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