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10-year-old child killed in southeast Turkey car bomb

A car bomb on Friday rocked the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, killing a child and wounding 17 people, the provincial governor’s office said. “Eighteen of our citizens have been taken to hospital, among them

Car bomb in Turkish town kills 3-year-old, wounds 15 people

A car bomb attack targeting government lodgings in southeastern Turkey has killed a 3-year-old child and wounded 15 people, an official said. The bomb exploded near the homes of judges and prosecutors in the mainly-Kurdish town of Viransehir, in Sanliurfa

Russian bombing in Syria kills three Turkish soldiers

Russian air strikes on Thursday accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers during an operation against ISIS in Syria, the Turkish military said, highlighting the risk of unintended clashes between the numerous outside powers in a complex war. “During an operation by

Turkish army, Syrian rebels escalate assault on ISIS-held city

Syrian rebel forces supported by Turkish armed forces have seized control of strategically important hills around the ISIS-controlled town of al-Bab, Turkey’s military said on Wednesday. It said in a statement that 58 ISIS militants were killed in air strikes,

Iran to impose legal restrictions on some US entities, individuals

Iran denounced on Friday as illegal new sanctions imposed on it by the United States and said it would impose legal restrictions on American individuals and entities helping “regional terrorist groups,” state TV quoted a Foreign Ministry statement as saying.

Top Khamenei ally: Useless for US to threaten Iran over missile test

A top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday Iran will not yield to “useless” US threats from “an inexperienced person” over its ballistic missile program. US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, said on

May urges Turkey to maintain human rights after coup

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday urged Turkey to maintain the rule of law and observe its human rights obligations in the wake of the July 15 failed coup. She was speaing after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. In

Turkish bill boosts President Erdogan’s powers

Turkey’s parliament early Saturday backed a controversial bill that would dramatically expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The parliament in a late-night session approved the seven final sections of the 18-article constitution and in a final vote the

Istanbul nightclub attack ‘involved an intelligence organization’

The mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve was carried out professionally with the involvement of an intelligence organization, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. “It appears the Reina attack is not just a

Turkish court arrests 2 Uighurs in relation to Istanbul attack

Two Chinese nationals of Uighur origin were arrested on Friday for suspected links to the mass shooting in an Istanbul lounge on New Year’s Eve, state-run Anadolu agency said. Two suspects, Omar Asim and Abuliezi Abuduhamiti, who are Chinese citizens,

Turkey will discuss troop presence in Iraq once ISIS removed

Turkey will discuss with Iraq the presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp near Mosul after the area is cleared of ISIS, and the matter will be resolved in a friendly manner, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on

Turkey dismisses 6,000 more workers in post-coup crackdown

Turkey dismissed more than 6,000 more police, civil servants and academics under emergency rule on Friday, continuing a purge in the wake of a failed coup last July, according to decrees issued in the Official Gazette. The decrees ordered the

138 ISIS militants killed in Syria’s al-Bab

Fourteen Turkish soldiers were killed and 33 wounded in clashes with ISIS extremists – 138 of whom were killed – in Syria on Wednesday in the military’s highest single day toll of its four-month campaign inside the country. The fighting

Murdered envoy’s family weep over coffin in Moscow

The widow and mother of Russian ambassador, Andrei Karlov, broke down in tears as his body was returned to his homeland after he was gunned down in Ankara on Monday, a newspaper report has revealed. His mother Maria also struggled

Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Syria in Moscow

Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a meeting in Moscow on December 27 to try to find a solution to the five-year conflict in Syria, Ankara said on Wednesday. “We are striving to secure a ceasefire throughout the country and

At least 36 killed in deadly Iran train crash

At least 36 people were killed and 95 injured when two Iranian passenger trains collided near the city of Shahroud, about 400 km (250 miles) east of Tehran, state television reported. It said the death toll was likely to rise.

Turkish soldier killed in Syria clashes as rebels push to al-Bab

A Turkish soldier was killed and five wounded in clashes with ISIS in northern Syria, the military said on Friday, as Turkish-backed rebels pressed an offensive to take the city of al-Bab from the radical militantsgroup. The latest casualties bring

Turkey warns US against demographic change in Raqqa

Turkey on Monday warned the United States not to allow demographic changes in the Syrian city of Raqqa after Kurdish-Arab forces launched a US-backed operation to capture the extremist bastion. Turkish forces are conspicuously absent from the operation, even though

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