Orhan Coskun

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13 Sep 2018 | 1:11 AM

Turkey reinforces military in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire call fails

ANKARA/AMMAN (Reuters) - Turkey is reinforcing its military posts inside Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib, Turkish and Syrian rebels sources say, seeking to deter a government offensive which it says would unleash a humanitarian disaster on its border.

23 Aug 2018 | 6:26 AM

Exclusive - U.S. disregard for Turkish legal process 'unacceptable': Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA (Reuters) - The spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed what he said was the United States' disregard for Turkey's legal process, adding Washington had made arbitrary comments and demands in the case of a detained pastor.

23 Aug 2018 | 6:16 AM

Exclusive - Bolton remarks proof U.S. targeting Turkey in economic war: Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday remarks by the U.S. National Security Adviser regarding Turkey's economic situation were proof that the U.S. administration is targeting a NATO ally as part of an economic war.

22 Aug 2018 | 7:25 PM

Turkey accuses U.S. of waging 'economic war' in pastor dispute

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey accused Washington on Wednesday of waging "economic war" and failing to respect its legal system over the fate of an evangelical Christian pastor whose 21-month-long detention on terrorism charges has roiled relations between the NATO allies.

12 Jul 2018 | 9:57 PM

Turkey to bring in new security regulations after emergency rule ends - sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party and its nationalist ally plan to introduce security regulations to ensure the "fight against terrorism" will continue after a two-year-old state of emergency ends this month, two sources told Reuters.

27 Jun 2018 | 6:04 PM

After election boost, Turkey's Erdogan may reward nationalists with cabinet jobs - sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan could give his nationalist allies cabinet posts, sources said, rewarding their support for his AK Party in parliament and signalling a tough line against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria and militants at home.

19 Jun 2018 | 9:30 PM

Erdogan loyalist Yildirim - happy to become Turkey's last prime minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has spent the last few weeks talking himself out of a job.

8 Jun 2018 | 9:49 PM

Turkish PM says troops 30 km inside Iraq, could move on Kurdish stronghold

KARS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish forces are stationed 30 km inside northern Iraq and could advance further to target Kurdish PKK militants in their Qandil Mountains stronghold, Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

31 May 2018 | 10:51 PM

Turkey plans to bring economy team under one ministry after elections - officials

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey plans to bring its economic management team under one roof to improve collaboration between the Treasury and Finance Ministry, if President Tayyip Erdogan is re-elected in next month's elections, officials said.

23 May 2018 | 9:59 PM

Erdogan picks ministers for Turkey parliament race to boost party chances

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has picked prominent ministers to run for parliament next month, strengthening the ruling AK Party's chances of winning a majority but putting their future role in government into question, party officials say.