Turkey says not aiding Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels…Hamas leader Mashaal in Ankara for talks with Erdoğan…

Syria?s Assad is a terrorist, not a political figure anymore: Turkish PM

Turkey prime minister?s has turned his guns once more on long-time nemesis Bashar al-Assad

Erdogan taking Turkey back 1,000 years with ‘reforms’

nypost.com ? Amir Taheri ? 10/4/13 7:08 PM ? Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan this week unveiled his long-promised ?reform package? to ?chart the path of the nation? for the next 10 years ? that is, through 2023, 100 years after the founding of

NATO expresses concern about Turkey’s Chinese missile deal

The head of NATO expressed concern Oct 7 over Turkey’s decision to co-produce a missile defense system with a Chinese firm


Turkey says not aiding Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels

Turkey says it has never allowed Al-Qaeda-linked Syria rebels to use its territory to launch attacks against the Damascus regime

 Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN

The United Nations warned Monday that inspectors face a year-long mission of unprecedented danger in trying to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, as rebels launched a major offensive.
U.S. praise for Assad inappropriate -Turkey’s Erdogan

After U.S. Secretary of State Kerry paid tribute to the Assad government for complying with plans to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal, Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan says Assad deserves no praise. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Turkey’s Halk TV in Damascus

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Turkey’s Halk TV in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria’s national news agency SANA on October 4, 2013. Assad has told Turkey it will pay a heavy price for backing rebels fighting to oust him, accusing it of harbouring “terrorists” along its border who would soon turn against their hosts. In an interview with Turkey’s Halk TV due to be broadcast later on Friday, Assad called Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan “bigoted” and said Ankara was allowing terrorists to cross into Syria to attack the army and Syrian civilians. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Turkey builds wall on Syrian border to stem illegal migration

By Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is building a two-metre high wall along part of its border with Syria near an area of frequent fighting to try to stop people from illegally bypassing its checkpoints and prevent smuggling, officials said on Monday. Construction workers with excavators began digging foundations in Nusaybin, a border district 10 km (6 miles) north of the


The Kurdish Jihadist battleground in Syria: ramifications in Iraqi Kurdistan

The two Iraqi Kurdish parties? entanglement in the Syrian Kurdish issues seems to have resulted in anti-Assad rebels and extreme jihadists retaliating against the KRG, in a spillover of the Syrian civil war.


Turkey should tighten fiscal, monetary policy, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund has invited Turkey to tighten its monetary and fiscal policies to reduce its external imbalances, to raise domestic savings and to improve its business climate

Hamas leader Mashaal in Turkish capital for talks with Erdoğan

The prime ministry in Ankara was set to be venue for a meeting between the head of Hamas? political bureau, Khaled Mashaal, and Turkish PM Erdoğan

Turkey says no wall work at Syria border

Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay has denied that a wall was being built along part of Turkey?s border with Syria


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