221 articles tagged "Turkey"
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Second Turkish affront administered to Israel in a week
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2009, 11:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
Turkey's army chief Gen. Ilker Basburg brushed off the Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak's comment that the joint Turkish-Syrian military exercise was "disturbing."
Barak referred to the first exercise Turkey, Israel's longstanding military ally and NATO member, had ever staged with an Arab nation, Israel's avowed foe Syria. Gen. Basbug ...
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Turkey is backing out of Western orbit. Where to? <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2009, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKA-Net-Weekly analysts examine the options facing Turkey as its estrangement from the US and Europe solidifies: Will this NATO member turn to Russia and the Caucasus, the Arab world or Iran?
This and other exclusives appeared in the latest issue out Friday.
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Erdogan Ruptures Turkish-Israel Relations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2009, 9:39 AM (GMT+02:00)
A deep crisis in Turkish-Israel relations appears to be the first strategic casualty of Israel's offensive to suppress Hamas' rocket campaign. debkafile's Ankara sources report that Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seriously planning to freeze the long-standing military ties between the US's foremost defense allies in ...
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Turkish premier storms out of Davos after run-in with Israeli president
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2009, 6:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday, Jan. 29, reproached Israeli president Shimon Peres over the Gaza offensive, saying "You kill people."
Israeli president Shimon Peres said, raising his voice, Israel's 22-day offensive was launched in reaction to eight years of rocket fire. ...
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Turkey joins the Middle East nuclear arms race<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 30, 2008, 1:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
This was disclosed for the first time by the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly out last Friday.
Instead of condemning Iran with the West, the Turks are saying: If Tehran can do it, so can Ankara.
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Turkey strikes balance over Georgia while welcoming Lavrov<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2008, 11:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Istanbul Tuesday, Sept. 2, to hear his Turkish counterpart Ali Babacan present Ankara's regional Caucasus cooperation plan for stabilizing the region in the wake of the Georgian crisis.
Turkish prime minister Tayyep Erdogan is trying to strike a neutral posture between the US ...
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Ankara played key role in validating Damascus-Tehran pact and marketing a nuclear Iran <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2008, 9:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
The intense exchanges afoot between Ankara, Damascus and Tehran in recent months burst into the open Tuesday, Aug.5 at the south Turkish Aegean resort town of Bodrum, when Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan entertained Syrian president Bashar Assad and a large party of notables. This is revealed by debka More...
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Al Qaeda responsible for attack on US Istanbul consulate, three Turkish police deaths
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2008, 3:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Three Turkish policemen and three gunmen died in a shootout at the entrance to the US consulate in Istanbul Wednesday, July 9. Three terrorists, identified by Istanbul police as Turkish members of al Qaeda, were killed after failing to break through to the consulate. Two policemen were killed on the ...
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Turkish ruling party faces ban over Islamic headscarf ruling <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 1, 2008, 7:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
A unanimous decision was taken Monday, March 31, by Turkey's constitutional court to hear a case for closing down the governing AKP party for actions to weaken the country's secular system. The chief prosecutor moved for prime minister Tayyep Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul to be banned from politics. They ...
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Turkey pulls its troops out of northern Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2008, 2:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ankara responded Friday, Feb. 29, to President George Bush's demand to end its ground operation against the PKK rebels holed up in northern Iraq.
Our political sources note that Ankara's surrender to Washington will strengthen the opposition in Israel's government and military command to a large-scale anti-missile military operation in ...
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Gates wants quick end to Turkish anti-terror incursion of N. Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 29, 2008, 6:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday, Feb. 27, US defense secretary Robert Gates said he measures the time-limit on the Turkish operation in "days, or a week or two, something like that, Not months."
debkafile's military sources reported the army was still tens of kilometers away from the PKK's main Qandil Mountain bases some ...
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Fighting intensifies in northern Iraq as Turkish fighters pound PKK positions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2008, 12:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
The battles Mon. Feb. 25, four days after the Turkish ground incusion into Iraqi Kurdistan center on Hakurk, 20 km south of the Turkish border. The Turkish military reports 112 PKK Kurdish Party rebels killed and the loss of 25 soldiers. The PKK claims to have killed 27 soldiers after ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: 10,000 Turkish troops cross into N. Iraq to hunt down PKK rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 24, 2008, 8:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
The land offensive early Friday, Feb. 22, was backed by with large armored forces, fighter jets and helicopters. The Turkish military said its troops would return home as soon as its goals of destroying rebel bases inside Iraqi Kurdistan were achieved. debkafile's military sources add: The question now ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Israel may sell Turkey an Ofek spy satellite in a $300m deal<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2008, 11:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
Our military sources disclose that, contrary to the public statements made by the Israeli defense minister in Ankara and prime minister Ehud Olmert in Berlin, arms transactions were the key topic of their talks in the two capitals Tuesday, Feb. 11. Israel has ordered from Germany 3 more Dolphin submarines ...
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PKK on the Run from US Intelligence-Driven Turkish Air Strikes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2008, 2:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
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7 Jan. On Jan. 8, hours before he heads out on his Middle East tour, President George W. Bush will receive Turkish president Abdullah Gul in the White House with full honors as the first Turkish head of state to visit since ...
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<span class="dnw">DEBKA-Net-Weekly</span>: Kurdish PKK Plans Move to South Caucasus - Away from Turkish Strikes and US Intelligence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 11, 2008, 9:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
In its January 4 issue, DEBKA-Net-Weekly's exclusive sources laid bare some of the fallout from the successful US intelligence assistance for Turkey's air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq. This partnership has been effective enough to drive the PKK into seeking safer havens from ...
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Iraqi military source reports 300 lightly-armed Turkish troops enter Iraqi Kurdistan<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 20, 2007, 5:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
They are said to have moved into the Gali Rash mountainous area 2-3 km inside Iraq. No reports of clashes. The crossing, which is not confirmed by Ankara, is condemned by the Kurdish regional government in Irbil.
Monday, the Turkish army chief Gen. Yasar Buyukanit said the US had opened air ...
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Turkish warplanes and helicopter gun-ships attack Kurdish rebels along Iraqi border Wednesday, order troops to cross over in pursuit<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2007, 11:03 AM (GMT+02:00)
A Turkish lawmaker disclosed that the Turkish attack began Sunday, Oct. 21, after more than 12 Turkish troops were killed in an ambush by rebel Kurdish PKK guerrillas. He said F-16 jets and artillery pounded at least 63 rebel positions inside the Kurdish-controlled region and 300 Turkish commandoes were dropped ...
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Turkey rejects PKK ceasefire proposal Tuesday as Turkish forces remain massed on Iraq border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2007, 4:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq offered Monday to lay down arms in an effort to stave off a Turkish invasion to destroy their jumping-off bases demanded by thousands of demonstrators out on Turkish streets.
Ankara earlier confirmed the PKK took 8 Turkish soldiers hostage in their Sunday ambush and Turkish reprisal ...
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By an overwhelming majority, the Turkish parliament authorizes military operations to strike Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 19, 2007, 6:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won permission Wed. Oct 17, by a margin of 507 to 19 to launch cross-border strikes for one year shortly after US President George W. Bush told reporters: "Turkey already has troops in Iraq and sending more is not in Turkish interests."
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