Tens of thousand of Turks gather to celebrate the Youth Day, marking the anniversary of Turkey's War of Independence in 1919, in Ankara, on May 19, 2013.
Even if the president is not ready to move on all [demands] ... greater commitment to support the [Syrian] rebels would be well received in Ankara, as well as stronger U.S. and NATO commitment to Turkey’s defense
President Obama, rather than filing a brief based on the merits of this case, chose instead - on the eve of Prime Minister Erdogan's visit to Washington, DC - to send Ankara a political gift by both deepening his Administration's complicity in the denial of the Armenian Genocide and also obstructing justice for American citizens seeking redress through the U.S. courts ... We will, despite the President's retreat from principle, persevere in the pursuit of the justice owed the Armenian nation.
We saw really startling evidence of that in the fact that [US] President [Barack] Obama had to tell Bibi Netanyahu, 'pick up the phone, you idiot, and call Ankara and get yourself out of this strategic isolation you're in right now, do a reconciliation with Turkey, the most powerful country in the region,' otherwise Bibi probably wouldn't have done itMore quotes »
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Hot air balloons collide in Turkey, two dead
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One killed, 24 injured in balloon crash in Turkey
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Turkish police clash with protestors against policy on Syria
fire across the border. In the West, growing concern over the role of radical Islam in the Syrian Free Army has tethered policy, but Ankara has continued to offer verbal and logistical support. Turkey says Syria was behind the May 11 bombings in Hatay Province, 5:39 AM from BNE | Business New Europe Read more »
Turkish pilot dies in plane crash
an international air show in the Suluca region of the city, situated about 480 kilometers (some 300 miles) southeast of the capital, Ankara, on Sunday. The plane crashed into a corn field as the 60-year-old pilot was flying low and struck a tree. There were 2:42 AM from Press TV Read more »