Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria

And the Iran issue marks the first time that Russia, France and Germany agree on such a major matter in years. Source: Associated Press PARIS: Having failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to stay in...

Hariri re-appointed as Lebanon’s premier

Speaker Nabih Berri spoke before Hariri and urged for a swift formation of a national unity Cabinet. by Annahar Staff BEIRUT: Future Movement leader Saad Hariri will retain his post as Lebanon’s premier, after rallying 111...

North Korea slams ‘stupid and ignorant’ Mike Pence remarks

North Korea has slammed US Vice President Mike Pence's warning that the country could end up like Libya if it doesn't forge a deal with the US. The North has once again threatened to...

Iran deal: compromise with US is ‘far away,’ says Germany

German Foreign Minister Maas' first talk with his US counterpart Pompeo and National Security Advisor Bolton ended as it began — with the rift over Iran. But Europe's strategy is spot on, said a...

Angela Merkel eager to improve Chinese ties as she touches down in Beijing

German Chancellor Merkel has stressed that improved ties with China are a much-needed step toward solving international crises. Merkel's delegation is also seeking greater market access for German companies in China. German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Reports on US-led bombing of Syrian Army are incorrect – Russian military source

Overnight reports on US-led coalition strikes on Syrian Army positions are not “consistent with the reality,” according to a military source. Earlier, the Pentagon said it has no information on the operation. Early Thursday, Syrian...

Macron arriving for ‘demanding dialogue’ with Putin, but France is in poor position to...

Paris promises Emmanuel Macron will show resolve during his visit to St. Petersburg, but the French president may instead turn on the charm and look for shared interests on Iran and finance, not differences...

‘Europe must buy our oil’: Iranian leader lays out demands for Europe to keep...

Iran's Supreme Leader said Europe must make up for any and all adverse effects the US pullout from the nuclear deal might have on its economy and not seek to include its ballistic missile...

Syrian Diplomat Accuses US-led Coalition Of Bombing Oil Wells

By Tsvetana Paraskova The U.S.-led coalition is deliberately bombing oil wells in Syria to punish Damascus and make it pay millions of dollars to restore work at those fields, Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told Russian...

39 including ministry staff sought by prosecutor over Gülen links

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday issued detention warrants for 39 people, including 11 former staff members of the Ministry of Family and Social Policy and the Economy Ministry, as part of...

Special operations police to guard presidential palace in Ankara

The National Police Department has established a special operations unit to serve at the lavish presidential palace in Ankara, Gazete Duvar reported According to the report, Parliament passed legislation in April designating a special police...

Woman claims money she donated to İnce’s presidential campaign went to Erdoğan

A woman who deposited money in a state-owned bank as a contribution to the presidential campaign of Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Muharrem İnce has claimed that the money ended up in the account...

Government thinks Turkish lira’s value loss is a plot targeting elections

Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet spokesperson Bekir Bozdağ made statement on Wednesday concerning the Turkish lira’s record loss in value, claiming the latest deterioration in the economy was a plot against Turkey as it...

Bahçeli visits jailed crime gang leader Çakıcı in hospital

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli on Wednesday visited Alaattin Çakıcı, a crime gang leader who has been convicted of a number of crimes, at a hospital in the central province of Kırıkkale,...

CHP presidential candidate donates money to rivals’ campaign accounts

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem İnce has made a TL 500 donation to the campaign accounts of each of his rivals in the June 24 presidential election. İnce...

Turkish minister ‘seriously misrepresented’ Wikipedia’s open editing model, says Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation has responded in an open letter to a May 18 statement made by Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime, and Communications Ahmet Arslan regarding the block of Wikipedia in Turkey. “The Minister’s comments...

European Parliament will not observe Turkish snap elections

The European Parliament (EP) announced on Wednesday they would not send a delegation to observe Turkey’s snap elections on June 24. ”The European Parliament will not observe this electoral process, and consequently will neither comment...

Intel min. says US may soon recognize Israel’s hold on Golan

Yisrael Katz says US official recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the northern strategic plateau is under serious discussions as sequel to Jerusalem recognition: 'It's the most painful response you can give the Iranians.' Reuters Israel is...

HDP: Turkey’s democratization depends on permanent peace

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) held a press conference on Wednesday to share their vision on solutions regarding the Kurdish question, stressing that Turkey’s democratization depends on a permanent peace after decades of conflict,...

Turkey’s central bank increases interest rates as Turkish lira is in free fall

Following the Turkish lira’s record value loss against the US dollar, policy committee members of Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) held an emergency meeting on Wednesday and decided to raise its...