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Turkey sets out Raqqa operation plans to US: Report

Turkey sets out Raqqa operation plans to US: Report

Turkey has said repeatedly that the planned operation should be conducted by local Arab forces, possibly with support from Turkish troops, as opposed to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) -- an alliance dominated by Kurdish YPG militia.

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb blamed on PKK

Turkish authorities on Saturday blamed Kurdish militants for a car bombing which rocked the southeastern province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, and detained 26 people in connection with the attack.

Greek Army denounces `serious` Turkish Navy violation

A Turkish navy patrol boat on Friday fired shots in Greek waters in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, Greek military staff said, qualifying the incident as "serious".

Turkish military says almost taken control of Syria's al-Bab

The Turkish military said on Friday it was nearing the end of its operation to take control of the northern Syrian city of al-Bab from Islamic State and that the jihadists` resistance had largely been broken.

Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries.

24 civilians killed in bombing on Syria town: Monitor

Al-Bab is IS`s final stronghold in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.

Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition

The Syrian opposition wants face-to-face negotiations with the government about a political transition at peace talks that are due to begin in Geneva next week, a leading Syrian opposition politician said on Wednesday.

Germany raids apartments of four Turkish imams suspected of spying

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the four imams were members of Ditib, Germany`s largest association of mosques.

Syria talks delayed due to `technical reasons`: Kazakhstan

Syria has confirmed it will be represented again by its ambassador to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari.
 

Turkey detains 600 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Turkey detains 600 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Turkish police have detained more than 600 people over alleged links to Kurdish militants in the past two days, state media said on Tuesday, a crackdown the pro-Kurdish parliamentary party said was aimed at sidelining it ahead of an April referendum.

Lindsay Lohan's interest in Islam made her feel 'scared' to return to US

Lindsay Lohan's interest in Islam made her feel 'scared' to return to US

Actress Lindsay Lohan has revealed that her interest in Islam made her feel "scared" about returning to the US.

Over 3,600 arrested in public order operations in Turkey

Over 3,600 persons were arrested as part of nationwide public order operations in Turkey, the security forces said on Saturday.

Turkey to hold referendum on presidency on April 16: Election board

Turkey will hold a referendum on April 16 on proposed changes to the constitution that would replace its parliamentary system with the executive presidency sought by Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey sets April 16 for key constitutional referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today rubber stamped constitutional changes boosting his powers, paving the way for a referendum on the issue in mid April, a senior government minister said.

Kremlin says Turkey provided intel for "friendly fire" strikes

 Russian air strikes that accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in Syria were launched based on coordinates provided to Russia by the Turkish military.

Turkish PM renews call for Gulen extradition in meeting with CIA director

Turkish PM renews call for Gulen extradition in meeting with CIA director

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reiterated Turkey`s demand for U.S. cooperation on the extradition of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen in a meeting with new CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Friday, Yildirim`s office said.

Russian airstrikes kills Turkish soldiers in Syria

Russian airstrikes kills Turkish soldiers in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara was to blame for the accidental killing of three Turkish soldiers in Syria.

Turkey sacks 4,400 more civil servants, including teachers and police

Turkey has dismissed more than 4,400 civil servants including teachers, police officers and academics over their suspected links with terrorist organisations, a decree showed late on Tuesday, in the latest purge since a failed coup last July.

Donald Trump calls Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says Turkey strategic partner and NATO ally

Trump also spoke with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain to reaffirm the strong bilateral partnership across a range of mutual interests, the White House said.

Turkey condemns `unacceptable` Israeli settlement law

Turkey on Tuesday condemned a new Israeli law legalising dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, as a senior government minister was visiting Tel Aviv in the first such trip in seven years.