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Turkey urges 'world to say stop to E.Ghouta massacre'

Ankara - Turkey called on the international community to end the "massacre" in the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta hit by intense regime bombardment ahead of a UN Security Council vote on Saturday.

Turkey raps Dutch diplomat over Armenian 'genocide' vote

Ankara - Turkey on Friday summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires to condemn the vote by lawmakers in the Netherlands to recognise as "genocide" the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.

Pro-Kurdish party says Turkey lying about 'no civilian deaths' in Afrin

Istanbul - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party accused the government of "spreading misinformation" about no civilian deaths in its latest Syrian offensive on Thursday, calling on Ankara to halt the operation.

Protest in Istanbul against bloodshed in Syria's E.Ghouta

Istanbul - Over 200 people on Thursday protested outside the Russian consulate in Istanbul against the deadly assault on Syria's rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Turkey says whoever helps Kurd militia in Syria is 'legitimate target'

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday said it would consider a "legitimate target" any group that comes to the aid of Kurdish militia in Afrin in northern Syria.

Pro-regime forces enter Syria's Afrin region: Kurdish official

- A convoy of pro-government fighters entered Syria's Afrin region on Tuesday, a local official and a monitor told AFP, as Turkey pressed its assault on the Kurdish-controlled enclave.

Turkey vows to lay siege to Syria's Afrin 'in coming days'

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkish forces would soon lay siege to Syria's Afrin as a cross-border offensive targeting a Kurdish militia entered its second month.

Turkey will lay siege to Syria's Afrin in coming days: Erdogan

Ankara - Turkey will lay siege to Afrin in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a month after Ankara launched an offensive against Kurdish militia in the region.

Turkey's Syria offensive enters 2nd month with slow progress

Ankara - Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria will enter a second month Tuesday having made little progress while straining relations with Washington and The European Union.

Turkey renames US embassy street amid row over Syria operation

Ankara - The street in Ankara where the US embassy is located was renamed after Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish militia on Monday, just days after the two sides agreed on the need to normalise relations.

Turkey court jails top writers for life over coup links

Istanbul - A Turkish court Friday jailed three prominent journalists for life over links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, in a case that has raised alarm over freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

German-Turkish journalist lands in Berlin after year in Turkish jail

Istanbul - A German-Turkish journalist who was freed in Turkey after spending more than a year in jail without trial arrived in Berlin within hours of his release on Friday, according to German media.

Turkey, US to 'work together' in Syria after crisis

Ankara - Turkey and United States on Friday agreed to work together in Syria after weeks of tensions over Ankara's latest cross-border operation that raised fears of a military confrontation between the two NATO allies.

Rights chief alarmed by 'scope and length' of Turkey emergency

Ankara - The head of a top European rights watchdog on Friday expressed alarm over the duration and magnitude of the state of emergency imposed in Turkey after the 2016 failed coup.

Desperate to come home, Syrians brave IS mines in Raqa

Ak - Mohammed Kuraji returned to Syria's Raqa to prepare a homecoming but ended up organising a funeral. Stepping into his home, an unexploded mine detonated and killed his elderly father."It was terrifying.

Tillerson meets Erdogan to ease Turkey tensions

Ankara - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, seeking to ease tensions between the NATO allies that reached new heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria.

Turkey-US: main points of discord

Ankara - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday with several issues souring the relationship between the two NATO allies.Here is a rundown of the main sticking points.

In detention, foreign IS suspects claim innocence

Ugur - Nawaf and Hassan both left their homelands to live under the Islamic State group, but now sitting in a police station in northeast Syria they insist they did nothing wrong.

Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

Ankara - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria.

Back on track: Trains to return to historic Istanbul station

Istanbul - Built in the first decade of the 20th century as Europe's gateway to the east, Istanbul Haydarpasa railway station stands proudly on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, its gothic towers looming over the waters.
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