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UN expert condemns killing of Kurdish rights lawyer in Turkey

A United Nations judicial freedom expert today strongly condemned the recent assassination of Kurdish human rights lawyer and head of the Diyarbakir Bar Association Tahir Elçi, and called on Turkey’s government to carry out a full and impartial investigation. “I

We will not apologize for doing our duty, Turkish PM says after NATO meeting

Turkey’s Prime Minister remained adamant on Monday that Ankara will not apologize for downing a Russian warplane over his country’s border with Syria last week, after securing strong support from NATO to for his military’s actions. “No Prime Minister, no

Impact of sanctions against Turkey on Russia’s economy divides opinion

Opinion is divided on whether the raft of sanctions Russia imposed against Turkey after Turkish aircraft shot down a Russian Su-24M will help or harm the fragile Russian economy. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called the downing of the warplane a

Russian airstrikes destroy Turkish NGO’s bakery that feeds 50,000 people daily in Syria, video footage alleges

A Turkish NGO today released video footage allegedly showing Russian airstrikes destroying a bread bakery established in Syria’s Idlib province that feeds around 50,000 people daily. The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) posted a video

Russia presents evidence of alleged ambush by Turkey, asserts right to “military response”

Russia’s air force chief today presented what he considers to be evidence proving the downing of the Russian Su-24M tactical bomber to be an ambush by Turkey, and the speaker of the lower house said that Moscow has the right

ISIS sells oil to Assad, not to Turkey: Turkish President Erdoğan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan responded today to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin’s accusation that the Islamic State was selling oil to Turkey saying that it was Moscow’s ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and not Ankara, who was of buying

Trudeau refuses to point finger at Russia over tensions with Turkey

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken ranks with United States President Barack Obama and other NATO allies by refusing to blame Russia over the incident in which a Turkish warplane downed a Russian Su-24 fighter near the Turkey-Syria border

“I gave the order myself” − Turkish PM on downing Russian plane

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu today revealed that he personally gave the order to down the Russian Su-24 fighter jet that lead to the death of one pilot. “Despite all the warnings, we had had to destroy the aircraft” Davutoğlu

Destroy those who ordered Turkish pilots to attack Russian plane: Russia’s ruling party MP

Russia should find out the identities of the Turkish pilots who downed the Russian Su-24 fighter jet and destroy those who ordered them to carry out the attack, a Russian member of the parliament belonging to the ruling party urged

Turkey downed Russian fighter jet to protect ISIS oil sales: Putin

Turkish air force shot down a Russian fighter jet killing the pilot over the skies of Syria in order to protect ISIS oil sales to Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists following a meeting with King Abdullah II of