Turkey


Turkey’s Erdogan Declares Early Elections on June 24

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections will be brought forward to June 24, more than a year earlier than planned, saying the country urgently…

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Turkey-Backed Forces Capture Syrian Kurdish Town of Afrin

Turkish military and allied Syrian forces marched into the center of the northern Syrian town of Afrin Sunday, raising their flags and shooting in the air in celebration nearly two…

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Turkish Mlitary Says It Has Encircled Afrin in Syria

Turkey’s military and its rebel allies have encircled the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday, marking a substantial advance in Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish…

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Turkey’s President Slams NATO for Lack of Support in Syria

Turkey’s president has criticized NATO for not supporting his country’s ongoing military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to reporters on Saturday, asked, “Hey…

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Turkish Police Detain 12 IS Suspects

Turkish police arrested 12 people in Ankara in an investigation targeting Islamic State terrorists, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday, hours after the U.S. Embassy there said it would…

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Czech Court Orders Release of Syrian Kurd Leader

A Czech court ruled on Tuesday that former Syrian Kurdish PYD leader Saleh Muslim be released, despite Turkey’s call for his detention pending an extradition request. Muslim formerly headed the…

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