Turkey’s Erdogan heads for China for talks amid Uighur strains
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed for China on Wednesday after securing NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State militants, but facing tensions with Beijing over China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority. Ankara is expanding a cross-border campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, and also attacking positions of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq after deadly attacks inside Turkey.
16 December, 2013 Enigmatic Turkish cleric poses challenge to Erdogan’s might By Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has won three general elections, weathered summer riots, subdued a meddling army and changed Turkey like few leaders before him in a decade in power. The powerful network of Fethullah Gulen, who leads a worldwide Islamic […]
15 August, 2018 Qatar promises $15 bn investment in Turkey: presidency Qatar on Wednesday promised to make a $15 billion direct investment in Turkey, badly hit by a currency crisis amid a widening diplomatic standoff with the United States, officials said. "Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investments in Turkey," ...
29 July, 2015 Allies tolerate Turkey’s double game to boost IS fight: analysts Turkey's allies know it is playing a double game with its twin onslaught against Kurdish rebels and the Islamic State group, but are turning a blind eye to keep NATO's only Muslim member on side, analysts said. The very public show of solidarity for Turkey's fight against "terrorism" at […]
6 November, 2014 Turkey walks tightrope over Kobane after peshmerga deployment Turkey is pursuing a delicate but dangerous strategy after allowing peshmerga fighters to transit its soil to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, fearing Kurdish domination of northern Syria but also risking the collapse of the peace process with Turkish Kurds. While the United States […]