Turkey

The Syrian war, which has dragged on for eight years, causing two million casualties and many more refugees, was not fought to determine the plight of the Kurds living in Syria. Many more complicated issues were involved and various other[...]

By Matthew Lee RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump‘s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey‘s economy if it attacks US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria[...]

ISTANBUL (Panorama.am) — The first ever-exhibition dedicated to Sergei Paradjanov, a world-renowned Armenian director, artist and scriptwriter, has opened in Istanbul, Turkey. Titled “Paradjanov with Sarkis,” the exhibition opened in[...]

By Carlotta Gall ISTANBUL (New York Times) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey denounced on January 8, the White House national security adviser John R. Bolton for comments he made ahead of his arrival in the Turkish capital and[...]

By Eli Melki ISTANBUL (BBC) — Eastern Turkey had a large and thriving community of Christians a little over 100 years ago, but since then most have been dispersed or killed. The BBC’s Eli Melki went to look for traces of a relative,[...]

WASHINGTON — The former president of a Texas-based non-profit pleaded guilty on December 10 for his role in a scheme to conceal the fact that a 2013 Congressional trip to Azerbaijan was funded by the Azerbaijan government. Assistant[...]

By Eylem Yilmaz ATHENS (Ahval) — Turkish-Armenian author and linguist Sevan Nisanyan, living in exile on the Greek island of Samos since July 2017, published his book Halim ile Selim (Halim and Selim) in Turkish this month. A one-time[...]

By Uzay Bulut A sixth-century mosaic of Saint Mark, stolen from a church after Turkey’s military invaded Cyprus in 1974, was recently recovered in a Monaco apartment and returned to Cypriot officials. The ancient masterpiece was[...]

ISTANBUL (Jerusalem Post) — Turkey aims to be an energy center, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said on Monday, November 19. His comments came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted Russian[...]

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Rudaw) — The jailed Kurdish leader, Selahattin Demirtas, has warned that the Kurdish language is in danger of disappearing if the Turkish government keeps prohibiting it. “Each of the languages on the Earth[...]