Tag: Syria

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UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab offers “solidarity” to Turkey over Syria and its fight against terror

Dominic Raab, the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, held talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara on Tuesday. The meeting covered a range of issues, including growing trade between the two countries, and current regional and international developments, with Syria topping the agenda. Following the meeting, the two ministers […]

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At least 22 Turkish soldiers killed in Idlib airstrike by Syrian regime forces

More than 20 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces on Thursday night. The news was confirmed by Rahmi Doğan, the Governor of Hatay, whose province borders Syria’s Idlib region. Governor Doğan added that there were also a number of injured troops, several seriously, who had been brought across […]

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Ankara: ‘Turkey is not a hotel’, Daesh prisoners to be repatriated

DAESH prisoners will be sent back to their countries of origin, Turkey announced on Sunday. The response follows a refusal by several European states to take back their terror suspects. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said the country would not be a “hotel” for foreign militants, who will be returned even if they have been stripped […]

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Calls for restraint as tensions simmer in Germany over Turkey’s Syria operation

Officials in Germany have called for restraint between the country’s Turkish and Kurdish communities after five people were reportedly injured during a protest against Turkey’s military operation in north-eastern Syria. Violence broke out on Monday, 14 October, when a group of around 350 demonstrators marching through the western city of Herne were “provoked” by a […]

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Turkey defends military campaign in Syria in face of international outcry 

TURKEY has launched a staunch defence of its military campaign in north-eastern Syria following an international backlash. The country began a large-scale military incursion, which it has called Operation Peace Spring, on Wednesday, 9 October, with the aim of creating a “safe zone” on the other side of its border with Syria. The operation went […]

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Turkey backs American, British and French air strikes on Syria

  The Turkish Government has thrown its weight behind air strikes launched against the Syrian regime in the early hours of Saturday morning. The USA, Britain and France commenced their aerial bombardment of key targets associated with chemical weapons following the regime’s alleged gas attack on citizens in Douma, which killed 70 people. British jets […]

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How Halla Barakat inspired me as a Turkish Cypriot
 

  Halla Barakat was many things to many people. Many of you might recognise her as a pretty face that has been appearing in your social media news feeds in recent days, but maybe you haven’t stopped to read what all the fuss is about. For those of you who have, you would know that […]

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Turkey: from out of the game to critical player in Syria

Rewind to the beginning of 2016. Ankara was at odds with many of the key actors in the Syrian conflict, including Washington and Tehran. And, after shooting down a Russian jet in November 2015, the temperature with Moscow was certainly below zero. Turkey became estranged from Iran and Russia because of its insistence on the […]