Turkey’s economic growth has softened but government moves to cut tax and accelerate the transfer of billions of lira to the Treasury mean Ankara currently sees no recession or negative growth, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said.
The so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed coalition of mainly Kurdish militants that maintains a grip on northeastern Syria, together with its component, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), have censured Turkish threats of a new operation in the crisis-hit Arab country as a “declaration of war”, calling on world powers to stop the assault.
The first edition of the International Amity Short Film Festival will begin on December 14 in Istanbul, Turkey with 14 Iranian titles on the screening list and Iranian director Kamal Tabrizi serving as a member of the event's panel of jury.
The killers of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, flew his remains out of Turkey after chopping him up and putting him in bags, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has been quoted as saying.
Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s corpse was dismembered and put into five suitcases by a death squad a little while after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul in early October, a Turkish media report says.
Saudi Arabia and Turkey have reportedly sent investigative teams to inspect the Saudi consul general's residence in the Turkish city of Istanbul, as the kingdom struggles to convince the world that it had nothing to do with the mysterious disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey seized more than $460 million worth of narcotics in the first nine months of 2018, authorities said on Wednesday, a surge from a year earlier as Turkey ramps up its fight against illegal drug trafficking.
Turkish-backed militants says they expect to finish withdrawing heavy weapons from a planned buffer zone in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib within days, conforming to a deal brokered by Russia and Turkey that has so far held off a government offensive on the last major terrorist stronghold in Syria.