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Turkish air strikes kill 11 Kurdish militants in southeast – army

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in two areas of southeast Turkey overnight, killing 11 Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters, the army said on...

Austria bars Turkish economy minister for event marking coup anniversary

Austria said on Monday it had barred a Turkish minister from attending an event in the country to mark the anniversary of last year's...

Turkey’s Erdogan says Iraq should avoid independence referendum

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was increasingly important that neighbouring Iraq remain a unified country and said a planned Kurdish referendum...

London High Court rejects bid to halt British arms sales to Saudi

London's High Court rejected on Monday a claim by campaigners that Britain's multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were...

Turkey orders 72 university staff detained in coup-related probe

Turkey issued arrest warrants for 72 university staff, state media said on Monday, including a former adviser to the main opposition leader who staged...

Iran – U.S.-Russia ceasefire deal should be expanded to cover all Syria

A partial ceasefire in southwestern Syria agreed between the United States and Russia should be expanded to all of Syria, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman...

U.S.-Russian ceasefire deal holding in southwest Syria

A U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire for southwest Syria was holding hours after it took effect on Sunday, a monitor and two rebel officials said, in...

Turkish intelligence believes Amnesty International preparing coup in country

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused the international human rights organisation Amnesty International of preparing a new coup attempt in the country,...

Erdogan says Turkey will respond to any threats on its border

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would not watch passively as weapons are sent to Kurdish fighters on its southern border, saying his...

Erdogan says expectations from Russian-Turkish joint efforts on Syria high

During the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the expectations from joint efforts of Moscow and...

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SDF warns of Turkey clash in northwestern Syria

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sees a "big possibility of open, fierce confrontation" with Turkish forces in an area of northwestern Syria where...

Islamic State turned on dissenters as Raqqa assault neared

Islamic State's leaders used spies to root out suspected enemies in their ranks in the countdown to this month's US-led attack on their de-facto...

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