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Turkey accuses France's Macron of 'sponsoring terrorism' in Syria

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday accused Emmanuel Macron of sponsoring terrorism in reaction to new criticism by the French president about Ankara's operation in Syria.

Mysterious reappearance of Turkey's missing

Ankara - News that a loved one was in custody would be unwelcome in most circumstances -- but when the police called Sumeyye Yilmaz, she felt her prayers had been answered.Her husband Mustafa Yilmaz had been missing for eight months.

Turkish police fire teargas to disperse women's day rally

Istanbul - Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse protesters marching in Istanbul on Monday to demand and "end to impunity" for those guilty of violence against women, a problem endemic in Turkey.

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Qatar Monday

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Qatar on Monday for discussions on Middle East issues, as the two countries have grown closer since the Saudi-led blockade of the small Gulf state.

Turkey threatens to resume offensive in Syria if YPG not removed

On Monday Mevlut Cavusoglu accused both the US and Russia of failing to abide by their respective ceasefires and of failing to expel the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) from the safe zone along the Turkey Syria border.

In northeast Syria, last Assyrians fear Turkish advance

- Since fleeing her hometown in northeastern Syria, Suad Simon prays every day for the safety of her husband, who stayed behind with other fighters to defend their majority-Assyrian village.

50,000 migrants expelled from Istanbul since July

Istanbul - Turkey said Friday it had expelled close to 50,000 migrants from Istanbul, including more than 6,000 Syrians, since the start of a crackdown on undocumented immigration.

Trump gives warm White House reception to Turkish President

Trump welcomed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday, Trump's warm welcome included the president saying he was a "big fan" of Erdogan.

Drone footage shows Turkey-backed rebels in possible war crimes

US military officials claim that during the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria, US drone feeds show that Turkish-backed rebels were attacking civilians in Kurdish-controlled area.

Turkey police rearrest journalist Ahmet Altan

Ankara - Turkish police acting on a court order rearrested journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan Tuesday, just a week after his release from prison over alleged links to the failed 2016 coup.

Turkish students, lecturer on trial for Pride march

Ankara - Eighteen Turkish students and a lecturer went on trial on Tuesday for taking part in a banned LGBTI Pride event at an Ankara university.

Turkish forces clash with Syrian troops near town of Ras al-Ayn

Heavy fighting has erupted last weekend near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn in northern Syria. Turkish forces and those of the Syrian government have been fighting with at least four Syrian troops being killed and several others wounded.

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

Istanbul - The British founder of a group that helped establish the Syrian White Helmets rescue organisation has died in Istanbul, his office said on Monday.

Car bomb kills 8 in Syria, Turkey says

Istanbul - A car bomb in Syria killed eight people and wounded more than 20 on Sunday in the sector in the north of the country currently under Turkey's control, Ankara said.

Trump condemns two Congress motions on Turkey

As Turkish president Recep Erdogan is expected to visit the White House next week, US president Donald Trump has expressed his opposition to two recent resolutions of the US Congress.

Turkish court frees two journalists after three years in prison

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Monday ordered the release under supervision of two prominent journalists jailed over alleged links to the failed 2016 coup in the country.

Turkish court frees two journalists under supervision

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Monday ordered the release under supervision of two prominent journalists jailed over alleged links to the failed 2016 coup in the country.

Joint Russian Turkish patrols to begin in Syria safe zone Friday

For the situation in northeastern Syria to remain as it is without further conflict depends a great deal on whether the existing agreement between Turkey and Russia holds successfully.

Turkey begins joint patrols with Russia in northern Syria

Tanriverdi - Turkey started joint patrols with Russia in northern Syria Friday to verify whether Kurdish forces have withdrawn from a key border zone in compliance with a deal reached between Ankara and Moscow.

Turkey-Russia joint patrols in Syria to start Friday: Erdogan

Ankara - Joint Turkish-Russian patrols will start in Syria on Friday, Turkey's president has said, after the Kremlin said Syrian Kurdish fighters had withdrawn under a deal between Ankara and Moscow.
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