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A local council established for the Syrian town of Afrin has started work to normalize the daily life after the defeat of the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units ... Turkey's General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI) of southeastern Hatay and southern Adana provinces carried out the reconstruction.
Turkish media reported that a border crossing, which will be named after the operation, will be set up in Hatay, a southern Turkish province bordering the town. The main purpose of this second main crossing between Hatay and Syria will be to ensure a faster transfer of humanitarian aid. The crossing is to ...

Hatay Governate will be responsible for coordinating the administration in Afrin, which will be attached to Antakya, the seat of Hatay province 12 miles away from the Syrian border, Hasan Şindi, the spokesperson of the Afrin Liberation Congress (ALC), told Deutsche Welle (DW) on Mar. 30. Turkish troops ...
There will also be a deputy governor, also Turkish. Afrin will be attached to Turkey's Antakya [the seat of Hatay province]. The governors of Hatay and Afrin will coordinate,” he said. According to Temo, in the first phase of three to six months, Turkey will train some 1,000 people to become Afrin's police force.
The agreement brokered by government ally Moscow would see fighters with the Jaish al-Islam rebel faction leave Ghouta's main town of Douma for ... in the northern province of Aleppo, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they would also go to Al-Bab, both towns held by pro-Turkey rebels.
A group of celebrities, artists, athletes and journalists paid a visit to Hatay province and the Oğulpınar border post on the Turkish-Syrian border late Sunday in support of ... The president asserted that the capture of the Afrin city center in an operation that did not even take two months indeed made history.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanging with a Turkish Army Serviceman during a visit to border units in Turkey's Hatay province, April 1, 2018. ... The PKK has reportedly withdrawn from the Yezidi town of Shingal where its positions have been taken up by the Iraqi army. The PKK deployed ...
The demonstrators are demanding that Palestinian refugees be allowed the right of return to towns and villages which their families fled from, or were driven ... Later, speaking at a ruling AK Party congress in the Hatay province, southeast of Adana, Erdogan expressed thanks to Kosovar President Hashim ...
Many troops in Hatay province, on the border with Syria, are taking part in Operation Olive Branch. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear terrorist groups from Afrin, northwestern Syria, amid growing threats from the region. On March 18, Turkish-backed troops liberated the town of Afrin ...
Turkish celebrities on Sunday visited a province bordering Syria along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to meet and support soldiers taking part in Turkey's counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Syria. ... The group was welcomed with cheers in Antakya, one of Hatay's largest cities.
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 province, ...
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.
Osman Huseyin chats with his friend Mustafa Ali Mousto in his house in Turkey's Hassa town in the country's southern Hatay province, on February 14, 2018. (Burak Catakli/TRTWorld). “The border has divided families. Everybody has relatives on the other side of the border,” said Nadya Ali Mousto, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 is ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
“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.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
“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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.


 

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