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May 12, 2018 12:00 AM Rouhani says Iran should not trust Europe

ANKARA: A member of Iran’s clerical elite said on Friday Europeans could not be trusted after President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would remain in a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers even after the United States pulled out. US President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that Washington was leaving the deal under which Iran curbed its nuclear programme 2

April 27, 2018 12:00 AM Muslim nations urged to unite against US

ANKARA: Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to "bullying", state television reported on Thursday. "The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist... All Muslim nations should stand united against 13

April 26, 2018 12:00 AM Postponed Turkish derby to be resumed without fans

ANKARA: Turkey’s football federation has ruled the domestic cup semi-final second leg between Fenerbahce and Besiktas will continue in an empty stadium from the point when it was abandoned, after crowd trouble forced the game to be postponed last week.The Turkish Cup semi-final between two of the country’s biggest teams was abandoned on Thursday after 8

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan sends Turkey to snap polls on June 24

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half to sharply accelerate the transition to a new presidential system. Erdogan's announcement upended the political timetable in Turkey, which had been set to vote in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary 3

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM SMIU’s students of Internationl Leadership will visit Turkey

Karachi: A delegation of SMIU’s International Leadership Program (ILP) will visit Turkey from 15h to 21st April 2018. The group is comprised of 28 female and male students and 8 faculty and staff members. The delegation will leave for Turkey on Saturday night. During their visit to Tureky the delegtion of SMIU will visit six major universities of Turkey 11

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM Iran can destroy Israel: Khamenei’s envoy

ANKARA: The Supreme Leader´s envoy at Iran´s Quds force said on Thursday that Tehran could destroy Israel and warned it to avoid any “stupid” measure against the Islamic Republic, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. “If Israel wants to continue its treacherous existence . . . it should avoid stupid measures. If they give excuses to Iran, Tel Aviv and Haifa 2

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey deports hundreds of Afghan migrants

ISTANBUL: Turkey was on Sunday deporting hundreds of Afghan migrants back home on special flights, in a major operation after thousands illegally entered the country in recent weeks. Early Sunday morning 227 Afghan migrants boarded a charter flight from Erzurum in northeastern Turkey back to Kabul, the Dogan news agency said. It said a total of 691 Afghan 5

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Four killed in Turkish university shooting

ANKARA: Four people were killed and three others were wounded on Thursday in a shooting at the Osmangazi University in Turkey's northwestern province of Eskisehir, the school´s rector and local media said. The gunman, a researcher at the university, shot dead the assistant dean, faculty secretary, lecturer, and a staff member from the education faculty 12

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Rouhani angers Israel with ‘support for terrorists’ jibe

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit out at Iran on Wednesday after President Hassan Rouhani accused Israel of supporting "terrorists" in Syria. "Absurdity has no limits: Iran's terrorist regime that sends tentacles of terror across the region accuses Israel of terrorism," Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. "If Rouhani is unaware of the terrorist 13

April 4, 2018 12:00 AM Russia looking at joint organisation for cooperation with OPEC

ANKARA: Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday a joint organisation for cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC countries may be set up once the current deal on oil output curbs expires at the end of this year. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Reuters last month that Saudi Arabia and Russia are working on a historic long-term 12