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France to Boost Military Presence in the East Mediterranean

France to boost military presence in East Mediterranean

PARIS – France announced on Wednesday that it would temporarily increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean in the coming days, Anadolu reported Thursday. French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the latest situation in the region, Macron’s office said in a statement. Highlighting the …

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Former Envoy to Turkey Tapped for MI6

Former envoy to Turkey tapped for MI6

LONDON – A former British ambassador to Turkey has been named head of the government’s secret intelligence service (MI6) on Wednesday. Richard Moore, political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will take up his new position in the fall. He served as the UK envoy to Ankara between January …

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Rising Temperatures will Not Curb COVID-19

Rising temperatures will not curb COVID-19

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey – Higher temperatures will not help slow the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), according to an expert. “If you maintain social distance and wear a mask, the infection rate of the disease may decrease, but the temperature alone does not work,” said Anadolu Recep Tekin, an expert …

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Turkey Tested its S-400s on US F-16 Jets: Russia

Turkey Tested its S-400s on US F-16 Jets: Russia

ANKARA – Turkey tested the Russian-made S-400 air defence system on US-made F-16 aircraft during a drill in November 2019, Russian state media TASS reported Wednesday. The use of the S-400 against the F-16s was already reported last year. The new details from the Russian media seem to consolidate the …

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NATO to Investigate France-Turkey Standoff in the Mediterranean

NATO defence ministers meeting via teleconference in Brussels

BRUSSELS – NATO will investigate the confrontation between the French and Turkish navies in the Mediterranean, the bloc’s secretary-general said Friday after France accused its NATO ally this week of violating a United Nations arms embargo against Libya. “The incident in the Mediterranean was addressed at the meeting by several …

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Iran, Russia, Turkey to Hold Summit Via Video Conference

Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold summit via video conference

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced on Monday that Tehran, Moscow and Ankara are likely to hold a summit of the presidents via video conference. The timing of the meeting will be set during the upcoming visits by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Turkey and …

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Zarif to Visit Turkey, Russia for Bilateral International Talks

Zarif to visit Turkey, Russia for bilateral, int'l talks

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will travel to Turkey and Russia next week to discuss bilateral and international issues, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. Zarif will travel to Ankara on Sunday and will visit Moscow the following day to discuss the latest developments on …

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Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree to Remove Syria’s Assad: Report

Report says Russia, Turkey, Iran agree to remove Syria’s Assad

MOSCOW – The Russian Council for International Affairs (RIAC) wants Russia, Turkey and Iran to find agreement on replacing the Syrian regime’s president, Bashar Al-Assad, and implementing a truce in return for creating a transitional government that involves the opposition, leaders of the regime and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). …

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