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Russia, Iran open their arms as Turkey loses patience with U.S.

LONDON - Relations between the U.S. and Turkey have hit a new low over Washington's support of militias battling the Islamic State, according to analysts. The government in Ankara views the Kurdish fighters as terrorists. Experts warn that the crisis is resulting in Turkey - a longtime American

NBC NEWS - 2018-01-18 15:35:00

Syrians displaced by Idlib assault take shelter near Turkey

KELBIT CAMP, Syria (Reuters) - When fighting drove Bahr Diab from his home in southern Idlib last month, it was the fourth time he and his family had been displaced since the start of Syria's seemingly endless conflict. From his pre-war home on the Lebanese border, Diab moved first east and then no

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 14:45:37

Damascus warns Turkey against Afrin attack: Syrian state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government on Thursday warned Turkey against launching a military operation in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin and said that Syrian air defenses stood ready to defend against such an attack. "We warn the Turkish leadership that if they initiate combat operations i

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 14:43:57

Passenger plane lifted away from cliff edge after Turkey runway incident

A passenger plane that skidded off a Turkish airport runway has been lifted away from its precarious position on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Black Sea. Two enormous cranes were used to hoist the Pegasus Airlines plane which ran into trouble moments after landing at Trabzon Airport on Turkey'

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-18 14:27:00

Birmingham teen used parents' credit card for Turkey terror trip

A 16-year-old boy has admitted using his parents' credit card to book a one-way flight to Turkey to join a terror group. The boy, who cannot be named, was arrested at Birmingham Airport in June 2017 as he attempted to check in. Police believe the boy, from Sutton Coldfield, planned to travel to Syri

BBC - 2018-01-18 15:47:32

In a time of 'Fake News Awards,' here are 11 real, imprisoned journalists

For days, President Trump had touted his "Fake News Awards," for the allegedly most flawed reporting by the mainstream media. On Wednesday evening, the 11 "awards" were finally announced. As our Fact Checker Glenn Kessler writes, the list published on the Republican National Committee website involv

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-01-18 14:14:00

Turkey's parliament votes to extend emergency rule for three more months - media

January 18, 2018 / 4:24 PM / Updated 7 minutes ago ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish parliament on Thursday voted in favour of extending a state of emergency imposed shortly after the 2016 coup attempt for a sixth time by another three months, broadcaster CNN Turk said. The latest extension of the sta

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 16:21:28

Turkish economic growth to miss government targets this year and next: Reuters poll

Turkey's economy growth is expected to be at 6.5%, comfortably above government forecast of 5.5% on the back of government stimulus measures and tax reductions. The government expects GDP growth at 5.5% from 2017 - 2020, but Reuters poll estimate growth for 2018 at 4.0% due to slowdown in the credit

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2018-01-18 16:56:51

Turkey efforts underway to remove skidded plane from slope

TRABZON, Turkey - Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, left the runway after landing at Trab

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 12:12:18

The next Kurdish war is on the horizon - Turkey and Syria will never allow it to create a mini-state

Colonel Thomas Veale has had the unenviable task of announcing the first official Western attempt to partition Syria on ethnic-sectarian lines. Whether or not he realises the implications of his extraordinary statement a few days ago, Colonel Veale - a Kansas University and US Military Academy gradu

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-01-18 12:18:19

Turkey Holds Interest Rates on Stubbornly High Inflation Rate

Turkey's central bank held all its key interest rates on Thursday, saying that a continuation of its current policy stance was necessary to rein in inflation. The bank's Monetary Policy Committee led by Governor Murat Cetinkaya kept the late liquidity and one-week repo rates unchanged at 12.75 perc

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 11:08:08

Turkey deploys tanks, says will act against US-backed forces in Syria as US backpedals

A Turkish military tanks arrives at an army base in the border town of Reyhanli near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey January 17, 2018.REUTERS/Osman OrsalTurkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said he would not hesitate to take action against US-backed fighters in Syria's Kurdish Afrin

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-18 10:27:07

RSC to explore press freedom in play about exiled Turkish editor

The dangers posed to a free and independent press by governments are to be explored in a play commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The play is based on the true story of Can Dndar, a Turkish newspaper editor sentenced to jail and now in exile after exposing covert state arms deals with Isl

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 07:00:07

Turkey's Erdogan accused of electioneering over state jobs pledge

For seven years, Ersin Gulbahar has worked behind a desk at the Turkish health ministry. Though he clocks in each day at a public institution, he has always been employed on a temporary contract handled by a private subcontractor. But, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree expected t

FINANCIAL TIMES - 2018-01-18 05:00:40

Turkey to become EBRD funder, agreement to be signed on Friday

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will become a funder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under an agreement planned to be sealed on Friday, Turkish economy officials said. The initial 25 million euros (21.7 million pounds) of funding will be used for social projects, they said,

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 08:59:22

Turkey targets Kurds in Afrin: The short, medium and long story

Turkey says it is getting ready to launch a massive assault on Kurdish forces inside Syria - potentially putting it in direct conflict with its Nato ally, the United States. This could be a significant new development in the Syrian civil war, which is now almost seven years old. We've boiled down wh

BBC - 2018-01-18 01:49:38

Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings, still at odds over reporter's arrest

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara's arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017, an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allies. State secretaries from both countries met at

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 19:09:34

Turkish group offers to build airport in Albanian PM's constituency

TIRANA (Reuters) - A Turkish consortium has offered to build an airport in the Albanian town of Vlore, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Wednesday. Rama, whose constituency is Vlore and who is a friend of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, has long been pushing for an airport in the southwest

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 22:09:18

Jailed head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party acquitted of insulting minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court acquitted the jailed head of a pro-Kurdish opposition party on Wednesday of insulting the interior minister, a small victory for a man already jailed for 14 months and facing more than 142 years in prison on terrorism charges. Appearing in an Ankara courtroom for

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 17:03:58

Syrian Kurdish PYD urges action against Turkish bombing of Afrin region

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's main Kurdish party appealed on Wednesday to world powers to stop Turkish bombardment of the Afrin region in northern Syria. Ankara has warned in recent days of an imminent military operation in Afrin, one of three autonomous cantons under the control of Kurdish forces and

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 08:41:51