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 municipalities of Hatay Province, Turkey

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HASSA/HATAY, Turkey -- In a smoke-filled living room close to Turkey's Syrian border, two prominent Syrian-Kurdish opposition figures are exchanging ... Osman Huseyin chats with his friend Mustafa Ali Mousto in his house in Turkey's Hassa, which is a district in the country's southern Hatay ...
Turkey's military killed 11 Kurdish militants in its southern Hatay province bordering Syria overnight, the governor's office said on Tuesday, and the army said two of its soldiers were killed in ... Turkey on Sunday said the northern Syrian town of Tal Rifaat would be the next target of its cross-border campaign. Kurdish soldiers

After Turkey's Operation Olive Branch cross-border offensive into Syria sealed a powerful victory over Kurdish militias in Afrin on Sunday, reports and speculation about Ankara's next moves have been prominent in the Arab media. The Syrian writer Bakr Sidqi's column for the pan-Arab Al-Quds Al-Araby ... Kurdish soldiers
Turkey's capture of the Kurdish-controlled northwestern Syrian town of Afrin earlier this week led to President Erdogan warning that his forces might soon ... a "terror corridor" all along the country's southern border, a scenario that could even see them make a move on the coastal Hatay Province one day in ... Kurdish soldiers
The operation in Afrin – bordering Turkey's Hatay and Kilis provinces – was widely expected in the wake of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in northern ... the town center of Afrin, which had been a major hideout for the YPG/PKK since 2012 when the Assad regime in Syria left the city to the terror group ... Kurdish soldiers
Around 300,000 civilians live in Atma village of Idlib, right on the Turkey-Syria border, across Hatay province in southeastern Turkey. Syria has been locked in ... Ahmed Zarzur, 27, who hails from Al-Hbit village in Idlib, said: "It has been six years since we were forced out of our villages." He said his home in ... Kurdish soldiers

The Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced Thursday that they had liberated 15 more villages in northwestern Syria from the rule of the ... civilians from leaving Afrin town center by digging ditches and using heavy construction equipment and vehicles to block their exits, as the province ... military
The International Conscience Convoy finished its three-day journey with a final rally on Thursday to mark International Women's Day in southeastern Hatay province, which borders Syria. The convoy, which saw the participation of women from 50 countries, made stops in the Turkish cities of Izmit, Sakarya, ... military
An all-women international convoy made its final stop at southern Hatay province on Thursday to raise awareness for women imprisoned by the Bashar al-Assad regime. The International Conscience Convoy which calls itself the "voice of oppressed women in Syria" started its three-day journey with 55 ... military
The convoy will make stops in the Turkish cities of Izmit, Sakarya, Ankara, and Adana before reaching the Hatay province, which borders Syria, on March 8, World Women's Day. Shehida Abdurahmanovic, who lost her husband in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, told Anadolu Agency that when they heard ... military
An all-woman international convoy started its three-day journey in Istanbul on Tuesday to raise awareness of the suffering of women and young girls imprisoned by the Syrian regime. With participants from over 50 countries, the International Conscience Convoy, calling itself the "voice of oppressed women ... military
The advance of the Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) toward Syria's Afrin as a part of Operation Olive Branch from multiple fronts was expedited as the forces focused on liberating the remaining urban centers to completely encircle Afrin's town center. The Turkish army and the FSA also continue ... military
Journalist Omar Madaniah has been living in Reyhanli district of Turkey's southern province of Hatay bordering Syria after he fled the war in northwestern Syrian port city of Latakia three years ago.Madaniah, who is also an activist, has been monitoring closely the ongoing Turkish-led operation Olive Branch ... military
Eastern Ghouta, a swathe of towns and farms outside Damascus that is the last major opposition-controlled area near the capital, has turned into a ... off from Istanbul on March 6, making stops at the cities of Izmit, Sakarya, the capital Ankara and Adana before reaching the southern Hatay province along the ... military
Turkish army tanks wait near the border before entering Syria, on January 21, 2018 at Hassa, in the Turkish province of Hatay, near the Syrian border. ... Since the launch of the operation, the Turkish army and the FSA liberated 116 locations including one of Afrin's five towns, 88 villages, six smaller villages, ... military
The Turkish border cities of Kilis and Hatay are within firing range of the YPG/PKK terrorist group from Syria's Afrin. ... The operation in Afrin – bordering Turkey's Hatay and Kilis provinces – was widely expected in the wake of Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, which cleared Daesh terrorists from ... military
Turkey has sent hundreds of special operations teams and volunteer village guards into Syria's Afrin district, where “Operation Olive Branch” against ... In the southern Turkish province of Hatay, on the border with Syria, Deputy Governor Orhan Mardinli attended the ceremony held to send two teams of 22 ... military

Smoke rises from the Syria's Afrin region, as it is pictured from near the Turkish town of Hassa, on the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province. ... Birusk Hasaka, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia in Afrin, told Reuters that Turkish bombardment hit a village in the northwest of the region, near the ... military
Turkey's army chief on Sunday paid a visit to the southern border provinces of Hatay and Kilis to inspect troops taking part in the Turkish-led counter-terrorist campaign across the border in northwestern Syria. According to a Turkish General Staff statement, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar was ... military
A group of Turkish celebrities yesterday visited Turkey's southern Hatay province, along the border with Syria, to boost the morale of the troops ... 20, YPG terrorists fired nearly 100 rockets into civilian areas in Turkey's border towns of Hatay and Kilis, in which seven civilians have lost their lives and more ... military
A photo taken from Turkey's Hatay province shows military vehicles are being transported to border units as artillery units of Turkish Armed Forces continue to ... Forces and Free Syrian Army have captured 54 different strategic areas from terrorists, including a town center, three rural areas and 36 villages. military
“We are delighted to announce the launch of this new route, which reflects the close relationship between Qatar and Turkey,” Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said. Vespasianus Titus Tunnel, an ancient water tunnel built during the Roman period, located in Samanda?, Hatay Province. military
Two civilians were killed and 19 others were injured after the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) fired nine rockets from Syria's Afrin which landed in the city center of Turkey's southern Kilis province and Hatay province's Reyhanlı district on Friday. In Reyhanlı district, two civilians, 68-year-old ... military
The Turkish troops and Free Syrian Army fighters took control of the Afrin town center early on Sunday. It said almost 2,000 ... In addition to humanitarian aid, IHH is also sending bread to Afrin from a bakery in Reyhanli district of southern province of Hatay, close to the Syrian border. Selim Tosun, IHH's ... military
Families from Afrin who fled to Turkey's border province of Hatay from the persecution of PKK-affiliated groups are preparing to return home now that the town ... Hasan Abu Ali, a school director who fled from Meryemin village in Afrin to Reyhanlı, said they fled to Turkey out of fear for their children's safety, ... military
Turkish Cypriot deputy parliament speaker and a group of lawmakers visited Tuesday Turkey's southern Hatay province in a bid to show solidarity with ... and supplying weapons to them," Zorlu Tore, the deputy parliament chief, told journalists during the visit in Hatay's Reyhanli town near the Syrian border. military
A Turkish military armored vehicle guards the border line located opposite the Syrian town of Atimah, Idlib province, Reyhanli, Hatay province, Turkey, Oct. 10, ... While the Turkish news media is breathlessly reporting every minor detail of the military's offensive in Syria — describing movements village by ... military
Hulusi Akar on Monday paid a visit to the border province of Hatay to inspect troops who are taking part in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin. ... Cross-border attacks by the PYD/PKK terror group in southern Turkey started as the Turkish army operation in Syria's northwestern town of Afrin continues. military
Turkish tanks advance over the Turkish-Syrian border to join Operation Olive Branch against the PKK-affiliated YPG terrorist elements in northern Syria, Hassa, Hatay. military
Turkey has sent hundreds of special operations teams and volunteer village guards into Syria's Afrin district, where “Operation Olive Branch” against ... In the southern Turkish province of Hatay, on the border with Syria, Deputy Governor Orhan Mardinli attended the ceremony held to send two teams of 22 ... military
Turkey's army chief on Sunday paid a visit to the southern border provinces of Hatay and Kilis to inspect troops taking part in the Turkish-led counter-terrorist campaign across the border in northwestern Syria. According to a Turkish General Staff statement, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar was ... military
But following those visits the 2nd High Criminal Court in the southeastern province of Mardin rendered a verdict regarding the PYD and its military wings, the People's Protection Units ... Ural's appearance at a conference in the Russian city of Sochi on the Syrian crisis last month prompted Turkey's anger. military
Turkish and Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces liberated another northwestern Syrian village from PYD/PKK terrorists on Tuesday, according to Anadolu ... In Turkey's Hatay province, military vehicles are being transported to border units as Turkish Armed Forces strike PYD/PKK terror group targets within the ... military
Meanwhile, Turkish Army and Free Syrian Army forces cleared another village from YPG militants in northwestern Syria, near the Turkish border. ... the Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army have managed to capture 48 different strategic areas from militants including a town center, 31 villages, three ... military
A Turkish military helicopter was downed in southern Hatay province during the ongoing Operation Olive Branch, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ... Afrin has been a major hideout for the YPG/PKK since July 2012 when the Assad regime in Syria left the city to the terror group without putting up a fight. military
“We are delighted to announce the launch of this new route, which reflects the close relationship between Qatar and Turkey,” Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said. Vespasianus Titus Tunnel, an ancient water tunnel built during the Roman period, located in Samanda?, Hatay Province. military
2 (Xinhua) -- At least 9 people were injured after the Kurdish militia of the People's Protection Units (YPG) fired six rockets from Syria's Afrin to Turkey's southeastern Kilis province and Hatay province on Friday. In the border province of Hatay, six people were injured when three rockets targeted the town of ... military
Two civilians were killed and 19 others were injured after the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) fired nine rockets from Syria's Afrin which landed in the city center of Turkey's southern Kilis province and Hatay province's Reyhanlı district on Friday. In Reyhanlı district, two civilians, 68-year-old ... military
Hatay province, for instance, just out from the Anatolian mainland as a finger of the territory into the Levant, and it was an independent republic after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. ... Adana will always be my favorite town because someone got so hot and angry at the sun, pulled out a gun, and shot at it. military
Afrin has been a major hideout for the PYD/PKK since July 2012 when the Assad regime in Syria left the city to the terror group without putting up a fight. The Turkish cities of Kilis and Hatay across the Syrian border are within the firing range of the PYD/PKK group from Afrin, which sits atop a hill. The terror ... military
... Municipality and the Bulgarian government. Erdogan noted 14 places of worship had been restored in Turkey recently. They include the Great Synagogue in the western Edirne province, the Aya Nikola Church in the western Canakkale province and the Syrian Catholic Church in the southern Hatay ... military
Archaeological excavations around the central Anatolian city of Kayseri unearthed 12 Bronze-age tablets, featuring the traces of the ancient cities that ... Excavations at the Tayinat Mound in the southern Turkish province of Hatay uncovered an ancient sculpture of a woman, around the same size as the ... military
Mohamed al-Ateyya, 34, had to leave the town of Sinjar for the village of Qah in northern Idlib near the Turkish border."My brother was killed 25 ... In central Anatolian province of Konya, five Daesh members were killed while four Turkish police officers were injured during an operation.In Hatay, eight Daesh ... military
Istanbul, Ankara, the southern provinces of Adana, Hatay, Mersin and Kahramanmaraş, the Black Sea provinces of Amasya and Samsun, the Central Anatolian provinces of Niğde and Sivas, and ... Local governor's offices and municipalities should inform citizens about when the air pollution is at its worst . military
At least seven people were killed in airstrikes on Syria's northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, Agence France-Presse reported, citing the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Five children and two women were among those killed in the attacks on the town of Khan Subul in central Idlib, ... military
BEIRUT: At least seven civilians, including five children, were killed on Tuesday by air strikes in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, the last outside ... A column of white smoke could be seen rising into the sky after a regime air strike in the town of Al Tamana and rebels were firing artillery at regime positions. military
Local reports showed Turkish army units enforcing new military measures and deployments near Darat Izza, a town in northern Syria, administratively part ... and then we will impose security in all areas adjacent to our borders, Tal al-Abyad in the province of Raqqa and Ras al-Ain in the province of Hasaka, ... military
The holy night was celebrated at the Orthodox Church of Antakya, located in the province of Hatay. Orthodox and Catholic attendees ... At the end of the month, a variety of gifts were distributed to Christian citizens by the Hatay Municipality and its Payas Municipality. A service was held at the Orthodox ... military
The Syrian-Turkish border crossing sits roughly 35 kilometers north of Idlib city, connecting Idlib province with the city of Reyhanli in Turkey's Hatay province. ... However, HTS retains control of the towns, villages and roads around the border crossing, leaving Bab al-Hawa ultimately under the hardline rebel ... military
In Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, 115 Pakistani nationals were held in the Catalca district after Turkish security forces were tipped off that the group was planning cross into ... Earlier on Wednesday, in Turkey's southern province of Hatay, 17 undocumented migrants were held, the security source said. military


 

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