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Turkey demands US guarantees on Kurdish fighters' withdrawal

Ankara - Turkey on Tuesday repeated its demand that the Kurdish-backed Syrian fighters it has targeted in a cross-border offensive return east of the Euphrates, neither confirming or denying reports of a US-brokered truce.

Editor from top Turkish daily held in post-coup crackdown

Istanbul - Turkish authorities arrested an editor from the leading Hurriyet daily on Tuesday, continuing a sweep of the media triggered by last month's failed coup, the newspaper said.

US alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes

Istanbul - Turkey warned Monday it would carry out more strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails to retreat, as Washington said President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart over the weekend.

Turkey says aims to prevent Kurdish militia corridor in Syria

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday said one of the key aims of its unprecedented operation in northern Syria was to prevent the creation of a corridor stretching from Iraq to the verge of the Mediterranean controlled by Kurdish militia.

Turkey to fight IS, Syrian Kurdish militia with 'same determination': Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday to devote equal energy to combatting Islamic State jihadists and Syrian Kurdish fighters, on the fifth day of a major offensive that has left dozens dead.

Turkey ramps up Syria offensive with deadly bombings

Istanbul - Dozens of people were killed in Turkish bombardments in Syria on Sunday as Ankara ramped up its unprecedented offensive against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.

Airport in Turkey's southeast hit by rocket fire: report

Istanbul - Kurdish militants on Saturday fired four rockets at the airport in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, without causing casualties, the Dogan news agency said.

Rocket attack on Turkish tanks in Syria kills soldier: state media

Istanbul - One Turkish soldier was killed and three more wounded on Saturday in a rocket attack by Kurdish militia on two tanks taking part in Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria, state media said.

Turkish soldier killed in Syria attack, Kurdish militia blamed

Barak - Turkey said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented four day campaign inside Syria, blaming Kurdish militia in an increasingly combustible contest for control in the border region.

Turkey allows policewomen to wear Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a ruling published in the official gazette Saturday.

Turkey arrests ex-envoy who brokered secret Gulen meeting

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Saturday arrested three former top diplomats over the failed July 15 coup, including a senior official who brokered a meeting between the then premier and the US-based preacher blamed for the plot.

Erdogan opens third bridge over Istanbul's Bosphorus

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated the third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia in Istanbul, a spectacular project at the heart of his drive to create a lasting historical legacy.

Erdogan, Putin agree to step up aid for Syria's Aleppo

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday agreed to step up efforts to ensure humanitarian aid reaches citizens in Syria's conflict-torn northern Aleppo province.In telephone talks "the two leaders...

Turkey and the Syria conflict: key developments

Istanbul - Here are key developments in Turkey's involvement in the Syria conflict, after Ankara launched a major offensive aimed both at jihadists and Syrian Kurdish forces.

Turkey PM vows retaliation after 'vile' Cizre attack

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday vowed to retaliate after a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish militants in the southeastern town of Cizre, which killed at least 11 police officers.

Turkey sends more tanks into northern Syria: AFP

Barak - Turkey on Friday sent four more tanks across the border into the Syrian city of Jarabulus which was liberated by Ankara-backed rebels this week, an AFP photographer said.

11 Turkish police killed in bombing blamed on PKK

Istanbul - Eleven Turkish police officers were killed and 70 people injured Friday in a car bombing blamed on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels, as Turkey's army pressed an offensive against a Kurdish militia in neighbouring Syria.

Mega projects to help 'build future of Istanbul': minister

Istanbul - Turkey is seeking to "build the future of Istanbul" with a brace of ambitious projects including a third bridge spanning the Bosphorus Strait linking Europe and Asia, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan told AFP.

Turkey shells Kurdish fighters in Syria after warning

Barak - Turkey shelled Kurdish militia fighters in Syria on the second day of a major military operation inside the country, saying they were failing to observe a deal with the US to stop advancing in jihadist-held territory.

Turkey 'planned Syria operation for over 2 years'

Ankara - Turkey had been planning a Syria ground operation for over two years before launching an offensive this week, but it was stalled by the military and various international disputes, an official said Thursday.
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