Turkey

France President Emmanuel Macron says Turkey 'sometimes works with ISIS proxies'

Macron insisted there must be no 'ambiguity' toward IS, saying that Turkey's actions against Kurdish militias that helped the allies fight the jihadist group showed the need for better coordination.

published on : 4th December 2019

Eight children among 11 killed in Turkish shelling on Syria: Monitor

The shelling on Tal Rifaat, controlled by local Kurdish fighters, took place as students were leaving the building and wounded 21 others.

published on : 3rd December 2019

MMTC signs second onion import order, to buy 11,000 tonnes from Turkey

The company had placed an order for the first consignment of 6,090 tonnes of onion from Egypt which will arrive next week while the second consignment will arrive in January.

published on : 1st December 2019

Turkey to deport IS suspect stuck at Greek border to US

A Ministry statement said the United States has agreed to take him in and that the procedures to repatriate him are underway.

published on : 14th November 2019

At least 8 civilians killed in car bomb attack in northeast Syria

The ministry said Sunday that 20 people were also injured in the attack in the village of Salik Atik, south of Tal Abyad.

published on : 11th November 2019

Turkey to send foreign IS fighters home from November 11

Turkey has criticised Western countries for refusing to repatriate their citizens who left to join IS in Syria and Iraq, and stripping some of them of their citizenship.

published on : 8th November 2019

Pro-Kurdish mayor arrested in Turkey

Azim Yacan, mayor of Ipekyolu in southeast Turkey, was arrested along with his deputy, and charged with 'terrorist propaganda' and membership in the outlawed Kurdistan Worker's Party.

published on : 8th November 2019

Erdogan says Turkey has captured slain IS leader al-Baghdadi's wife

The former Islamic State leader Al-Baghdadi was known to have four wives.

published on : 6th November 2019

Turkey says it captured slain IS leader Baghdadi's sister in Syria

Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but the Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as Rasmiya Awad is suspected of being affiliated with the extremist group.

published on : 5th November 2019

At least 13 dead in car bomb in Syrian border town: Ankara 

Turkey's defence ministry said 13 civilians were killed and another 20 people injured in the attack, which it blamed on Kurdish fighters.

published on : 2nd November 2019

Turkey to send back foreign Islamic State fighters to their respective countries

The Turkish government regularly calls on European countries to repatriate their nationals belonging to Islamic State, but many governments are dragging their feet, fearing a public backlash.

published on : 2nd November 2019

'Intensive' US-Turkey contact during Baghdadi raid: Ankara

US President Donald Trump announced Sunday that Baghdadi had been killed the previous night during a raid by US special forces in northwest Syria, a few kilometres from the Turkish border.

published on : 29th October 2019

20 people detained over suspected IS links: Turkey

The sweep came a day after the United States announced that IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. raid in Syria.

published on : 28th October 2019

Turkey says coordinated with US on raid believed to have targeted Baghdadi

US media reports said the operation targeted and killed Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

published on : 27th October 2019

15 dead in Syria clashes between pro-Turkish forces, Kurds: Monitor

Turkey and Russia this week had struck deal in Sochi for more Kurdish forces to withdraw from the frontier on both sides of that Turkish-held area under the supervision of Russian and Syrian forces.

published on : 27th October 2019
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