Stories tagged: turkey
Tue., May 12, 2020
Turkey on Tuesday accused Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates of seeking to form an “alliance of evil” after these countries issued a joint declaration denouncing Ankara’s …
UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020
Turkey has detained 402 people in the past 42 days for allegedly sharing “false and provocative” social media postings concerning the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Monday.
Mon., April 13, 2020
Turkey’s president has rejected the resignation of the country’s interior minister who took responsibility for a poorly timed announcement of a weekend lockdown that prompted thousands of people to rush …
UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020
Turkish prosecutors have formally charged two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, …
UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020
Clashes broke out on Greece’s border with Turkey before dawn Wednesday, after about 500 migrants attempted to break down a border fence and enter Greece.
Wed., March 11, 2020
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Wednesday that his military would launch its harshest retaliation yet if the Syrian government breaks a fragile truce in Idlib province brokered last week.
Mon., March 9, 2020
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressed the European Union on Monday for more help caring for Syrian refugees after EU officials accused him of “blackmail” for waving migrants through to …
UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020
The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreement on a cease-fire to begin at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened to put forces from …
UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020
Turkey is sending elite special operations police to the border to stop Greek officers from driving back people who try to cross over to Europe, Turkish authorities said Thursday.
Wed., March 4, 2020
A summit between the Turkish and Russian leaders on Thursday may be the last chance to work out a deal that avoids further calamity in Syria’s northwest.
UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020
Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece’s border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Union to …
UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020
BEIRUT – Turkey shot down two warplanes and inflicted heavy losses on ground forces in northwestern Syria on Sunday as the two countries edged closer to an all-out war. The …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country’s borders with Europe are now open
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian government …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
A Turkish offical says 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces in northeast Syria
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
In northern Syria, heavy exchanges between Syrian and Turkish troops are erupting with more frequency, threatening to escalate into full-blown conflict. Russian and U.S. convoys crisscross each other on remote …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2020
Turkey’s foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there
Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
Rebels shot down a Syrian military helicopter in northern Syria on Tuesday, killing its crew members in a fiery crash, while the government kept up its relentless bombing campaign on …
Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
Turkey on Friday sent more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad’s forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive that …
Thu., Feb. 6, 2020
Passengers who lived through the crash landing in Istanbul that killed three people and left a Turkish airliner crumpled into pieces say the plane’s descent felt unusually fast.
Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche. Officials …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring dozens more. Passengers …
Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday accused Turkey of breaching an agreement to halt foreign interference in Libya by sending warships and mercenaries to the North African country.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
Turkish officials say at least 18 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country’s east, injuring more than 500 and leaving …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Libya’s rival leaders were in Moscow Monday for talks as part of a joint Russian and Turkish mediation to bring an end to the country’s long-running civil war.
Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a busy week, stepping into the aftermath of the American drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Putin’s visit Tuesday to Syria was …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
The European Union called Tuesday on Turkey to stop its “interference” in conflict-ravaged Libya and appealed to forces fighting in the northern African country to call a ceasefire around the …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Turkey’s government on Monday submitted a motion to parliament seeking approval to deploy troops to Libya, arguing that the conflict in the North African country could escalate into a civil …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday unveiled prototypes of a domestically produced electric car, putting him closer to fulfilling a long-held dream of building Turkey’s first “national“ automobile.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
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