Turkey Detains Russian Man For Plotting Drone Attack on American Plane

Turkish authorities have detained a suspected Islamic State militant of Russian origin after he allegedly planned to use a drone to bring down a U.S. plane at the Incirlik air base, Dogan News Agency said on Thursday. Read more

Israel Offers To Take Iranian Blogger From Turkey

Israel offered asylum on Sunday to a Turkey-based Iranian blogger who it said faced forcible deportation to Iran, where she would be at risk given her work for an Israeli news site. Read more

Qatar Crisis: UAE Accused of Bankrolling Turkey Coup

A Turkish journalist close to his government has accused the United Arab Emirates of financing last July’s failed coup attempt, as the Turkish president today (Tuesday) called on the Saudi king to resolve the “inhumane” Qatar crisis, reports the Arab Middle East Eye website. Read more

Judge Concerned Over Giuliani’s Work In Iran Sanctions Case

A judge presiding over a criminal case against a wealthy Turkish businessman said Thursday he’s not sure ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani can work for the defendant while his law firm represents Turkey in other matters. Read more

Saeed Karimian, Iranian Founder of Farsi-Language TV Network, Reportedly Shot Dead In Turkey

The Iranian founder of a Farsi-language satellite television network was shot dead in Istanbul alongside a Kuwaiti business partner, Turkish media reported Sunday, just months after reportedly being convicted of spreading “propaganda” against the Islamic Republic. Read more

U.S. Arrests Top Turkish Banker In Iran Sanctions Probe

ISTANBUL, Turkey — The US has arrested a senior official at a state-owned Turkish bank on charges of helping Iran violate US sanctions, a move that could fuel tension ahead of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit on Thursday. Read more

Russian Woman Allegedly Linked To Ambassador Karlov’s killer Arrested In Turkey

MOSCOW, – A Russian woman suspected of being in contact with alleged killer of ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov has been arrested in Ankara, CNN Turk reported Monday. Read more

Found Guilty Of Assaulting Jewish Father At Barclay’s, Queens Man Flees To Turkey

Brooklyn, NY – A St. Albans resident who was found guilty of assaulting a Jewish father in front of his children at Barclay’s Center in October 2014 has skipped out on his parole and has fled to Turkey. Read more

Shin Bet Bars Israeli Basketball Team From Traveling To Turkey

Ironi Nahariya’s European campaign is in danger of ending prematurely after the Shin Bet notified the club on Tuesday that it refuses to approve the team’s trip to Gaziantep, Turkey for next week’s Europe Cup round of 16 second leg. Read more

Russian Ambassador To Turkey Killed In ‘Terrorist Act

ANKARA – Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, has died of his wounds after being shot in Ankara, the Turkish capital, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Monday. Read more