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Former Netanyahu Minister Hails Jordan’s Opening Its Syrian Border

According to Kara, “Jordan can now help the Druze refugees on humanitarian grounds."

Cyprus Asking EU, Greece, Israel for Help in Combating Huge Oil Spill from Syrian...

Israel and Greece have been informed and are on standby to help in keeping with the trilateral agreement they signed with Cyprus.

Israel Offers to Send Assistance, Delegation to Flood-Struck Turkey

If Turkey accepts, "The delegation would provide search and rescue assistance," said Defense Minister Gantz.

Israel ‘Recognizes the Terrible Suffering and Tragedy of the Armenian People’

The State of Israel has yet to officially recognize the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 during World War I as genocide.

Turkey Ready to Resume Exchange of Ambassadors with Israel, says Ankara Official

The main point of contention between the two former allies remains the presence of senior Hamas officials on Turkish soil.

Report: In Turkish Schoolbooks ‘Jihad War is New Normal, Martyrdom in Battle Glorified’

"Some anti-Christian and anti-Jewish sentiment has been introduced; in both cases the pejorative "infidels" is used.

Daily Sabah: Turkey to Build Industrial Zone in Palestinian Authority’s City of Jenin

In addition to Turkey’s financial investment of $10 million . . . there is also “a plan for Turkish factories to operate in the [industrial] zone.”

Turkey Faces Worst Drought in a Decade; Cities Could Run Dry in 45 Days

Turkey has just 1,346 cubic meters of water available per person per year, with severe droughts plaguing the country since the 1980s.

Pompeo Warns Turkey Against Deploying Russian Missiles, Turks Expect Better Relations with Biden

Pompeo cited the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) as the basis for the sanctions against Turkey.

Erdoğan Confidant Proposes Israel-Turkey Maritime Deal that Cuts out Cyprus

Former Turkish Admiral Cihat Yayci is proposing a bilateral agreement on the countries' shared exclusive economic zones which would leave Israeli ally Cyprus in the lurch • Israeli official: Any proposal that comes at the expense of Cyprus is a non-starter.

30 Dead, Hundreds Hurt in Powerful Earthquake Between Greece & Turkey

Both Izmir and Samos were flooded in the mini-tsunami that resulted from the quake, which was felt as far away as Athens, Crete and Istanbul.

Trump Administration Sells Greece Six F-35 Fighter Jets Originally Destined for Turkey

“It seems that the purchase and recent activation of the S-400 for Ankara has turned the tables to favor Greece,”

Israel Slams Erdogan’s ‘Disgusting Comparison’ of Muslims in Europe to Jews in Holocaust

Erdogan focused much of his anger on France and French President Emmanuel Macron. The two are already in conflict over French policy against the separatism of Muslim communities across the country.

Turkey Arrests 3 for Selling Antique Bible Stolen from Aleppo Museum

The manuscript was handed over to the Museums Directorate in Gaziantep, while local police arrested three people whose nationalities have not been reported.

France Recalls Ambassador to Turkey After Insults from Erdogan

“Excess and rudeness are not a method. We demand that Erdogan change the course of his policy because it is dangerous in every respect.”

Turkey Extends Gas Exploration in Disputed Greek, Cypriot Waters

After the “Oruç Reis” survey vessel returned to the eastern Mediterranean, countries criticized the move.

Burgeoning Saudi Boycott Driving Turks Crazy – Penalty for Opposing the Peace Agreements?

There has been an ongoing fierce conflict between the Saudis and the Turks due to the latter’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood and following the struggle for hegemony over the Sunni camp in the Middle East.

UAE Official: Turkish Base in Qatar an ‘Emergency’ that Destabilizes the Region

The UAE and other Arab Gulf states have boycotted Qatar since 2017 and have demanded that it close the base.

Report: Qatar, Turkey Push for Fatah-Hamas Coalition

Doha, with Ankara's support, has proposed to P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas that he form a joint list in the Palestinian Legislative Council with the Gaza-based terror group, and then a national-unity coalition.

Turkish Vessel in Mediterranean Pulls Back; Greece Welcomes Move

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calls the move “a positive first step,” but says sanctions are on the table if Ankara refuses to “return to the path of logic.”

Report: Turkey Gives Hamas Members Passports, ID Cards

Israeli charge d’affaires Roey Gilad described the move as “a very unfriendly step” and said Israel would raise the issue with Turkish officials.

Germany Tries to Calm Rising Greece-Turkey Tensions in Eastern Mediterranean

Athens and Ankara are holding naval exercises in the area amid an ongoing dispute over energy resources.

Erdoğan Hosts Hamas Leaders, Including ‘Designated Terrorist’ with $5 Million Bounty

Saleh al-Arouri, who attended the meeting in Istanbul, calls his organization’s abduction and murder of three Israeli teens in 2014 a “heroic operation.”

Report: Congress has Secretly Blocked US Arms Sales to Turkey for Years

“Turkey must reverse course on this destabilizing action to renew the United States’ confidence in our defense relationship,” according to Michael McCaul (R-Texas).

Israel Following Turkey’s Actions in Cyprus’ Waters Closely, Supports Greece

Greece, Israel, and Cyprus have established an alliance to counter Turkey. Greece and Cyprus are historic adversaries of Turkey.

Turkey Desperately Seeking Beirut Harbor Reconstruction Job as Ankara’s Foreign Currency Evaporates

Scope Ratings has ranked Turkey as among its “Risky-3” economies most at risk of a balance of payments crisis.

Jordanian Scholar Brags: ‘We’ll Liberate Palestine, Throw Jews Into the Sea’

Professor Ahmad Nofal: “When we liberate Palestine, we will uproot the synagogues and the Jews and throw them into the sea.”

Erdogan Changes UNESCO World Heritage Site Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

Any modification to a listed site requires prior notification to UNESCO and possibly examination by its World Heritage Committee.


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