Monthly Archives: December 2018

Russian-Turkish relations intensify notably in 2018

The year 2018 was marked by the growing intensity of Russian-Turkish contacts.

The presidents of the two countries held seven tete-a-tete meetings and four others joined by leaders of other …

Erdogan wishes peace, stability across globe in 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday wished "peace and tranquility" for all humanity across the world in 2019.

In his message for New Year, Erdogan said: "We side with …

Turkey: Nearly 1,750 terrorists ‘neutralized’ in 2018

At least 1,746 terrorists were "neutralized" in counter-terror operations across Turkey in 2018, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to …

More Syrians will return home, says Turkish official

More Syrians are expected to return to their homeland following Turkey's counter-terror operations in Syria, a Turkish official said on Monday.

"We think that the number will increase even more …

Turkish police arrest 31 suspects in FETO probe

At least 31 suspected members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, have been arrested in the capital Ankara, a judicial source …

Turkey: Over 9 tons of drugs seized in Istanbul in 2018

Anti-drug police confiscated over nine tons of drugs in Istanbul in 2018, according to a police report on Monday.

In 685 operations across the city, anti-drug department of Istanbul police …