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Turkish army says hits Islamic State, Kurdish YPG targets in Syria


ANKARA Turkey's military struck dozens of Islamic State and Kurdish YPG militia targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, depriving both groups of the ability to move around, the army said on Monday, as its operation there entered a third month.

Syrian child refugees making British clothes in Turkey - BBC investigation 9:06am BST

LONDON Syrian refugee children have been working in factories in Turkey making clothes for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer and online store ASOS , an investigation by BBC Panorama found.


Iraqi PM declines Turkish offer to help in Mosul battle 22 Oct 2016

BAGHDAD/ANKARA Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

UPDATE 4-Turkey's civil aviation boss to take helm at Turkish Airlines 21 Oct 2016

* Weak lira, tourism woes hit carrier's profits (adds official confirmation)

Turkey pounds Syrian Kurdish fighters as both sides try to fight IS 21 Oct 2016

BEIRUT At least 90 Turkish rockets pounded a group of Kurdish fighters allied to a U.S.-backed militia in northern Syria on Friday, as clashes intensified between two sides both supposed to be fighting Islamic State, a monitor and militia spokesperson said.


Turkey, Iraq reach agreement 'in principle' on Mosul, U.S. says 21 Oct 2016

ANKARA Turkey and Iraq have reached an agreement in principle that could eventually allow a Turkish role in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday after talks with President Tayyip Erdogan.


Pentagon chief to stress Iraq sovereignty in Turkey talks 21 Oct 2016

ANKARA U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he would stress the need to respect Iraq's sovereignty during a visit on Friday to Turkey, which has been locked in a dispute with Baghdad over who should participate in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State.

Turkish military says it killed 18 Kurdish militants in Iraq and southeast 21 Oct 2016

ISTANBUL The Turkish military said on Friday it had killed 12 Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey and another six in air strikes in northern Iraq, while also targeting their allied fighters in northern Syria.


EU agrees to boost efforts to tackle illegal migration from Africa 21 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to step up their efforts to curb illegal migration from African countries with the aim of replicating their success in halting inflows from Turkey over the past year.

UPDATE 2-As lira falls, Turkey's central bank takes rare pause in rate cuts 20 Oct 2016

* Central bank cites lira volatility in its move (Recasts, adds comment and context)


France starts clearing 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

CALAIS, France France began clearing the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country.