Turkey has permitted Russian warplanes to deploy from its Incirlik airbase to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced over the weekend.
The United States has reportedly begun relocating nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey to Romania amid heightened tensions between Washington and Ankara.
Turkey on Tuesday warned of rising anti-American sentiment and risks to a migrant deal with the European Union, ramping up the rhetoric in the face of Western alarm over the scale of purges in state institutions since last month’s failed coup.
Turkey has issued a formal arrest warrant for the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accuses of plotting the failed July 15 coup attempt to overthrow the government.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, a parliamentary official said on Thursday, part of a major overhaul of the military after a failed coup.
One group that stands to gain significantly from Erdogan’s “purges” are the local proponents of Eurasianist thinking. In the days leading up to the attempted coup, Alexandr Dugin—the Russian ideologue who is the father of the modern “Eurasian Movement” and a favorite Kremlin harbinger of conflict and annexation—was sitting in Ankara, alternatively visiting with leading Turkish Eurasianists and close allies of President Erdogan.
Turkey will announce emergency measures on Wednesday to try to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy as it purges thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after an abortive coup.
Turkey remains on edge days after a faction of the Turkish military launched a coup late Friday aimed at overthrowing the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has since then launched a massive crackdown inside the country that continued into Tuesday.
An unknown assailant shot the deputy mayor of Istanbul’s Sisli district in the head on Monday and he was in a critical condition, Turkish broadcaster NTV reported.