Turkey will break economic ‘triangle of evil’ with reforms: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkey will bring in structural reforms to break the “triangle of evil” of interest rates, inflation and exchange rates, President Tayyip Erdogan said, adding he was determined to form a system based on production and employment. Erdogan promised a

US imposes sanctions on Turkey over Russian arms purchase

WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed sanctions on Turkey’s military procurement agency after the NATO ally defiantly bought Russia’s S-400 air defense system. “Today’s action sends a clear signal that the United States will fully implement (US law) and will

Turkish President Erdogan, Saudi King agree to enhance ties

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed ways of enhancing ties with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, in a rare phone call since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi The phone call came on the eve of the G20 leaders’

Erdogan accepts son-in-law’s resignation as finance minister

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accepted the resignation of his finance minister and son-in-law Berat Albayrak, a day after he abruptly resigned from his post. Turkey appointed former deputy prime minister Lutfi Elvan as its treasury and finance minister.

26 dead as powerful earthquake strikes Turkey, Greece

IZMIR: Rescuers dug through heavy blocks of concrete on Saturday in a desperate search for survivors from a powerful earthquake that levelled buildings across Greece and Turkey, killing at least 26 people. The quake struck late Friday afternoon, causing a

Turkey condemns French caricature of Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkey said it will take legal and diplomatic steps in response to a caricature of President Tayyip Erdogan in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Turkish anger at the caricature added fuel to a row between Turkey and France

FM Qureshi lauds Turkish President’s stance on Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday lauded Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s clear stance against the growing trend of Islamophobia. The foreign minister telephoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and discussed bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest.

Erdogan files criminal complaint against Dutch politician

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint with Turkish authorities against Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders for insulting him on social media. Wilders is one of Europe’s most prominent far-right politicians and has been a key figure

PM Imran appreciates Erdogan for raising Kashmir issue at UNGA

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly. In a tweet, the prime minister said he deeply appreciates President Erdogan once again for raising his

Turkey may suspend diplomatic ties with UAE: Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country could suspend diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates after a landmark deal between Israel and the Gulf state. “I have given the necessary instructions to my foreign minister. We

Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after reconversion to mosque

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Hagia Sofia on Sunday just days before the first Muslim prayers are due to be held at the landmark since it was reconverted to a mosque last week. Erdogan

PM Imran felicitates Turkey on ‘National Unity Day’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed solidarity with Turkey on its ‘Democracy and National Unity Day’ being observed on Wednesday (today) to honour the martyrs of 2016 coup attempt. In his message addressed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the

Erdogan rejects criticism on converting Hagia Sophia to mosque

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected criticism over converting Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque. “Charges against our country over Hagia Sophia are a direct attack on our right to sovereignty,” Erdogan said. Turkey’s highest administrative

PM Imran, Erdogan vow to jointly address COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday had a telephonic call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discussed a range of bilateral issues. PM Imran Khan briefed the Turkish President on the steps taken to control the spread of

Erdogan offeres condolences over PIA plane crash tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered his condolences over the tragic Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air crash in Karachi. Erdogan had a telephonic conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Dr. Arif Alvi and vowed to owed to stand by

PM calls Turkish President to express solidarity over Idlib attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday and conveyed heartfelt sympathies and condolences on the loss of lives of a number of Turkish soldiers in the attack in Idlib. According to a statement from

Erdogan’s support on Kashmir

Turkish President Recept Tayyib Erdogan was in Pakistan on a two-day official visit where he held several important engagements to transform relations into an economic partnership. The highlight of the visit was his address to parliament during which he reaffirmed

Erdogan’s visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Pakistan on an official visit to strengthen bilateral and economic relations between the two countries. The visit is significant and comes at a critical juncture for Pakistan’s foreign policy but could place

Erdogan, Alvi agree to transform relations into economic partnership

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday evening met with his Pakistani counterpart Dr. Arif Alvi after arriving on a two-day official visit to Pakistan. Both leaders agreed to extend mutual support on issues of each other’s core national

Turkish President Erdogan to arrive in Islamabad today on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Pakistan today for a two-day visit where important meetings will be held with Pakistan’s top leadership including Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr. Arif Alvi. Prime Minister Imran Khan and

Turkish President to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Islamabad tomorrow for a two-day visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. President Erdogan will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising cabinet members and senior government officials besides

Turkey won’t give Syrian troops more ground in Idlib: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said his country will not encourage Syrian forces to gain extra territories in a northern Syrian province on Tuesday, one day after tensions between the Turkish and Syrian forces killed soldiers on both sides. Turkish

President Erdogan visits Algeria to improve trade ties

ALGIERS: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Algeria on Sunday for talks on neighbouring Libya conflict and plans to boost trade ties. According to the reports, President Erdogan was received at Algiers airport by his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune, along

Turkish troops in Libya

Ever since the downfall of longtime dictator Muammer Qadhafi in 2011, Libya has been in complete turmoil, anarchy and on the verge of being declared a failed state. Turkey has now announced that it will send troops in the conflict-ridden

PM discusses important regional issues with Erdogan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of Global Refugee Forum in Geneva on Tuesday exchanged views on important regional and international issues. The two leaders held discussions on a wide range of

FM praises Turkish President Erdogan over Kashmir stance

ISTANBUL: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi met the Turkish President Recep Tayyab Erdogan at the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference in Istanbul. The two discussed the bilateral relations between the countries and current situation faced by

What ails the Muslim Ummah?

Mahathir Mohammad, the world’s oldest prime minister, is hosting the KL Summit later this month to discuss the problems being faced by the Muslim world. Pakistan is among the five countries – dubbed M5 – seen as the pioneers of

The relevance of NATO

The future of NATO and its relevance is once being questioned just as leaders gather in London to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the military alliance. The meeting will ensure that NATO remains fit for the future. The latest controversy

Trump ignores controversy to focus on Erdogan friendship

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday sidestepped disputes snaring US relations with fellow NATO member Turkey, instead telling visiting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he is a “fan.” On a day when Congress was holding its first nationally televised hearings

Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

BUDAPEST: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a visit to EU member Hungary repeated his threat on Thursday to “open the gates” for millions of refugees eager to flee to Europe unless more international support was provided. Erdogan held talks