Daily Archives: December 26, 2017

Turkish parliament speaker commemorates national poet

Turkey's parliament speaker on Tuesday issued a message commemorating poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy, the author of the Turkish national anthem."He was a brave man who held up the righteous while taking a stand against the tyranny of the strong," said

Turkey: Ex-adviser of opposition leader gets jail term

A court on Tuesday sentenced the former adviser of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader to over 10 years in prison over his links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).The Istanbul 25th Heavy Panel Court ordered ten y...

Turkey sends new group of soldiers to Qatar

A group of Turkish soldiers on Tuesday reached a military base in Qatar's capital Doha, according to Qatar's Defense Ministry.The group reached the Al Udeid Air Base in southern Doha, the ministry said in a statement.The soldiers will join another

Turkey, Chad vow to ‘stand together’ against terrorism

Turkey and the Central African nation of Chad will stand together to fight terrorism, visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.Erdogan's remarks came at a joint news conference in the capital N'Djamena following a closed-door meetin...

Over 700 Daesh suspects held in Istanbul in 4 months

Police in Istanbul have arrested a total of 714 Daesh suspects during counter-terrorism operations from Sep. 1 to Dec. 26, according to security officials.Istanbul anti-terror police department have conducted over 20 operations across the province to p...

Turkish jets hit PKK terrorist hideouts in northern Iraq

The Turkish Air Force neutralized seven PKK terrorists during counter-terrorism operations in northern Iraq, the military said on Tuesday.According to a statement from Turkish General Staff, the airstrikes on PKK targets were carried out in Iraq's Gara...