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Turkish-led forces advance into Syrian border town, fighting rages

13 Oct 2019

ANKARA/BEIRUT Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into the border town of Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying it had taken the town centre, and Kurdish-led forces denying that and saying they were counter-attacking. | 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.

Thousands flee, hundreds reported dead in Turkish attack on U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria

11 Oct 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing at least dozens of people in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against President Donald Trump. | Video

Türkei rückt in Syrien vor - Tausende auf der Flucht

10 Oct 2019

Istanbul/Beirut Die Türkei hat am zweiten Tag ihrer Offensive gegen die Kurden-Miliz im Nordosten Syriens Geländegewinne und den Tod von mehr als hundert Gegnern gemeldet.

Ahead of offensive, Turkey says it strikes Syria-Iraq border

09 Oct 2019

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack following a surprise U.S. troop pullback, Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday. | Video

Erdogan's AK Party membership seen sliding further as dissent grows

27 Sep 2019

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party faces more defections after losing 840,000 members in the last year, former loyalists say, compounding its difficulties after two founding members broke ranks aiming to set up rival parties.

RPT-INSIGHT-Turkey turned up heat on banks after standoff over bad loans

23 Sep 2019

* Regulator asked banks 'one last time' to deal with soured debt

Turkey turned up heat on banks after standoff over bad loans

20 Sep 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey forced banks to take losses on $8 billion in bad loans this week to kick-start lending and boost its economic recovery after losing patience with them, bankers, senior government officials and industry advisers told Reuters.

INSIGHT-Turkey turned up heat on banks after standoff over bad loans

20 Sep 2019

* Regulator asked banks 'one last time' to deal with soured debt

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