Former Policeman Arrested within Case of Russian Ambassador’s Assassination in Turkey
He is suspected of having links to the movement of Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara authorities accuse of the organization of a coup attempt on July.
He is suspected of having links to the movement of Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara authorities accuse of the organization of a coup attempt on July.
However, up to now, those documents have not been ratified, since Turkey came up with groundless preconditions that run counter to the letter and spirit of the Protocols.
Erdogan went on to accuse Israel of being a "state of terror".
“We must encourage other countries to recognize the Palestinian state on the basis of its 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Cavusoglu said.
The visit follows the arrest of nine Turkish citizens in Athens who are charged with a coup d'etat on the Revolutionary National Liberation Party which was responsible for the bombings carried out by suicide bombers. According to some rumors, the terrorists plotted something on the occasion of Erdogan's visit.
According to reports, Vayiç is a human rights activist and a member of the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP). Aksu is the local co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and one of the editors of the Gor-Hemshin cultural magazine.
"We heard from Coşkun İğci, who worked at the Soil Products Office, that [Yasin] Hayal was planning the killing of Hrant Dink,” Yıldız, who is being tried under arrest in the case, said at the 14th Istanbul Heavy Penal Court.
Such a move would “entirely abolish the peace process” and “pave the way for new uneasiness,” he said, adding that unforeseen and open ended incidents could come up.
Since Turkey refused to ratify those protocols, it is Turkey itself that has blocked and continues to block the channels for normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations.
Erdogan at the weekend promised that he would "not stay one minute more as president" if Kilicdaroglu could prove his claims.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu received Co-Chairs of Minsk Group on Wednesday.
"Our president will be the first Turkish president visiting Greece in 65 years. I think this visit will yield significant results," he added.
However, she added that Turkey is a NATO member and it is a valued ally of the United States.
The election will be conducted by secret ballot and will be finalized in a maximum of four rounds of voting.
Terrorists persist in employing a variety of tactics, including firearms, explosives, using vehicles as ramming devices, and sharp-edged weapons that are difficult to detect prior to an attack.
Turkey was selected as a board member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The cameras are installed by the local government of the Kars region of Turkey for the constant monitoring of the border line.
It is noted that the epicenter of tremors was 71 km south-west of the city of Fethiye.
The statement followed the visa crisis between the two countries, the reason for which was the detention of employees of the American consulate general in Istanbul.
Tuna served as mayor of Ankara's Sincan district in 2009-2014.
Erkam and Bulent Yildirim, sons of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, are also involved in the offshore scandal.
The website stressed that after the Armenian Genocide in 1915, several historical buildings belonging to Armenians in Gaziantep were turned into mosques or cafés.
"It has been confirmed that the prime minister's visit to the United States will take place from November 7 to 11," Turkish government sources said on Thursday.
I'm carrying out Erdoğan’s order and leaving office.
In addition, the official noted that the deployment of S-400 systems to Turkey without integrating them into NATO missile defence systems will also create "challenges for allied assets potentially deployed onto the territory of that country."
"Due to the recent visa crisis between the two countries, the visit was canceled by our Ministry," it said in a statement, adding that there were no visa applications to be rejected.
In parallel to that at various international platforms we should voice about the necessity to have internationally accepted mechanism to calculate the physical and well as psychological damages caused by genocides.
BBP leader Hakan Çelik said Turkey should carry out military intervention in Syria and Iraq.
Speaking at a summit in Brussels, Merkel criticized the "absolutely unsatisfying human rights situation" in Turkey, but said she wanted to "avoid a showdown" and does not wish "to break bridges" with the NATO country.
The delegation will be headed by the State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Jonathan Cohen, according to sources.
Bass, who was sworn in as ambassador to Turkey in September 2014, was recently confirmed by the US Senate for his next post as ambassador to Afghanistan.
This comes after a US consulate worker in Istanbul was held last week on suspicion of links to a cleric blamed for last year's failed coup in Turkey.
Flights to northern Iraq have already been suspended, the air space and borders will also close soon.
The high security surveillance towers, dubbed "kulekol," are to be placed at certain intervals between the border walls, and a military team of 10 will reside there.
The corresponding bill is already submitted for consideration to the Parliament.
"We share the same ideas on the territorial integrity of Iraq and reject the [KRG] referendum," he added.
The top Turkish commander, for his part, said Iran and Turkey agreed to continue the fight against terrorism and increase security in border areas and added that the two countries would boost military cooperation.
The State Department warned of possible attacks in Turkey at major events, tourist sites, restaurants, nightclubs, commercial centres, places of worship, as well as transportation hubs.
The new mayor is known to have been the lawyer of the organizers of the Alevi intellectuals’ massacre in Sivas Madımak Hotel in 1993.
"We have received several requests for his extradition from the Turkish government," said Nauert, regarding Turkey’s request for Gülen’s extradition.
"In this case, it will not be possible for Turkish Airlines, Atlas Global, or Pegasus [airlines] to carry out mutual flights from our country to Erbil or Sulaymaniyah," the statement reads.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned that all military and economic measures are on the table against the Kurdistan Regional Government.
In a speech at the presidential palace in Ankara on Tuesday, Mr Erdogan reiterated that all options, including the military, are on the table to protect Turkey's security.
The statement did not spell out what steps Turkey would take but said it had rights emanating from international and bilateral agreements.
Some 38 migrants have already been rescued from the sea.
Videos showed the protesters being punched and slapped by several attendees as security personnel removed them from the room.
"I met with Armenian FM Edward Nalbandian, PM Karen Karapetyan, and will meet President Sargsyan. I know their readiness to open the door for a dialogue, yet the same readiness is expected from Turkey. I will speak to Turkish ministers upon my return. We should exert efforts to slightly open that door."
"The de-escalation zone agreement was a promising idea ... under which Russians are maintaining security outside Idlib and Turkey will maintain the security inside Idlib region," Erdoğan said.
"There is a need for consensus that would be reached based on the territorial integrity of Iraq and realization of the ideals to build a common future. Steps such as demands for independence that might cause new crises and clashes in the region should be avoided," Erdoğan said speaking at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
"Only democratic Turkey can recognize the Armenian Genocide, likewise only democratic Turkey may open the border with Armenia," Paylan stated, adding the matter should not be passed to coming generations since four generations have struggled for achieving justice.
Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz said the new "value-based" curriculum would teach evolutionary mechanisms such as natural selection but evolution itself was too advanced for high school and would not be taught until college.
Turkey has repeatedly accused Germany of harboring the PKK and relations have soured in the past year.
Titled "Mutual Trust, Unity and Responsibility", the event is slated for September 18-20, while the concert dedicated to the 10th anniversary of a TV series, "Of Armenian Descent", will be held as part of the conference on September 19.
In the exercises, which start on September 18, up to 30 aircraft of the Air Force of Azerbaijan and Turkey participate, including MiG-29, F-16, Su-25, C-130 Herkules and CASA CN-235 aircraft, and also helicopters Mi-35, Mi-17 and Sikorsky S-70.
Perhaps, these negotiations help the parties try to maintain relations: due to the deterioration of relations with leading European countries, the suspension of negotiations between the EU and Turkey can lead to a cooling of relations between Turkey and Europe, which can have serious consequences for both sides.
We must ensure that Turkish National Police and accompanying security personnel respect the laws of the United States and refrain from any aggressive actions that are unrelated to the protection of the Turkish president.
You have entered into the election campaign in a competition for this title.
"If you cannot tolerate the current shape of Turkey’s relationship with the EU, then declare [an end to it] and do it bravely. That will help everyone see your real face," Erdogan said.
Turkey still seeks to join the European Union despite ongoing deterioration of relations between Ankara and Brussels.
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi has responded to recent remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in which he complained about having to speak with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan every 10 days.
“This is a complete scandal. It is a scandalous sign of how justice works in the United States,” he told reporters after prayers for the Muslim Eid al-Adha celebration.
All 19 are charged with conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, a felony punishable by a statutory maximum of 15 years in prison. Several face additional charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
EU leaders have been critical of Erdogan's crackdown on opponents before and after a failed military coup against him in July last year. Accession talks have ground to a virtual halt though Turkey remains a candidate for membership.
Pamuk said the opposition should work stronger, and 49% of Turkey's population are saying "no" to Erdogan.
"We expect Arbil to cancel the referendum decision," Çavuşoğlu noted.
"In any case, currently we do not expand the customs union with Turkey. There can be no question of deepening," said Merkel.
The Mass bears importance for the community as it is the first time they were able to pray in the historic church in 95 years.
Following the attack, police detained another 12 suspected Islamic State militants, of Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian origin, Andalou said.
I had 12,000 lira in one of the bank accounts, which I kept for a rainy day. Failing to find anything, they froze it. This is not a state but a gang.
Bodrum is a popular resort among Turks and foreigners on holidays during the summer.
Belgium’s state secretary for socioeconomic affairs Zuhal Demir, a Kurd with roots in Turkey, announced she was going to renounce her Turkish citizenship.
According to family members, nobody has reacted to the legal requirements of Georgian prisoners.
According to Istanbul’s 14th Criminal Court former lieutenant colonel Atilla Gucluoglu, former captain Murat Bayrak and non-commissioned officers Birol Ustaoglu and Yuksel Avan were free to go.
Aziz Dağcı, the head of an Armenian association in Turkey, stated that it is impermissible for the church to be handed over to residents, according to Aktif Haber news website of the country.
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, adding that emergency services were searching for the three missing people, including the boat's owner.
T-shirt with the inscription seemed suspicious to the Turkish police.
"We will not obey, be silenced, be afraid. We will win through resistance," the crowds chanted, holding up posters and LGBT rainbow flags.
According to Juncker, Turkey being democratic, stable and economically successful is important to the EU. He said Turkey should "move closer to Europe rather than moving away from us."
"We hope that Germany and Turkey will be able to agree on the date of a visit'', NATO representative told the journalists.
Even the Turkish media said that his arrest was an obviously an effort by Turkish authorities to frame him since he was a staunch critic of the Turkish regime.
A Swedish law adopted in 2014 allows the country's courts to judge cases of alleged crimes against humanity regardless of where they have been committed or by whom.
Training has been ongoing since June 19. The base in Qatar houses Turkish soldiers under an agreement signed in 2014.
According to him, the Turkish minister's visit to such events would be "a threat to public order and security in Austria."
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), finished the last kilometer of his long trek alone and was met with huge applause and chants of "Rights! Law! Justice!" as he entered Maltepe Square.
Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik said in response that the suspension of EU accession talks could have the worst consequences. He called that decision "a terrible mistake." Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, in his turn told that Ankara wanted the EU to present its vision of the future with reference to the role Turkey would play there.
Two trainers - from Germany and Sweden - were also arrested in the raid on a digital security workshop at a hotel in Buyukada.
"Presently, negative processes are underway in Syria. In case they lead to a threat to our borders, we will respond the same way as during the Euphrates Shield operation,” Erdogan told.
It is noteworthy that the idea of building walls by Turkey was not criticized by the EU, which, based on its values, has always been in favor of open borders with neighbors, cross-border cooperation.
But what happened that this stance changed and what is the reason that everything is left behind? Surely, the situation in Turkey after the military coup attempt has not changed in a positive direction, just visa versa – prosecutions, arrests, violation of freedom of expression, etc have even more intensified.
And now the government of Turkey announces, that it can easily give up its plans for becoming an EU member state. The prosecutions in that country, pressure on journalists, expansion of Erdogan's powers and strengthening of Islamic values show that Turkey is really going away from the European values, at the same time issuing ultimatums to Brussels.
The exercises will last until June 16.
"Given that Turkey is currently not in a position to allow German parliamentarians the right to visit Incirlik, the cabinet today agreed to move the Bundeswehr from Incirlik to Jordan," Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told reporters.
During his visit the Iranian official noted that Turkey and Iran need to have a close exchange of ideas over the latest developments in the region, which he called "worrying."
Berger said the issue was discussed at the May 25 meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and Erdoğan.
Bekdjyan left for Germany and stated that he would not return to Istanbul, if there was no clear development with the election of Patriarch. On May 24, after the decision of the Supreme Council in Moscow that the Holy See of Etchmiadzin recognizes Bekdjian as a patriarchal alternate, Ateshyan announced his resignation, officially inviting Bekdjian to Istanbul.
A military statement said the AS532 Cougar helicopter crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from a base in the region of Senoba in Sirnak province.
H.Res. 354 calls for "any Turkish security officials who directed, oversaw, or participated in efforts by Turkish security forces to illegally suppress peaceful protests on May 16, 2017, should be charged and prosecuted under United States law."
According to church customs, seat of general vicar must be eliminated in order to launch the election process.
The veto of Turkey comes after Turkey got angry with Austria for trying to block its bid to join the EU.
"It should have repercussions, including identifying these people and bringing charges against them. After all, they violated American laws."
The country already has problems connected with human rights and freedom of expression, which for Armenians are doubled.
What refers to the future, then I hope that the Armenians and Turks will reconcile in the end. The problem is between the governments and they must resolve it
Erdogan is going to discuss the issue of supplying Kurds with American weapons with the US President Donald Trump during their first meeting in Washington, expressing confidence that "Turkey’s allies would back Ankara, not the terrorist organizations".
The bus was carrying the tourists from Izmir to Mugla Province.
In this context it would be logical, if certain EU officials, for preserving the EU reputation and not subordinating values over the interests, should start voicing the need to suspend Turkey’s EU membership talks and depriving it from candidate status. Moreover, they should do their best to bring these issues to the EU agenda.
According to Turkey’s consul in Zurich Asiye Nurcan Ipekci, the attack was carried out by a group of 60 masked people.
It appears to be the latest crackdown linked to last July’s failed coup, after the government announced the officials had been fired for suspected links to "terrorist organisations and structures presenting a threat to national security."
We’ve made very clear to the Turkish government at very high levels our deep concern about the actions that they took the other day.
Following the Council of State’s decision, the CHP Party Assembly issued a written statement on April 25, vowing to continue its struggle against the presidential system.
Detention orders had been issued for 1,000 people, of which 803 had been detained in operations carried out across all 81 of Turkey’s provinces.
Referring to Turkey’s relations with other power center – Russia, it should be mentioned that no serious changes should be expected in this regard. Turkey will continue to make its relations with Russia warmer, until it does not contradict its interests.
The only thing that needs to be done with regard to this referendum, which has lost its legitimacy, is its annulment.
"You should know your place first. We will neither see, nor hear, nor know about your political reports. We will continue on our path. Talk to the hand," Erdoğan said.
"The state of emergency is not an issue of fantasy for Turkey or a measure to ease the hands of the government," Numan Kurtulmuş said.
Media coverage was dominated by the "yes" campaign, de Zulueta said, a factor which, along with the arrests of journalists and the closure of media outlets, "reduced voters' access to a plurality of views."
In a phone call, the US president also thanked Mr Erdogan for supporting America's missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April.
The electorate in Turkey is being asked to vote Yes or No to an 18-article reform bill, which would also change the current parliamentary system to a presidential one.
Quite an active campaign has been carried out until now, though it was obvious that those administrative resources that the current authorities have, are being fully used during the campaign.
Thus among the minorities there are also different segments – a part is in favor of these changes and a part has certain reservations. I think that as citizens of this country, everyone should go to the ballot boxes and cast their voice – in favor or against, as they consider it right.
Emergency rule enables the government to bypass parliament in enacting new laws and to limit or suspend rights and freedoms when deemed necessary.
If "Yes" vote wins, Turkey is going to be one party state and anybody, who does not belong to that political party, no matter his ethnicity and religion, will not have place.
Europe is probably the most worried about Turkey's constitutional referendum, rather expansion of Erdogan’s power, due to both its values and the geographical distance. Germany was quick to voice its attitude on the issue by banning rallies of supporters of Erdogan in its territory.
We established this party for equality by all means, for Armenian issue, Kurdish issue, for LGBT, etc. We have thousands of reasons for saying "No" to this draft Constitution. Being a democracy, having respect to others - this is what we need.
"The sides emphasized the importance of an objective and unbiased investigation of all circumstances surrounding tragic events in Khan Shaykhun, as well as previous incidents involving the use of chemical weapons by terrorist groups in Syria," the ministry said in a statement.
Ankara will also not participate politically in a meeting on Syria in Brussels organized by the EU on April 4-5 amid simmering tension with the bloc.
It is now over and there will be [operations] from now on. Right now, we are preparing for new operations to walk all over terror organizations in other regions.
"We are the guardians of peace, we are the guardians of freedoms".
Of course, both the international community and the society of Turkey understand this quite well and the problem for them is not that the country is passing to presidential system, but that this will lead to the expansion of powers of one person.
"The review of alternative sites to the Turkish aircraft base Incirlik found that, from a military perspective, locations in Jordan, Kuwait and Cyprus were available," "Die Welt" quoted the government as saying in a report.
Later in the trip, the top U.S. diplomat will press NATO allies to demonstrate a clear path to increase defense spending, in his first meeting with counterparts from this security bloc.
"By accusing others and repeating false claims, they are trying to justify their meddlesome and expansionist policies toward their neighbors," he said.
Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Swiss diplomats in Ankara, demanding legal action against people at the rally, which drew thousands including Kurdish demonstrators.
First of all it should be mentioned that in several European countries it is pre-election period and the right-wing forces, which have anti-migration stance, are greatly supported by the society. Thus, a question rises to mitigate those nationalistic moods, meet the public demands.
President Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said doubts raised by Germany’s spy agency, the BND, that Fethullah Gulen was behind the failed uprising were proof of Berlin’s support.
If Turkey agrees a deal with Moscow regarding a long-range air defense system, however, it is likely to come under pressure from the NATO for not "being compatible with NATO systems."
"Mrs Merkel, why are you hiding terrorists in your country?... Why are you not doing anything?" said Erdogan, adding that 4,500 dossiers sent by Ankara of mostly Kurdish terror suspects have not resulted in extraditions. "Mrs Merkel, you are supporting terrorists."
"Why this time am I a terrorist? Are the Turks living in this country terrorists?" Cavusoglu asked in an interview Monday with CNN's "Connect the World."
The Turkish foreign minister was due to speak in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday in support of a referendum to give Erdogan greater powers.
Stating that many things have been said on the occasion of March 8 but the problem remains as it is, Dogan said, "This means that either the way we discuss this issue is not right or we are not sincere."
Recalling previous incidents, including one last year when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was also blocked from addressing Turkish citizens, Cavusoglu said: "This has become a systematic practice of the German deep state."
"This is a systematic move of the German deep state," Çavuşoğlu told reporters on March 3, after German local authorities cancelled a meeting Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ was supposed to hold late on March 2.
Decisions on the structure and functions of the state will be made solely by the president. From all these perspectives, Turkish democracy will return to the conditions of before the French Revolution.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag had been due to address expatriates in Gaggenau in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's controversial reforms.
But it was not only this information that was hidden in the letters of Erdogan's daughter’s husband. According to the WikiLeaks website, "these emails contain detailed information on the involvement of Albayrak in the organizations such as Powertrans, a company, which is involved in the IS oil import".
Turkey has urged Germany not to grant asylum to any military officers.
Kılıçdaroğlu also criticized the mass dismissal of public officers from their post with state of emergency decrees, especially the dismissal of academics.
"We brought the constitutional amendments to parliament together as the AKP and the MHP. That’s why we have a unity of purpose," Yıldırım told reporters.
"The operation to gain complete control of the al-Bab region has neared its end and the resistance of the Daesh terror group has largely been broken," the Turkish military statement said.
Demirtaş, who is currently jailed in the northwestern province of Edirne, stated in the petition that he was arrested with "an exaggerated and non-proportional raid aimed at creating a political sensation."
"The authorities should urgently change course by overhauling criminal legislation and practice, re-develop judicial independence and reaffirm their commitment to protect free speech," the report said.