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Turkey clearing Syria’s al-Bab of remaining ISIS militants

Turkey on Thursday said its armed forces were engaged in “clean-up” operations to clear remaining ISIS militants from the flashpoint Syrian town of al-Bab after a weeks-long campaign. The Turkish army, backing Syria rebels, have since December been engaged in

Turkey arrests Frenchman suspected of helping plan New Year nightclub attack

Turkish authorities have arrested a Frenchman suspected of helping plan a New Year’s Day shooting in an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday. The man, a 22-year-old French citizen of Turkish descent,

Pro-Ankara rebels, Syria regime ‘agree security line’ in al-Bab

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have created a security corridor to avoid clashes in the battle to capture the flashpoint town of Al-Bab from ISIS militants, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. If confirmed, it would mark a

Turkey’s Erdogan says aims safe zone in Syria after Raqqa operation

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey aimed to create a safe zone in Syria, extending its military operations to the towns of Manbij and Raqqa after driving ISIS from al-Bab, if it acts together with the US-led coalition. In

Erdogan says Turkish operation in Syria will continue to Raqqa

Tayyip Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the final goal of a Turkish military incursion into Syria was not just to retake the city of al-Bab from ISIS, but to cleanse a border region including Raqqa of the militants. “The

Turkey condemns ‘unacceptable’ Israeli settlement law

Turkey on Tuesday condemned a new Israeli law legalizing dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, as a senior government minister was visiting Tel Aviv in the first such trip in seven years.

Turkey detains 400 ISIS suspects in nationwide raids

Turkish police on Sunday detained around 400 suspected members of ISIS in nationwide raids, including foreigners and those suspected of planning attacks, reports said. The operation around the country saw 150 suspects detained in Sanliurfa in the southeast, 60 in

Turkish policeman tries to kill self, causes panic

A Turkish hospital official says an armed police officer receiving psychiatric treatment at an Istanbul hospital barricaded himself into a room and attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday, causing panic. Earlier, Turkish media reports said the man had taken doctors

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

Istanbul club attacker ‘fled with son, left wife and daughter’

Turkey arrested two Chinese nationals of Uighur origins on Friday, for suspected links to the mass shooting in the Reina night club on New Year’s Eve in Istanbul which resulted in the death 39 people. Turkish newspaper Hurriyet quoted the

A unified moral stance is the only path to peace

Samar Fatany

By : Samar Fatany The whole country is mourning the Saudi martyrs of the barbaric terrorist attack carried out by criminals and the enemies of humanity in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman

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,

12 taken to court in Jordan over online abuse of Istanbul attack victims

Amman’s State Security Court (SSC) on Monday referred to Prosecutor General 12 suspected of indulging in online abuse directed against Jordanian victims and their families of Istanbul New Year’s shooting. According to a report published in Petra, Amman Prosecutor General,

How the Reina club killer duped Turkish police

Turkish police officially announced on Saturday the identity of the bomber who targeted Istanbul’s Reina nightclub on New Year’s Eve, killing 39 people and injuring 65. According to Turkish news service Haberturk, the attacker was named as Abdel Kader Mcharipov

Turkey identifies Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish authorities have identified the gunman responsible for the attack on an elite nightclub that killed 39 people celebrating New Year, the foreign minister said Wednesday. “The identity of the person responsible for the Istanbul attack has been established,” Mevlut

Turkey detains ‘wanted Kurdish female militant’ at Istanbul airport

Turkish police on Sunday detained a woman accused of being a wanted Kurdish militant at Istanbul’s main airport, state media said. Sara Aktas was detained at Ataturk International Airport while seeking to travel to Germany, the state-run Anadolu news agency

Syria rebels hit by ISIS chemical attack

A rocket attack by ISIS militants in northern Syria caused symptoms of “chemical gas” in 22 Syrian rebels, state media cited the Turkish armed forces as saying on Sunday. The attack targeted Turkey-backed rebels who have been besieging the ISIS-controlled

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

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