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Malaysia 24 Aug 2019 | 7:19 AM Premium

What Turkish, Arabic and Persian historical records say about Melaka

History books have shown us what Portuguese and Dutch texts said about Melaka in the 15th century. But what did poetry and navigators from the Middle East tell us?

World 18 Feb 2018 | 9:43 PM Premium

Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey's delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards.

World 16 Aug 2017 | 10:31 PM Premium

Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff.

World 03 Apr 2017 | 7:20 PM Premium

Emotional reunion shows plight of Syria's lost children

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - When Jaafar's grandmother recognised him by his birthmark in a Turkish orphanage, months after his parents were killed fleeing Syria's civil war, she held him tight, screaming for joy.

World 27 Jan 2017 | 4:11 AM Premium

Syria rebels await action from Trump on safe zones, Damascus silent

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels urged President Donald Trump to fulfil a pledge to create safe zones in their country, but analysts doubted he would proceed with a step that could drag Washington deeper into war, hasten Syria's fragmentation and risk conflict with Russia. 

World 26 Jan 2017 | 5:44 PM Premium

Turkey says waiting to see outcome of Trump's Syria safe zones call

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is waiting to see the outcome of U.S. President Donald Trump's pledge to order safe zones in Syria, and has long advocated such a plan, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said on Thursday.

World 08 Mar 2016 | 1:27 PM Premium

Analysis: 'Game changer' - How EU may shut Turkish door on migrants

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A European Union draft deal with Turkey to stop migrants reaching Greece introduces a harder edge of coercion to what critics have derided as a hitherto feeble EU response to a crisis tearing it apart.

World 19 Jun 2014 | 12:10 AM Premium

Turkey warns citizens to leave all but Iraq's Kurdish north

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey extended a warning to its citizens in Iraq to leave all but the Kurdish-run north on Wednesday, citing a potential battle for Baghdad and saying "negative propaganda" was being spread against it in the Shi'ite-dominated south of the country.

World 24 Apr 2014 | 4:20 AM Premium

Armenian leader says Ankara denies 'genocide' but Turks not enemy

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan accused Turkey of "utter denial" of what Armenia sees as the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire 99 years ago, but said his country does not consider Turks its enemy.

World 29 Jan 2014 | 11:30 PM Premium

Israeli general says al Qaeda's Syria fighters set up in Turkey

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Some of the al Qaeda militants going to fight in Syria have bases in neighbouring Turkey and can easily access Europe from the NATO member state, Israel's military intelligence chief said on Wednesday.