Days before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Washington, D.C., for a series of high profile meetings, an influential liberal think tank with ties to the White House released a report that highlighted its cozy relationship with wealthy foreign benefactors from Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to meet the Hamas government in Gaza, a move that could further inflame regional tensions.
Israel and Turkey still have “significant disagreements,” according to President Barack Obama, who discussed his role in easing tensions between the two Middle Eastern countries during a press conference Friday afternoon in Jordan.
German prosecutors have accused Turkey of exporting to Iran nearly 1,000 items with “nuclear applications,” according to German and Turkish media reports.
Iran claims to have exported $7 billion in gas products over the past year to several European nations despite an international regime of economic sanctions aimed at crippling Iran’s lucrative energy sector. The exports come as Europe and the United States have pushed to choke off Tehran’s market access. The ongoing exports, however, indicate that many loopholes continue to exist in the current laws.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s first overseas trip will bring him to Turkey on Friday, a once-close Western ally that has pivoted from America and Israel toward Iran.
A senior Turkish diplomat is facing criticism after publicly declaring that “Al-Qaeda is very different from terror” and for accusing the French of intentionally exaggerating the terrorist threat in Mali.
Millions of Americans may have unwittingly invested in a Turkish bank that has illegally helped Iran circumvent international economic sanctions meant to weaken its disputed nuclear program, according to investment documents and sanctions experts.
Multiple foreign corporations that have bypassed or attempted to bypass United States and European Union sanctions against Iran are funding the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank chaired by defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.
Turkish authorities reportedly captured and then released the fugitive son-in-law of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden after he was allegedly caught entering the country illegally, according to Turkish press reports.