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  1. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkey steels for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:59am by Reuters in Suruc, Turkey

    ... Reuters in Suruc, Turkey Turkey's parliament votes to allow military action against Islamic State across borders with Syria and Iraq and to allow allied foreign troops to launch ... town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey. The vote gives the government powers to order incursions into Syria and Iraq to counter the threat of attack “from all terrorist ...

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    Peshmerga troops travelling to Kobane cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 12:22pm by Associated Press in Suruc, Turkey

    ... fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The political leadership of the Western-backed FSA is based in Turkey, where fighters often seek respite from battle. Kurdish fighters in Syria ... Europe-based spokesman for Syria’s leading Kurdish Democratic Union Party, said the peshmerga force was “symbolic in number” but their weapons will play a positive role in Kobane. Syrian Kurds have ...

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    Iraqi Peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey for deployment to Kobane

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 07:08pm by Reuters

    ... large expanses of Iraq and Syria, declaring an Islamic “caliphate” erasing borders between the two and slaughtering or driving away Shi’ite Muslims, Christians and other communities who do ... the region. The Iraqi Kurdish region’s parliament voted last week to deploy some peshmerga to Syria and, under pressure from Western allies, Turkey agreed to let peshmerga forces from Iraq traverse ...

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    At least 14 dead as protests rage in Turkey over Kobane

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Diyarbakir

    ... with large populations of Kurds. Further protests were planned for Wednesday. Peace process at risk The world’s largest stateless people, Kurds are spread across Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. Kurdish ... authorisation to use the military in Syria but says it will only send in troops if there is a coordinated international effort to oust President Bashar al-Assad. ...

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    Turkey slams Syria after car bombs kill 40 in border town of Reyhanli

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Istanbul Ankara points finger at Damascus, saying attack designed to pit town's residents against refugees Car bombs near border with Syria kill at least 40 Two explosive-laden cars blew up in a small Turkish town near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 100 others in one of the deadliest recent attacks ...

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    Russia warns Turkey against deploying Patriot missiles

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 03:46pm by Reuters in Ankara, Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Reuters in Ankara, Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia on Thursday warned Turkey against deploying surface-to-air Patriot missiles to protect its troubled border with Syria, saying ... its border with Syria as the conflict in its southern neighbour deepens. The move highlights Ankara’s fears that the situation on its border could deteriorate rapidly and echoes its calls ...

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    Turkey pounds Syria in reprisal for deadly fire

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 08:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Akcakale

    ... neighbouring Syria. But Turkish Prime Minister Besir Atalay said Syria had admitted responsibility for the shelling that killed five Turks and apologised. “Turkey has no interest in a war with Syria ... the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA). “Turkey can considerably change the balance of power in favour of the rebels, even it doesn’t deploy troops into Syria, and limits itself ...

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    Turkey returns fire after new Syrian shelling

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 05:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Ankara

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ankara The Turkish army early on Saturday returned fire after a new round of shelling from Syria hit the border province of Hatay, the Anatolia news agency reported. No casualties were reported, the agency said. The incident on Saturday happened in the small Turkish village of Guvecci, near the border with Syria, when a mortar fell in a rural area. ...

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    Three Chinese engineers kidnapped by suspected Kurdish militants in Turkey

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:24am

    ... Reuters in Diyarbakir, Turkey Suspected Kurdish militants have kidnapped three Chinese engineers in southeast Turkey near the border with Iraq and Syria, security sources said on Monday. The workers were seized from a shop in the border town of Silopi late on Sunday by suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who then went on to attack a power plant construction ...

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    UN condemns Syria over Turkey shelling

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 09:51am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations The UN Security Council condemned Syria “in the strongest terms” on Thursday for its deadly shelling of Turkey, while UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged ... Turkish strikes against a military position inside Syria that reportedly killed several soldiers. After hours of haggling between Turkey’s Western allies on the Security Council and longtime Syria ...




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