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COAS, Qamar Bajwa, expresses, condolences, loss, lives, Turkey, earthquake

COAS Qamar Bajwa expresses condolences over loss of lives in Turkey earthqu...

01 January, 2020 1:54 pm 1:54 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed condolences over loss of precious lives due to earthquake in Turkey. According to a press release issued by the ISPR on Saturday, a Pakistan Army contingent, including special rescue and relief team and field medical facilities, is ready as part of … Read More


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Turkey says ready to act against Haftar if Libya attacks continue

01 January, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will not refrain from “teaching a lesson” to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the country’s internationally recognised government, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. He said Haftar had “run away” from Moscow after Monday’s peace talks between him and the head of the Tripoli-based government, Fayez … Read More


Turkey, mulls, sending, allied, Syrian, fighters, Libya

Turkey mulls sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya

12 December, 2019 6:45 pm 6:45 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of its planned military support for the embattled government in Tripoli, four senior Turkish sources said on Monday, with one adding that Ankara was leaning toward the idea. Turkey has not yet sent any Syrian fighters as part of the planned … Read More


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Two Pakistanis killed in Turkey boat capsizing incident: FO

12 December, 2019 1:19 pm 1:19 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Foreign Office (FO) has confirmed death of two Pakistanis, among seven migrants, died when a boat capsized in Lake Van of Turkey’s Bitlis province. According to the press statement of FO, a total of 71 individuals of various nationalities were present on the boat when it capsized, including 25 from … Read More


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Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli’s request: Erdogan

12 December, 2019 9:59 pm 9:59 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country’s conflict at the centre of wider regional frictions. Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has been struggling to fend off General Khalifa Haftar’s … Read More


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Seven people die as migrant boat sinks on Turkish lake

12 December, 2019 6:41 pm 6:41 pm

ANKARA (Web Desk) – Seven people died and 64 were rescued when a boat carrying refugees and migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan sank on Thursday in eastern Turkey’s Lake Van, the governor’s office in Bitlis province said. Al Jazeera reported that the boat sank after capsizing as it approached Adilcevaz, Bitlis, which is on … Read More


25,000 people, fled, Syria's Idlib, Turkey, two days

At least 25,000 people fled Syria’s Idlib to Turkey over two days

12 December, 2019 3:15 pm 3:15 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – At least 25,000 civilians have fled Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib to Turkey over the past two days, Turkish state media said on Sunday, as Syrian and Russian forces intensified their bombardment of the region. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that 50,000 people were fleeing from Idlib towards Syria’s border … Read More


Turkey, close, Incirlik, air base, face, US threats, Erdogan

Turkey could close Incirlik air base in face of US threats: Erdogan

12 December, 2019 8:10 am 8:10 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey could shut down its Incirlik air base, which hosts US nuclear warheads, in response to threats of US sanctions and a separate US Senate resolution that recognized mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. “If it is necessary for us to take such … Read More


NATO Whither Turkey NATO leaders

Division pervades NATO as the ‘brain dead’ meet the ‘deli...

12 December, 2019 6:28 pm 6:28 pm

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – NATO leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle sharp disagreements over spending, future threats including China and Turkey’s role in the alliance. With US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron blowing … Read More


Turkey threatens to block NATO plan on summit eve

12 December, 2019 3:14 pm 3:14 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Turkey will oppose a NATO plan to defend Baltic countries unless the alliance backs it in recognising a Kurdish militia as a terrorist group, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of an alliance summit in London. The threat underlined the mounting challenges to a bloc hailed by backers as the most … Read More


Turkey, Erdogan, slams, Macron, 'brain dead', NATO, comment

Turkey’s Erdogan slams Macron over ‘brain dead’ NATO comm...

11 November, 2019 10:26 pm 10:26 pm

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Emmanuel Macron’s warning that NATO was dying reflects a ‘sick and shallow’ understanding, telling the French president ‘you should check whether you are brain dead’. Erdogan was speaking days ahead of a summit of the military alliance, which Macron said was experiencing “brain death” … Read More


Turkey, Russian, S-400s, use, them, not put them aside

Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside

11 November, 2019 4:56 pm 4:56 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey bought S-400 missile defence systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defence Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump. Erdogan and Trump held talks in Washington on Wednesday to overcome increasing differences between … Read More


Turkey, starts, repatriating, Islamic State, detainees

Turkey starts repatriating Islamic State detainees

11 November, 2019 8:12 pm 8:12 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey said on Monday it had deported two captives from Islamic State — a German and an American — beginning a programme to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria. Ankara says it has captured 287 militants in northeast Syria and … Read More


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Turkey ready to start negotiations with Pakistan for PTA

11 November, 2019 2:24 pm 2:24 pm

ANKARA (Web Desk) – Turkey has expressed willingness to start negotiations with Pakistan for the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed his country’s readiness while talking to Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas on the sidelines of ECO Council Foreign Ministers Moot. The two sides also agreed to give practical … Read More


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‘Turkey should scrap Russian missile system or face US sanctions’

11 November, 2019 10:33 am 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US is very upset about Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defence systems and could impose sanctions on Ankara if it does not “get rid” of them, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said. “Turkey will feel the impact of those sanctions,” O’Brien told CBS’s “Face the Nation” in an interview, … Read More