Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators at his palace in Ankara, Turkey, on Thursday. Erdogan said Turkey had not specifically targeted Russia when it shot down a Russian jet in Syria. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer, Presidential Press Service, Pool )
ISTANBUL/MOSCOW: 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.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the small, oil-rich country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has refused to contact Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan because Ankara does not want to apologize for the downing of a Russian warplane, Yuri Ushakov, Putin’s
BEIRUT: Syrian Kurds need political and military representation at a Syrian opposition conference organized by Saudi Arabia next month because they are a main partner fighting Daesh and important to S
ISTANBUL: Several thousand people protested on Friday over the arrest of two prominent journalists on charges of espionage and terrorist propaganda, a case that has revived long-standing criticism of
TUNIS: The suicide bomber in Tunisia who blew himself up in a bus packed with presidential guards on Tuesday had been arrested by police before on suspicion of terror ties but was released for lack of
MOSCOW/ISTANBUL: Russian air strikes in northwest Syria have heavily targeted ethnic Turkmen areas, according to a Reuters data analysis that helps explain rising tensions between Moscow and Ankara in
PARIS: Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked France to draw up a map of where groups fighting Daesh militants operate in Syria in order not to bomb them, France’s foreign minister said on Friday.
ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said Turkey does not buy any oil from Daesh, insisting that his country’s fight against the jihadi group is “undisputed.”
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