JERUSALEM—Russian special forces in Syria have reportedly stormed a Syrian town near the Turkish border in a hunt for the Turkmen rebel leader who claimed he and his men shot the pilot of a Russian bomber as he was parachuting to earth after his plane was shot down by Turkish warplanes in November.
Turkish police detained three Russian citizens with suspected connections to ISIS this week as part of a nationwide security sweep following a suicide bombing on Tuesday.
A suicide bomber appeared to target foreigners in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, setting off an explosion that killed 10 people and injured 15 others, many of them German nationals.
JERUSALEM—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has likely vilified Israel more than any other national leader outside of Iran in recent years, sounded in a recent press briefing like Israel’s best about-to-be friend.
The FSB, Russia’s internal security service, this month launched a series of raids on Turkish banks based in Moscow, according to at least one Russian media outlet citing the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News. The charges against the banks center on alleged money-laundering activities.
JERUSALEM—Five years after ties between Israel and Turkey were half-severed because of a fatal clash at sea, the rapidly shifting web of alliances in the Middle East are bringing the two countries, once strong allies, into alignment again.
Law enforcement in Turkey detained an ISIS militant who is believed to have been plotting a suicide bombing on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, according to a government official.
ISTANBUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to “play with fire”, citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey.