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Erdogan says Syria operation aimed at IS jihadists, Kurdish PYD

Istanbul - The Turkish operation inside Syrian territory is aimed not just against jihadists but also Kurdish militia and should permanently put an end to problems on the border, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

Biden in Ankara as Turkey launches Syria operation

Ankara - US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for critical talks with its leadership as Ankara launched a military operation to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town.

Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria

Istanbul - Turkey's army backed by international coalition air strikes on Wednesday launched an operation involving fighter jets and elite ground troops to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town.

US confirms Gulen extradition request, but says no link with Turkey coup

Washington - The United States confirmed Tuesday that Turkey had made a "formal" request for the extradition of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for last month's coup attempt, but specified the request was not linked to the failed putsch.

Turkey vows 'all kinds of support' for anti-IS Jarabulus operation

Istanbul - Turkey pledged Tuesday to give "all kinds of support" to push Islamic State (IS) jihadists out of the Syrian town of Jarabulus near the two countries' border.

Turkey strikes IS as Syria border tensions flare

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday pounded Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria with new artillery strikes as expectations grew of a major Ankara-backed offensive against the group after a deadly suicide bombing on its soil.

Turkey recalls ambassador to Austria after rows

Ankara - Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Austria to review relations after a series of disputes with the European Union member state, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday.

Turkey has 'no clue' on Gaziantep wedding attack perpetrator: PM

Ankara - Turkey has "no clue" about who was behind the attack on a Kurdish wedding in a city close to the Syrian border that left 54 people dead, the prime minister said on Monday."We do not have a clue about who the perpetrators behind the attack were.

Turkey PM urges world powers to turn 'new page' on Syria

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Monday urged world powers including Iran, Russia and the United States to join together to rapidly open a "new page" in the Syria crisis.

First army vehicles pull out of Turkey cities after coup bid

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday began pulling out tanks and other military vehicles from bases in its main cities in line with an order to move all barracks outside Istanbul and Ankara following the failed July 15 coup.

Turkey backtracks on 'IS child bomber' claims

Ankara - Turkey on Monday went back on claims that a child bomber linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to Syria, saying it had no clue who was behind the attack.

Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

Istanbul - Turkish authorities were on Monday scrambling to identify a child suicide bomber acting on the orders of Islamic State (IS) jihadists who killed 54 people at a crowded Kurdish wedding close to the Syrian border.

Hundreds protest in Istanbul over transgender woman's murder

Istanbul - Hundreds protested peacefully on Sunday in Istanbul calling for justice after the brutal murder of a transgender woman earlier this month in Turkey.

Anger, grief after Turkey wedding bloodbath

Gaziantep - "They turned our wedding into a bloodbath," said bride Besna Akdogan on Sunday as she left hospital after a suicide bombing killed 51 people at her wedding in southeastern Turkey.

'IS bomber' kills at least 50 at Turkey wedding

Gaziantep - At least 50 people were killed in a southeastern Turkish city close to Syria when a suspected suicide bomber linked to Islamic State jihadists attacked a wedding thronged with guests, officials said Sunday.

Several killed in attack on wedding in southeast Turkey

Ankara - Several people were feared to have been killed on Saturday in a late night militant attack on wedding party in the city of Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey, officials and reports said.

Turkey PM vows 'more active' Syria role in next six months

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim vowed Saturday Ankara would play a "more active" role in the next six months in efforts to solve the five-year Syrian civil war.

Turkey PM says Syria regime starting to see Kurds as threat

Istanbul - Damascus has understood that Kurds in northern Syria have become a threat after regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in the country's northeast late last week, Turkish premier Binali Yildirim said Saturday."This is a new situation...

Turkish parliament approves Israel deal

Ankara - The Turkish parliament approved a deal to normalise ties with Israel after a delay caused by last month's attempted coup, state-run media reported Saturday.

Fitch cuts Turkey debt outlook after coup attempt

Washington - The ratings agency Fitch cut its outlook for Turkey's sovereign debt rating to "negative", saying last month's coup attempt underscored risks to political stability in the country.

100 migrants rescued after being stranded off Greece

Atenas - Around 100 migrants were rescued after their boats ran aground Friday off the coast of Greece, police said, while two Syrian girls, one of them a baby, drowned off the Libyan coast.

Danish Turks withdraw children from 'Gulen-linked' schools

Copenhagen - Hundreds of Danish Turks have withdrawn their children from Danish schools with alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding last month's attempted coup, Danish media reported Friday.

Turkey airport ad accuses Sweden of 'highest rape rate'

Istanbul - A billboard at Istanbul's international airport accused Sweden of having the highest rate of rape worldwide, AFP pictures showed on Friday, just days after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children.

Greece hears asylum claim of Turkish 'coup' officer

Atenas - Greece on Friday heard the asylum claim of the first of eight Turkish military officers who fled their country after the failed coup on July 15, the asylum service said.

Dozens of Turkey academics held in post-coup crackdown

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday detained dozens of academics suspected of backing Fethullah Gulen, the alleged mastermind of last month's failed coup, while pressing ahead with raids on businesses linked to the US-based Muslim preacher.

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways jet into emergency landing

Istanbul - A Qatar Airways passenger plane made an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Thursday after a bird strike on one of its engines, the Gulf carrier said.All 312 passengers and crew were evacuated safely, Qatar Airways said.

Four dead in bomb attack on army convoy in southeast Turkey

Ankara - Three soldiers and a local guard were killed on Thursday in an attack on a Turkish military convoy in the town of Bitlis in the country's troubled southeast, state-run media reported.

Turkey asks for coup suspects' extradition: Greece

Atenas - Turkey has officially requested the extradition of eight military officers who fled the country after July's failed coup, Greek officials said Thursday."The demand was received yesterday and sent to the justice ministry," a diplomatic source told AFP.

12 dead in spate of Turkey attacks blamed on PKK

Ankara - Twelve people were killed in a spate of bombings against Turkish security forces blamed on Kurdish rebels who appear to have ramped up their campaign of attacks in the aftermath of the failed coup.

Mass raids in Turkey against 'Gulen-linked' businesses

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday ordered the seizure of assets belonging to 187 businessmen suspected of links to US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding last month's attempted coup, state media reported.
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