Report: China Driving Use of Armed Drones in Middle East

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BEIRUT, The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new rep…

Turkey’s short-term external debt stock drops in Oct.

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Turkey’s short-term external debt stock — debt that must be paid in the next 12 months — dropped by 1.7 percent from the end of 2017 to $116.6 billion in October, the Turkish Central Bank reported on Monday.”Specifically, in this period, banks’ short…

Turkey: 23 terrorists ‘neutralized’ over past week

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At least 23 terrorists including a senior operative were neutralized in counter-terrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Monday.Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statemen…

Syrian opposition ready to support Turkish operation

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The Syrian military opposition has vowed support for a planned Turkish military operation against the YPG/PKK terrorist group east of the Euphrates River. Spokesman Ayman al-Asimi said the Syrian opposition was ready to fight against YPG/PKK terrorist…

Turkish FM criticizes ‘unacceptable’ sanctions on Qatar

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday criticized sanctions on Qatar and commended strong economy of the tiny Gulf country. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of 18th Doha Forum, Cavusoglu said Qatar is becoming more self-sufficient …

Turkish aid group ready for operation east of Euphrates

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A Turkish aid organization said that they were ready to handle any possible migration wave that would come from east of the Euphrates River after Turkey launches its planned anti-terror operation in the region.We have finalized our preparations to meet…

Turkey to continue support for Black Sea bloc: FM

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Turkey reiterated on Friday its ongoing financial and technical support for the activities of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC). Speaking at the 39th meeting of the organization’s Foreign Ministers’ council in Baku, capital…