Turkey

Terrorist Attack Kills Child in Turkey

ANKARA: A terrorist attack in the southern part of turkey has killed a child and injured a dozen more, late Friday night. Terrorists detonated a car bomb in the southeastern province of Snliurfa where official say the explosion was huge. The bombing took place in the garden of a housing …

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Turkey Reemphasizes on No-Fly Zone in Syria

ANKARA: Turkish president renewed his previous calls for creating a no-fly zone in Syria just as the US president has called for safe zones in the Arab country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said safe zones with a no-fly condition should be created inside Syrian territory allegedly to accommodate refugees. Erdogan said …

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Turkish troops, Syria rebels enter IS-held town

BEIRUT: (Web Desk) Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies entered the Islamic State-held town of Al-Bab in northern Syria Saturday, as government forces moved closer to the jihadist bastion, a monitor said. Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency quoted military sources as saying one Turkish soldier was killed and another …

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SDF, Turkish Soldiers Engaged in Fierce Clashes in Northern Syria

DAMASCUS: Informed sources in Northern Syria disclosed minutes ago that the Kurdish-Led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Operation’s forces have opened heavy artillery fire on each other North of Aleppo province, taking tolls from each other. The sources said that the Turkish Army soldiers and their …

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Turkey’s behavior in Syria contradictory: Analyst

DAMASCUS: Syria has strongly denounced Turkey’s recent attacks near the flashpoint town of al-Bab, calling on the United Nations to assume its responsibilities and put an end to the violation of the Arab country’s sovereignty. A former US Senate foreign policy analyst believes Turkey’s behavior in Syria continues to be …

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Armed man attempts suicide at Istanbul hospital; staff evacuated

ISTANBUL:  An armed man has locked himself at a psychiatric hospital in Istanbul, according to reports in Turkish media. Officers are said to be negotiating with the man who has threatened to kill himself after locking himself into a room. Patients and staff have been evacuated from Cerahpasa hospital. The …

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Minister: Turkey dismissed more than 90,000 public servants

ANKARA: Turkish authorities have dismissed more than 90,000 public servants for alleged connections to a coup attempt in July as part of a purge critics say has broadened to target any political opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Speaking to reporters at a roundtable interview broadcast on television, Labor Minister …

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Turkish lawmakers pass Erdogan powers bill

ANKARA: (Web Desk) Turkish lawmakers have voted in favor of a controversial reform bill that would grant additional executive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan The legislators approved the final 15-18 articles of the constitutional reform package early on Saturday with 339 votes in favor, after articles 8-14 were passed …

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