Alahednews Alahednews Turkey’s Relations with US off to Poor Start - Erdogan I cannot say things have gotten off to a good start with Biden, Erdogan said. Turkey Combats Black Sea Floods, At Least 27 Killed The death toll rose to 27 in the second natural disaster to strike Turkey this month. Erdogan Urges Taliban to Stop Occupying Afghanistan Erdogan called on the Taliban to “end the occupation of the soil of their brothers.” Erdogan Says Turkey Will Carry on Searching For Gas in Mediterranean Turkey is at odds with EU members Greece and Cyprus over energy resources and jurisdiction in the region. Erdogan: Terrorist “Israel” must Be Stopped “If we do not immediately stop ‘Israel’s’ aggression in Palestine, tomorrow, everyone would be a target of this brutal mentality,” Erdogan w Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu Hails “New Period” in Ties with Egypt Turkey hints at possible mutual visits as it seeks thaw with Egypt after years of frosty ties. Turkey Detains 10 Retired Admirals over Open Letter They are accused of ’using force and violence to get rid of the constitutional order.’ Ankara Not Seeking US Permit for Use of Russia’s S-400 Systems A Turkish official said Ankara’s stance on the use of the Russian S-400 air defense systems remains unchanged. Turkey’s President Fires Central Bank Governor by Decree Erdogan announced the departure of Naci Agbal, a former finance minister. Turkey’s Erdogan Blasts Biden’s “Unacceptable” Comments about Putin Erdogan’s remarks follow in the wake of Biden’s interview with ABC News. Turkey Plans to Host Afghan Peace Talks in April Turkey plans to host an Afghan peace conference in Istanbul in April. Putin, Erdogan Launch New Phase of Turkish Nuclear Power Plant Russia’s Rosatom state nuclear energy firm began building the first of four planned reactors on Turkey’s south coast in 2018. Erdogan: US Must Stop Supporting ’Terrorists’, Either Stand with Turkey or Against It Erdogan added that Washington’s earlier statement on killed Turkish militants was ’a joke.’ Turkish Plane Headed to Tehran Turns to Baku amid Reports of Sirens Heard in Iranian Capital The plane successfully landed in Baku airport after having made several circles in the sky above Tehran. Fire Kills 8 COVID-19 Patients at ICU In Turkish Hospital 14 patients undergoing intensive care treatment were transferred to other hospitals. An investigation was underway. US Sanctions Turkey over Purchase of Russian S-400 Systems, Ankara Vows Retaliation In turn, Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop said the sanctions ill fit the spirit of alliance. Turkey Chooses Pro-Erdogan Ambassador To ‘Israel’ In Bid to Normalize Ties Ulutas’ appointment has yet to be formally announced. Turkey Condemns Seizure of Vessel by East Libyan Forces Haftar’s LNA said it intercepted the Turkish ship Mabrouka, under a Jamaican flag, heading to the port of Misrata. EU: Turkey’s Actions Worsen Gas Dispute Ahead of Summit NATO ally and EU candidate Turkey claims gas resources also contested by Greece and Cyprus. State Media: Turkish Court Issues Life Sentences in 2016 Coup Trial More than 250 people were killed in the attempt to overthrow the government on July 15, 2016. Turkey Appoints Former Deputy PM as Finance Minister Former Turkish deputy PM Lutfi Elvan appointed as finance minister. Turkey Pulls 2 Girls Out of Rubble Three Days After Deadly Quake Onlookers applauded in joy and relief as ambulances carrying the girls rushed to hospitals immediately after their rescues. Turkey Will Take Legal, Diplomatic Steps over French Caricature of Erdogan State media reported that Turkish prosecutors had launched an investigation into Charlie Hebdo’s executives over their actions. Turkish Lira Slides to Record Low of 8 against Dollar The Turkish lira was at 8.03 against the dollar, suffering a loss of nearly one percent since the start of the day. Erdogan Brushes Off US Criticism Over S-400: “Washington Has No Idea About Who It Deals With” Turkish Defense Minister stated that the country’s military is checking its S-400 systems and preparing them for deployment.