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Turkish warplanes kill 20 Islamic State group fighters

Turkish warplanes kill 20 Islamic State group fighters

Sep 12, – Warplanes had struck three buildings identified as belonging to IS, the Chief of General Staff’s office said in a statement. Turkey’s military said Sunday that its warplanes killed 20 Islamic State group fighters in an attack on targets in northern Syria, while Turkey’s president renewed a pledge to destroy the group. A […]

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Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police, 78 wounded

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police, 78 wounded

Aug  26, – The attack struck the checkpoint 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. A Kurdish militant suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station in southeast Turkey on Friday, killing at least 11 police […]

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Israel launches ‘dozens’ of Gaza strikes, draws Turkish ire

Israel launches ‘dozens’ of Gaza strikes, draws Turkish ire

Aug 23, – “We conducted strikes against several dozen targets in the Gaza Strip” on Sunday, an army spokeswoman. Israel said Monday it staged dozens of strikes on Gaza in response to rocket fire from the strip, causing limited casualties but sparking a war of words with Turkey. Palestinian medical officials said four people were […]

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Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

Aug 22, – The attack late Saturday on a street wedding in the city of Gaziantep was latest in a devastating series of bombings in Turkey at a time when the country is riven by internal upheaval and shaken by the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Turkish authorities were on Monday scrambling to identify a […]

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Twin PKK attacks kill 4 Turkish soldiers- report

Twin PKK attacks kill 4 Turkish soldiers- report

Aug  01, – Three soldiers were killed during a military operation in Ordu, located on the Black Sea coast in northeastern Turkey, the province’s governor said in comments carried by private Dogan news agency. Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) killed four Turkish soldiers Sunday in two separate attacks, local media reported. Irfan […]

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At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

Jun 28, – The attackers began spraying bullets at airport guards at the terminal entrance and a shootout erupted before they blew themselves up one by one at around 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) Tuesday, Turkish authorities said. A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport killed at least 32 people and left […]

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Turkish warplanes strike PKK targets in southeast

Turkish warplanes strike PKK targets in southeast

Aug 11, – The Turkish military said jets hit 17 targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, around the Buzul mountain and the Ikiyaka region in Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq, and later also targeted two anti-aircraft guns in the neighboring province of Sirnak, along the Iraqi border. Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish […]

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Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Jul 23, – The deadly clash was the most serious yet between the Turkish army and IS since the Islamists began to take swathes of Iraq and Syria right up to the Turkish border from 2013. The Turkish military Thursday pounded positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after a Turkish soldier was killed […]

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Anguish and anger as families bid farewell to Turkey bombing victims

Anguish and anger as families bid farewell to Turkey bombing victims

Jul 21, – Twenty five coffins holding the large majority of the 32 killed in Monday’s attack on the Turkish town of Suruc were laid out in the courtyard of a mosque in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep following an autopsy. Crying and shouting slogans against jihadists, relatives of the victims of the suicide […]

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Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

Oct 29, – After canceling some festivities for a national holiday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu both visited the town of Ermenek in Karaman province, where the Has Sekerler mine is located close to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey and […]

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