Turkish Embassy in Moscow Targeted in Gun Attack

An attacker opened fire with a rifle on the Turkish Embassy in Moscow early Aug. 18, but no casualties were reported. The man shot at the signboard on the embassy building after parking his car on the street in the morning hours. Russian police officers guarding the embassy immediately captured the man and took him […]

PM’s 1915 Message Achieved Its Aim: Davutoglu

PM’S 1915 MESSAGE ACHIEVED ITS AIM: DAVUTOĞLU Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said a “psychological threshold” has been crossed and the target was reached, referring to Erdoğan’s statement on Thursday offering condolences to the Armenians who lost their lives during the 1915 incidents. “This message was primarily addressed to Armenians all over the world, […]

Turkish shepherd shot dead by Armenian soldiers at border

A Turkish shepherd who crossed into Armenia from the eastern province of Kars has been shot dead by Armenian soldiers patrolling the border, Kars Gov. Eyüp Tepe said today. Mustafa Ülker, 35, had illegally passed to the Armenian side from the province’s Arpaçay district after reportedly going to retrieve a lost sheep. “One of our […]

Armenian forces kill Azerbaijani soldier: Baku

Armenian forces have killed an Azerbaijani soldier in the latest outbreak of border violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, the defence ministry in Baku said Tuesday. “A soldier from the Azerbaijani army died as a result of a violation of the ceasefire from the Armenian side,” Eldar Sabiroglu, spokesman for the Azerbaijani defence ministry, […]

Foreign Ministry welcomes US court decision denying release of Turkish diplomat’s killer

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has welcomed the decision of a U.S. court to deny a probation request by Hampig Sassounian, who had been convicted for the 1982 murder of Los Angeles Consul General Kemal Arıkan. Two similar requests were denied in 2006 and 2010. “The refusal of terrorist Sassounian’s release request is an accurate decision […]