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Palestinians flock to security fence for 80th Friday

GAZA, Palestine Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have gathered at the Israeli security fence to take part in the 80th consecutive Friday of weekly anti-occupation protests known as...

N.Syria: Returnee finds home turned into terrorist base

RAS AL-AYN, Syria A Syrian refugee in Turkey displaced by YPG/PKK terrorists in Ras al-Ayn, northern Syria, returned home thanks to Turkey’s anti-terror Operation Peace Spring. After living in Turkey for...

Syrians in Turkey seek to return to their homes

SANLIURFA, Turkey  Syrians, who took refuge in Turkey, are seeking to return to their hometowns after the Turkish military and Syrian National Army (SNA) cleared Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn...

Turkey holds 120 km on N.Syria border east of Euphrates

ANKARA  Turkey controls an area in northern Syria the length of 120 kilometers (74.56 miles) east of the Euphrates River along the border between the two countries, the Turkish vice...

Russia shifts 300 Chechen military policemen to Syria

MOSCOW Russia shifted 300 military policemen from Chechnya to Syria, the country's Defense Ministry said on Friday. "About 300 servicemen of the military police unit of the armed forces of the...

2 protesters killed, dozens injured in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD, Iraq At least two people were killed and dozens injured in protests which erupted Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to a medical source. An Iraqi security source who asked not...

Russian military police patrol Turkish-Syrian border

MOSCOW Russian military police patrolled parts of the Turkish-Syrian border in accordance with a recent memorandum between Ankara and Moscow, the country's Defense Ministry said on Thursday. "On October 24, a...

Turkish, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria over phone

ANKARA The foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia discussed on Thursday a recent deal between the two countries about northern Syria on the phone. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the...

Assad regime attacks marketplace in Syria's Idlib

IDLIB, Syria  Assad regime attacked a marketplace in de-escalation zone in embattled Syrian province of Idlib, according to the Syrian civil defense agency White Helmets on Thursday. At least seven people...

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‘Turkey, Ukraine can conduct many joint space projects’

KIEV, Ukraine  Ukraine can carry out many joint projects with Turkey in the field of space as in the defense industry, the head of the...

Colombia's coronavirus-related deaths surpass 100,000

BOGOTA, Colombia  The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Colombia has exceeded 100,000, the country’s Health Ministry reported late Monday.  As many as 648 people lost their...

Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles southwestern Turkey

ANKARA  A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla, the country's disaster agency said early Tuesday.  The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the...

Turkey rescues 51 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

IZMIR, Turkey  Turkey on Monday rescued 51 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea who were illegally pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish...

Turkish president, European Commission head discuss Turkey-EU ties

ANKARA/ BRUSSELS Just days from what could be a pivotal EU summit, Turkey’s president and the head of the European Commission on Monday discussed EU-Turkey...