Tag: Turkey

Trump tells Erdogan: ‘Don’t be a fool’ in latest letter

“Don’t be a fool,” Donald Trump has warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his latest letter. The letter was sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria. Three days after appearing to greenlight an invasion by pulling US troops from the Kurdish-dominated region, Trump told the Turkish president he would wreck Ankara’s economy if the invasion went too far.

Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan postponed: FO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan, expected on 23rd October has been postponed. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed the news, hours after a Turkish diplomat tweeted about the matter. The FO spokesperson added that a new date for the visit is yet to be determined but did not state any reasons for the postponement of the visit. 

Turkish president to visit Pakistan on October 23rd

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay an official visit to Pakistan on 23rd of this month to cement relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan had telephoned the Turkish president and said that Mr Erdogan would visit Pakistan “later this month”. Erdogan will also extend full support to Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir issue.

Turkey launches military operation against the Kurds in Syria

Turkish President announced military operation against US-backed Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria three days after Trump administration unexpectedly announced withdrawal of US troops stationed in the region. The Turkish leader discussed the operations’s goal that was to neutralise terror threats against Turkey and preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity which will lead to establishment of safe zone. 

Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy and obliterate’ Turkey’s economy

President Donald Trump threatened Turkey (NATO ally) to destroy its economy if Ankara takes any action in Syria that he considered “off-limits”.  Leaders from both parties and both houses of Congress joined in the criticism. The United States began pulling troops back from the northeast Syrian border giving Turkey a green light to move into the area who has repeatedly threatened to carry out invasion in the same region. 

Turkey begins building naval warship for Pakistan

Turkey has started constructing a naval warship for Pakistan, state-owned Anadolu Agency reported Sunday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended a dual ceremony commissioning a new Turkish naval ship while starting construction of a ship set to be sold to Pakistan Navy. The warship commissioned for Turkish navy is named TCG Kinaliada while the one being built for Pakistan is named MILGEM.