Turkey

As Erdogan finesses Turkey-US ties, Pentagon reiterates stance on S-400s

A Pentagon official urged Ankara to take action over its Russian-made S-400 missile acquisition after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed interest in restoring bilateral ties. As the Turkish government attempts to recalibrate relations with the new US administration under President Joe Biden, its acquisition of Russian-made S-400 missile defense …

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Used for smuggling into Turkish territory | Turkish forces detonate tunnel in western countryside of Idlib

SOHR activists say have reported that Turkish forces detonated a tunnel used for smuggling in the area of Ain al-Bayda in western countryside of Idlib, near the border with the Iskenderun region. According to SOHR sources, the tunnel is used for smuggling operations between Syria and Turkey, whether goods or …

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Russia, Turkey, Iran determined to pursue peace in Syria

Syria peace negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan, which have been delayed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, resumed by Russia, Turkey and Iran in Sochi port city in the presence of delegations of the United Nations, the Syrian government and Syrian opposition groups. The fifteenth international meeting for peace in …

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Turkish deaths in northern Iraq spark early row with US

“After this, there are two options. Either act with Turkey with no ifs or buts, without questioning, or they will be a partner to every murder and bloodshed,” Erdogan said. The United States on Monday sought to defuse a furious diplomatic row with NATO ally Turkey by saying it now …

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Turkey botches raid, blames ‘terrorists,’ attacks domestic critics

Within a 24-hour period, Turkey’s ruling party and its supporters managed to, first, admit they botched a deadly raid in northern Iraq, blamed “terrorists” for killing people harmed in the raid, and then moved the target to attack domestic political opponents. Turkey’s AK Party, which has been in power almost …

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Turkish operation to rescue intelligence operatives in Iraq ends in catastrophic failure

No less than 13 intelligence and police personnel, including two intelligence directors, were killed. A Turkish operation in northern Iraq ended in a bloodbath after special forces failed to rescue 13 elite intelligence and police officers who had been kidnapped by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants.

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HPG: Several Turkish soldiers killed during invasion operation in Gare

Turkish troops suffered heavy losses during their ongoing operation seeking to invade the area of Gare in Southern Kurdistan, according to a statement published by HPG on the latest situation on the ground. The press office of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) has released a statement on the Turkish military …

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Who benefits from attacks on Turkish forces in Idlib?

Repeated attacks on Turkish posts and soldiers in Idlib are obstructing Turkish efforts to reopen the M4 international highway and cement the cease-fire, raising questions about the parties behind the attacks. The Turkish Defense Ministry recently announced the killing of a sergeant in an attack waged by unknown men Jan. …

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