Conflicts in the East

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Turkish defense minister sees remaining coup threat

Turkish defense minister sees remaining coup threat

The threat to the current government of Turkey still exists despite the fact that the military coup attempt was quashed, the Turkish Minister of National Defense Fikri Isik said. "As of today the coup was …

Air Force Academy in Istanbul being searched

Air Force Academy in Istanbul being searched

Turkish special forces have launched an operation in the Air Force Academy, located in a suburb of Istanbul, Turkish media reports. Istanbul counter-terror units and police arrived at the site,  the academic buildings and …

 Emergency in Istanbul: cleansing of putschists is underway

Emergency in Istanbul: cleansing of putschists is underway

The Turkish authorities have introduced a state of emergency in Istanbul. They also deployed additional 1800 of police special forces in the city from neighbouring provinces. The officers have taken up positions in critical facilities and were …

Erdogan leaves just half an hour ahead of assassins

Erdogan leaves just half an hour ahead of assassins

The plan for Turkey's attempted coup have reportedly been revealed in a series of conversations on a messaging application, which Al Jazeera Arabic said it obtained on Sunday. The conversation included orders for soldiers to use …

Group of putschists caught in Sabiha Gokcen airport

Group of putschists caught in Sabiha Gokcen airport

The coup group, managed to escape from the capture of the previous day, was found and arrested today in Istanbul's Sabih Gokcen Airport, while trying to leave the country According to Reuters, …

Fethullah Gülen: I am not afraid of extradition to Turkey

Fethullah Gülen: I am not afraid of extradition to Turkey

The Turkish opposition leader, Fethullah Gülen, who is currently in the US, today announced that he is ready to be extradited to Turkey, where he has been accused of organizing a clandestine subversive anti-state activities, aimed primarily …

Turkish coup completely neutralized

Turkish coup completely neutralized

The Turkish military command officially announced today that the latest coup participants were neutralized, and now Turkey's army is once again at the disposal of the people and the state. According …

Concrete wall built at US Consulate in Adana

Concrete wall built at US Consulate in Adana

A concrete wall has been built in front of the US Consulate of Adana for security reasons, the US officials have announced. The front facade of the consulate building was surrounded by bulletproof concrete blocks. The entrance …

Will conflict in Libya help oil prices to increase?

Will conflict in Libya help oil prices to increase?

Co-director of the American Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in the USA, Senior Energy Security Council adviser, Gal Luft, stated today that the price of oil may grow to $60-70 per …

Pakistan to become intermediary between Tehran and Riyadh

Pakistan to become intermediary between Tehran and Riyadh

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to appoint focal persons to defuse tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said. "We call for boosting ties and we do not welcome tension, on …

Iranian-Saudi conflict: an expected surprise

Iranian-Saudi conflict: an expected surprise

The diplomatic conflict which arose between Saudi Arabia and Iran was "an expected surprise", the participants of the round table discussion on the possible implications of the crisis in relations between Riyadh and Tehran said …

Bahrainis cannot return home from Iran

Bahrainis cannot return home from Iran

Ordinary citizens of Bahrain have become hostages of the diplomatic conflict in the Middle East after Bahrain, following Saudi Arabia, broke off diplomatic relations with Iran, dozens of Bahraini tourists cannot go home because air connections …

Protests in Istanbul: police use water and gas again

Protests in Istanbul: police use water and gas again

Today in Istanbul a protest broke out due to the murder of the head of the Diyarbakir Solicitors' Association, Tahir Elche, the former leader of the Turkish Kurds in Sur. According to Reuters, about 2000 inhabitants of Istanbul have …

Lavrov aimed at constructive dialogue on Syria

Lavrov aimed at constructive dialogue on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Russian delegation is aimed at constructive dialogue on Syria at the meeting in Vienna. "Our attitude is always constructive," RIA Novosti cited Lavrov as …