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Is Turkey turning to Iran and if so, why? - The Jerusalem Post

Ankara and Tehran have long sought closer relations, but their new meeting comes as Saudi Arabia's king is visiting Moscow. By Seth J. Frantzman. October 5, 2017 17:51. > Global media find the 'Iranian corridor to the sea' · >. 'You call for democracy ...and more »

Americans Jailed After Failed Coup in Turkey Are Hostages to Politics - New York Times

HATAY, Turkey — One is a NASA scientist who was vacationing with relatives in Turkey. Another is a Christian missionary who has lived in Turkey for 23 years. Others include a visiting chemistry professor from Pennsylvania and his brother, a real ...and more »

Turkish court hands down 40 life sentences over plot to kill Erdoğan - The Guardian

Turkish president fled scene minutes before soldiers in helicopters stormed resort hotel during failed coup attempt in July 2016. Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul. Wed 4 Oct 2017 13.14 EDT First published on Wed 4 Oct 2017 11.18 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Turkey's Tehran visit points to growing cooperation - RFI

Leaders of Iran and Turkey pledged to work together on security and stability in the Middle East after talks in Tehran on Wednesday. While presidents Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasised their common opposition to the referendum in Iraqi ...and more »

Turkey sentences coup plotters to life in prison - Financial Times

A Turkish court has found 42 soldiers guilty of attempting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup last year, sentencing most of them to life in prison. The trial, held near the resort town of Marmaris, was the most ...and more »

Upholding the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq intact - Pravda

President Putin paid a surprising visit to Ankara on September 28th and put his signature on important decisions for the future of the region as a consequence of a bilateral discussion with President Erdoğan. This "extraordinary" visit, as the Russian ...and more »

Dozens in Turkey sentenced to life in prison for role in failed coup - CBC.ca

A court in southwestern Turkey found 42 former soldiers guilty of charges that include attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, Turkish state television TRT reported. Forty-seven suspects — 37 of them former ...and more »

Turkey Has Imprisoned an American Pastor for a Year. It's Time We Take a Stand. - Daily Signal

It's been almost one year since Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, was unjustly imprisoned without charges in Turkey. Imagine spending a whole year in a Turkish prison as a hostage. Unfortunately, most Americans have no idea what is really happening ...and more »

Europe rights watchdog says Turkey's emergency laws go too far - Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A leading European rights watchdog called on Turkey on Friday to ease post-coup state of emergency laws that have seen thousands arrested and restore power to regional authorities. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends opening ...and more »

Rights: 'particularly worried' over Turkey removing elected Kurdish mayors - Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Europe's top human rights advisory body expressed concerns over emergency decrees issued by the Turkish government which removed elected mayors from their posts, particularly in Kurdish regions and replaced them with unelected ...and more »