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Turkey says will “thwart games”as offensive against Syria continues

January 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Turkey says will “thwart games”as offensive against Syria continues

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by AFP) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will “thwart games” along its borders, starting with the northwestern Syrian city of Manbij, as Ankara presses ahead with its operation against US-backed Kurdish militants in the war-torn Arab country. Speaking to local administrators in Ankara […]

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Turkey sends armored vehicles to southern border with Syria: Sources

January 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Turkey sends armored vehicles to southern border with Syria: Sources

Turkish army tanks are stationed near the Syrian border in the town of Karkamis, southern Turkey, August 25, 2016. (Photo by AP) Turkey has reportedly dispatched a convoy of over 40 military vehicles and tanks to the southern regions along the Syrian frontier amid growing Ankara-Washington tensions over a US […]

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

January 15, 2018 1:32 am
Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

US military vehicles drive in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, April 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Damascus says it is determined to end US military presence after Washington declared plans to build a 30,000-member “border force” in the Arab country that Russia says could lead to Syria’s partition. […]

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Muslim world won’t compromise on al-Quds, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

December 30, 2017 2:26 am
Muslim world won’t compromise on al-Quds, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, on December 21, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again criticized US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel, stressing that the Israeli-occupied city is of great value […]

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Cairo-based media: Sudan plotting with Turkey, Qatar against Egypt

December 28, 2017 10:30 am
Cairo-based media: Sudan plotting with Turkey, Qatar against Egypt

A general view of the Nile river in Cairo on December 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The pro-government media in Cairo have accused neighboring Sudan of conspiring with Turkey and Qatar against Egypt.  Egypt has long been at odds with Qatar and Turkey over their alleged support for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and […]

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Turkey, the United States lift suspension of visa services, end months-long row

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Turkey, the United States lift suspension of visa services, end months-long row

This photo taken on December 20, 2016, shows the US embassy in Ankara. (Photo by AFP) Turkey and the United States have mutually lifted restrictions on issuing visas, with each providing a different account of the settlement of a months-long diplomatic row that caused the suspension. The US embassy in Ankara said […]

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Turkey bans New Year events, tightens security in Istanbul’s key locations

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Turkey bans New Year events, tightens security in Istanbul’s key locations

A Turkish special force police officer stands guard on a mosque’s minaret in Istanbul on December 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Turkish authorities have banned gatherings and events for New Year celebrations in Istanbul’s key districts as security is tightened in the country’s largest city ahead of the anniversary of […]

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Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’

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Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’

UAE state minister for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash (Photo by AFP) Angered by growing Iranian and Turkish influence, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – a Saudi Arabian satellite state – calls on Arab states to come together under the leadership of Riyadh and Cairo amid what it calls the “geostrategic competition” […]

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Police in Turkey detains educators over ‘Gulen links’

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
Police in Turkey detains educators over ‘Gulen links’

This handout picture, released on September 24, 2013 by Zaman Daily, shows exiled Turkish Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. (Via AFP) Police in Turkey have arrested dozens of people working at a now-shuttered university over suspected involvement in an attempted coup last year. Turkey’s Anadolu […]

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Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

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Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Turkish troops at the Qatari-Turkish Armed Forces Land Command Base in Doha on November 15, 2017. (Photo by AP) A group of Turkish troops have been deployed to a military base in Qatar amid the diplomatic crisis between Doha and a Saudi-led quartet of […]

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44 soldiers hospitalized after food poisoning in southeastern Turkey

December 26, 2017 3:00 am
44 soldiers hospitalized after food poisoning in southeastern Turkey

A soldier is transported to hospital after a mass food poisoning at the Manisa First Infantry Training Brigade Command, western Turkey, on June 17, 2017. (Photo by Anadolu news agency) Dozens of soldiers have fallen sick in a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a military camp in Turkey’s southeastern […]

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Ankara dismisses 2,756 public workers over suspected ‘terror’ links

December 24, 2017 6:30 am
Ankara dismisses 2,756 public workers over suspected ‘terror’ links

Special force police officers walk in the street after clashes in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Turkey, November 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Turkish authorities have sacked more than 2,700 people from a number of public institutions over suspected links to “terror” groups or organizations in the latest round of purges […]

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Turkey sacks 2,700 public service workers as part of anti-Gulen purge

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Turkey sacks 2,700 public service workers as part of anti-Gulen purge

File photo of Turkish riot police forces confronting protesters with smoke grenades As many as 2,756 more people have been dismissed from Turkey’s public services’ sector for being linked to “terror” groups. The Official Gazette of the Republic of Turkey announced the dismissals on Sunday, saying they included 637 military […]

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Turkey to change name of street over UAE FM’s anti-Ottoman retweet

December 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Turkey to change name of street over UAE FM’s anti-Ottoman retweet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Turkey plans to change the name of a street where the embassy of the United Arab Emirates is located to an Ottoman ruler, following a retweet by the Emirati […]

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Turkish authorities issue detention warrant for 106 over links to failed coup

December 18, 2017 8:51 am
Turkish authorities issue detention warrant for 106 over links to failed coup

Turkish anti-riot police officers detain a leftist protester a demonstration against the US and Israel on December 9, 2017 in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. (Photo by AFP) Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 106 people, believed to have worked as matchmakers for the so-called Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), […]

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