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Erdogan: Turkey intends to buy S-400 from Russia

Erdogan: Turkey intends to buy S-400 from Russia

Turkish President says Turkey still intends to buy second batch of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia.Elad Benari, 27/09/2021 06:06
Watch: NATO Allies 'migrate' north for the summer

Watch: NATO Allies 'migrate' north for the summer

Yissachar Ruas joins the Turkish Air Force 161 Filo flying their F-16 Fighter jets as part of the NATO Air Policing Mission.Yissachar Ruas, 03/09/2021 13:51
Watch: Erdogan says Taliban offered him control of Kabul Airport

Watch: Erdogan says Taliban offered him control of Kabul Airport

Turkey alleges its considering Taliban request to help operate Kabul airport after Western forces withdraw.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2021 10:25
Turkey repatriates French-Jewish man sentenced to 16 years for buying party drug online

Turkey repatriates French-Jewish man sentenced to 16 years for buying party drug online

French-Jewish man returns to France after 4 years of imprisonment in Turkey for buying drug popular in France.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 17/08/2021 18:14
This rabbi is tweeting his unusual 3-week Jewish heritage road trip through Turkey

This rabbi is tweeting his unusual 3-week Jewish heritage road trip through Turkey

Israeli-born Chabad rabbi is taking an unorthodox Jewish heritage road trip through Turkey, and is documenting it all on Twitter.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/08/2021 12:47
'Most of the infections are returnees from Turkey'

'Most of the infections are returnees from Turkey'

Coronavirus Cordinator for Arab society: Returnees from Turkey are the most prominent source of coronavirus infection.Dalit Halevi, 05/08/2021 05:22
Erdogan speaks to Israeli President Herzog

Erdogan speaks to Israeli President Herzog

Turkish President congratulates Isaac Herzog on his inauguration. The presidents emphasized the importance of Turkish-Israel relations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 22:34
Erdogan to Abbas: We will not remain silent about Israel's atrocities

Erdogan to Abbas: We will not remain silent about Israel's atrocities

Turkish President hosts PA chairman, says Turkey will not remain silent against the “Israeli oppression” of Palestinian Arabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/07/2021 06:21
Arab-Israeli kicked out of Turkey for wiping nose on bill

Arab-Israeli kicked out of Turkey for wiping nose on bill

Arab man wipes nose on bill before using it to pay at a Turkish restaurant - and is sent back to Israel.Orly Harari, 03/07/2021 23:17
Turkish dissident 'mafia king' living in UAE releasing inside info. on top officials

Turkish dissident 'mafia king' living in UAE releasing inside info. on top officials

A convicted mafia boss says his life is in danger after releasing a series of tell-all videos about Erdogan's top aides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 11:47
Europe will be Islamic:  Turkey’s Great Plan

Europe will be Islamic: Turkey’s Great Plan

Post-Christian Europe must understand this hegemonic project, anti the individualistic values ​​of the West, before it is too late. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti, 03/06/2021 18:10
Erdogan sues rival who compared him to Netanyahu

Erdogan sues rival who compared him to Netanyahu

Turkish President seeks $30,000 in damages from rival who compared him to Israeli Prime Minister.Elad Benari, 21/05/2021 06:08
Turkish Jewish group defends Erdogan from anti-Semitism claims

Turkish Jewish group defends Erdogan from anti-Semitism claims

Jewish Confederation of Turkey tweets in defense of President Erdogan after he uses 'Jews' and 'Israelis' interchangeably.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 19/05/2021 17:35
US condemns Erdogan's 'anti-Semitic' remarks on Israel

US condemns Erdogan's 'anti-Semitic' remarks on Israel

State Department spokesman says "anti-Semitic language has no place anywhere" after Turkish President refers to Israel as a "terror state".Elad Benari, 19/05/2021 05:03
Close aide of former ISIS leader nabbed in Turkey

Close aide of former ISIS leader nabbed in Turkey

Afghan national who was a close aide of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi caught in Istanbul.Elad Benari, 03/05/2021 06:06
Thousands of Turks demand answers over missing $128 billion

Thousands of Turks demand answers over missing $128 billion

A mass campaign is underway in Turkey, questioning how $128 bil disappeared from nation's forex reserves as Erdogan launches crackdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 12:32
Turkey summons US ambassador over Biden's recognition of Armenian Genocide

Turkey summons US ambassador over Biden's recognition of Armenian Genocide

Turkey says Biden's statement recognizing massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide had no legal basis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 06:07
Biden informs Erdogan of plan to recognize Armenian Genocide

Biden informs Erdogan of plan to recognize Armenian Genocide

Biden's expected declaration that the Armenia massacre was a genocide risks angering Turkey but makes good on Biden's campaign pledge.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/04/2021 01:40
Biden to announce formal recognition of Armenian Genocide

Biden to announce formal recognition of Armenian Genocide

Officials say that it is likely Biden will make historic announcement recognizing that massacre of Armenians by the Ottomans was a genocide.Dan Verbin, 22/04/2021 22:46
Jewish prisoner in Turkey: "I fear for my life. They want me to convert to Islam"

Jewish prisoner in Turkey: "I fear for my life. They want me to convert to Islam"

A Jewish prisoner in Turkey details daily harassment and coercion in a heart-wrenching letter to his family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2021 17:53
French Jew threatened in Turkish prison

French Jew threatened in Turkish prison

Inmates demand Jewish inmate held for buying drugs convert to Islam, threaten him if he refuses, says family.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/04/2021 08:27
Erdogan humiliates a European dhimmi - Ursula von Der Leyen

Erdogan humiliates a European dhimmi - Ursula von Der Leyen

With not a whimper.The EU is reluctant to see what Turkey is doing, further aggravating its already stellar reputation for hypocrisy. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti‏, 12/04/2021 08:01
Turkish police say they seized 2,000-year-old Torah scroll

Turkish police say they seized 2,000-year-old Torah scroll

5 detained on suspicion of illegally dealing in archaeological finds. Arson suspected in fire at abandoned synagogue.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 31/03/2021 18:30
Report: Turkey willing to send ambassador to Tel Aviv

Report: Turkey willing to send ambassador to Tel Aviv

Turkey is willing to send an ambassador to Tel Aviv - if the step is mutual, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 08:13
Erdogan urges Kosovo to rethink opening of Jerusalem embassy

Erdogan urges Kosovo to rethink opening of Jerusalem embassy

Turkish President urges Kosovan Prime Minister to reconsider the country's decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/03/2021 23:35
7 civilians killed as Russian planes pound rebel-held hospital in Syria

7 civilians killed as Russian planes pound rebel-held hospital in Syria

According to reports, Russian, Syrian airstrikes targeted densely-populated areas, hitting a hospital and killing local civilians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2021 17:50
Turkey withdraws from accord to combat violence against women

Turkey withdraws from accord to combat violence against women

Turkish President Erdogan provides no explanation after withdrawing from Istanbul Accords protecting women from domestic violence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2021 14:28
Turkey sentences five men to jail over 2016 murder of Russian ambassador

Turkey sentences five men to jail over 2016 murder of Russian ambassador

Turkish court sentences five men to life in jail for aiding and abetting gunman who murdered Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara.Elad Benari, 10/03/2021 05:35
Missile strikes in northern Syria kill one person

Missile strikes in northern Syria kill one person

Explosions rock local oil refineries near al-Bab and Jarablus following missile attacks near the Turkish border.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 05/03/2021 21:53
Turkish school textbooks call Jews and Christians ‘infidels’

Turkish school textbooks call Jews and Christians ‘infidels’

School textbooks in Turkey drop term 'People of the Book', refer to Jews and Christians as 'infidels'.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 04/03/2021 20:42
Hamas seeks Turkish supervision of PA election

Hamas seeks Turkish supervision of PA election

Hamas leader calls on President Erdogan to pressure Israel to allow elections to PA parliament to take place in eastern Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 16/02/2021 05:08
This is how Hamas passed its money from Turkey to Judea and Samaria

This is how Hamas passed its money from Turkey to Judea and Samaria

Israeli security agencies confiscate over $120,000 sent from Hamas' Turkey headquaters to terrorists in Judea and Samaria.Orly Harari, 15/02/2021 12:28
Turkey: We will not cancel purchase of Russian defense system

Turkey: We will not cancel purchase of Russian defense system

Turkey makes clear it will not turn back from its acquisition of S-400 defense systems despite US sanctions.Elad Benari, 12/02/2021 05:55
Israeli plane lands in Istanbul - for the first time in a decade

Israeli plane lands in Istanbul - for the first time in a decade

After a decade during which Israeli planes were not allowed into Turkey, Israeli passenger plane arrives in Istanbul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/02/2021 23:27
Turkey hopes US will return to Iran nuclear deal

Turkey hopes US will return to Iran nuclear deal

Turkish Foreign Minister expresses hope the Biden administration returns to 2015 Iran deal and lifts sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/01/2021 22:41
'We want better ties with Israel'

'We want better ties with Israel'

Turkish president says talks with Israel are continuing, adding that despite strong opposition to Israeli policies, he hopes to improve tiesDavid Rosenberg, 25/12/2020 14:21
Ventilator explodes, killing 9 in Turkey

Ventilator explodes, killing 9 in Turkey

At least nine COVID patients killed in Turkey after oxygen tank explodes in intensive care unit where hospitalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2020 17:54
US sanctions Turkey over purchase of Russian defense system

US sanctions Turkey over purchase of Russian defense system

US sanctions target Turkey's military procurement agency in response to Ankara's purchase of S-400 missile defense system.Elad Benari, 15/12/2020 04:22
Turkey jails dozens over failed 2016 coup

Turkey jails dozens over failed 2016 coup

Turkish court jails 27 former pilots and other suspects for life in trial stemming from failed 2016 coup attempt against Erdogan.Elad Benari, 27/11/2020 02:11
Turkey: Three-year-old rescued from rubble, 65 hours after quake

Turkey: Three-year-old rescued from rubble, 65 hours after quake

Three-year-old girl rescued alive from a collapsed building in Izmir, 65 hours after massive earthquake.Yoni Kempinski, 02/11/2020 10:21
Macron slams Turkish 'imperialist aspirations'

Macron slams Turkish 'imperialist aspirations'

French president trades barbs with Turkish counterpart after series of deadly Islamist terror attacks over Mohammed cartoons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2020 12:31
Magen David Adom offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services

Magen David Adom offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services

Following earthquake between Greece and Turkey, Magen David Adom offers assistance to Greek and Turkish rescue services.Mordechai Sones, 31/10/2020 17:54
Powerful earthquake in Turkey as buildings collapse in Izmir

Powerful earthquake in Turkey as buildings collapse in Izmir

Magnitude 7 earthquake shakes Greece and Turkey at noon Friday. Turkish Health Minister: At least 24 people killed, 840 injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/10/2020 17:45
Israel offers to assist Turkey after powerful earthquake

Israel offers to assist Turkey after powerful earthquake

Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructs IDF to be prepared to assist Turkey in the aftermath of earthquake in Izmir.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 30/10/2020 20:06
Watch: Building collapses after earthquake

Watch: Building collapses after earthquake

Video shows the moment a building collapsed in Izmir, Turkey, due to the earthquakeArutz Sheva, 30/10/2020 15:03
US official: Turkey faces sanctions over S-400 test

US official: Turkey faces sanctions over S-400 test

US official warns Turkey of possible sanctions following its test of Russia's S-400 air defense system.Elad Benari, 29/10/2020 04:41
Erdogan files lawsuit against Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders

Erdogan files lawsuit against Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders

Turkish President sues Dutch lawmaker for series of tweets against Erdogan, including one that described him as a “terrorist”.Elad Benari, 28/10/2020 05:15
France recalls ambassador to Turkey

France recalls ambassador to Turkey

France recalls its ambassador to Turkey after Erdogan says Macron needed “mental health treatment”.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 05:12
Hamas operating secret cyberwar, intel operation out of Turkey

Hamas operating secret cyberwar, intel operation out of Turkey

Western intelligence sources say Gaza-based terrorist group has secret cyberwarfare headquarters in Istanbul.David Rosenberg, 23/10/2020 11:35
ANALYSIS: Why Turkey is becoming a regional threat

ANALYSIS: Why Turkey is becoming a regional threat

Turkey's increasing hostility towards Israel, renewed tensions with Greece over Cyprus part of broader Turkish threat to regional stability.Yochanan Visser, 11/10/2020 22:27
'Turkey has a clear objective of reinstating the Turkish empire'

'Turkey has a clear objective of reinstating the Turkish empire'

Following a week of heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijan forces over a disputed region, Armenian PM places blame with Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2020 22:00
Israel must stand with little Armenia against Turkish Jihad

Israel must stand with little Armenia against Turkish Jihad

it is a moral, but also a strategic decision. Turkey, our implacable enemy in recent years, backs Azerbaijan. Opinion.Giulio Meotti‏, 05/10/2020 18:57
Turkey outraged over construction in Judea and Samaria

Turkey outraged over construction in Judea and Samaria

Turkish Foreign Ministry: Netanyahu's decision to approve new construction in "settlements" proves Israel still planning annexation.Dalit Halevi, 05/10/2020 06:10
To avoid WW3, the US must assure military support for Russia in Syria

To avoid WW3, the US must assure military support for Russia in Syria

America must assure Russia military support now, thereby neutralizing Turkey's prevention of Russian sea passage in the Straits. Op-ed.Mark Langfan, 05/10/2020 04:00
What is Hashem planning for His people in Eretz Yisrael in 5781

What is Hashem planning for His people in Eretz Yisrael in 5781

Nothing of significance has ever evolved or will evolve without implicit or covert implications for the Jewish people.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 25/09/2020 12:51
Turkish New Year nightclub terrorist sent to life in prison

Turkish New Year nightclub terrorist sent to life in prison

Turkish court sentences Uzbek gunman who killed 39 people in 2017 attack on Istanbul nightclub to jail for life.Ben Ariel, 08/09/2020 05:13
Saudi court overturns death sentences over Khashoggi murder

Saudi court overturns death sentences over Khashoggi murder

Turkey criticizes Saudi Arabian court after it overturns five death sentences over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.Elad Benari, 08/09/2020 02:02