Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Last week marked quite a surge in diplomatic traffic between Turkish and American high-level officials. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik met Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık announced on Feb. 23 that the Syrian town of al-Bab had been largely captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, by Turkish-backed Free Syria Army (FSA) forces during the Euphrates Shield operation, as a new round of talks were set to start in Geneva for the political future of the war-torn country.
The United States is not about to plunder Iraq’s petroleum reserves, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who arrived in Baghdad on Feb. 20, said as he sought to soothe partners rattled by U.S. President Donald Trump
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The turning point in the years-long Syrian unrest was the launch of a Turkish-Russian cooperation, which evacuated civilians and rebels from Aleppo and saved the lives of around 40,000 people through a cease-fire brokered between the Syrian regime and the opposition groups.
Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has held a meeting with the CIA’s new director, Mike Pompeo, about the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to be the orchestrators of the July 2016 failed coup attempt, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
U.S. Chief of Joint Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford is set to visit Turkey on Feb. 17. Following the Feb. 9 visit of CIA head Michael Pompeo, Dunford is the second high-ranking U.S. official’s visit to Turkey, as part of a Middle Eastern tour
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It is hardly surprising to read the statements from the Turkish Presidential Palace regarding a different approach to the Kurdish issue after CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s visit to Ankara.
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Feb. 13 after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations
Category: NURAY MERT
Last week, Russian planes killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 in “friendly fire” on the same day as the new head of the CIA visited Turkey.
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
There are two weak links lying behind the delay in advancing the al-Bab operation.
I started the day with a question from a colleague about the situation in al-Bab. I have also been looking for an answer for days during talks with generals, ambassadors and representatives of the groups in the field
As expected, new CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s recent visit has made the headlines of the Turkish press. Pompeo is not only the head of world’s most famous spy agency, he is also a perfect example of U.S. President Donald Trump’s favorite kind of operator.
Let’s just look at the facts that we know chronologically:
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım over the phone on Feb. 9 that Turkish-U.S. relations were entering a “new day,” as the new director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, was also in Ankara as part of his first overseas trip since taking office
Turkey would be dragged into an even messier situation if the public votes against the constitutional amendment in the upcoming referendum, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli said after his meeting with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım to discuss their campaignsin the “yes” camp
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
There is a popular Turkish saying: “The fire burns where it falls.” It basically means that nobody other than the victim can truly understand the pain suffered.
The new director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike Pompeo, arrived in Ankara on Feb. 9, following a phone call between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump as part of a bid to launch a fresh beginning in bilateral ties.
The CIA’s new director, Mike Pompeo, will pay a visit to Turkey on Feb. 9 to discuss regional issues in his first overseas visit under the new U.S. administration.
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Deputy Chair Yasin Aktay has described U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries as “racist.”
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has been staging a quick tour of Africa covering three countries in four days.
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