Showing posts with label Ahmet Davutoğlu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ahmet Davutoğlu. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Turkey to work on rule to strip terrorism supporters of citizenship, says minister

Turkey will work on a new rule to strip citizenship from Turks found to be supporting terrorism, the justice minister said on April 6, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he wanted such a measure.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Espionage against Turkey: Turkish PM claims case of journalists who reported on Syria trucks not free speech issue.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said a court case against journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül cannot be viewed as an issue of freedom of speech, insisting that their coverage of an alleged illegal arms transfer to Syria in 2014 was a matter of "espionage."

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Davutoğlu says Turkey cannot count on Arab support in Syria military intervention

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has suggested Turkey could not count on support from Arab countries in the event of a military intervention into Syria, during an interview with Qatar-based news broadcaster Al Jazeera.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Big explosion reported in central Ankara

A big explosion has just taken place in the Turkish capital of Ankara, with residents reporting a huge noise heard across the city and smoke rising over downtown Eskişehir Avenue.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Davutoğlu slams Russian complaint to UN, says its ’disgraceful’ planes bomb civilians in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stepped up his criticism of Russia on Tuesday, calling its latest move to take Turkish shelling of Kurdish militia positions in northern Syria to the UN Security Council as “shameless.”

Friday, February 12, 2016

Davutoğlu warns YPG, says Turkey will ‘do what’s necessary’

If Turkey’s security is threatened by the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) military wing, the People’s Defense Units (YPG), then Ankara will “do what is necessary,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has stated.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Turkey, Germany to take joint diplomatic initiative to stop refugee crisis. - They would seek the use of NATO's observation capabilities

Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday to cooperate closely and take a set of measures to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis including a joint diplomatic initiative that seeks more NATO involvement, as well as aiming to halt attacks particularly by Russia in Syria's largest city Aleppo.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

PKK is terror group 'plain and simple,' threat to Turkey like ISIL - Joe Biden

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Jan. 23 that Washington recognized the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey was as much of a threat to Ankara as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
(ISIL), condemning it as "a terror group plain and simple."

Turkish PM responds to Joe Biden over PYD, academics

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has responded to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's recent remarks over differentiating the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Turkish PM says Russia trying to undermine Syria negotiations

Russia and others are trying to undermine negotiations on a solution for the conflict in Syria by including groups such as the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Thursday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Turkey ends anti-PKK operation in southeastern town

reconstruction efforts would soon begin.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced that military operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town. The military is still fighting militants linked to PKK, in two other urban areas.

UK apologizes to PM Davutoğlu over pro-PKK protests in London - Anadolu Agency

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported that U.K. authorities apologized to visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for protests staged in London while he was holding an official meeting with his British counterpart, David Cameron, on Jan. 18.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Syria cannot be part of Russia’s imperial plans (Turkish PM)

Syrian soil will not become part of Russia’s “imperial goals,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu vowed on Dec. 22, saying those who oppress the Syrian people will have to face Turkey.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

We don’t take Putin statements seriously - (Davutoğlu)

Ahmet Davutoğlu has said the Turkish government “does not take seriously” Vladimir Putin’s recent harsh statements, so he will not respond to the Russian president’s “undiplomatic and insulting” remarks in the same manner.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

No need for Turkish troops if Baghdad ensures security in Mosul, at border (Ahmet Davutoğlu)

If the Iraqi administration ensures the security of Mosul and the Turkish-Iraqi border, then there would be no need for Turkish troops in the neighboring country, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Dec. 15.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Davutoğlu asks Putin: What if Turkey had been bombing in Ukraine?

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has attempted to justify the shooting down of a Russian military aircraft by addressing a hypothetical question to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Turkish PM wishes Assad ‘didn’t return’ from Moscow visit

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said a peaceful transition could start in Syria if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “stayed in Moscow,” where he flew on Oct. 20 evening to personally thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for his military support.

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