The Turkish foreign ministry has criticized the ongoing French operation in Mali. The public criticism comes as Turkey is increasingly seeing West Africa as a region of interest economically and diplomatically.
January 26, 2013
Banks in Turkey continue to send gold to Iran despite U.S. pressure to curb a booming gold-for-gas trade, which helps Iran skirt international sanctions.
January 25, 2013
Both countries appear poised to keep discussing the potential dispute amid reports that Greece may unilaterally claim an exclusive economic zone.
January 23, 2013
President of the Confederation of Kurdish Associations in Europe, Ismet Kem, believes that a solution to the Kurdish issue is also a solution to the Cyprus problem, something which calls for the freedom of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.
January 16, 2013
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested that the murder of three Kurdish activists was the result of an internal feud.
BBC: January 11, 2013
"Therefore, while Turkey-Greece relations have gained acceleration, it carries great importance to move together in this process." said Davutoglu.
World Bulletin: January 7, 2013
Ankara has issued a strong attack on the European Union (EU) for what it calls a "bigoted" assessment of Turkey in its report on EU membership requirements published in October.
January 6, 2013
Nato has begun to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey to help Turkish troops repel attacks by missiles or aircraft from neighbouring Syria.
BBC: January 4, 2013
As a fence to curb illegal immigration from Turkey to Greece goes up, some immigrants and asylum seekers are taking more dangerous and costly routes across the sea.
January 2, 2013
Turkey is facing growing domestic and international pressure over the reopening of a bombing case against writer and sociologist Pinar Selek. The case has become the focal point of ongoing concern over Turkey's judiciary despite a decade of reform.
January 1, 2013