BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraq’s central government forces launched an advance early on Monday into territory held by Kurds, seizing a swathe of countryside surrounding the oil city of Kirkuk in a bold military response to a Kurdish vote last month on independence.
TAMPA, Fla.—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday that the Pentagon will review procedures used by patrolling special operations commandos in the aftermath of a deadly ambush in the African nation of Niger.
ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish court has sentenced a journalist from the Wall Street Journal to two years and one month in prison in absentia on charges of carrying out propaganda for Kurdish militants, the newspaper said on Tuesday.
Protesters who were assaulted after disrupting a speech by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York City said on Friday they believed Erdogan’s bodyguards were among those who beat them.
The White House on Wednesday denied President Trump apologized to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan for indictments filed against Turkish security personnel for their role in attacking protesters in Washington, D.C., in May.
All of the Turkish security personnel charged with crimes stemming from their May 2017 attack on a group of people protesting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington, D.C., remain at large despite movement in the legal cases against them.
19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, were indicted Tuesday for attacking protesters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.
U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass criticized the American fight against terrorism during a July Fourth celebration hosted by the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, claiming that an “overly broad” definition of terrorism has hampered U.S. efforts to combat extremists and eroded international confidence in America.
On Thursday the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) issued warrants for the arrest of 14 individuals involved in a May 16 assault on a group of people protesting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, D.C.