President Trump to Meet with Turkish President Erdogan

President Donald Trump will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16, according to a statement from the press secretary.  The statement says that “the two leaders will discuss how to further strengthen our bilateral relationship and deepen our cooperation to confront terrorism in all its forms.” The […]

Turkish Police Officer Assassinates Russian Ambassador

As the Turkish and Russian governments have worked to improve their historically frosty relationship, the Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated on Monday by a Turkish police officer. Gunman Mevlut Mert Altintas was killed in the aftermath. Ambassador Andrey Karlov was killed at an Ankara art gallery where he was invited […]

German Satire Creates Quagmire for Chancellor Merkel

A German late night comedian’s joke is causing trouble for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a legal complaint against Jan Boehmermann, the host of Neo Magazin Royale. Boehmermann recited a poem on-air that referenced bestiality and noted accusations that Erdogan repressed minorities, Christians, and […]

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Airplane; Other Factors at Play?

Turkey shot down a Russian military aircraft after the plane, according to Turkey, ignored ten warnings from the country. The two pilots ejected from the plane. Russia’s state-run news agency, RIA Novosti, reported that the one pilot was killed mid-air by ground fire while the second pilot’s condition has not […]