Turkey’s Erdogan Holds Talks With De Facto UAE Leader

Istanbul / Turkey – – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has spoken by phone with the UAE’s de facto ruler, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Erdogan’s office said on Tuesday, in a fresh sign of improving ties between the regional rivals. ‘Relations between the countries and regional issues were discussed in the … More Turkey’s Erdogan Holds Talks With De Facto UAE Leader

Turkey, Russia, Qatar To Push For Political Resolution In Syria

Turkey, Russia and Qatar are making a joint attempt to promote a political solution to Syria’s 10-year conflict, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. ‘Today we launched a new trilateral consultation process’, Cavusoglu said after talks in Doha with Russian and Qatari foreign minsters. ‘Out goal is to discuss how we can contribute … More Turkey, Russia, Qatar To Push For Political Resolution In Syria

Saudi Imports From Turkey Tumble In December After Informal Boycott

The value of Saudi Arabia’s imports from Turkey in December dropped to their lowest level in at least a year, Saudi official data showed on Wednesday, on the back of an informal boycott by Saudi businessmen and retailers of Turkish products. Political tensions spilled over into trade between the two regional powers last year after … More Saudi Imports From Turkey Tumble In December After Informal Boycott

NEWS ALERT | Strong Earthquake Kills 19 People In Turkey And Greek Islands

Nineteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves slammed into coastal areas and islands. People ran onto streets in panic in the Turkish city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck with a magnitude … More NEWS ALERT | Strong Earthquake Kills 19 People In Turkey And Greek Islands

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Business Leaders Urges Boycott Of Goods From ‘Hostile’ Turkey

RIYADH| SAUDI ARABIA – The Head of Saudi Arabia’s Chambers of Commerce has called for a boycott of Turkish products amid merchants’ reports that animosity between Ankara and Riyadh is hindering the flow of goods between the two regional powers. Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been at odds for some years over foreign policy and … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Business Leaders Urges Boycott Of Goods From ‘Hostile’ Turkey

POLITICS | Turkey Condemns Bahrain Decision To Establish Ties With Israel

MILAN | ITALY –  The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned the decision by Bahrain to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, adding it will deal a fresh blow to efforts to defend the Palestinian cause. ‘It will further encourage Israel to continue illegitimate practices towards Palestine and its efforts to make the occupation of … More POLITICS | Turkey Condemns Bahrain Decision To Establish Ties With Israel

SOCIAL MEDIA | Turkey Determined To Control Social Media Platforms, Erdogan Says

ISTAMBUL – Turkey will introduce regulations to control social media platforms or shut them down, President Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday, pressing ahead with government plans after he said his family was insulted online. Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Erdogan’s son-in-law, said on Twitter on Tuesday that his fourth child had been born. Following the tweet, … More SOCIAL MEDIA | Turkey Determined To Control Social Media Platforms, Erdogan Says

BUSINESS | Turkish Official Says VW Suspends Turkey Plant Plans Due To Coronavirus

ANKARA – A Turkish official said on Wednesday that Volkswagen has suspended plans for a new plant in Turkey due to coronavirus uncertainty and that the company could reassess the matter once the pandemic is contained. In October last year, Volkswagen put a decision about the plant on hold amid international criticism about the country’s … More BUSINESS | Turkish Official Says VW Suspends Turkey Plant Plans Due To Coronavirus

NEWS ALERT | Earthquake With 5.7 Magnitude Hits Eastern Turkey, Three Injured

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – An earthquake with a 5.7 magnitude shook Bingol province in eastern Turkey on Sunday, causing the collapse of a military observation tower which injured three people, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Director (AFAD) said the epicenter of the quake was in the Karliova district of Bingol. … More NEWS ALERT | Earthquake With 5.7 Magnitude Hits Eastern Turkey, Three Injured

TRAVEL BAN | Bulgaria Bands Entry Of Trucks En Route To Turkey

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Bulgaria has imposed a temporary entry ban on trucks from more than 65 countries than plan to pass through the Balkan state en route to Turkey, the health ministry said on Wednesday, after Turkey imposed stringent coronavirus restrictions on truck drivers. A 45 km long line of trucks has already built … More TRAVEL BAN | Bulgaria Bands Entry Of Trucks En Route To Turkey