World Bulletin / News Desk
Lebanon's Miqdad tribe has said a Turkish businessman it had a kidnapped earlier this month would not be released until a clansman abducted by armed groups inside Syria was freed.
"We will not release the Turkish businessman until our brother is freed," Asad Miqdad, brother of Hassan Miqdad who was kidnapped in Syria, told The Anadolu Agency on Saturday.
Aydin Tufan Tekin, the Turkish businessman, was among more than 20 Syrians including opposition members and fighters with the Free Syrian Army in retaliation to the arrest of Hassan Miqdad.
Earlier today, the Miqdad tribe said it would release all Syrians it holds as hostage except for four, whom a spokesperson for the tribe described as "senior FSA members."
Diplomatic sources say Mevlut Cavusoglu will attend July meeting of regional Black Sea body in Sochi
'Foreign and US tourists have been explicitly targeted,' State Dept. says
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday that Turkey and Israel were to normalize relations
Relations between two countries have been marked by ups and downs since creation of Jewish state in 1948
Parliament agrees Turkish troops will continue serving as UN peacekeepers in Lebanon for another year
'I suppose our president will have a phone call with Putin today, tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, maybe Thursday,' Yildirim says
Local Election Board says no congress can be held until Ankara court has its say
Turkish PM says reconciliation deal with Israel will be signed Tuesday
“We see an acceleration in steps to smooth over relations with Russia,” Deputy PM Kurtulmuş says following a cabinet meeting
Ankara reaches deal with Tel Aviv on improving conditions in Gaza, Turkish president tells Palestinian counterpart
PKK terrorists detonated a bomb in Bitlis, leaving one soldier martyred and two others wounded early Monday
A new deal comes six years after an Israeli raid killed Turkish activists on a flotilla seeking to deliver aid to Gaza
Von der Leyen expresses regret for cancellation of German lawmakers' visit to Turkish base
Istanbul police were searching for 51 FETÖ suspects charged with financially supporting the extreme group
- Turkish forces kill 3 PKK extremists in Hakkari province, military says
Governorship says seven people were slightly injured after assailant shot at coaches in Turkish capital