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Turkish soldier martyred by YPG/PKK attacks in N.Syria

ANKARA One Turkish soldier was martyred and five were wounded by YPG/PKK terrorist attacks in northern Syria, officials said Sunday. The casualties came due to "harassment attacks committed by PKK/YPG terrorists...

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...

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Turkish witnesses in Beirut recall shock of explosion

BEIRUT Turkish families residing in Beirut on Saturday told Anadolu Agency about the shock they experienced during the massive explosion at the port of Beirut...

4 Lebanese MPs resign amid anger over Beirut port blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon  Four Lebanese lawmakers have resigned amid growing public anger following a massive explosion that struck the Lebanon port earlier this week. Three lawmakers belonging...

Football: Hasan Ali Kaldirim leaves Fenerbahce

ANKARA Turkish international left-back Hasan Ali Kaldirim announced his Fenerbahce exit on Saturday. Kaldirim thanked Ali Koc -- the president of Fenerbahce -- the club board,...

Families continue anti-YPG/PKK protest in Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A protest in southeastern Turkey against the YPG/PKK terror group entered its 341st day on Saturday, with parents demanding the return of their...

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers beat Orlando Magic 108-101

ANKARA The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Orlando Magic 108-101 to record the third consecutive win in the NBA late Friday. Tobias Harris posted 23 points and...