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Turkey: Country in Western Asia with a small portion in Southeastern Europe
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Istanbul, mostly located on the European side, is the largest city in the country while Ankara is the capital. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest, the Black Sea to its north, Georgia to its northeast, Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to its east, Iraq and Syria to its southeast, the Mediterranean Sea to its south, and the Aegean Sea to its west. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish, while Kurds are the largest minority at anywhere from 15 to 20 percent of the population.

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Earthquake in Turkey-Iran border region kills nine, injures more than 100

Nine people were killed and buildings collapsed across southeastern Turkey on Sunday when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring more than a hundred in villages and towns..
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libya forces say 16 Turkish soldiers killed in fighting

Forces loyal to Libyan eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Sunday they had killed 16 Turkish soldiers in recent weeks, a day after Turkey acknowledged it had lost several "martyrs" in combat..
Reuters - Published

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Several dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area [Video]Several dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area

The magnitude 5.7 earthquake kills nine people in Turkey and leaves dozens wounded, according to Turkey's health minister.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

Nine Dead After Quake Hits Rural Eastern Turkey [Video]Nine Dead After Quake Hits Rural Eastern Turkey

Nine people are dead and hundreds of buildings lay in ruins in southeastern Turkey on Sunday. Reuters reports a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring dozens in villages..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Nine dead in Turkey after quake hits rural Iran border region [Video]Nine dead in Turkey after quake hits rural Iran border region

At least nine people were killed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after an earthquake struck near the border with Iran. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:35Published

UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates [Video]UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates

Turkey's president to phone Russian counterpart as fighting in Syria threatens nearly one million trapped civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Fighting rages in northwest Syria; two Turkish troops killed [Video]Fighting rages in northwest Syria; two Turkish troops killed

Deadly air attacks come a day after President Erdogan warned of an imminent Turkish military offensive in Idlib.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Turkey ancient city Hasankeyf under threat as government prepares to flood [Video]Turkey ancient city Hasankeyf under threat as government prepares to flood

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Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria [Video]Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria

Turkish leader says talks with Russia over northwest Syria failed to achieve 'desired result'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Uninvited guest hounds players in a Turkish soccer match [Video]Uninvited guest hounds players in a Turkish soccer match

Dog invades the pitch and catches the ball during a Turkish soccer match. Video credit: Bein Sports

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks [Video]Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks

State media says government forces make significant gains in northwest amid push against last major rebel bastion.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals' [Video]Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals'

Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib region, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday in an apparent response to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers [Video]Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers

The Kremlin hit back at Ankara, accusing it of disregarding its commitment under the agreement to stabilise the region.View on euronews

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Erdogan: Turkey will hit Syrian government forces 'anywhere' [Video]Erdogan: Turkey will hit Syrian government forces 'anywhere'

President Erdogan says Turkey will push Syrian gov't forces beyond observation posts in Idlib 'by any means necessary'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:05Published

Warplane flies over northeast Syria during reports of U.S. air strike [Video]Warplane flies over northeast Syria during reports of U.S. air strike

A warplane flew over a village in northeast Syria on Wednesday (February 12) following reports by Syrian and Turkish media that at least one air strike was carried out by U.S. jets. Lauren Anthony..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan [Video]Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan

Turkey's military will set aside past ceasefire agreements to strike Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier is hurt, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian regime forces 'anywhere' if Turkish troops hurt [Video]Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian regime forces 'anywhere' if Turkish troops hurt

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:39Published

Syria's army pushes into Idlib province [Video]Syria's army pushes into Idlib province

Syrian forces backed by Russian fighter jets retake key government positions as Turkey’s Erdogan warns of swift revenge if more Turkish troops are attacked.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops [Video]Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops

Ankara hits more than 100 enemy targets after deadly attack in Idlib, with ruling party spokesperson ruling out retreat.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Turkey-Syria fighting escalates war's new chapter [Video]Turkey-Syria fighting escalates war's new chapter

Artillery strikes between Turkish and Syrian government troops have killed at least five Turkish soldiers, with casualties among the Syrians not immediately known. The open fighting between the two..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Syria war: Turkey sends military reinforcements to Idlib [Video]Syria war: Turkey sends military reinforcements to Idlib

Syria's offensive prompts Ankara to send 150 vehicles with commandos and ammunition to rebel-held province.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Syria's warring sides face off in town east of Idlib city [Video]Syria's warring sides face off in town east of Idlib city

Syrian government forces battled rebels and weathered Turkish artillery barrages on Thursday as they tried to seize Saraqeb town in northwestern Idlib province in a new push to recapture the last rebel..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Aid groups warn of 'humanitarian catastrophe' in northwest Syria [Video]Aid groups warn of 'humanitarian catastrophe' in northwest Syria

As aid groups urge ceasefire in Idlib region, UNSC set to meet over Turkey-Russia tensions, diplomats say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Plane drops off runway in Istanbul, killing three [Video]Plane drops off runway in Istanbul, killing three

A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of the wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Over 100 hurt as Turkish plane breaks up after skidding off Istanbul runway [Video]Over 100 hurt as Turkish plane breaks up after skidding off Istanbul runway

Over 100 hurt as Turkish plane breaks up after skidding off Istanbul runway

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:59Published

 

Several Turkish troops wounded in Idlib by government shelling, Observatory says

Several Turkish troops were wounded on Sunday in Syria's Idlib province after pro-Damascus forces targeted a Turkish military convoy with heavy artillery, prompting it to retreat northwards, the Syrian..
Reuters - Published

Nine dead in Turkey after quake hits rural Iran border region

Nine people died and hundreds of buildings collapsed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring dozens in villages and towns in both..
Reuters - Published

Syrian bomb kills 16th Turkish soldier this month in Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed in Syria's Idlib region in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces, the defence ministry said on Saturday, Turkey's 16th military death during a month in which..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says to meet Putin, Merkel, Macron on March 5 over Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he will meet Russian, German and French counterparts on March 5 to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib region, where a recent push by government..
Reuters - Published

U.N. suggests Turkey border crossing to deliver aid to Syria's northeast

The United Nations has suggested that the Tal Abiyad border crossing between Syria and Turkey could be used to deliver aid to civilians in northeast Syria after Russia and China blocked the world body..
Reuters - Published

Russian, Turkish defense ministers discuss stabilization in Idlib

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has discussed the situation in Syria's Idlib with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

France, Germany call on political solution to 'catastrophic' Idlib crisis

The leaders of France and Germany told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that the humanitarian crisis in Syria's northwest Idlib province needed a political solution and that the three should meet soon..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan tells Russia's Putin it's necessary to control Syrian government in Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan emphasized the necessity to control Syrian government forces and halt a humanitarian crisis in Syria's Idlib region during a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin,..
Reuters - Published

Re-arrested Turkish businessman accuses Erdogan of intervening in case

Prominent Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala, re-arrested this week hours after being acquitted over his role in nationwide 2013 protests, said on Friday President Tayyip Erdogan had intervened to..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan asks France, Germany to help end Syrian humanitarian crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asked the French and German leaders to provide "concrete" support in ending a humanitarian crisis in northwest Syria's Idlib region, the Turkish presidency said on..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin: Syria talks with Erdogan, Merkel and Macron under discussion

Russia is discussing the possibility of holding a summit on Syria with the presidents of Turkey, France and Germany, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Libya's Haftar says any ceasefire would be contingent on Turkish withdrawal: RIA

Khalifa Haftar, Libya's eastern military commander, said he would be ready for a ceasefire if Turkish and Syrian mercenaries left the country and Ankara stopped supplying weapons to Libya's..
Reuters - Published

Turkey will activate Russian S-400 missile systems: minister

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday that Turkey will activate the S-400 missile systems which it has bought from Russia and there should be "no doubt" about this.
Reuters - Published

Turkish minister says U.S. may send Patriot systems to Turkey to use in Syria's Idlib

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday that the United States may send Patriot missile systems to Turkey to use for security in the face of the conflict in northwestern Syria's Idlib..
Reuters - Published

Flare-up in fighting in northwest Syria pulls in Russian, Turkish forces

Turkish forces and Syrian rebels fought government troops in northwest Syria on Thursday and Russian warplanes struck back in a sharp escalation of an intense battle over the last rebel bastions,..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Syrian air strikes kill two troops near Idlib

Turkey said two of its soldiers were killed and five others wounded in Syrian government air strikes in northwest Syria on Thursday, bringing Turkish military fatalities to 15 so far this month in the..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, Russia discussing use of Syrian air space in Idlib: minister

Turkey and Russia are discussing the use of Syrian air space in the northwestern region of Idlib and the problem can be overcome if Russia "steps aside", Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told..
Reuters - Published

Russia accuses Turkey of shelling Syrian army to help militants

Russia accused Turkey on Thursday of providing artillery support to militants fighting the Syrian army and said militants briefly broke through Syrian military positions in Idlib, Russian news agencies..
Reuters - Published

Turkey exempts visa requirements for some EU states, Britain

Turkey has decided to exempt visa requirements for citizens from European Union countries Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland, as well Britain, for tourism up to 90 days as of March 2,..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, Russia discuss joint patrols option in Syria's Idlib: official

Turkey and Russia are discussing possible joint patrols as one way to reach a deal to halt fighting and stem an exodus of civilians in Syria's Idlib region, a Turkish official said on Thursday, a day..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says talks with Russia on Syria warning but more needed

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday there was some rapprochement with Russia in talks about Syria's Idlib region, where Ankara has threatened to mount an offensive, but added..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says its guarantees in Libya depend on durable ceasefire

Turkey's guarantees in Libya are dependent on a truce between warring sides being upheld, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, adding that Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was..
Reuters - Published

'Convict, prosecute terrorist leaders': Pakistan gets FATF warning

Pakistan has been given a stern message by almost all FATF member countries, barring Turkey and Malaysia, to honour the remaining 13 action plan items by the June 2020 FATF plenary. This would include..
IndiaTimes - Published

Turkey edges towards direct conflict with Russian-backed Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a military operation by his forces to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebels in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after talks..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says main opposition should be probed for Gulen links

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the main opposition party should be investigated for possible links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, amid a..
Reuters - Published

Turkey threatens action on Syria as Russian-backed government offensive pushes toward border

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after..
Reuters - Published

In northern Syria, currency switch shows Turkey's influence

Last month Hussam Shamo, a baker in northern Syria, stopped selling his bread in Syrian pounds after the latest slump in the currency forced him to push up prices yet again.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says new Kavala arrest order needs to be respected

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday there needs to be respect for a new detention warrant issued for philanthropist Osman Kavala, after he was acquitted a day earlier over his role in..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says third Turkish drill ship to begin operations in 2020

Turkey has purchased its third offshore drilling ship which will arrive in Turkey next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that the ship will begin operations in 2020.
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says Syria talks with Russia unsatisfactory, offensive 'matter of time'

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday talks with Russia on the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib were far from meeting Turkey's demands and warned that a military operation there was a "matter..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says respects Gezi ruling, but protests were "heinous attack"

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he respected a court decision to acquit philanthropist Osman Kavala and eight others over their role in the Gezi Park protests, but that the 2013..
Reuters - Published

Turkish philanthropist re-arrested after acquittal in landmark trial

Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala has been re-arrested and taken to police headquarters in Istanbul, state media reported on Wednesday, hours after being acquitted over his alleged..
Reuters - Published

Turkey issues fresh detention request after surprise acquittal in protest trial

Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the re-arrest of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala in connection with the failed 2016 coup, hours after he was acquitted over his alleged role in the Gezi Park protests..
Reuters - Published

Turkey issues detention request for businessman Kavala acquitted earlier on Tuesday

Istanbul prosecutor's office demanded the detention of Turkish businessman Osman Kavala who was acquitted earlier on Tuesday, for an investigation into a failed coup in 2016, a court document seen by..
Reuters - Published

Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, Turkey demands pull-back

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold,..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to send more troops to Syria even as Moscow talks continue

Turkey will deploy more troops to Syria's Idlib region and retaliate against attacks by government forces there, even as Ankara continues to discuss the situation with Moscow, Turkish Presidential..
Reuters - Published

Russia and Turkey remain committed to reducing Syria tensions: Russian ministry

Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to existing agreements on Syria's Idlib which seek to reduce tensions in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after a meeting in..
Reuters - Published

Turkey tells Russia that Syrian forces in rebel bastion must pull back

Turkey told Russia on Tuesday that its military was now ready to make sure that Russian-backed Syrian forces pull out from the last rebel bastion in northwest Syria as the two sides met for talks in..
Reuters - Published

Turkish court delivers surprise acquittal in landmark protest trial

A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted businessman Osman Kavala and eight others over their alleged role in the Gezi Park protests of 2013, delivering a surprise ruling in a case that had drawn criticism..
Reuters - Published

EU lists Cayman Islands, Panama as tax havens, spares Turkey

European Union finance ministers added Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau to the EU's blacklist of tax havens, while giving Turkey more time to avoid being listed, an EU document said..
Reuters - Published

Turkish court acquits businessman, other defendants in landmark trial

A Turkish court on Tuesday ruled to acquit businessman Osman Kavala and other defendants over their alleged role in protests in 2013, in a case that had drawn strong criticism from Turkey's Western..
Reuters - Published

Remarks will hit ties: India warns Turkey

For the second time in three days, India hit out at Turkish President Recep Erdogan for his support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, as it accused him of not just interfering in India’s internal..
IndiaTimes - Published

India summons Turkish envoy over Erdogan's remarks on Kashmir

India summoned the Turkish ambassador on Monday to lodge a diplomatic protest over President Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on the disputed region of Kashmir and warned it would have a bearing on bilateral..
Reuters - Published

Syrian forces seize most of Aleppo province, on eve of Turkey-Russia talks

Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country's northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said, a day before a new round of talks..
Reuters - Published

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