• File photo showing a Tehran-Istanbul train sign 2019-11-25 19:15

    Turkish arrivals in Iran rising

    TEHRAN - Iran’s deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri has said the number of Turkish arrivals in Iran has increased by 35 percent over the past year.

  • Iran promoting tourism, traditions and arts at Ankara exhibit 2019-11-15 18:55

    Iran promoting tourism, traditions and arts at Ankara exhibit

    TEHRAN – Iranian exhibitors, tour operators, artists and craftspeople are promoting tourism, traditions and arts of the ancient land at the 4th Travelexpo Ankara (locally named “Turizm ve Seyahat Fuari”, which is currently underway at the Turkish capital city.

  • Six million Iranians expected to visit Turkey in 2020 2019-10-01 21:19

    Six million Iranians expected to visit Turkey in 2020

    TEHRAN – Some six million Iranian nationals are anticipated to visit the neighboring Turkey in 2020, president of Iranian Scientific Ecotourism has said.

  • We will never forget Iranian support for Turkey against coup plotters in 2016: embassy 2019-07-13 16:58

    We will never forget Iranian support for Turkey against coup plotters in 2016: embassy

    TEHRAN – The Turkish embassy in Tehran says Ankara will “never forget” Iran’s political for the “elected government of Turkey” against the coup plotters in 2016.

  • Iran, Turkey to resume passenger train services 2019-06-16 19:17

    Iran, Turkey to resume passenger train services

    TEHRAN – Iran and Turkey are scheduled to recommence passenger train services as of late June, the deputy director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR) has said.

  • Nay San Lwin 2018/12/16

    By: Nay San Lwin

    Forcible repatriation of Rohingya dangerous

    TEHRAN - Just a little more than a year ago, at least ten thousand Rohingya were killed in northern Rakhine state, at least 350 villages were burnt to the ground. As a result, about 750,000 had to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

  • Iran denies evacuation of its embassy in Ankara 2018-10-16 10:11

    Iran denies evacuation of its embassy in Ankara

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday dismissed as a “lie” media reports that Iran had evacuated its embassy in Ankara after a suicide bombing threat.

  • Semih Idiz 2018-07-01 11:35

    By Payman Yazdani

    Relations between Ankara and Washington will remain tense: Turkish expert

    TEHRAN - Referring to reasons for reelection of Erdogan, Turkish political analyst Semih Idiz says Turkey’s domestic, regional policies and tensions with the U.S. will have almost no changes.

  • Turkey to protect firms against U.S. Iran sanctions 2018-05-26 08:57

    Turkey to protect firms against U.S. Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN – Ankara will take steps to protect Turkish companies which may suffer as a result of new U.S. sanctions against Iran, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday.

  • Iran-Turkey hold border committee meeting in Ankara 2018-04-12 11:35

    Iran-Turkey hold border committee meeting in Ankara

    TEHRAN – The 27th meeting of Iran-Turkey High Border Commission was held on Tuesday in Ankara after a six-year hiatus, Mehr reported.

  • MP optimistic about Ankara summit 2018-04-05 14:42

    MP optimistic about Ankara summit

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian lawmaker has said he has a “positive” view of the tripartite summit on the Syria conflict hosted by Ankara, IRNA reported.

  • Rouhani says there’s no military, foreign-imposed solution to Syria crisis 2018-04-04 21:22

    Presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey: Astana talks only effective international initiative on Syria

    Rouhani says there’s no military, foreign-imposed solution to Syria crisis

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday highlighted the importance of the Astana talks in resolving the long-running conflict in Syria, saying there’s no military, foreign imposed solution for the crisis.

  • A poster for “Pasha” 2018-03-26 11:08

    Play on Tabriz women’s role on Constitutional Movement to go on stage in Ankara

    TEHRAN – “Pasha” (“Pasa”), an Iranian play that sheds light on the role of women in Tabriz in the Constitutional Movement (1905 to 1911), will be performed at the 12th edition of the Ethos Ankara International Theater Festival, which is scheduled to open in the Turkish capital on Tuesday.

  • Embassy warns against unnecessary trips to Turkey 2017-12-30 08:43

    Embassy warns against unnecessary trips to Turkey

    TEHRAN – Iran’s embassy in Ankara has warned nationals to avoid unnecessary trips to Turkey or stay away from crowded and unsafe areas.

  • اردوغان 2017-12-02 10:34

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Why Is Erdogan Angry?

    TEHRAN _ Recent statements by Turkish government officials against Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government have again made the stark confrontation between Ankara and Damascus public. This conflict has lasted for years between the two neighboring countries. The support of Erdogan and members of the AKP from ISIS and the al-Nusra Front in Syria over the past years is not something that can be ignored. Turkish government authorities who have made a major and strategic mistake in protecting Takfiri terrorism in Syria, continue to make the same mistake in confronting the Syrian crisis. Recent remarks by the Turkish PM indicate Ankara is still not going to correct its misplaced approach toward Damascus.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Turkey 2017-07-26 02:51

    By Metin Gurcan

    Turkey flexing military muscle in Qatar

    One of the key agenda items during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s July 23-24 visits to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar is Turkey’s continued military presence in Qatar.

  • Turkey 2017-06-28 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.

  • Qatar 2017-06-18 02:55

    By Metin Gurcan

    Turkish military will protect Qatari regime if necessary

    In the deepening crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led coalition, Ankara faces yet another test of its rhetoric versus its actual abilities.

  • 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.

  • Iran-Turkey business meeting 2017-05-20 10:07

    Turkey-Iran business meeting held in Ankara

    TEHRAN – An Iran-Turkey investment, trade and cooperation opportunities meeting was held by Ankara Chamber of Commerce in the Turkish city on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Turkey 2017-04-21 04:49

    By  Markus Becker

    It's time to break off EU membership talks with Turkey

    With Turkey's vote on Sunday for sweeping constitutional reforms, autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated his power and divided the country.

  • Turkey 2017-04-18 02:39

    By Frida Ghitis

    Turkey's democracy died today

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever.

  • Erdogan 2017-04-10 02:39

    By Patrick Cockburn

    Turkish referendum could end what little democracy is left in the country

    In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots

  • U.S.-Turkey 2017-04-03 08:32

    Hilal Koylu

    Did Tillerson's visit to Turkey relieve tensions?

    With U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s meeting in Ankara on March 30, he became the first senior official in U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to visit Turkey.

  • Turkey 2017-03-15 09:29

    By Maximilian Popp

    Netherlands dispute gives Turkey perfect election fodder

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it seemed, had run out of stories to tell. He had retold the legend of his rise from the very bottom of society to the political pinnacle, and of his energetic battle against his country's enemies, so often that his referendum campaign had long felt like a repeat of earlier elections.

  • the Second Conference of Pioneers of the Turkic World 2017-02-17 19:28

    Iranian poet Shahriar commemorated in Turkey 

    TEHRAN -- Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906-1988), the Iranian poet who also composed works in Azerbaijani, was commemorated during the Second Conference of Pioneers of the Turkic World, which was held in Ankara, Turkey on Thursday.