Shots fired in front of Israeli embassy in Ankara: reports
Sep21

Shots fired in front of Israeli embassy in Ankara: reports

Turkish police shot a suspect in the leg outside the Israel embassy in Ankara after an attempted stabbing attack, broadcaster CNN Turk said. Another private broadcaster, NTV, also reported that one person had been “injured and neutralised” in the incident. No one was immediately available for comment at the embassy. NTV said the incident happened as two people attempted to enter the embassy. There was no information...

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Russian, Turkish chiefs of General Staff to talk Syrian crisis in Ankara
Sep15

Russian, Turkish chiefs of General Staff to talk Syrian crisis in Ankara

Russia’s Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov is due to visit Ankara today to discuss the settlement of the Syrian crisis with his Turkish counterpart, Russia’s Defense Ministry official spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. During his working visit to Turkey, Gerasimov will meet with Hulusi Akar in Ankara to “discuss the current situation and the prospects of resolving the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic,” Konashenkov...

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Jarablus Operation Shows ‘Ankara Turning to Moscow and Tehran’
Sep03

Jarablus Operation Shows ‘Ankara Turning to Moscow and Tehran’

The Turkish operation in Jarablus shows that Ankara is changing its stance towards Syrian President Bashar Assad and is ready to cooperate with the key regional players, including Moscow and Ankara, an analyst said. A week ago, Turkey launched a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield in the northern Syrian city of Jarablus. The operation has been repeatedly criticized in the media and by experts, with some saying that Ankara could...

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Top Turkish, Russian soldiers to meet in Ankara
Aug26

Top Turkish, Russian soldiers to meet in Ankara

The chiefs of general staff of Turkey and Russia will meet in Ankara on Aug. 26, two days after the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) launched a cross-border operation into northern Syria along with Syrian moderate groups, the Anadolu Agency reported on Aug 25. Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar will host his Russian counterpart Gen. Valery Gerasimov at the country’s military headquarters, the agency said, without giving...

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Ankara, Moscow start joint Syria mechanism
Aug11

Ankara, Moscow start joint Syria mechanism

Turkey and Russia have moved to build a new mechanism between the two countries on Syria after acting to soothe strained relations at a summit in St. Petersburg, announcing plans to hold their first Syria-related meeting today. “We said we would send [Russia] a tripartite committee featuring an intelligence [officer], soldier and a diplomat, and in response to this tripartite committee, you will name your counterparts and they will...

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