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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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Turkey’s Erdogan warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’

Nov 28, – Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at their lowest in recent memory after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border on Tuesday. Russia has threatened economic retaliation, a response Erdogan has dismissed as emotional and indecorous. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to “play […]

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Turkey- Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

Turkey- Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

Jul 20, – The midday explosion happened at a cultural center in Suruc as a political group, the Federation of Socialist Youths, was wrapping up a news conference on plans to rebuild the Syrian city of Kobani, a witness said. An explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border on Monday, killing […]

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27 dead in Turkey blast near Syria border- ministry

27 dead in Turkey blast near Syria border- ministry

Jul 20, – At least 27 people were killed on Monday in an explosion in a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria,the interior ministry said. The cause of the blast in the town — which lies opposite the Syrian flashpoint of Kobane — was not immediately clear, though […]

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Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Se p 19, – Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating the growing power of jihadis as they seek to expand their influence across opposition-held Syrian territory. The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces […]

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Riot police drive protesters out of Taksim Square

Riot police drive protesters out of Taksim Square

June 12, AP – A day-long protest against Prime Minister Erdogan’s government culminated on Tuesday night in a showdown with riot police on Taksim Square. Thousands of demonstrators attempted to hold their ground, setting off fireworks and throwing stones, as authorities moved in to quash the unrest. Police in Istanbul have broken up a massive […]

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Chancellor Angela Merkel urges dialogue amid Turkey protests

Chancellor Angela Merkel urges dialogue amid Turkey protests

June 3, AP – As protests in Turkey entered their fourth day on Monday, the spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Merkel urged the government to rein in its crackdown on the protest so a dialogue could take place. Germany has called for dialogue with between the Turkish government and protesters continue to voice […]

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