BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighbouring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's advance. | Video
BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighboring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's advance.
BERLIN - Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday called for a greater exchange of information with other states to prevent jihadists entering his country and travelling on to Iraq or Syria to join Islamic State militants.
ANKARA - Turkey said on Thursday crises in the Middle East and elsewhere made closer co-operation between Ankara and the European Union essential and announced a new programme to revive the country's stalled drive for EU membership.
ISTANBUL - Turkish PKK rebels, who have spent three decades fighting for autonomy for Turkey's Kurds, called on Thursday for the youth of the country's mostly Kurdish southeast to join the fight against Islamic State militants in northern Syria.
ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan denied on Thursday the existence of any concerted effort in Turkey to sink one of its banks, days after lender Bank Asya said it had been the target of a systematic campaign to undermine it.
MADRID - Spain will send a Patriot anti-ballistic missile battery to Turkey's southern border with Syria as part of a NATO initiative, Defence Minister Pedro Morenes said on Wednesday, replacing the Netherlands' contribution to the deployment.
DUBAI - Dubai's Mashreq is targeting Egypt and Turkey for acquisitions to expand beyond its crowded home market, its chief executive told Reuters as he dismissed suggestions that it could be interested in any of Standard Chartered's assets in the United Arab Emirates.
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ISTANBUL, Sept 17 - The head of Turkey's Bank Asya has vowed to strengthen its capital base and see off what he described as a systematic campaign to undermine it, warning the attack on his bank could sour foreign investors' views of Turkey.
BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighbouring Syria.