Tag: Erdogan

Erdogan Orders F-16 Patrol Flights Across Turkey

Reading Time: 1 minute President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday instructed military combat planes to conduct patrols across Turkey, two days after F-16s and choppers flew above the country in a failed coup attempt. The patrol flights are being conducted for airspace control and security purposes as per Erdogan’s instructions. F-16 combat jets were used by coup leaders late […]

Lufthansa, Thomas Cook and TUI Resumes Flights To Turkey

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa and tour operators Thomas Cook and TUI have resumed flights to Turkey following the failed coup against President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of the military coup attempt, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000. The government said it was in full […]

Turkey Coup: All Flights From Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Canceled

Reading Time: 2 minutes All flights from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport have been canceled, a Reuters witness said on Friday, citing a pilot, after the military said it had taken control of the government. Turkey’s armed forces said on Friday they had taken power in the country to protect the democratic order and to maintain human rights. Turkish President Recep […]

Sanctions Over Jet Downing Hit Turkish Economy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sanctions ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to the downing of a Russian warplane are already weighing on the Turkish economy. The plane was shot down on the Syrian-Turkish border on Nov. 24, and the package of sanctions was announced shortly after. The incident has become a point of heated contention between Putin […]

WikiLeaks: Turkey Planned Su-24 Downing Six Weeks Before the Incident?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan planned to shoot down a Russian warplane engaged in Moscow’s anti-Daesh […]