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US endorses Turkish operation in Syria

Türkiye has the right to defend itself, the White House said on Tuesday, even though its operation ‘Claw-Sword’ in Syria may make it difficult for US-backed Kurdish militias to fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists.  Speaking to reporters, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that Türkiye “does …

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Turkish airstrike kills three Syrian soldiers – media

Turkish airstrikes killed three Syrian soldiers in the countryside near Aleppo on Tuesday, Syria’s SANA news network reported. Syrian forces responded by striking Turkish military sites, causing an unknown number of casualties, the outlet said. Three soldiers were killed in the strikes and six others wounded, SANA reported, citing military …

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Putin heads to Tehran for talks with Iranian and Turkish leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to arrive in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It will be his second foreign trip since the launch of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on February 24. In late June, he visited …

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Israel urges citizens to leave Turkish city

The Israeli government has issued a travel warning for Istanbul and raised its terrorism alert to the highest level after officials claimed to have shut down multiple Iranian attack plots targeting tourists. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced the new advisory for the Turkish city on Monday, citing “a series of …

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NATO surprised by Turkish opposition to new applicants

NATO had no reason to believe there would be any problems with the membership applications of Sweden and Finland, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, admitting he was blindsided by “legitimate” Turkish concerns. He still wants Stockholm and Helsinki to join as soon as possible. “Earlier in the process, …

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NATO issues response to Turkish terrorism concerns

NATO needs to deal with Ankara’s objections against the potential accession of Sweden and Finland to the alliance, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. The two Nordic nations have decided to seek NATO membership, but their bids have been undercut by Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last Friday that his …

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Turkish inflation out of control

Consumer prices in Turkey soared by 69.97% in April compared to the same month last year, according to official data released on Thursday. Inflation has soared amid rising energy prices against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and due to a lira crash late last year. The figure, released by …

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Turkish opposition activist gets life in prison

Turkish businessman-turned-rights-campaigner Osman Kavala was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday by an Istanbul court for allegedly funding protests in Gezi Park in 2013 and participating in the failed 2016 coup to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. While he was initially acquitted of the 2013-related …

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Kiev announces arrival of more Turkish attack drones

Turkey has delivered additional Bayraktar TB2 strike drones to Kiev, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov claimed on Wednesday in an emotional Facebook post. The Turkish government did not immediately comment on the statement. “New Bayraktars have already been delivered and deployed for combat. There will be more Stingers and Javelins,” …

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