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Iraq-Turkey ties going in positive direction

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih's visit to Ankara is expected to bolster bilateral relations and displayed their strong determination to deepen relations. On Friday, a statement by the Iraqi  presidency office said  Barham Salih…

Syria: Despite Russian-Turkish agreements, terrorists remain in Idlib

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SHAFAQNA- Despite negotiations during Istanbul summit which addresses numerous solutions including Idlib demilitarised zone, constitutional reform and a UN-backed elections for Syria, Walid Muallem, Syrian Foreign Minister,  announced that the…

Jamal Khashoggi case: New evidence suggest suspects had ties to Saudi government

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SHAFAQNA- Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance in Istanbul was organized by a high-ranking officer with the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia's main intelligence service, three sources familiar with the case said. One of those sources…

Erdogan: Turkey military would launch a new operation across east of the River Euphrates

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SHAFAQNA- Turkey would launch a new operation across east of the River Euphrates in Syria, removing the Syrian Kurdish forces from the area, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. We will soon destroy the terror nests in the east of the…

Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of Europe’s largest mosques in Cologne during his controversial visit to Germany. As Erdogan opens the Cologne Central Mosque, Some 10,000 Erdogan critics take to the streets in Cologne…

Erdoğan in UNGR: Our world needs global leadership more than ever

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SHAFAQNA- Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey speaks at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Turkish President in 73rd session of the UN General Assembly said, “Our world needs global leadership and joint responsibility…

Germany calls for Turkey to explain over closure of school

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SHAFAQNA - Branch of German embassy school in the western city of Izmir was closed by regional office of Turkish education ministry, without any explain. Germany's embassy in Ankara on Saturday demands Turkish government to explain the reason…

Turkey elections: Will Erdogan era continue?

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SHAFAQNA - Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power for more than 15 years, either as prime minister or president of Turkey. One more time Erdogan is the frontrunner, but polls suggest it’ll be close. Turkish citizens will be voting on June…

Erdogan: We will nip US-backed 'terror army' at Syria/Turkey border

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the United States over its support for the creation of a 30,000-strong “terror army” on the country’s southern borders with Syria, vowing to crush the force before it was…

Erdogan slams Israel as 'terrorist state', 'killer of children'

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against Israel Sunday, calling it a ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children.’ Erdogan promised to fight to the bitter end against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds…

Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged his country's continued military support for Qatar during a visit to Doha on Wednesday, according to state media, amid an ongoing political crisis. Erdogan also signalled the "readiness"…

Erdogan to Saudi Arabia crown prince: You don’t own Islam

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SHAFAQNA- In harsh but indirect remarks addressed to Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Saudi Arabia official does not own the Islamic faith. President Erdogan said on…

Erdogan, King Abdullah II discuss Palestine’s al-Aqsa

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with Jordan's King Abdullah II and discussed the recent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians in al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds. Following the Monday…

Erdogan ends in Persian Gulf without results

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wrapped up a tour of Arab countries involved in a dispute but has failed to help bring the feuding sides closer to one another. Erdogan arrived in Qatar on Monday on the last leg of…

Erdogan to be arrested in Sweden

SHAFAQNA - Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president has been filed with a lawsuit in Sweden by the Swedish lawmakers. He was accused of “genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.” Mr. Erdogan’s role in the bloody conflict between…

Erdogan: Saudi list of demands from Qatar not acceptable

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stressed that his country will remain loyal to Qatar and that a list of demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies from the Persian Gulf country are under no circumstances acceptable. "When…

Erdogan: Turkey made historical decision by voting ‘Yes’

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SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in constitutional referendum granting him vastly increased executive powers. On Sunday, Erdogan said that the country has made a historical decision by voting for the…

Syria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting

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SHAFAQNA - While some measure of stability has returned to pockets of northern Syria following the Syrian Army’s recent liberation of al-Qaeda from Aleppo and elsewhere, external forces seem determined to keep the region volatile, regardless…

Erdogan’s Son-in Law involved in oil trade with Salafi & Deobandi Terrorists

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH WORLD SHIA FORUM - On Monday Wikileaks published a searchable archive of the 58,000 leaked emails from Turkey’s energy minister and son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Berat Albayrak. The…

Unearthing Turkey’s political fault-lines – Failed coup or warning

SHAFAQNA - As I write these lines much of the world media community is still attempting to work its way through the maze of information, misinformation and potential geopolitical repercussions Turkey’s attempted, and failed coup will likely…

The grand Turkish purge

SHAFAQNA - Following the Turkish government’s request to the White House to extradite Fethullah Gulen back to Ankara, Erdogan is currently undertaking a massive purge of government and military personnel inside Turkey. The latest purge…

Erdogan: US should extradite cleric accused of coup plot

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Washington to extradite US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of trying to orchestrate a military coup in the country over the last 24 hours. Saturday’s call came…

"They Will Pay a Heavy Price for This" says Erdogan

SHAFAQNA - Forces loyal to Turkey's government fought on Saturday to crush the last remnants of a military coup attempt which collapsed after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned…

Turkey; Economic Decline and Successive Policy Failures

SHAFAQNA - Upon rise of Justice and Development Party (JDP) to power in Turkey in 2002, the Turkish economy witnessed a fast-moving growth, pushing many of economic affairs experts to call the economic policies and increasing Turkish national…

German lawyers to probe Erdogan over alleged war crimes

SHAFAQNA - A group of lawyers, lawmakers and civil rights activists are urging authorities in Germany to investigate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Kurdish activist group Civaka Azad…

Erdogan tackles the issue of world population … or is that world domination?

SHAFAQNA - Love him or hate him Turkish President Recep Erdogan makes for great television. If you thought the world of politics was boring, and cold, I suggest you plug in to Erdogan’s new rant. Boy oh boy that president knows how to put…

Ankara Backs Chemical Attacks: Obama Lets Erdogan Do 'Whatever He Wants'

SHAFAQNA - While the United States was quick to condemn unproven allegations about Syria’s use of chemical weapons, Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear speaks with Kurdish activist Kani Xulam to discuss Washington’s silence on similar attacks…
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Erdogan’s not so secret war against the Kurds and its implications

SHAFAQNA - While the Kurds have been absolutely instrumental to opposing terror in both Iraq and Syria, offering together military relief, and crucial geostrategic expertise, Erdogan’s Turkey – a NATO ally, has waged a brutal crackdown…