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Turkey's Erdogan may call off U.S. trip after Congress votes - officials

04 Nov 2019

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan may call off a visit to Washington next week in protest at votes in the House of Representatives to recognise mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek sanctions on Turkey, three Turkish officials said.

Power shift - Who gains in the battle for Syria's northeast?

16 Oct 2019

ANKARA/BEIRUT President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of Syria radically realigns the balance of power in the country's northeast and creates a vacuum which Russia, Turkey and Iran are racing to fill. | Video

Turkey believes 1,000 foreign jihadists held in Syria incursion area

11 Oct 2019

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey believes more than 1,000 Islamic State fighters are being held in the swathe of northeast Syria its troops are set on capturing, most of them foreign jihadists from Europe and the United States, two Turkish security officials said.

Turkey believes 1,000 foreign jihadists held in Syria incursion area

11 Oct 2019

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey believes more than 1,000 Islamic State fighters are being held in the swathe of northeast Syria its troops are set on capturing, most of them foreign jihadists from Europe and the United States, two Turkish security officials said.

Turkey's plan to settle refugees in northeast Syria alarms allies

08 Oct 2019

ISTANBUL As Turkish troops finalise plans to attack northeast Syria, Ankara's scheme to move millions of refugees into conquered territory there is alarming some Western allies as much as the military operation itself.

USA ziehen Truppen aus Nordsyrien ab - Türkischer Miltäreinsatz erwartet

07 Oct 2019

Istanbul Die USA haben mit dem Abzug von Soldaten aus dem Nordosten Syriens begonnen und damit den Weg für einen Militäreinsatz der Türkei gegen die Kurden-Miliz YPG geebnet.

U.N. investigator says Saudi royal adviser should be tried for Khashoggi killing

02 Oct 2019

ISTANBUL Supporters of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi called for justice a year after his death and a U.N. investigator said Saud al-Qahtani, a key adviser to the kingdom's crown prince, should be put in the dock.

Syria 'safe zone' deadline expires with Turkish threat looming

01 Oct 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey's deadline to jointly establish a "safe zone" with the United States in northern Syria by the end of September has passed, leaving the threat of unilateral military intervention by Ankara hanging over the region.

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles

14 Sep 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defence systems. | Video

Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril

22 Aug 2019

ISTANBUL Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border.

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