Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists

Turkey deported three foreign jihadists on Monday (11 N0vember), with more than 20 Europeans including French and Germans in the process of being expelled to their countries of origin. Turkey's interior ministry said it had deported an American and a Dane, while Germany confirmed that one of its

US and Turkey reach north-east Syria ceasefire deal

  Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory.Mr Pence made the announcement after more than four

Turkish presidency says Erdogan will meet Pence on Ankara visit

Despite an earlier statement by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday 16 October that he would not meet visiting US Vice President Mike Pence, his office said the meeting would go ahead after all. “Earlier today, the President told @SkyNews that he won’t receive a US delegation th

More than 60,000 displaced by Turkey assault on Syria: Monitor

 Beirut - Turkey’s military offensive on northeastern Syria has displaced more than 60,000 people in less than a day, a war monitor said Thursday 10-10-2019. “Since Wednesday, more than 60,000 people fled border areas,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding tha

Turkey attacks SDF post on Syria border after operation threat

The Turkish military on Tuesday 10-8-2019 bombarded a Syrian Democratic Forces post on the border. The Kurdish fighters told Al Arabiya that they did not respond to the attack and that there were no injuries on their side. Turkey’s military also struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdi

Erdogan talks operations east of Euphrates, SDF threatens an all-out war

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday 10-5-2019 that his country will carry out air and ground operations east of the Euphrates river in Syria, where Ankara and Washington have yet to establish a planned ‘safe zone.’ “We’ve made our preparations, we’v

Earthquake shakes Istanbul: Reuters source

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Thursday, according to quake monitors, sending residents out of buildings and on to the streets though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Witnesses felt buildings shake in the city during the quake a

Turkey is prepared for possible Syria border operation, Erdogan says

 Istanbul - Turkey is ready to act on its southern border with Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said, after warning that it could take unilateral steps if the US does not establish a “safe zone” in northeast Syria this month. “Our preparations along our borders are complete,&r