Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

 

Category Archives: Turkey

Morocco arrests Turks suspected of ISIS links

Moroccan police have arrested three people on suspicion of hacking telecommunications equipment, including two Turkish nationals who are suspected of having ties to ISIS, the Interior Ministry said. Authorities say they have uncovered a series of Islamist militant cells in

Turkey warns against Russia travel in tit-for-tat move

Turkey on Saturday warned its citizens off non-urgent travel to Russia in the latest tit-for-tat move as the two nations square off over Ankara’s downing of one of Moscow’s warplanes. The foreign ministry in Ankara said travel to Russia should

Erodogan wishes warplane downing had not happened

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday voiced regret over Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane, saying his country was “truly saddened” by the incident and wished it hadn’t occurred. It was the first expression of regret by the strongman

Unidentified gunman kills top Kurdish lawyer in southeast Turkey

An unidentified gunman on Saturday killed a top Kurdish lawyer who had been criticized in Turkey for saying the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organization. Witnesses said Bar Association President Tahir Elci was shot in the

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree published on the Kremlin’s website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced

Russia halts visa-free regime for Turks from 2016

Russia said on Friday it would suspend its visa-free regime for Turkish nationals from January 1 as it retaliates against Ankara for the downing of a Russian warplane. Moscow has ruled out any military response against NATO member Turkey, but

Turkey ‘unwilling to apologize’ to Russia: Putin aide

Russian President Vladimir Putin has refused to contact Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after Turkey earlier this week shot down a Russian warplane, an aide said, while Erdogan stated his wish to meet his Putin “face-to-face” soon. The two countries

Turkey’s Erdogan says Russia should apologize after jet downing

Russia should apologize for violating Turkey’s airspace, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Thursday, days after a Russian jet was shot down near the Syria border. “Those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to

Putin sends air defense missiles to deter Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a

Turkish army releases audio of warnings to downed Russian plane

The Turkish army released a series of audio recordings on Wednesday of what it said were the warnings directed at a Russian jet before it was shot down by Turkish war planes, AFP reported. “This is Turkish Air Force speaking

ISIS claims responsibility for Tunisia attack

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a deadly attack on a Tunisian presidential guard bus, an official statement from the group said. Tunisian authorities said that a suicide bomber carried out

Turkey’s Erdogan says he does not want escalation after Russian jet downed

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey did not want any escalation after it shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, saying it had simply acted to defend its own security and the “rights of our brothers”

Moscow Moves Warship Off Syria Coast

Moscow Moves Warship Off Syria Coast To ‘Destroy Any Threats To Russian Planes’ Moscow plans to suspend military cooperation with Ankara after the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkish air forces, Russian General Staff representatives said on Tuesday. Further

Russian jet downed by Turkey was ‘inside Syria’

The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said that

Turkey tells U.N. it shot down plane, defends right to do source

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday it had shot down on an unidentified plane that violated Turkish airspace and defended its right to do so as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Turkey and Russia to reduce tensions.

Putin: Turkey’s downing of Russian jet ‘stab in the back’

President Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet a stab in the back administered by “the accomplices of terrorists,” saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow’s relations with Ankara. Speaking in the Russian Black Sea

GCC confirmed as top investor for Turkish real estate

Following the 2012 liberalization of foreign investment law in Turkey, there has been a 500% increase in investment from the GCC, which accounts for nearly a quarter of the foreign buyers, at 24%. According to figures released by REIDIN, the

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria

Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeated warnings over air space violations, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. It was the first time

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