• Turkey_U.S. 2017-10-11 02:06

    Visa dispute is another sign of Turkey’s drift

    The longstanding Washington-Ankara alliance shows severe strain amid tit-for-tat row

  • Iraq 2017-10-08 09:52

    by Fehim Tastekin

    Turkey lays out plans for Iraq's Kurds after independence vote

    Turkey is studying a variety of ways to punish Iraqi Kurds for approving an independence referendum Sept. 25. In addition to restricting oil trade and cutting off airspace, one plan being considered would create a new border crossing to Iraq that supposedly would allow Turkey to bypass northern Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) altogether.

  • Iraq asks Iran, Turkey to shut borders with KRG 2017-10-08 09:36

    Iraq asks Iran, Turkey to shut borders with KRG

    TEHRAN – Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub has said Baghdad had sent an official request to Ankara and Tehran urging them to close their borders with the Iraqi Kurdistan and limit the oil trade with the region, the Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Iran-Turkey 2017-10-05 15:06

    Turkey to host exclusive expo of Iranian goods in late Oct.

    TEHRAN - An exclusive exhibition of Iranian goods and services is due to be held in Turkish capital Istanbul on October 25-28, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • دیدار رجب طیب اردوغان رئیس جمهور ترکیه با رهبر انقلاب اسلامی 2017-10-05 14:59

    Kurdish referendum an act of treason: Leader

    TEHRAN – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Iran’s Supreme Leader in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss mutual political concerns, particularly the recent Kurdish referendum in Iraq and the Syrian crisis.

  • Erdogan visit to Tehran step forward in bilateral ties: envoy 2017-10-04 09:02

    Erdogan visit to Tehran step forward in bilateral ties: envoy

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard on Tuesday underscored the importance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Wednesday Tehran trip, saying it will be a step forward in bilateral ties.

  • General Hulusi Akar 2017-10-02 14:12

    Iranian, Turkish military chiefs dismiss independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan

    TEHRAN – The top military commanders of Iran and Turkey on Saturday unanimously voiced strong opposition to the independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan, saying it is “unacceptable”

  • High-ranking Turkish military team to visit Iran next week 2017-09-27 10:38

    High-ranking Turkish military team to visit Iran next week

    TEHRAN – Turkey's Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces, Hulusi Akar, will visit Iran next week, the Iranian military announced on Tuesday.

  • Iran, Turkey to boost anti-narcotics co-op 2017-09-27 10:33

    Iran, Turkey to boost anti-narcotics co-op

    TEHRAN – In a meeting on Tuesday, Iran’s anti-narcotics police chief and Turkish officials highlighted the need for enhancement of cooperation between the two neighboring countries in fight against drug trafficking.

  • Harun Yahya 2017-09-24 11:51

    By Harun Yahya

    Is the Syrian war about to end?

    September 15th marked an important accord between Turkey, Iran and Russia in the 6th round of the Astana talks that first started on January 6th of this year.

  • John Limbert 2017-09-24 11:31

    By Javad Heirannia

    Dividing Iraq into mini-states makes situation worse: John Limbert

    TEHRAN - John Limbert, the former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, says “Most Middle Eastern states have to find ways to exist as multi-ethnic and multi-religious entities.”

  • Javad Jahangirzadeh 2017-09-20 09:37

    Iranian, Azeri, Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Baku

    TEHRAN – The Azeri foreign minister will host a meeting of his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in Baku, Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan Javad Jahangirzadeh was quoted by Trend news agency as saying on Tuesday.

  • Kurdistan 2017-09-19 03:57

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Ankara hardens opposition to KRG referendum

    Since the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced in June that it will hold a referendum on declaring independence from Iraq, the Turkish government has maintained a coolheaded approach — until now. As the Sept. 25 referendum approaches, Ankara seems to be toughening its stance against Iraqi Kurdistan independence.

  • Erdogan to visit Tehran Oct. 4 2017-09-17 09:16

    Erdogan to visit Tehran Oct. 4

    TEHRAN – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make an official visit to Tehran on October 4 for talks on bilateral and regional issues, Turkish media reported.

  • araqchi 2017-09-16 20:02

    Turkey not convincing over dams project: Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has not been convinced by Turkey’s claim of having counted in the region’s environmental concerns in its dam building mega-project called the Southeastern Anatolia Project known as GAP, a top Iranian diplomat has said.

  • An undated photo depicts an Iranian traveler looking at a tourist map in Istanbul, Turkey. 2017-09-12 08:51

    Iran’s 5-month outbound passengers +20.9% y/y: official

    TEHRAN – Over 3.4 million Iranians traveled abroad during the first five months of the current [Iranian] calendar year (started on March 21, 2017), an increase of 20.9 percent from a year earlier, a tourism official said on Monday.

  • قطر و عربستان 2017-09-05 16:20

    Iran’s deft diplomacy in region paying dividends: National Interest 

    In an article on its website published on Sept. 4, the National Interest said it is Iran which is emerging the winner in the Saudi blockade of Qatar. The article, written by Mohammed Ayoob, said, “Tehran’s deft diplomacy and infinite patience have finally begun to pay dividends.”

  • Rohingya 2017-09-05 08:40

    Iranian, Turkish FMs discuss violence against Rohingya

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu have exchanged views about the ongoing violence targeting the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State.

  •  An undated photo shows some troglodyte homes carved out of noticeably eroded rocks in Kandovan village, northwest Iran. 2017-09-05 08:31

    Iran makes leap forward in UNESCO inscription of Kandovan village

    TEHRAN – Iran’s heritage body seeks to remove obstacles for possible inscription of Kandovan village, northwest of the country, on the UNESCO World Heritage list, so as to comply with the UN organization’s requirements and criteria for assuming the privilege.

  • A woman takes photographs in front of the New Mosque by the Bosporus strait in Istanbul, Turkey, January 12, 2016. (Reuters/Murad Sezer) 2017-08-27 09:33

    Iranians visiting Istanbul on the rise

    TEHRAN – The number of Iranian travelers to Istanbul has followed an upward trend in the recent years, ranking second after Germans when it comes to the distribution of tourists visiting the Turkish city by country.

  • Iraq 2017-08-24 13:59

    by Amberin Zaman

    Turkey fumes as Sinjar Yazidis declare 'democratic autonomy'

    As Massoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, continues to resist mounting international calls to scrap a referendum on Kurdish independence planned for September, a rival Kurdish faction has added its voice, declaring what it calls “democratic autonomy” in the predominantly Yazidi region of Sinjar.

  • سرلشکر باقری 2017-08-22 18:52

    IRGC denies military operation with Turkey against PKK 

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has refuted the possibility of a joint military operation with Turkey against the PKK outside of the Iranian borders.

  • Masoud Barzani 2017-08-21 10:41

    Barzani: Referendum should not concern neighbors

    TEHRAN – The president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (KRG) has said a prospective referendum for independence should not concern Iran or Turkey.

  • Osman Faruk Loğoğlu 2017-08-20 11:26

    By Payman Yazdani

    CHP member: Iran and Turkey won’t allow division of Iraq

    TEHRAN - Calling the Kurdish independence referendum as the eye of the next hurricane in the region, a senior member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (CHP) says Turkey and Iran won’t allow any efforts to divide Iraq.

  • Travelers sit overlooking the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan. (Photograph: James Strachan/Getty/Robert Harding World Imagery) 2017-08-17 13:53

    Some 360,000 Iranian expats toured home in 3-month span

    TEHRAN – A total of 360,200 of expatriate Iranians visited home as sightseers during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21 – June 21), a tourism official says.

  • Recept 2017-08-16 21:36

    Iran, Turkey exchange views on Iraqi KRG

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Staff of Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri held high-level talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday, discussing a range of regional issues including a referendum decision by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). 

  • دیوار مرزی ترکیه با ایران 2017-08-11 06:16

    Turkey starts constructing wall along Iran border

    TEHRAN – Turkey has started building a wall along its border with Iran in parallel with the Turkish barrier along the Syrian frontier, a Turkish media report says.

  • Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari 2017-08-09 20:02

    Iran has emerged as major player in resolving Syrian crisis, diplomat says

    TEHRAN – Iran has become a significant player in resolving the Syrian conflict thanks to Dr. Zarif’s renewed efforts, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari says.

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Mirhadi Qareseyyed-Romiani in an undated photo 2017-08-01 09:42

    Iran to repatriate historical relics to countries of origin

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization will return a centuries-old church bell to Turkey as the organization has adopted a policy to repatriate historical objects and relics to the countries of origin.

  • ظریف 2017-07-31 21:02

    Zarif to visit Turkey for talks on Palestine

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to travel to Turkey’s Istanbul on Tuesday to attend an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on developments in al-Quds.