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Turkey’s President Erdogan Shakes Hands With Israel’s Female Diplomat, Shani Cooper

Israel's interim head of embassy in Ankara is welcomed with a handshake by Turkish President Erdogan and wishes for success.

Erdogan Formally Approves Turkey’s Normalization Deal With Israel

Turkey's Pres. Erdogan has signed off on the normalization agreement between his country and Israel. Next steps: payment of compensation and exchange of ambassadors.

Kurds Shoot Rockets at Turkish Airport, Kill 11 Police in Truck Bomb Attack

The PKK has been fighting the Turkish government since 1984, and is considered a terrorist organization by the US and the EU.

Biden Reveals US Going Out of Its Way to Extradite Erdogan’s Archenemy

Erdogan lectured Biden on how Gulen is operating a global terrorist network from his little home in Pennsylvania, and repeated his demand that the US immediately detain Gulen, so he won't give media interviews.

Friendly Turkey ‘Strongly’ Condemns Israeli Retaliation in Gaza

Apparently, Turkey is determined to "continue to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people against Israeli action that violates international law and offends the conscience."

Israeli NGO Continues Calls for Turkey to Extradite Suspected Terror Mastermind to US

Shurat Hadin has asked US VP Joe Biden to press Turkey for the extradition of Saleh Al-Arouri to the United States for his role in killing two US citizens.

Turkish PM Denies Russia Demanding to Use NATO Nuke Base

US-Turkey relations have so deteriorated after the coup that Washington no longer trusts Ankara with the nuclear weapons.

Israeli-Arab Charged with Sending Money to Families of Hamas Terrorists

During several trips to Turkey, the defendant allegedly received a total of $25,000 from his Hamas contact.

Turkish Parliament Passes Israeli Compensation Bill

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said earlier this month that Jerusalem had met all of Ankara’s preconditions for normalizing ties, which were degraded in 2010.

Turkish Parliament Reviews Normalization Deal with Israel

The agreement to normalize ties between Turkey and Israel has gone to a final vote in the Turkish Parliament.

Leaked German Report Accusing Turkey of Supporting Terrorism

One MP said "the German government cannot publicly designate the godfather of terrorism Erdogan as a partner, while internally warning about Turkey as a hub for terrorism."

US Group Says Nukes At Incirlik Air Base At Risk of Seizure by Turkey...

A Washington DC think tank says nuclear weapons held at a US air base in Turkey are at high risk of being seized by the Ankara government.

Moscow Calming Israeli, American Fears of Russia-Turkey-Iran Coalition

It isn't clear who is panicking more at the moment—Jerusalem or Washington—over the possibility that Turkey, a NATO member, would switch sides and coalesce with Russia and Iran.

Erdogan to EU: No Visa Waiver for Turks, No Turkish Haven for Refugees

Erdogan threatened that the Turkish migrant deal with the EU "will not be possible" if visa-waiver promises are not kept.

US Journalist Arrested as Turkey Continues to Harass Reporters

A U.S. journalist has been arrested in the southeastern Hatay province in Turkey, near the Syrian border.

Syrian Refugee Kidnapped, Raped, Stabbed and Beheaded in Istanbul

How the mighty are fallen: Istanbul has become a city where Syrian refugees live in constant fear, and some die as they would back home.

Knesset Committee Recognizes Armenian Genocide

The Education, Culture and Sports Committee decided to recognize the Armenian genocide on Monday at a meeting initiated by Meretz Chairwoman MK Zehava Galon.

Turkey Blocks Access to NATO Airbase

Some 7,000 police armed with rifles in heavy armored TOMA vehicles surrounded the Incirlik air base

Turkey Escalates Media Crackdown in Wake of Failed Coup

News outlets in Turkey reported on Wednesday that the Turkish government had ordered the closing of 45 newspapers, 23 radio stations, 16 TV channels and three news agencies.

UN Watch Helps Release Turkish Human Rights Lawyer from Prison

"By arresting a prominent journalist, lawyer and human rights defender, the Turkish government has seriously compromised its claim to be defending democracy and the rule of law."

Erdogan Utilizing Turks’ Ingrained Conspiracy Theory Culture to Purge Foes, Real and Imagined

Imagine that every conspiracy theory you've heard, from the Communists taking over America, to Obama conspiring with the deans of Al Azhar University to bring Islam to the US, to the CIA blowing up the World Trade Center, was, if not true, at least plausible.

Turkish Parliament Approves 3-Month State of Emergency

Turkish lawmakers endorsed a 3-month state of emergency declared by the government July 20.

Erdogan Declares Three-Month State of Emergency Across Turkey

Meanwile, President Erdogan has announced that the death penalty could be restored in Turkey following the failed military coup, as part of his efforts to enhance democratic values.

Turkish Government Fires Tens of Thousands After Coup Attempt

The purge of civil service workers and officials by the Turkish government continues in the wake of last week's attempted coup.

Former Turkish Military Attache to Israel Recants ‘Confession’

Events continue to unfold in Turkey, where 9,000 police officers were fired, and more than 6,000 military personnel were arrested.

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