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Turkish military operation in Syria threatens US forces: Army

The US military has announced recent Turkish airstrikes in Syria “threatened the safety” of American soldiers still in the country. It claimed that further escalations could “compromise efforts to defeat the remnants of the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group.”

Turkey’s Erdogan says meeting with Syria’s Assad possible

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not ruled out meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, although the two countries have been regional foes since the war broke out in Syria in 2011.

Turkish president signals ground offensive in Syria, Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signaled a possible ground offensive in northern Syria and Iraq. It comes after Ankara’s forces launched cross-border air raids on what they call locations used by Kurdish groups they blame for a recent bombing in central Istanbul.

Turkish army hits targets in Syria, Iraq after Istanbul blast

The Turkish military has conducted a series of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, targeting several towns and villages in in the war-torn countries.

8 killed, 81 injured in Istanbul blast, suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody following the explosion that killed at least eight people and injured more than 80 in Istanbul on Sunday, Turkey’s Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

Death toll in Turkey mine explosion rises to 41

The death toll from a blast inside a coal mine in northern Turkey has risen to 41, the Turkish president has confirmed, as rescue operations were concluded.

Dozens killed in mine blast in Turkey

At least 28 people were killed in a coal mine explosion in northern Turkey, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca confirmed on Friday. He noted that 11 others pulled out alive were being treated in hospital.

Turkey could attack ‘all of a sudden one night’: Erdogan threatens Greece

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has doubled down on his warning that Ankara could “come all of a sudden one night” in response to perceived Greek threats. He suggested a Turkish attack on its neighbor cannot be ruled out.

Dozens killed, wounded in road accidents in Turkey

At least 32 people were killed in south-east Turkey on Saturday when vehicles crashed into first responders who were attending earlier accidents, authorities confirmed.

“Turkey and Israel agree to restore full diplomatic relations”

Turkey and Israel have agreed to restore full diplomatic relations and will exchange ambassadors following gradual improvement in relations, the office of the Israeli prime minister and Turkish foreign minister have announced.

Iraqi FM says Turkey violated country’s sovereignty 22k+ times since 2018

Iraq’s foreign minister says Turkey has violated the Arab country’s sovereignty more than 22,700 times since 2018 and the foreign ministry has sent 296 notes of protest to Ankara over the attacks.

Erdogan: Astana process, most effective measure to push political solution for Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Astana peace process, launched in 2017 at the initiative of Iran, Russia and Turkey to tackle the tensions in Syria, is the best format for a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the war-torn country.

MbS visits Turkey for first time since Khashoggi murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for the first time in years for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at fully normalising ties that were ruptured after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Iran says opposed to Turkish military operation on Syria-Iraq border

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Tehran is opposed to any military action and use of force against other countries with the aim of resolving disagreements. He made the remarks in response to a question about a planned Turkish military action on Syria-Iraq border.

Erdogan: Turkey, Saudi Arabia striving to increase all-out relations

Ankara and Riyadh are striving to increase all kinds of political, military and economic relations to start a new era, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Friday.

One killed, four injured in Turkey blast

At least one person was killed and four others were injured when an explosion hit a bus carrying prison guards in Turkey's northwestern province of Bursa on Wednesday, local officials confirmed.

Baghdad says Turkey’s operation threatens Iraq’s national security

The military operation of Turkey’s armed forces in northern Iraq threatens the national security of the Arab country, a statement by Iraqi President Barham Salih’s office said on Tuesday. Ankara launched a new military campaign against Kurdish forces in the north of the Middle Eastern state on Sunday evening.

Turkey says military operation in Iraq achieves all objectives

The Turkish military operation in northern Iraq, which was launched on Sunday, has achieved all its initial objectives, Turkey’s defense ministry announced on Monday. Ankara says it is targeting Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Turkish court halts Jamal Khashoggi trial, transfers it to Saudi Arabia

A Turkish court has ruled to suspend the trial in absentia of 26 Saudis accused in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and for the case to be transferred to Riyadh.

Israeli president lands in Turkey amid widespread protests

Israel's president arrived in Ankara Wednesday on a trip aimed at repairing fractured ties with Turkey. Demonstrators had burnt the Israeli flag in the Turkish city of Istanbul ahead of the visit.

Erdogan: Israeli president visit to benefit bilateral ties

Ankara welcomes the visit of Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. He emphasized that such a move after a long period of time will have positive effects on bilateral ties.

Turkey rules out change to Palestine policy due to normalization with Israel

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says normalizing relations with Israel would not mean a change in Ankara's Palestinian policy. He was speaking ahead of an expected visit by Israeli President Isaac Herzog next month.

Turkey’s inflation soars to two-decade high

The annual inflation rate in Turkey has surged to a 20-year high of 48.7%, state data revealed on Thursday.

Turkey says hit Kurdish targets in Syria, Iraq

The Turkish military aircraft hit Kurdish militants’ targets, including training camps, shelters and ammunition storage areas in Iraq and northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

Thousands stranded in Istanbul due to extreme weather

Rescue crews on Tuesday were forging ahead with efforts to clear major throughways in and around Istanbul clogged by a massive snow storm. It left countless of people and vehicles stranded overnight in below-freezing conditions.

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