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Lapid to Turkey: Shut down Hamas' offices

Lapid to Turkey: Shut down Hamas' offices

Foreign Minister calls on Turkey to follow Britain and outlaw the terrorist organization.Ben Ariel, 23/11/2021 02:38
PM Bennett meets Israeli couple released from Turkish prison

PM Bennett meets Israeli couple released from Turkish prison

Prime Minister meets Natali and Mordy Oknin, says the prayers for their release from Turkey moved him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/11/2021 16:24
Likud MK: Erdogan is an enemy, Mansour Abbas is his partner

Likud MK: Erdogan is an enemy, Mansour Abbas is his partner

MK Yisrael Katz blasts Turkish President and adds: He now has a partner in the government here - Mansour Abbas.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/11/2021 22:07
Gold-plated medieval Jewish prayer book recovered in Turkey

Gold-plated medieval Jewish prayer book recovered in Turkey

Tiny centuries old prayer book featuring gold-plated lettering was discovered by an anti-smuggler police team in the trunk of a car.Dan Verbin, 18/11/2021 22:56
Bennett thanks Erdogan for return of Israeli couple

Bennett thanks Erdogan for return of Israeli couple

PM speaks with Turkish President following release of Israeli couple arrested for 'espionage' in Istanbul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2021 18:52
Warm welcomes for Natali & Mordy Oknin

Warm welcomes for Natali & Mordy Oknin

'No deal involved' in obtaining release of couple from Turkish prison, says unnamed official.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2021 09:58
Natali & Mordy Oknin back in Israel: 'My mother is holding my hand'

Natali & Mordy Oknin back in Israel: 'My mother is holding my hand'

'Many of the details of their release can't be revealed,'says daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2021 07:56
Israeli couple released from jail in Turkey and return home

Israeli couple released from jail in Turkey and return home

Mordy and Natali Oknin released from jail in Turkey and return to Israel after nine days.Elad Benari, 18/11/2021 06:25
Natali Oknin speaks with her family from Turkish prison

Natali Oknin speaks with her family from Turkish prison

Israeli woman held in Turkish prison speaks with her family on the phone, seeks reassurances they're all right.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2021 20:51
PM Bennett to detained couple's family: Efforts being made around the clock

PM Bennett to detained couple's family: Efforts being made around the clock

Prime Minister thanks family of Natali and Mordy Oknin for their restrained conduct as couple remains in prison on espionage chargesArutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2021 15:32
Egged video is proof of absurdity of claim that Natali Oknin is a spy

Egged video is proof of absurdity of claim that Natali Oknin is a spy

Attorney unearths video of Natali Oknin in Egged ad, strengthening the line of defense of couple suspected of espionage in Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2021 23:38
Israeli diplomats visit couple in Turkish prison

Israeli diplomats visit couple in Turkish prison

Israeli consul in Istanbul visits couple arrested for 'espionage' after taking picture of Erdogan's palace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2021 18:05
Turkish Interior Minister accuses Israeli couple of military espionage

Turkish Interior Minister accuses Israeli couple of military espionage

Süleyman Soylu says couple who photographed Erdogan's palace committed "political and military espionage" as Israel seeks their release.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2021 16:29
Attorney meets Israeli imprisoned in Turkey: I promised to bring him home

Attorney meets Israeli imprisoned in Turkey: I promised to bring him home

Attorney Nir Yeslovich visits Mordy Oknin in Turkish prison after he and his wife were arrested for 'espionage.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2021 20:08
Turkey approves Israel's request to meet with arrested couple

Turkey approves Israel's request to meet with arrested couple

Israeli diplomats to be allowed to visit couple in prison who were arrested for 'espionage' after photographic Erdogan's palace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2021 15:04
National Security Council issues travel warning to Turkey

National Security Council issues travel warning to Turkey

Israeli tourists staying in Turkey advised to leave the country as soon as possible.Nitsan Keidar, 15/11/2021 04:37
Israeli reporter detained by the Turks, then released

Israeli reporter detained by the Turks, then released

Turkish security personnel question Channel 13 News correspondent Ali Mograbi, who is covering the arrest of the Israelis in the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2021 03:29
Bennett: Israeli couple arrested in Turkey innocent

Bennett: Israeli couple arrested in Turkey innocent

PM at Cabinet meeting says Israel doing everything to bring home couple arrested for 'espionage' in Turkey, calls to vaccinate children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2021 13:09
'We'll turn to everyone to bring Israeli couple home, even appealing to haters of Israel'

'We'll turn to everyone to bring Israeli couple home, even appealing to haters of Israel'

Family member of Israeli couple being held in Turkey for 'espionage' describes what family is going through.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2021 12:17
Israel's leaders reassure couple charged in Turkey

Israel's leaders reassure couple charged in Turkey

Israel's highest officials are personally intervening to help the Israeli couple arrested in Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff , 14/11/2021 00:20
Turkey: Israeli couple to be charged with espionage

Turkey: Israeli couple to be charged with espionage

Mordy and Natali Oknin, detained for photographing the palace of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, suspected of espionage. Remand extended.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/11/2021 19:57
Couple arrested likely to be deported from Turkey

Couple arrested likely to be deported from Turkey

Mordy and Natali Oknin were arrested for photographing President Erdogan's palace. Today they will be brought before a local judge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2021 11:22
Israeli couple arrested while on vacation in Turkey

Israeli couple arrested while on vacation in Turkey

Israeli couple in their 40s arrested in Turkey - reportedly for photographing presidential palace.David Rosenberg, 11/11/2021 18:29
The extinction of Jewish heritage in northern Cyprus

The extinction of Jewish heritage in northern Cyprus

The Turkish invasion brought with it destruction to non-Muslim historic sites, such as relics of Jewish life since the Temple era .Op-ed.Uzay Bulut, 04/11/2021 09:12
Turkish police confiscate smuggled 1,000-year-old Jewish Books

Turkish police confiscate smuggled 1,000-year-old Jewish Books

Four books and an ancient Torah scroll were illegally smuggled into Turkey from a synagogue in Damascus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2021 17:23
Divisions strike the Muslim Brotherhood

Divisions strike the Muslim Brotherhood

Experts say this is the deepest crisis in the Muslim Brotherhood's history. Op-ed.Hany Ghoraba, 01/11/2021 08:45
Going bananas: Turkey deports Syrians who shared images of them eating bananas

Going bananas: Turkey deports Syrians who shared images of them eating bananas

Turkey deporting at least seven Syrians for “provocatively” eating bananas in images shared on social media.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/10/2021 04:14
Afghanistan's last Jew stuck in limbo in Turkish hotel room

Afghanistan's last Jew stuck in limbo in Turkish hotel room

Zebulon Simentov allegedly demands $10 million dollars and money for a winter coat to move to Israel, where he has family.Dan Verbin, 28/10/2021 22:56
Mossad spies' pictures published in Turkish media

Mossad spies' pictures published in Turkish media

The 15 have reportedly confessed during interrogation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2021 12:12
The German-Turkish deadly love affair

The German-Turkish deadly love affair

A dossier should be put together on how Angela Merkel capitulated to Erdogan - and why. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti , 21/10/2021 20:41
US proposes sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey

US proposes sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey

Erdogan says the United States had proposed the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in return for its investment in the F-35 program.Elad Benari, 18/10/2021 06:33
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