Syrian rebels are claiming that Turkey tipped off members of the al Qaeda affiliate that kidnapped at least five U.S-backed Syrian opposition fighters late last month when they entered Syria after completing a Pentagon training program.
Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima was filmed giving a salute synonymous with a Turkish terrorist group responsible for hundreds of political assassinations over the last 40 years.
Turkey’s top religious authority has launched a campaign against the so-called “Jedi religion,” the fantastical belief system featured in Star Wars, according to regional reports.
The U.S. Army will withdraw two Patriot air defense missile batteries and their approximately 300 support personnel from Turkey in October, according to a joint announcement by the U.S. embassy in Ankara and the Turkish government.
Two women shot at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, just weeks after the country opened up its air bases to U.S. military forces launching air attacks against the Islamic State.
Pentagon officials are uncertain as to whether they have the authority to direct U.S. troops to protect the Syrian insurgents who will help create and eventually protect the so-called Islamic State “safe zone” on the Syrian-Turkish border.
The United States and Turkey have crafted a plan to rid a 60-mile-long zone along the Syrian-Turkish border of Islamic State terrorists, an ambitious plan that would result in heavy reliance on Syrian opposition fighters who are generally more concerned with crippling Bashar al-Assad’s regime than with toppling IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.
JERUSALEM—Five years after nine Turkish activists were killed in an attempt to break through Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, a vessel attempting the same mission was boarded Monday by Israeli naval commandos and directed to an Israeli port. A military spokesman described the seizure of the ship as “uneventful.”
An Ankara penal court sentenced Bülent Keneş, the editor and chief of a major Turkish newspaper, to a 21-month suspended prison sentence on Wednesday after convicting him for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey in a July 2014 tweet.
A group of regional experts criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a June 9 panel discussion at the Center for American Progress (CAP).