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Beirut, Lebanon (8:05 A.M.) - The Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) arrested 10 Islamic State (ISIS) militants that were attempting to flee to Turkey this week, the pro-YPG ANHA news agency reported on Wednesday. According to the ANHA report, the 10 Islamic State militants were ...
Turkey will not allow creation of an army of terrorists at its southern borders, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, Turkish media reported Jan. 18.Yildirim said that the priority for Turkey is to ensure security at its borders. The prime minister noted that Turkey will do everything necessary to ensure security of its ...

The border security forces acted on a tip off from Turkish intelligence that a terrorist would cross into Turkey from Ayn al-Arab (Kobane) in Syria, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media. Security forces held the suspects in the rural area of Mursitpinar, ...
Five journalists were handed jail terms by a court in Istanbul on Tuesday after a trial in which they were accused of taking part in "terrorist propaganda," Turkish media reported. Four of those condemned received 18-month sentences for participating in a solidarity campaign with the now-defunct pro-Kurd ...
police detained a senior member of the PKK terror organization during routine road checks in Turkey's western Bursa province, a police source said Tuesday. Police caught Reşat Karabalık, the so-called commander of Aladağlar area in eastern Van province, in Harmancık district, said the source, who ...
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday criticized the recently announced plan of the U.S. to form a so-called border army led by the terrorist PKK/PYD group in Syria. Speaking to journalists in Canada's Vancouver city, Cavusoglu said: "The U.S. must clarify which side it is on, whether it chooses to ...

Turkey has summoned top diplomats from the U.S., Russia and Iran, accusing Washington of giving supplies to Kurdish militant groups and criticizing ... The minister further warned that "the fight against terrorism cannot be won by siding with one terrorist organization against another," saying "the U.S. must ...
Three suspects allegedly linked to the PKK and Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO) terrorist groups were arrested in western Turkey while trying to cross into Greece, a military source said on Wednesday. Border troops rounded up two PKK suspects identified by the initials E.D. and R.O. and FETO suspect ...
The Turkish security forces did not letup last year on in the country's fight against terror groups, including the PKK and Daesh, last year with more than 2,500 PKK terrorists along with, including high-ranking members, killed and thousands of Daesh suspects apprehended.Operations by the Turkish Armed ...
A PKK/PYD terrorist has been arrested while another surrendered to security forces along the Syrian border in southern Turkey, officials said Wednesday. According to a written statement by Mardin Governor's Office, a PKK/PYD terrorist turned himself in to security forces in Nusaybin district of Mardin ...
More than 10 PKK terrorists were nEUtralized during counter-terrorism operations over the last week across the country, according to the interior ministry on Sunday. In a statement, the interior ministry said a ... The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the U.S. and EU. In its more than ...
There, speaking to reporters in the first minutes of the New Year, Yıldırım said Turkey had already made significant progress in the fight against terror. "Hopefully, in 2018, we will reduce the terrorist threat in places further down Turkey's agenda," he said, adding that terrorism was depleting Turkey's energy.
A year after the deadly New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul, Turkey continues to face a heightened threat from radical Islamist militants. However, security forces have become increasingly proficient in countering cells operating within the country. Istanbul's 2016 New Year's Eve was bloodied by a deadly ...
Russia and Turkey have created conditions for launching the political settlement of the Syrian conflict, Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. "By working closely together our countries have succeeded in preventing the terrorist threat from spreading further across the Middle East," Putin said in ...
In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said counter airstrikes resulted in four terrorists being "nEUtralized" -- a term that usually suggests the targets have been killed. Anti-terror operations remain ongoing, the statement added. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU.
Control over the books coming in and out of the prison is essential amid "the struggle against terrorism during the state of emergency," it stressed, in a reference to Turkey's declaration of July 2016. The state of emergency arose from the aftermath of a botched military coup, and Ankara has been extending it ...
Turkey's advances in the defense industry have led to dominance over terrorists groups in recent years, and it continues to take defense measures not only against terrorism-related but strategic threats, experts said. Speaking on the "Turkey's Security and Defense Policy" panel in Ankara, Defense ...

Turkish jets destroyed weapon depots and PKK terrorist hideouts and also neutralised 11 terrorists in northeastern Turkey and in northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday. Strikes on PKK targets were carried out in the northern Iraq region resulting in 11 terrorists being "neutralised," a term that usually ...
At a joint news conference with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Erdogan called Assad a "terrorist who engaged in state terrorism" and should not be part of Syria's post-conflict future. "How can we embrace a future with a Syrian leader who has killed close to a million of his citizens?" said the Turkish ...
President Trump's national security adviser has made "astonishing, baseless and unacceptable" allegations about Turkish support for terrorism, according to Turkey's ... Turkey is alarmed by ties between the Syrian Kurds, also known as the YPG, and Turkish Kurds who have been labeled a foreign terrorist ...
The public prosecutor accuses the academics of "making propaganda for a terrorist organisation" under article 7/2 of the Turkish anti-terror act. ... (2) the Kurds are regarded as terrorists, so taking sides with them is to ally with terrorism; (3) the call for a peaceful solution involves negotiating with terrorists; ...
62 of those "neutralized" were on the Turkish Interior Ministry's list of wanted terrorists. Another 62 terrorists who were not on the list were in senior positions of the terrorist organizations. Turkish security forces arrested 19,759 PKK suspects, 4,522 Daesh suspects, 62,402 Fetullah Terrorist Organization ...
The co-leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party went on trial in Ankara Thursday on charges of links to outlawed Kurdish militants. Selahattin Demirtas, co-chairman of the second largest opposition bloc the Peoples' Democratic party (HDP), was detained in November 2016 and spent over a year ...
A Turkish lobbying group is calling for an arrest warrant to be issued for a top US diplomat, claiming that he has colluded with terrorist groups in northern Syria. The "Platform for Civilian Struggle against the Fethullah Terrorist Organisation", which claims to focus on combatting the group accused of ...
The terrorists killed during the air-backed operation on a cave were the regional heads of the PKK terrorist organization, the source added. Considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and the U.S, the PKK has killed thousands of civilians and security personnel since 1984, including over 1,200 in ...
The confiscated equipment, on the other hand, was sent to the capital Ankara for investigation. The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU - resumed its armed campaign in July 2015 after a brief reconciliation period. Since then, the terrorist group has been responsible for ...
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, the U.S. and EU. In 33 years of violence against Turkey, more than 40,000 people have been killed. The group uses northern Iraq's mountainous border region to launch attacks on Turkey and has its main base at Qandil, near the Iraq-Iran border.
The weekly briefing note indicated that 11 PKK terrorists were killed, 16were captured and five surrendered during counterterrorism operations across Turkey between Nov. 27 and Dec.4. Some 1,438 operations were carried out against the terrorist organization in the last week. In addition, the nationwide ...
The European Union does not share Turkey's view that the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen is a terrorist organisation and would need to see "substantive" evidence to change its stance, the EU's counter-terrorism coordinator said. The comments by Gilles de Kerchove are likely to ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a hundred terrorists were 'neutralized' in operations against the PKK terrorist group across Turkey last week. Addressing a crowd in Turkey's northeast Kars province, Erdogan said: "If they [PKK] continue their efforts on dividing this country, those hundred will be 200, ...
Turkish security forces killed over 350 PKK terrorists in a series of counter-terrorism operations across Turkey and northern Iraq in November. According to ... The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it has ...
"At present, Turkey is fighting not only the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party), but also the "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist group," Yildirim said. He added that the PKK has almost lost its power, but this doesn't mean that the Turkish security forces will soften the fight against terrorists. The conflict between Turkey and ...
Turkey has been at the fore of efforts to prevent European Daesh terrorists returning to the continent as the group is driven from Iraq and Syria. The country is also engaged in battling the PKK and the Fetullah Terrorist Organization responsible for last year's defeated coup, as well as far-left groups such as ...
After six days of questioning, Turkish authorities released his fiancee, Mira Rojkan, 22, and her mother, but accused Robinson of being a member of a terrorist organisation after he spent a month in Syria with Kurdish militia in 2015. Appearing in court on Friday, Robinson denied the charges, insisting he ...
Turkey considers the PYD as a terrorist group that has hijacked the ... to the PKK-affiliated terrorists of Syria as well as other terrorist groups…
Turkish PM calls for UN to focus on causes of terrorism ... member states to declare the Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO) a terrorist group.
279 terrorists detained in antiterror ops across Turkey in a week, interior ... have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization ...
Turkey, Russia, Iran to discuss terrorist PYD invitation to Syria ... Syria, the possible routes used by Daesh terrorists escaping Raqqa and ...
Once in YPG ranks, PKK terrorist killed in Turkish anti-terror operations ... Even though the terrorists in Syria have done everything to prove they ...
We have always cooperated on the borders of Iran and Turkey. We do not allow the PKK to cross our borders and carry out terrorist activities in ...
Turkish police say some of the 155 Islamic State-linked suspects arrested in connection to a foiled plot over the weekend are foreign born.
The chairman of Amnesty International Turkey has been ordered to remain ... include supporting groups that Turkey has proscribed as "terrorist" ...
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and U.S. -- has killed more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians ...
PYD terrorists in Syria shoot civilians peacefully protesting ban on returning home ... Terrorist PKK's Syrian offshoot Democratic Union Party (PYD) shot ... recognized as a terrorist group by the U.S., Turkey, EU and many other ...
Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday that it is unacceptable to associate Islam with terrorist groups. In a meeting held in ...
Iranian's Revolutionary Guard says it has killed four "terrorists" in a shootout near the Turkish border. The Guard's website says the clashes took ...
Turkey urges for 'international cooperation' against terrorism ... Yıldırım condemned "the terrorist attacks that threaten the security and stability ...
Eight PKK terrorists were killed by air-backed operations targeting the ... The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU ...
"Turkey is the only country that has helped his country after the deadly terrorist bombing which targeted the Somali capital Mogadishu two days ...


 

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