Latest News from Turkey

Endangered vulture moved to Serbia

Turkish Cargo, a division of national flag-carrier Turkish Airlines, carried an endangered griffon vulture to Serbia from Turkey, the company said on July 17.

Turkey appoints new police chief

Turkey has appointed the governor of Şırnak province as the head of the country's Security General Directorate after removing Celal Uzunkaya from the post, the Interior Ministry said on July 17.

Cutting Turkey from F-35 program to damage ties: Foreign Ministry

Turkey is calling on the U.S. to correct its mistake of removing the country from the F-35 fighter jet program, "which will irreparably damage relations", the Foreign Ministry said on July 17.         

Turkey says removal from F-35 program will damage ties with US

Turkey said a decision by the united States to remove the country from the F-35 fighter jet program, "will irreparably damage relations", according to a statement by its Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
The unilateral move by the US "neither complies with the spirit of alliance nor is it based on legitimate grounds," the ministry was quoted as saying by Anadolu agency.

Foreign minister asks for Washington support

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that he asked for a "clean line of communication" between Athens and Washington in the event that "issues" arise with Turkey, during his first meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Wednesday. "The Americans noted this (request) and will answer us," he said. 

No time for mixed signals

We are entering a very thorny patch in Greek-Turkish relations. Turkey's activities within Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), combined with the standoff with the United States over Ankara's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system are increasing the tension further in Greece's wider region.

Moscow irked by EU sanctions against Turkey

Moscow "cannot accept" the European Union's decision to slap Turkey with sanctions over its illegal drilling for hydrocarbon deposits in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted by the TASS news agency as saying at a briefing on Wednesday.

Surf’s up for Turkey’s “calm city”

Tourists are increasingly "catching wind" of Gökçeada - Turkey's largest island - as an attractive surfing destination with

Ancient city hosts over 27,000 tourists in H1

Over 27,000 tourists have visited an ancient city, known as city of love and emperors, located in southwestern Turkey in the first half of 2019.