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‘Partner and Target’: NSA spying on NATO ‘friend’ Turkey
Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show that Turkey is one of the agency’s top spying objectives, on a par with Venezuela and more than arch-foe Cuba – despite Ankara’s close cooperation with Washington on intelligence.

01.09.2014 13:14

​All's well that ends well: Rise to the top of the new Turkey’s PM
For the past 90 years Turkey, NATO's most eastern member and the Islamic world's gateway to the West, has been a nation state comprised of a manifold of ethnic groups and sub-groups bonded by the religion of Islam.

28.08.2014 15:29

ISIS has 100,000 fighters, growing fast - Iraqi govt adviser
The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups.

27.08.2014 07:08

Not-so NATO-ally? Germany spying on Turkey for ‘38 years’
German foreign intelligence agency has been tapping Turkey for almost four decades, reports Focus amid the ongoing spy scandal between Berlin and Ankara. Some German officials defend the practice, saying that not all NATO allies can be treated as friends.

24.08.2014 19:27

Erdogan names Turkish FM as next PM, vows to use his ‘full authority’
Turkey’s ruling party has appointed Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chair and the nation’s prime minister to replace Tayyip Erdogan as he takes office as president. But Erdogan is likely to amend the constitution and keep his grip on power.

21.08.2014 17:24

​Creative chaos redux: The Black Sea pivot and the evolving project for the Greater Middle East
The events of the past weeks and months show that the world is currently going through an intense and frightening time. War and armed strife bound about once more, threatening the global equilibrium, now moving towards the Black Sea.

19.08.2014 12:46

​Turkey: German spying ‘unacceptable’ if confirmed
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has called in Germany’s ambassador in Ankara to explain media reports that Germany’s secret services had been spying on its NATO ally.

18.08.2014 11:01

Germany tapped John Kerry’s phone, spied on Turkey for years - report
Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped at least one telephone conversation of US Secretary of State John Kerry and spied on NATO ally Turkey since 2009, Der Spiegel newspaper revealed on Saturday.

16.08.2014 18:45

Napping & Tableting: Indian plane ‘drops 5,000 feet’ as pilots asleep, distracted
India’s aviation watchdog has launched an inquiry after reports that a Jet Airways Boing 777 suddenly lost 5,000 feet over Turkey’s crowded skies. The pilot was said to be taking a “controlled nap” while his co-pilot was looking at her tablet computer.

14.08.2014 18:11

​Order prevails in Ankara
In his 11 years in office as Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has faced many challenges, but this election was not one of them.

14.08.2014 09:03

Obama calls Turkey's next president Erdogan for first time in months
For the first time in six months, US President Barack Obama called Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in order to congratulate him on his election as the country’s next president and ensure “close cooperation” between the states.

12.08.2014 22:30

​Islamic State militants threaten Turkey with violence if Euphrates water supply not restored
Islamic State militants have directly threatened Turkey with violence as they swore to “liberate” Istanbul in order to reopen a dam on the Euphrates River. Water flow to parts of Syria and Iraq is at a record low.

11.08.2014 05:18

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