Latest News from Turkey

Editorial: From the diplomacy of the “sons-in-law” to chaos

There has been plenty of bargaining in this era of instability and geopolitical shifts.

A characteristic example is the "diplomacy of the sons-in-law", an apt description of the "trade" between Trump and Erdogan covering everyone and everything in violation of the norms that prevailed on the international stage in previous years.

American IS repatriated from Turkish-Greek border

Turkey's interior minister says an American Islamic State group suspect who was stranded in a no man's land between Greece and Turkey, has been deported to the United States.
Suleyman Soylu said Friday the man was put on a plane "a short time ago."

Cyprus says Turkey flouts international law with drill

Cyprus on Friday accused Turkey of violating international law by launching operations off the island in search of oil and gas.
Earlier on Friday, Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay was quoted as saying the drilling ship Fatih had started operations off the north-north-east coast of Cyprus.

Turkey still has a young but aging population

Turkey still has a young population structure, but its share of elderly population is increasing, a recently released survey shows.

American IS suspect awaits repatriation from Turkey

Turkey's state-run media says an American man suspected of being an Islamic State group member remains in no man's land on the border between Turkey and Greece for a fifth day.

Mitsotakis, Merkel discuss burgeoning refugee crisis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday discussed the migration issue amid increasing arrivals from Turkey and a report calling for action to head off a new crisis. 

Russia to react 'quickly' to Turkey's concerns in Syria

Russia is ready to "quickly" react over Turkey's concerns in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Speaking to reporters in Brazil following the BRICS Summit on Nov. 14, Putin said he is "in close contact" with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the Syrian settlement.

Hundreds join forces to rescue man under debris

A total of 250 people have teamed up in southeastern Turkey to rescue a civil engineer trapped in the wreckage, local authorities said on Nov. 15.

Turkey's Fatih drill ship starts operations off northeast Cyprus, Oktay says

The Turkish oil-and-gas drilling ship Fatih has started its operations off the coast of northeastern Cyprus, Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay said on Friday, despite warnings from European Union for Ankara to stand down. 

On Monday, the EU Foreign Affairs Council adopted a framework for restrictive measures against Turkey over its drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean. 

Private sector external debt down in September

Turkey's outstanding short-term foreign private-sector debt dropped in September, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) said on Nov. 15.