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Source: US Continues Support for Turkish Military Invasion of Syria

ANKARA:   Informed battlefield sources disclosed that the US still continues its support for the Turkish military aggression in Syria’s Aleppo province. “Despite the claims made by the media outlets close to the US-backed terrorists, the American troops have not ceased support for the Turkish army attacks inside Syria; rather …

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Turkey axes 28,000 teachers despite severe educational staff shortages

ANKARA: Turkey has fired some 28,000 teachers and suspended a further 9,500 over terrorism links in the aftermath of a failed July coup. “As part of our fight against terrorism, necessary measures have been carried out on teachers along with other civil servants assessed to be linked with terrorist organizations,” …

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Turkey grants permission to family to meet PKK leader in Jail

ISTANBUL: Turkey has granted permission to the family of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan to visit him for the first time in two years, state media reported Saturday. His family will be allowed to see Ocalan at his high security jail on the prison island of Imrali …

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Turkish Army Troops Take Position near Raqqa Border

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- The Turkish Army has begun amassing its forces near the Tal Abyad border-crossing in the Al-Raqqa Governorate, as they prepare to build a large barrier around this SDF-controlled town, Al Masdar Reports. According to YPG activists in northern Syria, the Turkish Army posted-up at the Syrian border, …

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Turkish airstrikes kill 30 PKK members including a commander in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Turkey says it has killed 30 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants during airstrikes in northern Iraq. According to a statement released by the Turkish army’s General Staff, two militant positions were hit in Iraq’s Qandil Mountains. The statement noted that several high ranking PKK members were among those killed. …

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Daesh pushed out of their last positions on the Turkish-Syrian border: Turkish PM

ANKARA: Turkey says Daesh has been pushed out of their last positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. On Sunday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced that Turkish military forces and Ankara-backed militants had successfully purged the border region from “terrorist organizations.” “From Azaz to Jarablus, our 91-kilometer border has been completely secured,” …

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Turkish Army Crosses Syrian Border Into Kobani

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- The Turkish Army has crossed the border into the Kurdish-populated area of Kobani in Northern Syria, local sources told the Kurdish-language media outlets on Saturday. “The Turkish army’s armored vehicles trespassed into Syria’s Kurdish-populated Kobani on Saturday,” the Kurdish Hawar news media quoted unnamed local sources as …

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Nearly dozen Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK militants

ANKARA: Nearly a dozen Turkish soldiers have been killed during separate clean-up operations against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in Turkey’s restive eastern provinces of Mardin and Van. Military officials said three soldiers were killed after Kurdish forces attacked a military post in the Dargecit district of Mardin Province, situated …

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