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Sarah Dadouch

'A storm is coming' - One migrant family's bid to reach Europe

10 Sep 2019

IZMIR, Turkey With migrants only allowed one backpack each on the smugglers' boats that carry them from Turkey to Greece, Ahmed, his wife Hanin and her family packed a few possessions and sent the rest of their belongings to friends.

Turkey, U.S. agree to form joint operation centre for Syria safe zone

07 Aug 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey and the United States agreed on Wednesday to establish a joint operation centre in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northeast Syria, a move that appeared to reduce the chance of imminent Turkish military action.

Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in northern Syria - Erdogan

05 Aug 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey will carry out a military operation in a Kurdish-controlled area east of the Euphrates in northern Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, its third offensive to dislodge Kurdish militia fighters close to its border. | Video

As mood sours, Syrians report forced deportations from Turkey

25 Jul 2019

AL-BAB, Syria/ISTANBUL When Syrian real estate worker Abu Ahmad was stopped by police in Istanbul he expected a ritual ticking-off for his expired documents, before being allowed on his way. Instead he says he was bundled into a bus packed with 50 men and deported to Syria.

Istanbul gives Syrians one month to return to provinces in which they are registered

22 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL Authorities in Istanbul set a four-week deadline on Monday for Syrians living without approval in Turkey's largest city to return to provinces where they are registered or face forced removal to those regions.

Turkey's Erdogan says Russian S-400s will be fully deployed by April 2020

15 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Russian S-400 missile defence system, parts of which have been delivered to Turkey over the past four days, would be fully deployed in April 2020.

Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO

12 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance. | Video

'They want to kill you' - Anger at Syrians erupts in Istanbul

09 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL At 2 am one Saturday night, Syrian brothers Mustafa and Ahmed were at home hunched over a screen watching live black and white security camera footage of men destroying their clothes shop. | Video

Turkey says UAE spy suspect committed suicide in prison

29 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL A man held by Turkey on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has committed suicide by hanging himself in prison, the Istanbul prosecutor's office said on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Turkish lira weakens as Erdogan questions Istanbul election

08 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL, April 8 The Turkish lira weakened more than 1 percent against the dollar on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan kept up pressure for a recount of local elections in the largest city Istanbul.

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