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Thousands leave Ghouta in surrender of enclave to Syrian government

Thousands leave Ghouta in surrender of enclave to Syrian government

Some 7,000 people departed eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebel territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday under a deal arranged by Russia to surrender the enclave to the Syrian government, Russian state media and a war monitor said. Rebels have been gradually leaving Ghouta since Thursday, accepting safe passage for themselves and their families to […]

March 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
2 killed in car bombing in Turkish city, 2 attackers dead

2 killed in car bombing in Turkish city, 2 attackers dead

Suspected Kurdish militants on Thursday opened fire at police who stopped them at a checkpoint in the western city of Izmir before detonating their explosives-laden vehicle, the province’s governor said. Gov. Erol Ayyildiz said preliminary indications pointed to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has carried out a string of attacks in the past […]

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Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack

Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack

Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 more were injured when a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, one week after a twin bombing targeted police in Istanbul. The blast is likely to further anger a Turkish public frustrated by a string of deadly […]

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

August 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

August 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Deadly drone, artillery strikes launched against IS from Turkey- report

Deadly drone, artillery strikes launched against IS from Turkey- report

May 02, – The strikes were in response to repeated rocket fire by IS jihadists inside Syria on the Turkish border region of Kilis that has killed 18 people inside Turkey since the start of the year. Turkish artillery have launched deadly strikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria, while drones that took off […]

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One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

Apr 24, – Two rockets struck houses in a poor neighbourhood near the town centre in the morning. Sixteen people were injured and Turkish soldiers near the border returned fire into Syria, security sources said. Rockets pounded the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Sunday, a Reuters witness reported, killing one person […]

April 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Four killed as Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

Four killed as Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

Apr 18, – Kilis — the only town in Turkey where refugees from the war in Syria now outnumber Turkish locals — has been repeatedly hit by rocket fire from areas in Syria controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in recent weeks. Four rockets fired from Syria slammed into the southern Turkish town of Kilis […]

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Turkish PM Erdogan agrees to meet with Taksim square protesters

Turkish PM Erdogan agrees to meet with Taksim square protesters

June 11, AP – Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to meet with protesters who have been occupying Istanbul’s Taksim Square. His deputy, meanwhile, has said the government won’t tolerate “illegal” demonstrations. Erdogan will invite members of the protest movement to meet with him on Wednesday, though it is not immediately clear exactly which […]

June 11, 2013 | By More
Turkish gov’t mixed message an apology and security round up

Turkish gov’t mixed message an apology and security round up

June 5, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The message was a bit mixed, however, as hundreds of riot police deployed with water cannons around the prime minister’s office in the capital of Ankara. Bulent Arinc, who is standing in for the prime minister while he is out of the country, said the crackdown was “wrong and […]

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