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"SERIOUS BLOW" TO PRESS FREEDOM. Among those convicted are some of the biggest names in Turkish journalism including investigative reporter Ahmet Sik. Sik is seen as one of Turkey's most incisive critics of the Gulen movement and in 2011 wrote an explosive book "The Imam's Army" exposing ...
On April 20, the HGP Press Center said the group's fighters carried out two separate attacks against the Turkish army in the Kurdistan Region, killing ... cease-fire and settlement process, plunging Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast back into open conflict between Turkish security forces and the PKK. soldiers

Reddy attended the commemorations on April 25, marking the World War I landing of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in the Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, on April 25, 1915. (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool). View Comments. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ...
The families from Eastern Qalamoun are being provided shelter in the tent city established in Mahmoudiya, Afrin," a post read. The Turkish military has been protecting the area surrounding the tent city, photos showed. The Turkish military and the allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) have taken the ... Syria
Turkey and its allied Free Syrian Army (FSA), a Turkish-backed coalition of rebels that opposes the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war, were able to seize Afrin city March 18 as part of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch. The Turkish Armed Forces launched that operation Jan. 20 to ... governance
People look at a Gallipoli monument of WWI Turkish soldiers at the coastal town of Eceabat in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The annual Anzac Day ceremony on April 25 remembers the forces of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps under British command in World War I ...

Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Turkey's evolving approach towards the conflict has had a significant effect on the political life of Turkish ... in Turkey and have families that have fled to or originate from territory in Idlib, Afrin and north Aleppo that are now under the control of the Turkish army.
The first objective is to eliminate the PKK's setup at Sidekan that allow its fighters to infiltrate Turkey. The other goal is to ensure 24/7 domination of this area by using the temporary military bases until fall. This is how the Turkish army is filling the empty region between its units nearby in Turkey, on northern ...
Thousands gathered to remember the fallen Anzac and Turkish troops of the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 at a memorial service on April 24. The event marks the 103rd anniversary of the first landing by Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops on the Gallipoli (Gelibolu in Turkish) peninsula.
The Turkish army had vowed to destroy the Syrian Kurdish militia called the People's Protection Units (YPG), which they see as an extension of the banned Kurdish PKK movement. Turkey was angered and threatened by the YPG's expansion in the region. The military strike brought the President of Turkey, ...
Britain's Minister for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan spoke at a ceremony held at the Canakkale Martyrs' Memorial in the northwestern Turkish province ... "I stand before you as the son of a Royal Air force officer who just saw the end of the 2nd World War and the grandson of an army corporal from ...
The UAE has trained hundreds of troops since 2014 as part of an effort boosted by an African Union military mission to defeat an Islamist insurgency and secure the country for the government backed by Western countries, Turkey and the United Nations. The Gulf nation ended its programme in Somalia this ...
There has always been a tension between the police and the army in Turkey. Most of the underlying reasons have already been eliminated in favour of the government. Definitely, the main reasons were accepted as the relatively autonomous administration and resource management of the army in ...
In a separate statement issued on April 6, the Turkish army stated that a total of 59 PKK militants had been "neutralized" in three airstrikes in northern Iraq's ... Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry stated on April 2 that at least 61 PKK militants were "neutralized" during counter-terrorism operations across ...
ANKARA, March 1 (Xinhua) -- As Turkey continues its military operation in Syria's Afrin, a debate is heating up among Turks whether the Syrian refugees ... of Syrian families, Nassim Tassar, a Syrian refugee, also told Xinhua that he was ready to join the Turkish army or a special unit if Turkey allows this.
20 alongside elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to clear Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militants from Afrin and to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and in the region. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on Feb. 24 that 32 Turkish soldiers have been killed ...

Washington (CNN) Turkey's military incursion against Kurdish groups in Afrin, Syria, has helped bring US-backed ground offensives targeting ISIS to a near halt, multiple US officials tell CNN, putting the military campaign against the terror group at risk, an effort seen as one of the Trump administration's ...
In his morning show on national Akit TV, Ahmet Keser said he would start in the predominantly secular neighbourhoods of Istanbul and the Turkish parliament if he intended to kill what he called civilian "traitors". "[Claim is that] the army of Republic of Turkey is killing civilians … Why would it? Why would ...
Turkey's army and officials have repeatedly denied that civilians have been killed in the operation in Afrin, which was launched in January against the Kurdish fighters, whom Turkey sees as "terrorists". Istanbul prosecutors have launched a criminal probe into the comments made by Keser, the Turkish ...
Turkey's Constitutional Court upheld a ruling that will allow the dismissal of members Turkey's armed forces on the grounds of “unnatural intimacy”, human rights group kaos.gl said. The decision, reached by majority verdict, will allow gay members of Turkish armed forces to be dismissed. Acting president of ...
Turkey's army chief on Feb. 27 vowed to defeat all militants in Afrin, northwestern Syria, as the Turkish-led operation there entered its 37th day. “The terrorists in Afrin, and those brought there from outside regardless of their origins, along with the external forces who back them, will be completely routed,” ...
"The Turkish Republic is backing us. This gives us confidence," Bedran added. Turkey on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to remove YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Syria's northwestern Afrin. On March 18, Turkish troops and Free Syrian Army liberated the Afrin district center.
The Turkish-designed and produced Miops Smart camera equipment has enabled the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) to capture high-speed imagery of rocket launches and the U.S. Army to photograph bomb explosions, according to its creator company. The compact Miops Smart ...
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighters secure an area where Turkish army's Operation Olive Branch continue in Azaz, northwestern Syria, Wednesday, Jan. ... ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's president on Wednesday vowed to expand its operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria toward the town of ...
A Turkish Army Leopard 1 tank drives through a test range at a military base near the western town of Arifiye, Turkey, on Nov. ... Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats approved more weapons exports over the past four years than its predecessor, including to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey.
Turkey on Saturday launched the operation in the Afrin region to clear it of US-backed Kurdish fighters, seen by Ankara as a threat to its security. Manbij, which is ... He also said the SDF had killed tens of Turkish forces and allied Free Syrian Army fighters but said he did not have precise numbers. He also ...
Rohingya orphans, who have fled violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, prayed for Turkish soldiers, as an operation in northern Syria's Afrin continues. Turkey on Saturday launched Operation Olive Branch to remove the PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin. The prayers were held at a school in a ...
Turkey's military told Washington of the air operation in a phone call to high level US military officials, Reuters reported. No US forces were at risk from the Turkish military operations, said Mattis, who did not disclose the US reaction to Turkey's warning, Reuters said. On Sunday, Turkey launched a ground ...
Turkish soldiers and army vehicles seen in front of a destroyed neighborhood where they hung Turkish flags on demolished houses, 2016. (Photo: Social media).
Kuwait and Turkey are increasing their military and economic ties as Kuwait looks ... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Emir of Kuwait .... To modernize its army and weapons systems, oil-rich Kuwait has added ...
... Forces (SDF), defected from the PKK-aligned group and crossed into Turkey from Free Syrian Army-held Jarablous, reports said Wednesday.
The Salvation Army is busy this time of year helping others in our community and you can help too. Corey Leith gives us the details on their ...
According to a Kurdish outlet, the Turkish Army crossed the border into Syria ... Throughout 2017, persistent rumours have indicated that Turkey ...
According to the PKK's media wing, a total of 19 Turkish Army soldiers were shot dead while 2 pro-government village guards suffered the ...
Turkey court sentences Kurdish lawmaker to ten years in prison ... that is waging a decades-long guerrilla warfare against the Turkish army over state repression ...
Friday's announcement by state media came after the army and allied ... reporting for Gaziantep on the Turkey-Syria border, said Syrian forces ...
In this photo released by the Turkish army, weaponry, including several rocket launchers, ammunition, hand grenades and an automatic rifle ...
Gobbling about the the Salvation Army's upcoming Holiday Turkey Drive, from left, are Maj. Kimberly Belanger, advisory board chairman Curt ...
Unfortunately, over five hundred needy families in our community can't afford to put a turkey on the table. But you can help! The Salvation Army is asking you to ...
Turkish and Iraqi soldiers were heading towards the Habur border gate ... Control of the Ibrahim Khalil border gate between Turkey and ...
Iraqi government forces have taken control of the main border crossing with Turkey in Iraq's Kurdistan region, according to Turkish Prime ...
Former Chief of Staff of the Iraqi army Babakir Zebari, told Rudaw that both ... clashed near Kurdistan Region's borders with Turkey and Syria.
The Turkish army has set up its second observation post inside Idlib ... in the war-torn country following a three-way deal between Turkey, ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 A.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) met with Turkish officials and the Syrian opposition's interim government in the ...
The agreement, backed by Russia, Iran and Turkey, envisaged the ... Syria and said Turkey would back up the Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel ...
Turkey said it wants to do that. At the opening of the base on Saturday, the chief of staff of the Turkish army, General Hulusi Akar, said that his ...
Over the past ten years, Turkey has expanded its presence in Africa, ... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made Africa an important part of his foreign policy. ... Al-Shabab calls AMISOM an army of “foreign invaders.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:35 A.M.) – The Turkish Army, alongside their allies from the Euphrates Shield, launched a fresh attack against the ...
The Turkish army is reported to be establishing eight army bases in Idlib, north of Syria. Military sources told Turkey's Yeni Safak newspaper ...


 

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