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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
Watch: Turkey conducts provocative military exercise

Watch: Turkey conducts provocative military exercise

Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are in the midst of a 5-day land, air and sea military exercise. EU expected to object.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/09/2020 22:54
 Turkey 'disappointed' by Kosovo's move to recognize Israel

Turkey 'disappointed' by Kosovo's move to recognize Israel

"Even the thought by Kosovo officials of taking such a step - which is a clear violation of international law - is disappointing."AFP, 06/09/2020 12:28
The Israel-Sunni Arab bloc: The new sheriff

The Israel-Sunni Arab bloc: The new sheriff

Trump\s highlighting Turkey’s hostility despite its alliance in NATO shows the changes in America’s alliance system in the region. Op-ed.Caroline Glick, 30/08/2020 10:44
US condemns Turkey for hosting Hamas leaders

US condemns Turkey for hosting Hamas leaders

State Department: Erdogan’s continued outreach to terrorist organization only serves to isolate Turkey from the international community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/08/2020 19:34
Report: Hamas launched war against Israel - on Turkey's orders

Report: Hamas launched war against Israel - on Turkey's orders

Hamas launched war against Israel while its leaders met with Turkey's Pres. Erdogan, report claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/08/2020 09:21
Erdogan threatens to suspend ties with UAE

Erdogan threatens to suspend ties with UAE

Turkish President says country could suspend diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates following its peace deal with Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 14/08/2020 23:03
Report: Turkey grants citizenship to 12 Hamas terrorists

Report: Turkey grants citizenship to 12 Hamas terrorists

Convicted terrorists freed in 'Shalit deal' receive Turkish citizenship passports, source says. Turkey: 'Baseless claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2020 15:55
Musings of a Turkish Journalist

Musings of a Turkish Journalist

'Turkey was the first Moslem country to recognize Israel, but the demography changed so hating Israel is accepted by most Turks.' Interview.Faith Quintero, 14/08/2020 13:50
Congress blocked arms sales to Turkey for 2 years

Congress blocked arms sales to Turkey for 2 years

Bipartisan group of congressmen block military deals with Turkish government after Turkey purchases Russian S-400 system.Gary Willig, 13/08/2020 22:58
ANALYSIS: Turkey has become a rogue state‏

ANALYSIS: Turkey has become a rogue state‏

Turkey is sowing conflict in Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Qatar, planning to renew the Ottoman Empire which Erdogan intends to head.Yochanan Visser, 02/08/2020 23:45
Netflix drops show over Islamic criticism

Netflix drops show over Islamic criticism

Netflix services in Turkey drop planned television series over inclusion of gay character.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2020 14:53
Erdogan wants the West to watch him closely in Hagia Sophia this Friday

Erdogan wants the West to watch him closely in Hagia Sophia this Friday

Erdogan wants the West to see him praying as the reconqueror of Istanbul’s most important site, another step towards his Caliphate. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti, Italy, 21/07/2020 04:00
Erdogan orders conversion of Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Erdogan orders conversion of Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Move comes after Turkey's top administrative court annulled presidential decree that made the mosque into a museum.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/07/2020 22:59
20 Saudis on trial in absentia in Turkey for murder of Jamal Khashoggi

20 Saudis on trial in absentia in Turkey for murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. His body has not been found.Y Rabinovitz, 03/07/2020 15:09
'Turkey’s intervention in Libya has legal standing'

'Turkey’s intervention in Libya has legal standing'

President Saied: No country, including US, has dared to ask him permission to build military bases on Tunisian soil.Mordechai Sones, 25/06/2020 10:14
If Greece capitulates, Turkey will be bigger threat to Israel than Iran

If Greece capitulates, Turkey will be bigger threat to Israel than Iran

Greek National Security Advisor Alexandros Diakopoulos discusses Turkey's opposition to Israeli-Greek-Cypriot pipeline.i24NEWS, 16/06/2020 22:51
Turkey and Russia agree on delivery of second S-400 batch

Turkey and Russia agree on delivery of second S-400 batch

Turkey's Defense Industries Chair says agreement in principle has been reached with Russia on supply of second batch of air defense system.Ben Ariel, 09/06/2020 06:36