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Prosecutors were preparing to bring terrorism charges against him, alleging he was part of a religious movement blamed for a bloody attempted coup the year before. ... In the race to use apps for targeting suspected terrorists without much evidence, Turkey has jumped two steps ahead of everyone else.
The Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured. Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of ...

Security forces killed 25 terrorists in anti-terror operations in southern Turkey over the last three weeks, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday. ... In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been ...
Finally, his terrorism and espionage case came to trial on Monday, but the proceedings continue to underline the strained relations between the United States and Turkey. Sam Brownback, the US State Department's new ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, traveled to Turkey this week to back ...
The Turkish security institutions use the term "neutralized" in reference to terrorists captured dead or alive, or those who surrendered during the operations. In a statement, the ministry said security forces had carried out 487 counter-terrorism operations from April 9-16. The ministry specified that 18 of ... Turkey
Turkey has been under a state of emergency since July 2016, giving police and prosecutors expanded rights to detain without charge, and deport foreign nationals. More than 50,000 Turkish nationals have been imprisoned on terrorism-related charges, and 150,000 purged from public sector jobs.
A total of 4,157 terrorists have been "neutralized" since the start of the Turkey-led Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region, according to the Turkish ... The PYD/YPG are Syrian branches of the terrorist PKK and the focus of Turkey's successful counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria, ...
At least 61 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” during counter-terrorism operations across Turkey from March 26 to April 2, according to the Interior Ministry ... 206 people were arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting the PKK terrorist group and 19 others for their suspected links to the Daesh terrorist group.
TURKEY (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu a "terrorist" on Sunday (April 1), escalating an exchange of insults that started after he criticised Israel's lethal military response to a demonstration on the Gazan border. Erdogan told supporters on ...
Ankara accuses Gulen, a Turkish preacher who has lived in self-imposed exile since 1999 in the US, of orchestrating a failed coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016. It describes his supporters as the “Fethullahist Terrorist Organisation” or “FETO” for short. “The Kosovo PM protects FETO terrorists on someone else's order but my ...
Turkish security and intelligence sources are aware of the fact that the PKK terrorist group is still present in Iraq's Sinjar region under the name of the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBŞ) and the terrorists have not left the area. The Turkish security and intelligence sources were cited as saying that PKK terrorists ...
“Israel has carried out a massacre in Gaza and Netanyahu is a terrorist. “We will continue to expose Israeli terror all the time and on all platforms.” More than 1,400 people were injured and 17 people were killed last week after Israel open fired on Palestinians. Violence broke out on Friday as thousands of in ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his comments targeting Turkey's ongoing military ... "We are dealing with terrorists, but you are not. ... Calling the Israeli prime minister "an occupier" in Palestine, Erdogan said: "You are also a terrorist.
Turkish troops have also been continuing efforts to search and destroy hand-made explosives and mines planted by the terrorists in Afrin.Operation Olive Branch was launched on Jan. 20 to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorist groups from Afrin in northwestern Syria amid growing threats from the region.
Turkey is looking to clear Syria's Ayn al-Arab, Ras al-Ain and Tel Abyad regions. Erdogan said this shows his country "fights terrorists at home and abroad”. He added that Turkey has no intention of harming soldiers of allied nations positioned in the region, but that it could not allow militants to roam free.
"You may sit on a table with terrorist groups, however, Turkey continues its struggle against terrorist group, like it does in Afrin," the president said. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 on Syria's northwestern Afrin province to eliminate YPG terrorism from its borders and has vowed that it will ...

Those who are in cooperation with terrorists organizations and attack Turkey with them will receive the same treatment as terrorists. They will become a target for Turkey,'' Bozdağ remarked. Turkey and France remain at odds over Kurdish groups that Turkey considers terrorist organizations with Turkey ...
A French presidential statement on supporting the PYD/YPG/YPJ terrorist groups actually means “open support for terrorism, terror groups, and terrorists; an attempt to legalize terrorist groups; and clear cooperation and solidarity with the terror groups attacking Turkey,” Deputy Prime Minister and ...
Ankara plans for the operation to continue until Turkey's entire border with Syria is emptied of terrorists. According to the General Staff, Operation Olive Branch aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist cruelty and oppression.
Turkish security forces "neutralized" 23 terrorists in anti-terror operations in the last 24 hours, the country's Interior Ministry announced Tuesday. Turkish ... The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it ...
Kurds have suffered the most due to the presence of PKK's Syrian affiliate People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorist organization in Syria, according to a Syrian journalist living in Turkey. Journalist Omar Madaniah has been living in the Reyhanlı district of Turkey's southern province of Hatay bordering Syria ...
Twenty terrorists were "neutralized" in counter-terrorism operations across Turkey between Feb. 26 and March 5, said the Interior ... Another 765 people were arrested for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), and 37 others for links to leftist terrorist groups. FETO and its U.S.-based ...
In addition to media reports of the 20 suspected ISIS members rounded up, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced Monday that 20 "terrorists" were "neutralized" in 1,079 counterterrorism operations conducted in the past week, from February 26 to March 5. Of this figure, the ministry said that five were ...
Cleared of terrorists, Turkey's southeast see TL 500M investment ... Tourism professionals flocked to areas cleared of terrorism in the southeastern region. ... "The fact that there has been no terrorist activity in the region for one-and-a-half years created an atmosphere of trust," Akcan said, recalling that the ...
20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria. ... According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and ...
Murat Aslan, a security specialist and an academic at Hasan Kalyoncu University, said to Work Bulletin that NATO leaves Turkey alone in its fight against terrorism. According to Aslan "NATO has failed in coordinating the security priorities of its member states and left Turkey alone in its fight against terrorist ...
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria. According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.
A total of 31 PKK terrorists were "neutralized" in counter-terrorism operations across Turkey on Feb. 19-26, said the country's ... In operations across the eastern provinces of Hakkari, Sirnak, Bitlis, Mardin, Van, Diyarbakir and Tunceli, 26 terrorist hideouts were also destroyed. In the same statement, the ...
Iran said that attacks on "terrorists" outside Damascus would continue but that Tehran and the Syrian government would respect a 30-day United Nations ... Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia, the People's Protection Units (YPG) that controls Afrin, a terrorist group and an extension of the banned ...
Earlier on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told conference participants that Turkey's measures against foreign fighters and its fight against the terrorist groups PYD/PKK and Daesh in northern Syria carry significant importance for Europe's security. According to the Turkish General Staff, ...
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. During the operations, 686 suspects were also arrested for aiding and assisting the PKK terrorist group, and 65 others for their suspected links to the ... students
At least two PKK terrorists have been "neutralized" during a counter-terrorism operation in southeastern Batman province, according to Turkish General Staff Sunday. ... The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. students
A huge crowd gathered in Turkey late Thursday to pay tribute to an officer who fell in battle during Turkey's counter-terrorist operation in northern Syria.Senior Infantry Sgt. Omer Bilal Akpinar was martyred on Wednesday in a mortar attack by PYD-YPG/PKK/KCK and Daesh terrorists in Syria's northwestern ... students
In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 36 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorist targets and "neutralized" 79 more terrorists in early Saturday air strikes. On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, ... students
Turkish police have arrested a total of 19 suspects in northwestern Turkey for their alleged links to PKK terrorist group, a police official said on Friday. The counter-terrorism operation was conducted to arrest 21 suspects, who are accused of making terror propaganda on the social media in Kocaeli province, ... students
In a meeting with the head of the Ghana-Turkey Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group Sualihu Alhassan Dandawa, the Republican People's Party ... “These schools are employing the terrorist organizations' members and are serving the traitorous aim of FETO under the mask of education,” said Tuzun. students
Six PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces in southeastern province of Sirnak, the military said on Thursday. The terrorists surrendered while escaping from a PKK camp in Silopi district bordering Iraq, according to a statement from the Turkish General Staff. The PKK is listed as a terrorist ... students
In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 19 terrorist targets and "neutralized" 34 more PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists in overnight airstrikes. On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria. According ... students
Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 along with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to clear YPG/PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria. Since the start of the operation, the YPG has carried out cross-border attacks on Turkey by firing rockets targeting civilian neighborhoods. students
But to Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States, these Kurds are terrorists. The Kurdish ... The group has deep ties to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, also known as the P.K.K. Both Turkey and the United States consider the P.K.K. to be a terrorist organization for its violent separatist movement inside Turkey. students
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 ... students
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 ... students
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, ... students
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 ... students
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 ... students
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 ... students
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 ... students
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 ... students


 

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