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The Turkish government has denied claims that it has supported jihadist militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), recently renamed the Islamic State.
âWe do not have any data in hand on that issue,â Deputy Prime Minister BeÅir Atalay told reporters on Aug. 14 when asked about claims that jihadists have received treatment in Turkey.
Iraqi Yazidi lawmaker Feyyan Dahil, who was brought to Turkey after being injured in a helicopter crash while carrying aid to displaced members of her community in northern Iraq, underwent surgery in an Istanbul hospital on Aug. 13.
Doctors have said Dahil had a broken leg and two broken ribs but her condition was not life-threatening. She will undergo second surgery on Aug. 14.
The US State Department has cleared the way to sell $320-million air-to-air missiles to Turkey, as part of latterâs efforts to boost its security amid rising regional threats The United States has cleared a potential $320 million advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) missiles sale to Turkey after the country demanded arms from its NATO ally amid increasing security risks i
We have been experiencing a ânew Turkeyâ since the beginning of this week. A ânew Turkeyâ in which president-elect Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan is destined to become the sole decider for both the future of the ruling party and the country.
The results of the Aug. 10 presidential election give politicians two important messages:
The voting is over and the winner is Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan. However, the aftermath of the voting is still chaotic. Every party that participated in the elections is busy trying to figure out what the results mean for their future and how they should proceed into the future. The reason why there is so much debate is the huge number of people who did not vote.
The question in the title was put to me by a foreign reader of the HÃ¼rriyet Daily news. It was posed last month, right after the joint commemoration by France and Germany of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
Diplomacy is the business of subtly transmitting your messages. It is always what lies between the lines that matters, not what appears on the surface and at first glance. This is also how the White Houseâs official readout of President Barack Obamaâs phone conversation with Turkeyâs newly elected president Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan on Tuesday should be read.