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Turkey strikes Kurdish militia in Syria, demands it withdraw

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ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's military shelled Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria on Saturday and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu demanded that the group withdraw from the area in a move that further complicated the conflict across the NATO member's border.

Turkish military shelled Kurdish militia in Syria: government source 13 Feb 2016

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's military shelled Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria on Saturday, a Turkish government source said, hours after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned that Ankara would act if it faced a threat from across the border.

Saudi Arabia to send planes to Turkey for Islamic State fight: media 13 Feb 2016

ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia will send aircraft to NATO-member Turkey's Incirlik air base for the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was reported as saying on Saturday.

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Saudi Arabia to send planes to Turkey for Islamic State fight - media 13 Feb 2016

ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia will send aircraft to NATO-member Turkey's Incirlik air base for the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was reported as saying on Saturday.

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NATO launches sea mission against migrant traffickers 11 Feb 2016

BRUSSELS NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday.

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NATO launches sea mission against migrant traffickers 11 Feb 2016

BRUSSELS NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday.

Turkey-Israel talks to restore ties going well, no deal yet - AKP spokesman 11 Feb 2016

ANKARA Talks between Turkey and Israel to mend fences are going well but a deal has not yet been reached in efforts to improve relations and increase energy cooperation in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey's ruling AK Party spokesman said.

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Kurdish forces said to take air base near Turkish border 11 Feb 2016

BEIRUT Kurdish fighters backed by Russian bombing raids have driven Syrian rebels from a former military air base near the border with Turkey, a group that monitors the war said on Thursday.

Austria reports rise in conscripts volunteering for border duty 11 Feb 2016

VIENNA Austria has reported an increase in the number of conscripts volunteering to extend their stay in the army for a tour of duty at the southern border on the main route for migrants traveling from Turkey into the heart of Europe.

Austria reports rise in conscripts volunteering for border duty 11 Feb 2016

VIENNA Austria has reported an increase in the number of conscripts volunteering to extend their stay in the army for a tour of duty at the southern border on the main route for migrants travelling from Turkey into the heart of Europe.

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U.S. Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79

WASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. | Video