• Lavrov Today 10:13

    Lavrov: Russia, Iran, Turkey to prepare document on de-escalation zones in Syria

    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow, Tehran and Ankara as initiators of the intra-Syria dialogue in Astana, will cooperate on preparing an agreement to create de-escalation zones in Syria.

  • Turkey Today 03:08

    By Cengiz Çandar

    New clashes likely between Turkey, Europe

    Once again, Turkey and the European Union appear destined for a head-on collision in their relations, one that looks very difficult, if not impossible, to avert.

  • Syria 2017-06-23 20:18

    Iran, Russia, Turkey to deploy personnel in Syria to monitor de-escalation zones 

    TEHRAN - Iranian, Russian and Turkish personnel will be deployed in parts of Syria as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman as saying on Thursday.

  • Barzani 2017-06-23 20:08

    Iraq's Kurds brush aside warnings on independence plebiscite  

    TEHRAN – The Kurdistan Regional Government reiterated its pledge to stage a planned referendum in September, warning that any effort to thwart it would result in “catastrophe” and “bloody war.” 

  • Kofi Anan 2017-06-21 02:25

    By Kofi Annan

    Why are only poor countries taking refugees?

    It has now been almost two years since the world was confronted with the harrowing image of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach.

  • Turkey 2017-06-17 04:12

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Turkish opposition struggles to unite amid government crackdown

    Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) staged mass rallies on June 15, the day after one of its deputies, Enis Berberoglu, received a 25-year prison sentence for revealing state secrets.

  • مسابقات بسکتبال با ویلچر زیر 23 سال جهان 2017-06-17 02:31

    Iran finish eighth at U-23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Iran had to settle for eighth place at the men's U-23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship after a 76-63 loss to France on Thursday.

  • qassemi 2017-06-12 18:47

    Iran, Turkey getting closer on Syria: spokesman

    TEHRAN – Backing opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, Iran and Turkey are now in a “better position” vis-à-vis the creation of de-escalation zones in the embattled country, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. 

  • Turkey 2017-06-12 05:43

    Fehim Tastekin

    After rushing to Qatar's aid, Turkey may have to rethink its Mideast ties

    The only firm opposition to the “Let's Teach Qatar a Lesson” operation currently underway in the Middle East is coming from Turkey.

  • اسماعیل هنیه 2017-06-10 17:52

    Hamas leader to visit Iran amid Qatar row 

    TEHRAN – The Palestinian movement Hamas said on Saturday that a delegation headed by its leader Ismail Haniyeh will visit Iran in the near future as the Saudi-led squeeze on its main supporter Qatar is expected to exacerbate. 

  • پارلمان ترکیه 2017-06-08 02:13

    Turkish parliament okays troop deployment in Qatar amid Saudi threats

    The Turkish parliament on Wednesday approved a draft bill to deploy troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar amid Saudi threats against the tiny country.

  • محمدجواد ظریف وزیر امور خارجه 2017-06-07 21:22

    Iran’s Zarif makes surprise visit to Turkey amid Arab rift 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made an unannounced visit to neighboring Turkey on Wednesday as the row between Qatar and other Arab countries is further altering Middle East politics. 

  • گفتگوی تلفنی ظریف 2017-06-06 10:19

    Zarif discusses regional affairs with Turkish, Indonesian counterparts

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has talked over the telephone with his Turkish and Indonesian counterparts, Mehr news agency reported on Monday.

  • iran russia turkey 2017-06-02 18:18

    Talks on de-escalation zones ongoing, but more time needed: Russia

    TEHRAN – Russian, Iranian, and Turkish military experts are still working out details of the de-escalation zones they agreed to create in Syria on May 4, a Russian foreign ministry official said on Friday.

  • Jaberi 2017-05-31 11:31

    By M.A. Saki, Ali Kushki, Negar Asadi

    S.Arabia in war with itself and region: Jaberi Ansari

    Exclusive – Resisting any policy change, Saudi Arabia is in war with itself and the region, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and North African affairs says.

  • Harun Yahya 2017-05-30 13:04

    By Harun Yahya

    The Road to peace in Syria 

    Truly the only way to end the civil war in Syria is cooperation between regional countries including Turkey, Russia and Iran. The involvement of other foreign powers would not be able to offer a permanent solution. Therefore, it is great to see that new developments reflect this sentiment and a regional cooperation is being built. The meeting that took place on December 20, 2016 in Moscow between the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran, which resulted in a joint declaration, marked the beginning of such cooperation. 

  • Shadegan International Wetland 2017-05-29 19:59

    Iranians launch campaign to prevent Turkey to dry up wetland

    TEHRAN – Some 5,000 Iranians have signed a petition that has been sent to UN chief Antonio Guterres, calling on Turkey to stop building dams which dry up the Tigris river in Iraq and consequently Hoor al-Azim wetland in southwestern Iran.

  • Turkey 2017-05-29 03:15

    By Simon A Waldman

    Why Turkey needs Europe more than Europe needs Turkey

    Following the ghastly attack in Manchester on 22 May, it is unsurprising that terrorism topped the agenda at last week’s NATO summit as the alliance pledged to join the anti-Islamic State (ISIL) coalition.

  • Riza Hakan Tekin 2017-05-25 15:57

    Turkey hopes Rouhani’s 2nd term would bring peace to region

    TEHRAN – Turkey enjoys good ties with President Hassan Rouhani’s government, the Turkish ambassador to Iran said on Tuesday.

  • Turkey 2017-05-24 09:55

    By Ahmet A Sabanci

    The violence of Erdogan’s bodyguards in Washington DC is Turkey's new normal

    On 17 May, a slice of Erdogan’s Turkey found its way to Washington DC. That day, a group of Kurdish Americans gathered outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence to protest against the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There, they were beaten, threatened and attacked by the Turkish leader’s bodyguards. A total of 11 people were injured. Instead of the attackers, two protesters were arrested.

  • سرگئی لاوروف 2017-05-13 10:21

    Iran, Russia, Turkey to discuss Syria de-escalation zones, Lavrov says

    TEHRAN - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday that Russian, Turkish and Iranian experts plan to meet in a week or two to discuss parameters of de-escalation zones in Syria.

  • Trump-Erdogan 2017-05-12 05:11

    By Semih Idiz

    dds appear stacked against success of Erdogan-Trump meeting

    Omens for the long-awaited meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump at the White House on May 16 do not bode well. Despite the smiles both leaders will no doubt have for the cameras, all the signs are that their talks will be tough.

  • Iran-Turkey 2017-05-09 18:40

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran ‘informed’ of Turkish decision to construct border wall 

    TEHRAN - An official with the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Turkey has “informally informed” Tehran of a plan to construct an Iran-Turkey border wall. 

  • Turkey 2017-05-06 15:54

    By Semih Idiz

    Post-referendum, what’s next for Turkey’s EU bid?

    Turkish-EU ties appeared set on a collision course before the April 16 referendum that aimed to increase the powers of the Turkish presidency by switching Turkey to a presidential system of government and, by extension, increasing the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2017-05-01 20:48

    Inconsistent voice heard from Washington: Iran

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Iran has not put talks with the U.S. on issues other than nuclear deal on agenda, noting “different” and “paradoxical” voices are being heard from Washington.

  • A poster for the 3rd International ECO-Silk Road Food Festival 2017-05-01 18:59

    12 countries to attend Zanjan gastronomy festival

    TEHRAN – The historical city of Zanjan, northwestern Iran, will play host to the 3rd International ECO-Silk Road Food Festival with the theme of “Together for Sustainable Tourism” from May 10 to 12. ECO stands for Economic Cooperation Organization.

  • Turkey 2017-05-01 09:23

    By Amanda Erickson and Kareem Fahim

    Turkey just banned Wikipedia, labeling it a ‘national security threat’

    If you try to open up Wikipedia in Turkey right now, you'll turn up a swirling loading icon, then a message that the server timed out.

  •  Iran denounces Turkish air raid on Iraq 2017-04-26 20:49

    Iran denounces Turkish air raid on Iraq

    TEHRAN – Iran has denounced a series of attacks carried out by Turkish warplanes in northwestern Iraq as a violation of the Arab country’s sovereignty.

  • Iran-Turkey co-op needed to defeat terrorism: official 2017-04-25 20:44

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Iran-Turkey co-op needed to defeat terrorism: official

    TEHRAN – An Iranian Foreign Ministry official underlined on Tuesday the necessity of cooperation between Iran and Turkey in order to defeat terrorist groups and extremist ideologies in the Middle East.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017/04/22

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Turkey and its constitutional referendum: Looking ahead

    The recent referendum in Turkey has dramatically expanded the powers of President RecepTayyip Erdogan, pushing the Turkish people and its domestic politics toward a choice between serving as a democratic model for the rest of the Muslim world or defending their nation by prioritizing security (in the face of the most talked-about terrorist threat—ISIS—within its porous borders) and its economic stakes (worsened by the Syrian refugee crisis) over its democratic ideals in a region that is growing on the whole more authoritarian.