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Turkey responds to YPG/PKK attacks in northern Syria

ANKARA Turkish security forces have given the necessary response to harassment and attacks carried out by YPG/PKK terrorists, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday. "Harassment and attacks with mortars and...

Respect Turkey’s security concerns, Erdogan tells world

ANKARA Turkey’s president on Saturday urged the world to respect its security concerns and to support its projects to ensure the return of Syrian refugees. Speaking at a meeting of officials from...

Sochi deal on YPG/PKK withdrawal goes “as planned”

ANKARA Turkey’s deal with Moscow on the withdrawal of YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria is right on track, Turkey’s national defense minister said Saturday "Everything is normal, and is going...

Turkey: Deal on terrorist withdrawal going 'as planned'

ANKARA Turkey’s deal with Moscow on the withdrawal of YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria is right on track, Turkey’s national defense minister said Saturday. "Everything is normal, and is going...

Turkey rejects Amnesty International's claims on Syrians in Turkey

ANKARA Turkey on Friday rejected the allegations by the Amnesty International that Syrians in Turkey were forcibly repatriated, threatened, and mistreated, calling the claims “unreal and fictional”. "We reject the allegations...

Turkey denies claims of deporting Syrians illegally

ANKARA The Directorate General of Migration Management said Friday the claim of Syrians being deported to Syria unlawfully did not reflect the truth and voluntary returns were provided in accordance...

Turkey issues travel warning for Iraq amid protests

ANKARA Turkey issued a travel warning Friday for Turks in Iraq as that country experience anti-government demonstrations. "Due to demonstrations ongoing in various provinces of Iraq including the capital Baghdad since...

Turkey neutralizes 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the nation’s Defense Ministry said on Friday. On Twitter, the ministry said the counter-terrorism operation was conducted in the Haftanin...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at weekly close

Turkey's benchmark stock index closed the week at 100,215.95 points on Friday, down 0.13% versus Thursday's close. Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 100,272.11 points. As of...

Nearly 900 irregular migrants held in NW Turkey

ANKARA Security forces Friday held a total of 893 irregular migrants attempting to cross to Europe through the northwestern Edirne province of Turkey. According to local sources, the provincial gendarme forces...

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Turkish defense officials hold talks in Malta

VALETTA, Malta Turkey’s defense minister and chief of General Staff on Saturday held talks with Malta’s minister for home affairs and national security in Valetta,...

Turkey's 1st maritime missile successfully passes test

ANKARA Turkey's first indigenously produced maritime missile passed its latest long-distance test launch with flying colors, the nation’s top defense industry official said Saturday. The Atmaca...

3,500+ more virus cases reported in Eurasia, C.Asia

KIEV, Ukraine Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise in Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s overall case count moved close to 46,000, with...

Turkey on track to be world's 'healthcare hub'

ISTANBUL Turkey’s healthcare system, growing stronger with each passing day, will make Turkey an international hub for quality medical care, said Turkey's health minister on...

Landmine blast kills 2 security forces in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A roadside blast in central Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two security forces and injured four others, an official confirmed. According to Sher...

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