Head of Syrian military defectors has denied a news report that he crossed the border from Turkey to Syria to command troops loyal to the opposition force called the Free Syrian Army.
"News reports that appeared on a number of Internet sites that I had crossed into Syria to command troops there are false. I am in Turkey at the moment in a safe place," Col. Riad Al Assad told the Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.
Al Assad said an estimated 15 thousand Syrian soldiers had deserted and joined the Free Syrian Army to fight against the Damascus regime.
"Four hundred troops quit the Syrian army yesterday alone. Last week, 15 officers including colonels have pledged their allegiance. The Syrian regime is scared of the Free Syrian Army now," Al Assad said.
"The fall of the Syrian regime is unavoidable."
Al Assad said he condemned recent attacks on embassies in Damascus by supporters of the Syrian government.
"Paid gangs which are called Shabbiha and work closely with the Syrian regime have attacked a number of embassies including Turkey's in the guidance and supervision of the Syrian intelligence. We condemn those attacks," he said.
A worldwide boycott could alter the Israeli economy, enterpreneurs from the Anatolian Businesspersons' Association and Istanbul Commodity Exchange said.
Killings, kidnappings and robbery now a part of everyday life in Libya amid ongoing clashes, saidTurks returning home.
Turkish think-tank ORSAM released a report to underline the miserable situation of Iraqi Turkmen.
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan was given the Profile of Courage award in 2004 by the Jewish American Congress for his efforts in the Middle-East peace process.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan discussed the Israel-Gaza in an exclusive interview with CNN, and accused Israel of being a “terror state”.
When integrated with the Marmaray, the under-sea tunnel connecting the both sides of Istanbul, a passenger will be able to travel directly through the country's Asian and European sides without requiring any other means of transportation.
Jewish people should not be identified with Israeli military or political policy, say academics.
Turkish dailies reported Thursday on the latest developments of the operation in Istanbul and other cities against police officers and officials in the wiretapping probe, along with the latest clashes in Israel and Palestine.
Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu postponed a trip to France and left for Qatar in an effort to reach ceasefire between Israel and Gaza.
A major operation in Istanbul and other cities sees 22 more police personnel detained and 14 of them have been sent to court.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu three times on Thursday.
"If Israel continues with this attitude, it will definitely be tried at international courts," Erdogan told a rally of supporters in the southern port city of Mersin.
A major operation in Istanbul and other cities saw 104 police officers and chiefs detained and 22 of them sent to the court.
Troubles in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Israel are forcing airlines travelling between the east and the west to fly through Turkey.
"The U.S., Turkey, Qatar and Egypt have been working for the last five days to ensure an immediate ceasefire," Ahmet Davutoglu said
Turkey called on citizens to immediately leave Libya and avoid non-essential travel after airports were closed down due to shelling.