Erdogan says Saudi Crown Prince MBS to visit Turkey next week | Jamal Khashoggi News

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) will visit Ankara next week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, as Turkey and Saudi Arabia put a bitter rift, which had made the two countries bitter opponents over the past few years, behind them. The visit, announced by Erdogan on Friday and scheduled for June 22, … Read more

As Ukraine crisis rages, Erdogan trains his sights on Kurdish northern Syria

With international attention focused on the war in Ukraine, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be in a good geopolitical position to launch a new military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria. Despite US warnings, Erdogan has threatened an offensive on two strategic Syrian towns near Turkey’s southern border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Read more

british airways: SriLankan Airlines praises pilots for averting mid-air collision with British Airways flight over Turkey

COLOMBO: Srilankan Airlines on Wednesday praised its pilots for safely commandeering a flight from London to Colombo on Monday after reports emerged that an aircraft of the national carrier averted a mid-air collision with a British Airways flight over Turkey. The national carrier said that the “vigilance of the pilots and the state-of-the-art communication and … Read more

Greece, Turkey vie for US goods — at the other’s expense – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ATHENS — Greece and Turkey’s competing bids to win US attention, money and weapons are roiling the region, with war already raging next door. The longtime Mediterranean rivals have suddenly found themselves in a prominent position as the US and its Western allies reorient their military forces to … Read more

Turkish national carrier to change name to ‘Türkiye’ airlines | News

President Erdogan says ‘Türkiye Hava Yolları’ will be inscribed on the bodies of ‘Türkiye’ airlines plans. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Turkish national carrier will rebrand as “Türkiye Hava Yolları” instead of “Turkish Airlines” as part of a push for his country to be known internationally as “Türkiye” instead of “Turkey”. Earlier … Read more

NATO chief: Turkey has “legitimate concerns” over terrorism

HELSINKI — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that Turkey has “legitimate concerns” about terrorism and other issues that need to be taken seriously. Turkey has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting Kurdish militants and says it will not back the two Nordic nations joining NATO until they change their policies. Speaking at a joint … Read more

Man killed in floods in Turkey’s capital

ISTANBUL — Heavy rainfall in Turkey’s capital on Saturday led to flooding that killed one person, authorities said. Search and rescue teams located the body of the 27-year-old man, who worked as a bus driver, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Turkey’s interior ministry spokesman said earlier that authorities received a tip that one person was … Read more

Italy locates 7 bodies at scorched crash site of helicopter

ROME — Italian rescuers on Saturday located the bodies of seven people, including four Turks and two Lebanese, who died when their helicopter crashed in a heavily forested, mountainous area in north-central Italy during a storm, authorities said. Col. Alfonso Cipriano, who heads an air force rescue coordination unit that led the search, said rescuers … Read more

Report: Helicopter with 7 people on board missing in Italy

Turkish media reports say a helicopter with seven people on board, including four Turkish citizens, has gone missing in northern Italy ANKARA, Turkey– Turkish media reports say a helicopter with seven people on board, including four Turkish citizens, has gone missing in northern Italy. NTV television said Friday the helicopter took off from the city … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan says he will run for reelection next year

ANKARA, Turkey– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Thursday that he plans to stand for reelection next year. Erdogan, 68, made the announcement during a speech in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, where he challenged the main opposition party’s leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, to announce the candidate who would challenge him on behalf of an … Read more