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17 February, 2018 1:14 PM Turkey Denies Use Of Chemicals In Syria's Afrin, Says Accusations Baseless

BEIRUT, ANKARA: Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region. "These are baseless accusations. Turkey never used chemical weapons. We take utmost 108

3 February, 2018 10:44 PM Turkish President Erdogan Assures Emmanuel Macron On Syria Operation

France's Emmanuel Macron had incensed Turkish officials by saying in a newspaper interview last week that France would have a "real problem" with the campaign if it turned out to be an "invasion operation". Syria: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday sought to reassure France's Emmanuel Macron over the operation of the Turkish army inside 92

1 February, 2018 6:25 AM Turkish army: 49 Kurdish militants killed in airstrikes in northern Iraq

Says the PKK was believed to be preparing an attack on Turkish border posts. Turkish warplanes struck 19 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq on Monday, killing 49 militants, Turkey’s armed forces said on Thursday. Two airstrikes were carried out in the Asos/Qandil, Zap, Avasin/Basyan and Hakurk regions on Monday, the army said in a written 80

28 January, 2018 7:40 PM Erdogan says Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will "clean" its entire border with Syria. Ankara: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will "clean" its entire border with Syria in a sign that the Turkish offensive on the Syrian Kurdish YPG group in northern Syria`s Afrin region could be extended further. Since Turkey`s assault in Afrin 153

27 January, 2018 4:55 PM U.S. promised to stop arming Syrian Kurdish militia

Says NSA ‘confirmed’ it in a phone call The U.S. has reiterated a pledge to Turkey to stop arming a Syrian Kurdish militia that Ankara is fighting, the Turkish presidency said on Saturday, after the allies’ ties were strained by Turkey’s offensive in Syria. The Turkish presidency said U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster “confirmed” to President 78

26 January, 2018 5:19 PM Turkey could expand Syria offensive

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday that Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq — a move which risks a possible confrontation with U.S. forces allied to the Kurds. “Operation Olive Branch will continue until it reaches its goals. We will rid Manbij of terrorists 63

31 December, 2017 11:18 AM Turkey Detains 20 Suspected ISIS Members, Including 15 Foreigners: Police

Istanbul: Turkish police have detained 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, on suspicion of links to ISIS during raids in Istanbul, tightening security ahead of the anniversary of a nightclub attack in which dozens were killed. The raids by the anti-terrorist branch of the Istanbul police took place on Saturday and targeted four locations across 66

11 December, 2017 7:08 PM Netanyahu accuses Erdogan of helping 'terrorists'

"I am not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey," Netanyahu said. PARIS: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday after he labelled Israel a "state that kills children," calling him a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers and supports 60

27 November, 2017 8:47 AM Turkish police detain academic in Kurdish militant probe

ISTANBUL: Turkish counter-terror police detained 10 people including academic Fikret Baskaya early on Monday in an operation targeting members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Baris Yarkadas, a lawmaker from the main opposition CHP, wrote on Twitter that Baskaya, 77, had been detained at his home in the capital 220

14 November, 2017 1:30 PM Iraqi Kurds seek talks after federal court bars secession

Iraq’s self-ruled Kurdish region says a federal court ruling that bars secession “must become a basis” for dialogue with the central government following September’s divisive independence referendum. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Kurdish regional government says “we respect” the Nov. 6 decision by the Supreme Federal Court, an indication they may be willing 69