Foreign Ministry

Threat to Turkmen area near Mosul ‘not to be underestimated,’ PM Erdoğan warns

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed concern about the situation of Turkmens after Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants extended their offensive to Mosul’s Telafer district in northern Iraq, where many Turkmens live.

Erdoğan-Biden on call again, as Ankara sets up crisis desk on Iraq

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has discussed the growing insurgency in Iraq with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the second time in three days, while Ankara established a crisis desk to inform the Turkish public daily about 80 Turks taken hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Iraq.

Government to inform public on Iraq crisis daily: FM Davutoğlu

The  government will establish a crisis desk to inform the Turkish public daily about the latest developments in Iraq, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said June 13 after a crisis coordination meeting at the Foreign Ministry.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have continued their advance in Iraq after seizing Mosul on June 9.

Turkey does not evacuate Baghdad embassy as ISIL moves on capital

As jihadist militants approach ever closer to the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Turkey has still yet to decide to evacuate its embassy in the city, an official has told Hürriyet Daily News, adding that the embassy staff were currently working to remove all Turkish nationals from Iraq.

Turkey’s main opposition leader indirectly demands resignation of FM Davutoğlu

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu asked Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on June 12 to “resign” from his post due to his foreign policy, which he says has isolated Turkey in the international arena.

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