.S.-based […]

Kurdish vote triggers Iran-Iraq exercises, trip to Teheran by Turkey’s Erdogan

Kurdish vote triggers Iran-Iraq exercises, trip to Teheran by Turkey’s Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, October 4, 2017 In the wake of Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence vote, Iraq, Iran and Turkey are taking steps to ensure that borders in the region remain unchanged. Turkey’s leader is huddling with Iran’s leadership in Teheran and the Iraqi government has demanded that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cancel the result of […]

Netanyahu scoffs at Erdogan’s claim that Mossad had role in Kurdish vote

Netanyahu scoffs at Erdogan’s claim that Mossad had role in Kurdish vote

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2017 Israel and Mossad were not involved in Kurdistan’s independence referendum, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Oct. 1. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sept. 30 charged that the waving of Israeli flags by Iraqi Kurds during independence celebrations was proof of Mossad’s involvement. “Regarding recent remarks about […]

Fury from Turkey, Iran, Hizbullah after Kurdish independence vote

Fury from Turkey, Iran, Hizbullah after Kurdish independence vote

by WorldTribune Staff, October 1, 2017 Iran has cut fuel oil to Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey’s president said Israel’s Mossad was to blame for Kurdistan’s Sept. 25 vote for independence. Speaking from a secret location, the leader of Iran-backed Hizbullah said the vote was a “plot” conceived by the U.S. and Israel. Kurds flying Israeli […]

Kurds ignore UN warning, threats from Turkey with 9-to-1 vote for independence

Kurds ignore UN warning, threats from Turkey with 9-to-1 vote for independence

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2017 Iraqi Kurds by an overwhelming margin approved a referendum for independence, shrugging off warnings from the UN, U.S. and Turkey. Initial results showed more than 90 percent of Kurds voted “yes” on the independence referendum. “There is no precedent in diplomatic history for the whole world closing ranks against […]

Turkey, Iran, Iraq warn of ‘countermeasures’ if Kurdish independence vote goes ahead

Turkey, Iran, Iraq warn of ‘countermeasures’ if Kurdish independence vote goes ahead

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkey, Iran, and Iraq have threatened unspecified “countermeasures” if Iraq’s Kurdish leaders go ahead with a planned referendum on independence. The three countries’ foreign ministers met on September 20 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, ahead of the nonbinding referendum scheduled […]

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, […]

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