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Turkish ground troops enter North Syria

Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says.

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army launches ground operation US-backed against Kurdish groups in Afrin

The Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has launched a major ground operation against Kurdish armed groups in the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin, Anadolu news agency reported.

Eleven killed, dozens injured in Turkey bus crash

A bus crash in central Turkey has left 11 people dead and at least 44 others injured, according to authorities.

Operation in Syria’s Afrin has begun – Recep Erdogan

Turkish fighter jets have struck Kurdish-held positions in the Syrian border town of Afrin, after President Recep Tayep Erdogan announced the beginning of a ground operation to oust the Kurdish fighters from the area.

Turkey hits Syria Kurd militia again after ground attack threats

The Turkish army on Saturday launched new strikes against Kurdish militia in northern Syria as preparations intensified for a cross-border ground operation that has alarmed the United States.

Turkey extends state of emergency for sixth time

Turkey’s lawmakers voted on Thursday to extend the country’s state of emergency, put in place days after the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, for a sixth time, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan to meet Pope Francis at Vatican on February 5

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is scheduled to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Feb. 5, the Vatican press office said on Tuesday.

Turkey detains 38 Islamic State suspects

The Turkish police has detained 38 people, some of who are Syrian citizens, over suspected links to Islamic State in an operation on Thursday in the northwestern province of Bursa.

Turkish authorities ban New Year’s event in Istanbul’s Taksim square

Turkish security forces have issued a ban on New Year’s Eve celebrations in Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square, citing security concerns, the state-run news agency, Anadolu, reported on Wednesday.

Lebanon wants punishment for countries which recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, has called for a “united and gradual diplomatic and economic punishment against any state which recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” the Anadolu Agency reported.

German army vessel rescues 102 migrants off coast of Libya

A German army vessel has rescued 102 migrants from the Mediterranean, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

Turkey issues warrant for ex-top CIA figure over Fethullah Gulen links

Turkey on Friday issued an arrest warrant for a former top CIA official over alleged links to the group blamed for last year's attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan sues opposition party chief for $380,000

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) for 380,000 dollars, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Friday.

Turkey to detain 79 former teachers in post-coup probe

Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Friday for 79 former teachers, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, as part of a widening crackdown since 2016 failed coup attempt.

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