Turkey warns of ‘retaliation’ if its forces in Idlib are attacked by Syria, Iran, Russia

Turkey warns of ‘retaliation’ if its forces in Idlib are attacked by Syria, Iran, Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2018 Turkey warned President Bashar Assad and his allies Iran and Russia not to attack Turkish forces in Syria’s Idlib province. Turkey said it has sent troops, armored vehicles and equipment to reinforce its 12 military posts inside Idlib. “We have a military presence there and if that military presence […]

Turkey’s government scrambles amid showdown crisis with U.S.

Turkey’s government scrambles amid showdown crisis with U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2018 The Turkish government has vowed to “retaliate” against the U.S. for imposing new tariffs as Turkey struggles with an economic crisis that has seen its currency drop in value by 40 percent since the start of the year. U.S. President Donald Trump last week imposed higher tariffs on Turkish imports, including […]

Turkey’s Erdogan on the defensive: Trump turns up the heat, exacts pain

Turkey’s Erdogan on the defensive: Trump turns up the heat, exacts pain

by WorldTribune Staff, August 10, 2018 Turkey’s lira went into a tailspin on Aug. 10 after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would impose steep tariffs on the NATO country’s steel and aluminum. “I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, […]

Exiled novelist: ‘Fascist’ Turkey regime comparable to 1930s Germany

Exiled novelist: ‘Fascist’ Turkey regime comparable to 1930s Germany

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2018 An exiled Turkish novelist who was detained in the wave of arrests following the failed 2016 coup said “the extent of things in Turkey is like Nazi Germany.” Asli Erdogan, currently residing in Frankfurt, Germany, faces terrorism charges in Turkey for her role as a literary adviser to a […]

Trump calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to release North Carolina pastor

Trump calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to release North Carolina pastor

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump is pressing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to “do something” to bring about the release of an American pastor jailed in Turkey on terrorism and spying charges. A Turkish court on July 18 dashed the hopes of Pastor Andrew Brunson’s immediate release. The court ordered […]

Turkish university graduates arrested for displaying cartoon of Erdogan

Turkish university graduates arrested for displaying cartoon of Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2018 Turkish authorities have arrested four recent university graduates for displaying a cartoon mocking President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports say. The Middle East Technical University students, during a July 6 graduation ceremony in Ankara, had made and carried a banner printed with a cartoon of animals whose faces resembled Erdogan, […]

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2018 U.S. senators, Israeli officials and other critics of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are calling on the U.S. to halt the sale of up to 100 F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey. Lockheed Martin on June 21 announced the roll-out of Turkey’s first two F-35s in an official ceremony […]

Turkey’s Erdogan wants to swap N.C. minister for ‘our pastor’, exiled rival in Pennsylvania

Turkey’s Erdogan wants to swap N.C. minister for ‘our pastor’, exiled rival in Pennsylvania

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2018 The U.S. Senate and North Carolina’s General Assembly are calling for Turkey to release an American pastor based in Turkey who was arrested in the purges which occurred in the aftermath of the 2016 Turkish coup attempt. Pastor Andrew Brunson, a native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, was charged […]

Erdogan threat: Closing of Austria mosques may spark ‘war between the cross and crescent’

Erdogan threat: Closing of Austria mosques may spark ‘war between the cross and crescent’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Austria’s populist government for its decision to shutter seven mosques and expel dozens of Turkish-funded imams. “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said, according to […]

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